I’m a beer swilling, cheese-curd-chomping Midwesterner who grew up in Wisconsin and now lives in Minnesota. As much as I love the Midwest, I love leaving it even more. I leave physically by travelling as often as I can. And I leave imaginatively by reading books—loads of them. My mountains of books partially make up for the flat lands in which I reside. This blog documents my adventures, past and present, in reading and traveling. Many of my posts are about books. They will be categorized, though, under the geographical region in which they are set, rather than by author or title.