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message 1: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 7457 comments I thought it would be fun to mention what destinations we plan on going to with our next book or two.

After finishing up a couple of the books I am currently reading, I plan to visit Cote d'Ivoire, Africa with Queen Pokou and Barbados with Chosen Place, the Timeless People.


message 2: by Her Royal Orangeness (last edited Jan 07, 2012 08:56AM) (new)

Her Royal Orangeness (OnlyOrangery) I'm hanging out with Pablo Neruda in Chile while I do some non-AtWi80 reading in January.


Then I will finish up South America in Peru with
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett


message 3: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 7457 comments Her Royal Orangeness wrote: "I'm hanging out with Pablo Neruda in Chile while I do some non-AtWi80 reading in January.


Then I will finish up South America in Peru with
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
[book:Bel C..."


Love Neruda.


message 4: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 7457 comments Well, I somehow misplaced both Queen Pokou and the other book. So I went with a book set in Italy instead.


message 5: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 418 comments i'm hanging out in Czechoslovakia right now with Daughter of Smoke and Bone, then heading to Samoa with Black Coconuts, Brown Magic and Sri Lanka with Mosquito


message 6: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 184 comments I'm in Mali with Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali then planning on heading to Moloka'i


message 7: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 418 comments DLMrose let me know how that is...I got it to read through interlibrary loan, but had to return it before I could finish it


message 8: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 184 comments Dee wrote: "DLMrose let me know how that is...I got it to read through interlibrary loan, but had to return it before I could finish it"

I would recommend it. I thought it was very interesting. It didn't read like the typical Peace Corp memoir; this was more about Monique than Kris. It was really affecting, but the writing was pretty restrained.


message 9: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 418 comments i liked the first few chapters I read, I just got distracted with other stuff and had to return it


message 10: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)


message 11: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 418 comments so i'm just feeling not motivated to read either of the books I have on the pile right now...I requested 3 from ILL (for Sri Lanka, Samoa and Bulgaria) and just not feeling them...and they got to be returned to the library...oh well...


message 12: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 7457 comments Dee wrote: "so i'm just feeling not motivated to read either of the books I have on the pile right now...I requested 3 from ILL (for Sri Lanka, Samoa and Bulgaria) and just not feeling them...and they got to b..."

Sometimes you've just got to take a little break. What is your Sri Lanka book? I am getting ready to read Anil's Ghost sometime in the next month.


message 13: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 418 comments Mosquito - but I had to return it - can't renew ill books

I think I just hit a funk :) it happens


message 14: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 7457 comments I'm off to lovely St. Lucia with Selected Poems by Derek Walcott.


message 15: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 418 comments maybe some short stories will help, while i'm listening to Daughter of Smoke and Bone for Czeckoslovakia, I also picked up East of the West for Bulgaria


message 16: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Jan 13, 2012 08:02PM) (new)

Diane | 7457 comments Dee wrote: "maybe some short stories will help, while i'm listening to Daughter of Smoke and Bone for Czeckoslovakia, I also picked up East of the West for Bulgaria"

East of the West looks really good, too. I am enjoying reading about the Caribbean this time of year so I am going to island hop over to Saint Maarten with Hurricanes, Paradise and Fairy Tales.


message 17: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 418 comments east of the west is good, i've read 2 of the short stories so far...i also have an easter island, B. VI on the pile and now Trinidad and Tabago, so hopefully something will catch me eye ;)


message 18: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 7457 comments Spent some time in a Malawi prison with Jack Mapanje reading The Chattering Wagtails of Mikuyu Prison. Now I am off to Japan with Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto.


message 19: by LindaD (last edited Jan 30, 2012 06:37PM) (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 223 comments OK, planning hasn't been working the past couple months(dad was in hospital)but, I'm not giving up.


Trekker
Anna In-Between trinidad and tobago(ends my caribbean adventures for now)
Forgot to mention Venezuela based The war of the end of the world.
A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown guyana (starts south america)

50 states
currently reading Moloka'i hawaii


message 20: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 7457 comments Linda wrote: "OK, planning hasn't been working the past couple months(dad was in hospital)but, I'm not giving up.


Trekker
Anna In-Between trinidad and tobago(ends my caribbean adventures for n..."


Sorry to hear that. I hope your Dad is doing better.


message 21: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 418 comments I should finish up Bulgaria tonight or tomorrow (yay for short stories) and after reading my friends review of On the Island (Maldives) that is going to be next...she is normally a pretty tough critic on non-romance books and she gave it 5 stars


message 22: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 7457 comments Dee wrote: "I should finish up Bulgaria tonight or tomorrow (yay for short stories) and after reading my friends review of On the Island (Maldives) that is going to be next...she is normally a ..."

