Twice a Month Musings: I’m Gonna Live My Life Like a Jimmy Buffett Song

I’m Gonna Live My Life Like A Jimmy Buffett Song By: Anthony Bjorkland

I’m Gonna Live My Life Like a Jimmy Buffett Song is a fictional story. The main character is Jack, who decides a major life change is in order after a near fatal car crash. The book is the story of these often hilarious life changes. Jack goes from the frigid cold of Minnesota to the island vibe of the Florida Keys and beyond, as his new life unfolds.

Photo Credit: I’m Gonna Live My Life Like a Jimmy Buffett Song By: Anthony Bjorkland

I enjoyed Anthony’s use of lines from Jimmy Buffett songs as chapter headings in the book. Jack relates his experiences in such a humorous way that each of us can feel the unfolding of his experiences. Though his adventures up to the accident were very limited, this fictional story shows just how much a person can transform when they really desire change. I’m Gonna Live My Life Like a Jimmy Buffett Song is the first of a four book series. Each of them deepens Jack’s island adventure, and is fun to read.

Twice a Month Musings: Tropical Delusion

Tropical Delusion By: Jeff Ashmead


Tropical Delusion is the true journey of one couple and their dream of buying property on the beach in Mexico. Their move to Mexico and the experiences they face while renovating are eye opening, funny and full of frustration. This memoir is their roller coaster ride of life in Mexico.  Though at times the book is a little top heavy on the challenges of their hotel construction experiences, their life in Mexico will have you laughing, shaking your head and dreaming of life on the beach. 

My Favorite Travelogues; Twice a Month Musings

When I began reading Love With a Chance of Drowning
I couldn’t put it down. I read Torre’s entire book in less than three days. It’s hilariously funny; probably the best travelogue I’ve ever read.

Torre is open in sharing the intensity of her experiences and the fears she faced sailing across the ocean. Her ability to draw you into her experience through her excellent writing will have you wishing the book would never end. Her journey of fear, adventure and love with a man she’s known only months is the focus of Love with a Chance of Drowning. For more from Torre DeRoche look at her blog, The Fearful Adventurer.

Torre DeRoche

My Favorite Travelogues; Twice a Month Musings

Photo Credit: Guide Posts Half Way to Each Other

I read quite a number of travelogues for pleasure. They appeal to me because I live an expat lifestyle. With that in mind as a reader of an expat blog you may also enjoy travelogue books. Beginning this month, I will suggest favorites of mine. This one was a great read.

Half Way to Each Other is the true story of one couple, contemplating separation who take drastic measures to change the direction of their relationship and their lives. This book is well written, realistic, funny, and captivating. You’ll feel like you’re part of their journey and their life in Italy.

Half Way to Each Other will have you laughing out loud. You’ll get caught up in the challenges and adventures that this family of four face as they sell their home, leave the US behind and set off for an adventurous year living in Italy. In my opinion this is a great read, it’s far more than a travelogue and will touch your heart.

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