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READING CHALLENGES


Mini Challenge: Hour 18!

Kudos to those who have made it this far! Whether its morning, evening or afternoon for you right now, you’ve come a long way. Keep trucking through!

LITERARY WANDERLUST
This photo was actually taken outside my grandmother’s house in the Bahamas. Beautiful, right?

I love to travel, and have been lucky to visit and live throughout the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. I haven’t traveled at all recently, which is fine, because I read a bunch of books that transport me to other places! Satisfy our collective wanderlust by taking the book your most recently read book, and pretending you were there for 36 hours! If you were there for your own episode of No Reservations or Overnight, what type of mischief would you get up to?

For example: If you’re reading a book that takes place in New York, you might decide to spend a few hours doing touristy things such as visit the Statue of Liberty… but you’d also give up on that pretty quickly and decide to see a show at the Apollo Theater and stuff your face with “crack pie” at the famous Milk Bar. After that? Spend the night clubbing so hard you don’t remember where you are, and watch the sun rise at a diner you’ll never be able to find again (true story). 

Have fun with it! You’ll get bonus points if you eat some great food and meet some fantastic famous locals.

Hopefully this challenge will be a good way for some of y’all to take a momentary break from  reading. Winner gets one book (value up to $15) from The Book Depository! I’ll notify you afterward, and we can work on the details (which book and where to send it).

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93 Comments

  1. Oh cool- kind of missed this one- hope it went well 🙂

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    1. You’re still more than welcome to give a response, even though I’ve already picked the winner!

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      1. haha well my most recently read book was I Am Malala- and while I want to imagine myself in Pakistan, the book hasn’t exactly filled my head with nice pictures :p looking forward to seeing the winning post though!

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  2. It’s interesting that this would be the challenge because I’m reading about Rosewood, Pennsylvania, which is described so wonderfully in this book series, Pretty Little Liars, that I am starting to consider it another character. In my 36 hours there, I would walk around to take in the sights and sounds, and I would want to observe the day to day lives and the social norm culture of the town. I would probably sit in the popular places to eat or somewhere where I can hear the most conversations and observe the most behaviors.

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  3. Currently reading a book about traveling which was a huge hit at the time in Romania, called All Sails Up. They’re travelling to discover Tierra del Fuego and it’s Moby Dick meets Jules Verne. I love it and if I were there I’d sure help cook them all the goodies in the world while they built boats and traveled with them – not a builder myself.

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  4. I am currently reliving my childhood by reading “Winnie-the-Pooh.” I would definitely travel to Hundred Acre Wood, find myself a nice little tree house to stay in and meet all the wonderful characters. I would philosophize with Owl, try to cheer up Eeyore, help Pooh out of whatever mess he has gotten himself into, and protect everyone from Heffalumps and Woozles. Eventually I would get a little tired of eating all that honey with Pooh and decide to head back home.

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    1. I would love to philosophize with Owl. And I’m sure my brownies would cheer eeyore up juuuuust a little!

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  5. […] Mini-Challenge: Literary Wanderlust […]

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  6. I’m currently reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and I think it would be interesting to visit the island of the children. I haven’t learned much yet but it sounds like it is a very quiet town, almost creepy to come into as an outsider since they don’t have visitors often. I would make sure to save some time to explore the cliffs as well as the forests on the island.

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    1. I haven’t read this yet, and I know I absolutely have to before I see the movie with my younger brother. Definitely gives me a bit of a creepy vibe though. That said, I love love love quiet towns where I can hunker down in a quaint bed and breakfast (if there is one), and just relax outside of the loud city where I actually live.

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  7. The Hermit of Eyton Forest by Ellis Peters is set in Shrewsbury, England, and the funny thing is that I’ve actually been there before! I was only 13 at the time, and I don’t remember doing much sightseeing (I was visiting a friend whose family had recently moved there). My impression was that it was quite a small town, albeit surrounded by beautiful countryside. But if I were in England for 36 hours, I’d definitely want to hang out in London and visit all the literary and historical sites! I’d probably make a detour to Bath to visit the Jane Austen Centre as well. 🙂

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    1. I haven’t been to London yet (Save for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, FL), and I know I absolutely have to go because of all the literary sites you mentioned! I wouldn’t mind taking that Bath detour, either!

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  8. I am reading Between Shades of Gray, which takes place mainly in a camp of Latvian deportees in the early 1940s. What is there to do? Well, work, work, work, and try to steer clear of the guards who will cause me much trouble and grief. I eat my ration of bread each day and drink the rain water we collect. When I am brave enough, I smuggle a beet or two from the fields where we are working.

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    1. You’re pretty on point– I’m not sure how one would even have a vacation there. =\ But if you can smuggle a beer, all is well. That’s my general rule, honestly.

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