Where In The World Are You? - January/February 2012
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I'm nearby in space and slightly earlier in time - 1937, Shanghai - with Fortress Beseiged.
I'm in Tasmania hunting for the last Tasmanian tiger with Julia Leigh's The Hunter.
I'm on the football terraces of Israeli Arab football club Bnei Sakhnin with Goals from Galilee - which is actually called Goals for Galilee but LT is being arsey and not letting me correct the book's title!
I've just left the slums of Cairo where I enjoyed the companionship of the Proud Beggars.
learning so much more about how Argentina became such a unique and fascinating country of stark contrasts. On 1 account it is tied to the world with rich European roots and on the other hand it is rooted in the Pampas and gaucho mystique.
Nicolas Shumway in The Invention of Argentina has written an essential and fascinating history of ideas, conflicts, writers and caudillos who helped make Argentina what it is today.
I'm in the Balkans with The Tiger's Wife. I'm not sure what I'm doing there. I just started it.
I was just in North Korea, with The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters.
I'm in Dublin and at an Irish country Hotel called the Majestic, at the time of the Troubles, reading J.G. Farrell's book of the same name. (Winner of the Lost Man Booker prize).
I left Ontario, Canada after finishing Open Secrets: Stories by Alice Munro and I was briefly in...hmm...not exactly sure, possibly Germany in the dystopia Invitation to the Bold of Heart by Swiss author Dorothee Elmriger; however, I set that aside last night to be on the Mississippi River with Eudora Welty's The Robber Bridegroom.
I've left The Murderess on a small, rocky Greek island in the 1890s.
I'm now in the Ottoman Empire during its last days, trying to discover why a murdered Enlgish governess was found with The Sultan's Seal.
Mainly in London, but also in the US and elsewhere signaling False Flags.
I'm in Italy and I'm sure that at some point I'll be making my way to The Charterhouse of Parma.
I'm on Cape Breton Island off Nova Scotia, immersed in Fall On Your Knees.
I'm somewhere in the middle of northern Australia alongside 11 year old Mary and 8 year old Jack, as we Walkabout in search of food and water after a plane crash.
# 30: I think Walkabout was made into a movie in the 1960's or so, although it was a bit different,
>31 bookwoman247: Yes, it was made into a movie, 12 years after the book was published in 1959, which is mentioned in the introduction to the book:
Yet it was not until Nicolas Roeg turned it into a film twelve years later that the book acquired an aura of wide renown, despite the fact that relatively few people had read it. This is an ironic enough fate for a work of literature, but in fact the movie is so strikingly different from Marshall's lovely parable as to verge on travesty. It is a brilliant travesty, though, one that adds a curious urgency to the book's very different, apparently old-fashioned pleasures, which, as it turns out, have a good deal to tell us now.
I'm in Warsaw feeling confused. I'm halfway through Rondo by Kasimierz Brandys.
I've moved to Iceland with Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir, which has just sucked me in and I have trouble putting it away.
At the moment, (1839), I'm in Jamaica at a convent in Spanish Town. I'm sure that at some point I'll be crossing the Wide Sargasso Sea.
I'm now wandering through the jungle, the Green Mansions, of Guayana.
I've just left France, England, Germany, and other parts of Europe on my way To the Finland Station.
I'm on the Hawaian island of Molokai with hapless exiles suffering from leprosy in The Colony.
I've left Iceland and am now in Novi Sad, a Serbian town, with The Use of Man by Aleksandar Tisma.
I'm sitting in a isolated cabin on a bay in Quebec, alongside Mister Blue.
>49 kidzdoc: Isn't the view great? I want that sun porch! I can't wait to hear your thoughts about the book.
I'm now in the jungles of India during the waning days of the Raj, reading the adventure, Jungle Jest, by Talbot Mundy.
I'm now in Haiti, where there are literal and metaphorical Mountains Beyond Mountains, the metaphorical mountains being the barriers in the fight against disease and poverty.
I've just trekked and fought my way from Europe to Jerusalem in the late 11th century with the Armies of Heaven (subtitled "The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse").
