Ellen Marcolongo Ellen's Comments (member since Aug 18, 2011)


Ellen's comments from the CBC Books group.

(showing 1-5 of 5)

40089 The one thing that upset me was Nigel's betrayal. That really upset me.
40089 Anna wrote: "That is the very thing I don't understand. I guess I'm not a risk taker by nature and I find it hard to understand what would draw someone to danger."

That's the one thing that bothered me....she knew how risky going to Somalia was...yet I continued to root for her (with the voice in my head saying it was her own fault-she knew the dangers). I don't think she weighed the pros & cons very carefully.
40089 Jennifer wrote: "new discussion points

(the below deals with information from very early on in the read, and your impressions)

* Above all else, Amanda identifies herself as a traveler, an identity born out of h..."


Jennifer wrote: "new discussion points

(the below deals with information from very early on in the read, and your impressions)

* Above all else, Amanda identifies herself as a traveler, an identity born out of h..."


I just finished this book & I really look forward to discussing it. I think Amanda saw travel to exotic countries as an escape from her "boring" life. Nat Geo was a portal to new worlds.
Nov 04, 2013 08:10PM

40089 I loved this book. It will definitely make me look at my emails differently:)
Oct 20, 2013 08:02AM

40089 My favorite chapter was "Century of Wind." As a child as was told we were "helping" these people. This idea was so wrong! We can't change the past but we can certainly move forward. We can learn so much from these diverse cultures if we just open our minds.


topics created by Ellen