In the mist of everything I received some Myanmar reading material that I ordered a couple weeks ago. Although these books are outdated of the recent progress in Myanmar I am hoping they will give us a good idea of the history and general state of the country. In many blogs I have read about travels around Myanmar, tourists will refer to the Lonely Planet Guide as "the Bible" because it is literally the only travel guide to Myanmar, which means almost all foreign travelers carry this book. Since it was published in 2009 many things have changed about the country in terms of progress and options for travelers. Lonely Planet is actually publishing a new version due out in August of this year. So for now these are what we have available. I'm looking forward to squeezing in some reading when I can.
These are the books I purchased:
Lonely Planet: Myanmar (Burma)
Culture Shock! Myanmar: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette Saw Myat Yin
Burma/Myanmar What Everyone Needs to Know David I. Steinberg