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Aug 18, 2009 07:52PM

21757 Starcatcher wrote: "
For task 15.5 (Geography Lessons - Read Two Books That Take Place Countries That Correspond To Your Initials), now this is a challenge. I'll stick to Wales since I don't have a middle name. Anyone..."

How Green Was My Valley, Richard Llewellyn.
Border Country, Raymond Williams.

Dylan Thomas was Welsh.
Aug 18, 2009 05:07PM

21757 Henry James, William James and Alice James (brothers/sister).
Aug 18, 2009 05:05PM

21757 Illegitimate son, but son nonetheless. :)
Aug 18, 2009 04:41PM

21757 Michael Shaara and Jeff Shaara (father/son).

Civil War (60 new)
Aug 18, 2009 04:39PM

21757 The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara (his son, Jeff Shaara, also wrote books about the Civil War, and also works then for the blood relation task if you choose another set of their books).
Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier (I've not read it myself, but have heard people like it).
The Unvanquished, William Faulkner (I'm not a Faulkner fan, but I'm throwing out all sorts of titles here).
The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane.
The March A Novel, E.L. Doctorow.

If you decide to go nonfiction, you should check out Bruce Catton or Shelby Foote as good places to start.
Aug 18, 2009 04:09PM

21757 Sidney Sheldon and Mary Sheldon (father/daughter).
Aug 17, 2009 03:45PM

21757 Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson (I would say this is a domestic relationship, though they are not officially married - an actual ruling would need to be decided on this one).
Aurora Bernardez and Julio Cortázar (wife/husband).
Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley (husband/wife).
Mary Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft (daughter/mother).
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald (husband/wife).
Aug 17, 2009 03:25PM

21757 Hello, another TNBBC-er here from Pittsburgh. I'm 31, living with my boyfriend of almost-5-years and two big dogs - up until just a couple weeks ago we had three, but we sadly had to put one down. I took time off reading to grieve, which is new for me as generally reading is the best psychological medicine. I enjoy finding books that aren't as common as others, and these challenges have been extra incentive for me to look outside the box.

Outside of the book world I'm currently a medical secretary for a group of surgeons, though in a week or so my responsibilities will be restructured and exploded, thus a new title (I am told) is coming my way. I read on a bus to and from work so I try to get a good chunk of reading during that commute; I wish I had a job I could read through, but any reading I get done is on my lunch break. Work and books (and the dogs and, once in a while, the boyfriend) make up most of my life, but I occasionally amuse myself with mosaics or watercolors, or fussing in our garden. When money and time permit we like to travel, particularly Canada and Europe, and when money and time can not permit I do what I can to read about those places.

As always, thanks Cynthia for continuing these great challenges!
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