Category Archives: Around the World 2012

Books read for the 2012 Around the World in Books Goodreads Challenge

My World Tour 2012

I have had an amazing trip around the world in 2012. Next year I will be doing it again and will also be doing a tour of the 50 states. And I might just disappear again on you in November. … Continue reading

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Catching Up Even More

More books I have raced through in the last few days: On Black Sisters Street: A Novel by Chika Unigwe My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the story of four African women(one Sudanese refugee and three Nigerians) who … Continue reading

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More Catching Up

A quick update before I dig back into more books! Finished up: Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong’o Liked it a lot, critique of post-Colonial Kenya from socialist perspective. Sometimes a little propaganda-like, but moving story, nonetheless. In the … Continue reading

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In Vietnam, Practicing Lovingkindness

This was a quick side trip on audio. I had downloaded this at some point when Audible had a sale. I love the Buddhist meditation guides of Thich Nhat Hanh, so I was interested in a work of fiction authored … Continue reading

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In a Japan with Two Moons

Here is what I was listening to while I was plugging away at my own writing this month. This is a very long novel, and I enjoyed listening to it while I drove around, washed dishes, ate lunch, ran a … Continue reading

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Liberia Through the Eyes of its President

The Great African Reads group on Goodreads has now reached Liberia in its A-Z tour (I will have to double back and read A-K later!), and the book that I voted for in the poll didn’t win. I’m incredibly biased … Continue reading

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A Side Trip to Ecuador

I was feeling a little intimidated by my Chile read, so when I heard about a little book written by a Chilean but set in Ecuador that was available for me to borrow, I jumped right on it. I’m still … Continue reading

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