- MI, USA
- member since October 12, 2007
it will come eventually, I read the first installment of a families 5 year travels, here is the link to the book http://www.amazon.com/Sihpromatum-Grew-Boobs-China-ebook/dp/B008YZ0184/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380395957&sr=1-3-fkmr0&keywords=shiporatum%2C+i+grew+my+boobs+in+china the girl that wrote it was 14 when they left and is now in her early 20's but she has such a refreshing way of telling a story.
I also love to read about peoples travels especially the ones I wouldn't be able to do. Have you read, A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East by Tiziano Terzani, such a great book. also, Single White Female in Hanoi by Carolyn Shine, an interesting look at Vietnam.
That is too bad, they should offer the same deal for all e-readers. I see you put the cruelest journey on your to want list, her book on Papua New Guinea was also really good. I quite often see what a used copy on amazon would be, and I get a lot for .01 + the 3.99 shipping which is pretty good.
I noticed you had the book Mimi and her Mirror on your wish list, that is the 2nd book in a 3 part story. this one the daughters of the river Houng, which is the first book and the most interesting of the three is on sale today on kindle if you have it for $2.00 http://www.amazon.com/Daughters-River-Huong-ebook/dp/B004519PEW/%3Ftag%3Dbg-u-20%26SubscriptionId%3D0DK6RX2SNSBPXDSWSNR2%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB004519PEW
A new group has been launched, Sagecoveredhills ~ we are looking forward to your input!
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Greetings! I trust you are doing well, and best wishes to you in 2013! Yes, I have watched "Earth" - - it was a great, albeit disturbing movie based on the same subject. As with the movie, "Train to Pakistan" was both good and disturbing. One of my ex-work colleagues bought me the book while I was working in India. He felt it was seminal to understanding much of the country's political angst. I think it is also a a good foundational book to read before attempting Rushdie's "Midnight Children," if you have plans to read the novel (which I highly recommend).
Great to hear from you again! Teaching school and being Mr. Taxi for my mom (I gently removed her driving rights this year - - she's almost 90) takes up most of my weekdays. I get little chance to read fiction or biographies. However I can still dream can't I? :)
I trust your doing well. How's life in Pittsburgh? Are you reading anything interesting?
Do I even need to say how jealous I am that you've been to Siberia? I have kind of a thing about Siberia. I should pull out In Siberia. I have it, but couldn't get any steam to read it after reading Thubron's Lost in the Heart of Asia. I made a note to keep my eye open for Frazier's book.
I've read parts of 1000 Mile Walk. I like Muir. He's a mystic of sorts. I almost feel like St. Francis should be with him. I have another book about his early years around here somewhere. He was a kind of mechanical genius, I think. If he wasn't so individualistic he may have become a professor of engineering in Madison rather than taking off for parts unknown.
I'd suggest you read the reviews of "Royko-A Life in Print" on amazon.com, especially the ones with the fewest stars. The background information about Royko was interesting -- he certainly had his faults! -- but, as one reviewer writes, it's hard to believe that the book was written by a professional journalist since there are SO many editing mistakes. Hope this helps!
Thanks much for the "Blue Hen's Chick" recommendation! I've added it to my autobiographical wish list. After your note, I read reviews of this work, which focused on his long life. I can now see how many of his themes and worldviews were developed in his characters. Hope all is well with you in the new year!