Doron was born at an early age, and has never looked back.

Travelling the world for fourteen years and counting, Doron takes whatever jobs he can find, (from tour guide to bar manager to university lecturer), in order to leave himself enough time and money to pursue his two major passions: reading and writing.

The blog is updated weekly with articles on any literary theme, from favourite bookshops and book-based cafés to meetings and interviews with international authors, as well as a monthly ‘Books Bought and Read’ section inspired by Nick Hornby to provide you with ideas for books to look out for.


Neil Gaiman


Alain de Botton


Kevin Smith


Stephen Fry


Salman Rushdie



















A forthcoming novel based on life as an English teacher in Japan, will soon be available.

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8 responses to “About

  1. 143slc

    February 4, 2014 at 1:55 am

    I love your blog…..please come back to camp….you can write a book about it!

    • doronklemer

      February 4, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Are you sure you’d want that?! 🙂
      I’m pretty sure there’s a whole series of books could be written about camp: I wonder what the title would be?…

  2. beckyday6

    February 27, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    You’ve met so many awesome authors! Super jealous you lucky thing. Long may it continue. 🙂

    • doronklemer

      February 27, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      Hi Becky,

      Glad you found my page, and are jealous of my author-stalking: I only do it to make people jealous!! It’s a hobby that has gotten out of hand, but volunteering at Literature Festivals, (and having far too much free time on my hands when I’m in the UK), makes it easy!

      Looking forward to working my way through your blog, hope you keep stopping back and seeing what I’m reading!

  3. Daryl

    May 30, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Hi Doron!

    I am Daryl, a tourist who joined one of your walking tours in Lisbon in April 2015.

    I remember a particular beverage shop that you brought our tour group to that sells a shot of alcohol in a chocolate cup for about €1, and that shop has left a deep impression on me. I would be in Lisbon for a short while tomorrow and I would like to go back to that shop!

    I vaguely remember that we had to climb some stairs to get to the shop; I hope the above details will help you know which shop I am talking about. Would you be able to provide me with the address and directions to the shop?

    Thank you very much Doron.

    • doronklemer

      May 30, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      Hi Daryl!

      Amazing that you found me here after all this time, and I’m thrilled that you’re going back to Lisboa! I left a few months ago to start tours in New York (next time you’re in Manhattan…), but miss it daily!

      The place you’re looking for is Ginjinha do Carmo, I think, at the foot of the Calçada do Duque stairs which lead to Praça Dom Pedro IV (or Rossio Square). It is actually one of two, and its sister stall is on the NE corner of Praça Comercio where we ended the tour, down by the riverside.

      Hope that helps, you find it, and have a great trip! Let me know how it went, and check out my newly released book, Benfica to Brazil, which is full of my travels and tales of tours across the world, but mainly in Lisbon!!

  4. Actively Reading

    November 21, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Hi Doron!

    What did you think of The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge? Have you visited the lighthouse yet? It’s me, the book lover who encouraged you to buy Brian Floca’s book Lightship at the Housing Works cash register. Here’s the post of mine on NYC’s harbor that I thought you might like–since you’re becoming a tour guide it should give you a lot of material! : )



    • doronklemer

      December 5, 2016 at 1:28 am

      Hi Jane,

      Thanks for dropping by the blog! I’ve been neglecting it a little this past year or so, but hope to refresh it more regularly now that I’m settled in NYC.

      I enjoyed ‘Lighthouse,’ cute book, and am looking forward to passing it on to my niece. Maybe once she’s read it we’ll visit the lighthouse sometime!



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