Now I'm traveling with Pearl Buck in China. So far, it's a fascinating journey to The Good Earth!
In a Higher Court in Minnesota hearing arguments for and against the existence of God.
I am in Spain, a couple hundred years ago in Nine Centuries of Spanish Literature : Nueve siglos de literatura española : A Dual-Language Anthology by Seymour Resnick
I'm dividing my time between London and Paris. After all, it's a Tale of Two Cities.
I'm in an alternate universe that looks similar to Japan with my traveling partners, Aomeme and Tengo, circa 1Q84.
#69> I read Rob Roy a few years back and enjoyed it a lot. Hope you liked it.
#> 70 I thought it was great. I first read it as a 10 year old and was afraid it might have lost something in the meantime, but the story still held up and I got a lot more out of the background story of conflict over the union of England as well.
I'm in East Germany in the 1950s in The Quest for Christa T. by Christa Wolf. I'm reading about 2 pages a day because of real life, so at this rate I will still be there in April.
I'm in Norway where The Shadow in the River is taking over my life bit by bit.
I've just left Amsterdam, am in Berlin, and am traveling the world to The End of the Alphabet.
#74> "I'm telling you this cause you're one of my friends, but my alphabet starts where your alphabet ends." -- Dr. Seuss, On Beyond Zebra.
Sorry. Doesn't take very much to put me in mind of that bit of whimsey from my favorite Dr. Seuss book.
I've just left Cleopatra in a troubled Egypt in the last century BC.
Now I'm at The House at Riverton in England during the WWI era.
Am on a quick stopover in Palestine with Adania Shibli to examine her notion that We Are All Equally Far From Love.
I have left two students and their secrets in 1912 Japan in Kokoro.
I'm now in the Dobe area on the fringe of the Kalahari, which is mostly in Botswana, doing an anthropological study of the !kung, especially of Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman.
>85 bookwoman247: Bookwoman247, what do you think about Nisa? It entered my TBR pile not very long ago, but I have not read it yet.
>88 bookwoman247: Thank you! That sounds very fascinating in deed! I'll try to move Nisa closer to the top of the book pile.
I bought it after having heard a recommendation by the author Lasse Berg on a Swedish tv show about literature, where in the end the authors were asked to recommend their favorite non-fiction book.
I'm in the mountains of early 20th century Turkey, on the run from the infidel Abdi Agha alongside Memed, My Hawk.
I'm still hunting family stories in Vienna but things are about to take a turn for the worse I think as I continue my search for The Hare with the Amber Eyes
I am in Hungary, following The Adventures of Sinbad and all his women.
In London with Adam Dalgleish, trying to work out who committed the Original Sin.
I'm at Keen's Crossing, near Sydney, in The Great World by David Malouf.
Deep in the different interpretations of the Boxer Rebellion in turn-of-the-century China with History In Three Keys.
Ooo wandering, that's a good one. I really enjoy Spence's style. Hope you enjoy it!
I'm in Washington, DC, having just started Allen Drury's semi-classic (at least) political drama from the late 50s, Advise and Consent.
I've been traveling The Wilder Shores of Love - drawn to the exotic East in all its oriental splendor during the Regency through the Victorian eras - Athens, Damscus, India, the wild Bedouin-inhabited desert and more
(I am so loving this book, by the way!)
I'm still stuck in Detroit with Them by Joyce Carol Oates, but the good news is that we've made it through some rough decades to the mid-60s now and the journey will be ending soon.
I just left The Corner That Held Them, a 14th century English convent.
I'm in England, the year is 1138, and there is One Corpse Too Many.
Hello everyone. There is now a new thread for March/April. See you over there!
103 - Hi lilisin, I really enjoy reading Spence too - this book is actually not by him but by Paul A Cohen, but it's definitely worthy of being confused with the great man!
115 - Oh, yes, you're right! Paul A Cohen! Silly me. I read that book and a Spence for the same class, hence the confusion. But still a brilliant book and well written! Thanks for the correction!
I'm in Lebanon hearing the stories inside and between stories told by a local Storyteller or The Hakawati.
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