Where in the world are you? March-April 2023

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Where in the world are you? March-April 2023

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 3, 7:49 am

Have some fun writing a creative sentence, working in the title and geographic setting of your current read.

Example: I am in Glasgow, Scotland becoming familiar with life in the tenements by getting to know Shuggie Bain.

maaliskuu 3, 7:57 am

I am traveling back and forth between The Other Wife (Kent) and the Polos who are now attempting to cross the Pamir Mountains on their Journey(er).

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 3, 3:11 pm

I just returned from the goldfields of New Zealand, where The Luminaries endlessly circle around each other.

maaliskuu 5, 5:56 am

Raphael Zehnder takes me to Wiedikon with Müller und die Tote in der Limmath. This is a district of Zurich (Switzerland) where I worked for eight years. Until my retirement two years ago.
Since that time, I have never returned. For the first time I feel something like melancholy.

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 8, 8:54 pm

I'm in a small sailboat (it has been represented to me as a "yacht" and I packed my best yachting togs), somewhere in the Baltic or the Northern Sea, looking for ducks to shoot, or so I thought ... but it turns out to be The Riddle of the Sands rather than a pleasure trip.

maaliskuu 9, 7:35 am

Well, I planned on a leisurely shopping trip to purchase some silk in China, but ended up fleeing before Gengis Khan and the Mongol Storm.

maaliskuu 10, 12:16 pm

I'm somewhere in the countryside (Oxfordshire, Kent ?) with nothing but The Silence.

maaliskuu 17, 11:57 pm

I'm back and forth between Boone, Kentucky and Australia trying to find a place for The Nowhere Child.

maaliskuu 19, 3:54 am

I'm in England, where I was abducted and forced to commit crimes, all because I was wearing a Green Overcoat which did not belong to me.

maaliskuu 20, 9:53 pm

I've been spending time in Nigeria, growing Purple Hibiscus and exploring the not-so Joys of Motherhood.

maaliskuu 24, 3:21 pm

Currently in Russia with the Slepak family trying how to handle the pogroms and thinking about the Gates of November.

maaliskuu 24, 8:04 pm

I'm imprisoned somewhere behind German lines in a WWI P.O.W. camp listening to the devastation of silence.

maaliskuu 25, 4:18 pm

I'm stranded in Vermont, held captive by some Secret History..

maaliskuu 27, 11:48 am

I am in Egypt with Amelia Peabody Emerson and her family with The Serpent on the Crown

maaliskuu 29, 2:21 pm

I'm in Barcelona with the acclaimed Colombian film director Sergio Cabrera, who is attending a Retrospective of his work.

maaliskuu 29, 6:59 pm

In Yorkshire, England, I have been captivated by the flashing black eyes of Aurora Floyd.

maaliskuu 30, 5:18 pm

And now I'm in south-west England, vying for The Hand of Ethelberta with a bunch of other fellows.

maaliskuu 30, 7:14 pm

In 16th century France with The Brethren

huhtikuu 2, 9:16 am

While Virginia and I seek A Room of One's Own in patriarchal England, poor Maaza is cowering Beneath the Lion's Gaze in Ethiopia. Dare I join her there?

huhtikuu 2, 6:09 pm

Enough of this parochial existence, I'm off on an adventure, Byzantium awaits me.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 12, 8:46 am

I've gone on a real geographical trip in the last 60 days. I started out on the Western Front Finding the Lost Battalion. After I finished this it occurred to me I hadn't revisited some of the later events of that time so I pulled out A Stillness Heard Round the World and reread all of the details concerning the days just before and just after November 11, 1918. Plowing through that book brought back the memory of the events in German East Africa so that meant a re-read of Guerilla and Lettow-Vorbeck's efforts against the British in Africa. Finished that re-read and am now working to find my way In the Forest of No Joy - a very grim account of the construction of the Congo-Ocean Railroad.

huhtikuu 12, 12:04 pm

Black Mamba Boy left Yemen and is in Somaliland looking for his father who he now learns may be in Abyssinia.

huhtikuu 12, 2:10 pm

I'm caught between the two worlds of Maine experiencing the Night of the Living Rez.

huhtikuu 15, 9:58 am

I'm in New York City currently, but my visa runs out in 6 months and I will be returning to Israel with All the Rivers.

huhtikuu 24, 2:03 pm

I'm on the border of England and Wales with a group of monks, some of whom have A Morbid Taste for Bones.

Muokkaaja: huhtikuu 25, 12:25 pm

And now I'm in a cold English country house, shivering with anxiety along with the young naive Lucy who has fallen into clutches of a callous and selfish man, just like her predecessor Vera.

huhtikuu 24, 8:39 pm

I'm in Havana learning The Price of Paradise.