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varielle's hitching through Europe

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1varielle
Editado: Out 8, 2009, 3:24 pm

What's a girl to do with all these challenges? I guess I'll pack my backpack and move from hostel to hostel.

2009 -
England - A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo
France - All the World's Mornings by Pascal Quignard
Italy - Imperium by Robert Harris
Switzerland - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The best so far is A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers. It has an impossible touchstone. Right now it's in contention for my personal best book of the year.

2varielle
Editado: Dez 20, 2009, 9:09 pm

Turkey -
The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay. Despite having an English author the action takes place in mostly Turkey. Interesting social, political and religious commentary about the English and the Turkey that Ataturk created. Biting social satire is the buzzword for this one. I was quite amused, except for the ending.

3varielle
Editado: Mar 16, 2010, 1:13 pm

2010 -

I need to insert a map to keep up with my travels.

Germany - I am now in late 19th century Germany with Elizabeth and her children in her wonderful garden awaiting the arrival of "the man of wrath," i.e. her unpleasable husband in Elizabeth and her German Garden. I wish I had a garden like that. I've already had a wrathful husband, so I can do without one of those.

5varielle
Editado: Nov 3, 2010, 1:04 pm

Italy, again - (the ancient one, i.e. Rome) with Ovid's Ars Amatoria.

6varielle
Jul 29, 2011, 1:40 pm

Sweden - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest and all the other Lisbeth Salander Books. I only wish Stieg Larsson had lived long enough to give us a few more in the series.

7varielle
Fev 15, 2012, 1:55 pm

Roumania - With The Historian with side trips to Holland. My review was somewhat tepid.

8varielle
Ago 28, 2013, 12:45 pm

A twofer - Spain & Portugal with Richard Sharpe in Sharpe's Gold and Sharpe's Eagle.

9varielle
Ago 28, 2013, 1:00 pm

And I forgot Russia with The Golden Cockerel.

10varielle
Fev 8, 2016, 9:25 am

I did manage Outlander, so I'll include Scotland.

11varielle
Fev 8, 2016, 9:37 am

Hmm, has anyone else had trouble with the World66 map app? Trying to log in and update, but blocked at every turn.

12varielle
Ago 3, 2016, 1:15 pm

Turkey again or what was previously the Ottoman Empire with The Janissary Tree.

13varielle
Set 14, 2016, 1:30 pm

Why can't I leave Turkey? Back again with Justinian.

15rocketjk
Out 29, 2017, 4:26 pm

I loved McCarthy's Bar.