I bought that book too (Kindle). It has really good reveiws.


message 23: by Bluemoon (new)

Bluemoon (Bluemoon286) | 277 comments Need to finish Song of the Magdalene for Israel and Wave of Terror for Belarus (hopefully this weekend). Then maybe to Wales with The Welsh Girl or New Zealand with The Whale Rider.


message 24: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 7457 comments Off to sunny Saudi Arabia with Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea.


message 25: by Jody (new)

Jody Curtis (JodyCurtis) | 6 comments Just finished The Time In Between by María Dueñas, in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Moving now to the Caribbean, with An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude


message 26: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 7457 comments I'm finally heading to Haiti with Island Beneath the Sea. I didn't think my book would ever come in!


message 27: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 418 comments i'm finishing up in the BVI, then I have Easter Island, Tunisia and Trinidad and Tabago to visit next


message 28: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 7457 comments Dee wrote: "i'm finishing up in the BVI, then I have Easter Island, Tunisia and Trinidad and Tabago to visit next"

Sounds like you have some good traveling ahead of you! I am loving Island Beneath the Sea, but it is so long.


message 29: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 418 comments i have the audiobook of it - it is on the pile for Feb hopefully


message 30: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Jan 30, 2012 05:53PM) (new)

Diane | 7457 comments Dee wrote: "i have the audiobook of it - it is on the pile for Feb hopefully"

I cheaped out and got the book. I am listening to Girl in Hyacinth Blue on audiotape.


message 31: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 418 comments I got it during one of the audible sales, it was like $5...I also have books for Sri Lanka, Croatia (and the group read) and UAE on CD that I've grabbed some various places


message 32: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 223 comments Moloka'i (hawaii)and a romance mystery based in texas.


message 33: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited Feb 26, 2012 08:19PM) (new)

Diane | 7457 comments Off to Guyana with Shape Shifter by Pauline Melville.


message 34: by Tazitazitazi (new)

Tazitazitazi | 47 comments I'm in India right now with Indu Sundaresan and her book The Twentieth Wife.


message 35: by Tea (new)

Tea (goodreadscomgoodreadscomTea) | 125 comments I would like to read that one.


message 36: by Tea (new)

Tea (goodreadscomgoodreadscomTea) | 125 comments I need to reread Bel Canto. It didn't move me the first time. I think it was my mood not the book.


message 37: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 7457 comments Hattie wrote: "I need to reread Bel Canto. It didn't move me the first time. I think it was my mood not the book."

I need to reread it, too.


message 38: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 418 comments I liked Bel Canto but didn't love it...it did make me go and look up the history of the event that it was based on. I have Pratchett's new book in the pile, but just haven't quite gotten to the need to read this stage yet


message 39: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 418 comments currently visiting Yemen with The Woman Who Fell from the Sky; Lesotho with She Plays with the Darkness and Ethiopia with Beneath the Lion's Gaze: A Novel


message 40: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 7457 comments Dee wrote: "currently visiting Yemen with The Woman Who Fell from the Sky; Lesotho with She Plays with the Darkness and Ethiopia with Beneath the Lion's Gaze: A Novel"

I'll need to know how you liked all of those books!


message 41: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 7457 comments Off to Rwanda, with A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali!


message 42: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 223 comments currently in Colombia with The Informers, then on to Panama with The Tailor of Panama. Then 4 more Central American countries. I've been in South America too long, longing for my European jaunt. I'm so moody lately, lol


message 43: by Sherry (new)

Sherry Harvey (sherryharvey) | 3 comments Would you give it all up and retire to a beach in Mexico?
Jeff Ashmead just released a non-fiction travel essay called, Tropical Delusion - Misadventures in Paradise. Jeff and I would like to tell your group about it and get your feedback on whether this is the place you would like to go next - we will be posting free copies soon on Goodreads. For details, you could look on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tropical-Delusi...


message 44: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 429 comments Currently in Japan with Norwegian Wood and most likely moving on to England with One Day. I don't need another England book, but I'm excited because I received the book as a gift from a friend who had no clue that I've been wanting to read it for a long time.

I need to re-read Bel Canto too, I left off halfway and just never went back.


message 45: by LindaD (new)

LindaD (freedom333) | 223 comments After I finish The Stovepipe by Bonnie E. ViragCanada and Cold Earth by Sarah MossGreenland, I'll travel to Iceland then the European continent.


message 46: by Stuart (new)

Stuart Carruthers (stuartcarruthers) | 6 comments i'm starting in the shadow of the sword. a factual book about the true history of islan


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The Chosen Place, The Timeless People (other topics)
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