Tuesday, August 5, 2008

BLOGGING: It's Tuesday, where are you?

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Where is reading taking me this warm summer day? I am reminiscing about my youth in Norway, helping my father to chop some trees down, and when my friend took me Out Stealing Horses. I won this book from Wendy, at musings of a bookish kitty. thanks!

I just got off the train at Bright River and am waiting ever so patiently for the ride to take me to the home where I will be adopted! My first family! Life has been pretty tough for me, with all those twins, can a woman really have three sets of twins? I may not look too big, but I can cook dinner for thirteen and wash diapers and carry buckets of water, but I would love to get to school and have the chance to learn. My teachers so far have been wonderful to me and it would be exquisite to be able to go to school again. And maybe, do I dare wish, I will be able to find a bosom friend. Katie Maurice, and then Violetta, helped me through the depths of despair, and I know they weren't actually real, but they were all I had, but a real friend, to talk with and play, would be my deepest wish. (Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson ends with Anne waiting at the train station. I just finished it today)

Where is reading taking you today?

20 comments:

Marg said...

I am at a house party in the country. I swear I saw a body of a servant, but now it is missing. To make matters worse the river has flooded and now we are stuck here. (Urn Burial by Kerry Greenwood).

I am also still in Paris with Auguste Renoir painting the famous painting Luncheon with the Boating Party (reading a book of the same name by Susan Vreeland).

Rhinoa said...

I can't give away too many details but I am in Forks, Washington with Bella, Edward and Jacob.

I am also in Middle England just starting my jounrey to Canterbury to begin The Canterbury Tales.

Amy said...

Coincidentally, I'm also on PEI in Canada, but I'm with L.M. Montgomery, creator of the Anne of Green Gables books. I'm reading book 1 of her journals.

Nicola said...

Well, I don't really know where I am so far. I just started
'I, robot" by Howard S. Smith last night and so far every chapter has me slingshotting from one place to other. So far I've been to Lebanon, Israel, England and Tokyo. I'm getting dizzy!

The 8yo and I are still on the deserted island with Abel but we do have company now as a frog recently washed ashore and is now stuck here with us. Maybe two minds will be better than one in trying to figure a way off. (Abel's Island by William Steig)

bookinhand said...

I am in California discovering faith through people, places, and things. (What a life it's been!) Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts On Faith by Anne Lamott
Diane

katrina said...

As usual, I'm in Atlanta, having to struggle with pregnancy, running two Sawmills and a wimp of a husband (GwtW)

I'm also somewhere in America (Not sure which state) in the Bellefleur Castle, Germaine is toddling about seeming to have a control over all that is happening

justareadingfool said...

At least, I'm not like Nicola, being bounced all over the world, or am I? To see where I be this Tuesday, check out my post.

SuziQoregon said...

I've been taken by a group of wizards and witches to the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix. I'm pretty angry that there's been a lot of things going on the past few weeks that have been kept secret from me. I'm not sure what's going on yet, but I don't have a good feeling about it.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

bookloversdiary said...

I just left Lyra Belacqua and her daemon Pantalaimon just after she walked across the bridge through the Aurora to a new world (The Golden Compass) and now I'm with Will Parry, a young boy who is searching for something and is anxious about a group of men who must be following him or looking for what he is searching (The Subtle Knife). Both books are by Philip Pullman, as part of the His Dark Materials trilogy.

Confuzzled Books said...

See where I am here http://confuzzledbooks.blogspot.com/2008/08/its-tuesday-where-are-you.html

printedpage said...

I'm in Florence, Italy in the late 1490s in a time of great unrest.

I, Mona Lisa by Jeanne Kalogridis

Moo said...

This week I am in New Crobuzon and have just be saved from capture by the evil militia by the Weaver, an inter-dimensional giant spider who weaves the web of reality and has a fondness for scissors. (Perdido Street Station by China Mieville)

Cath said...

Out Stealing Horses is an excellent read. I loved the Norwegian setting.

I'm still in Brooklyn with Francie, but also in a Regency England where there is magic and fairies - The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke.

Megan said...

I just left Farworld where I was trying to persuade the water elementals to do their part to help save the world from the Dark Circle (Farworld: Water Keep).

Now, I'm in Paris studying at the world's most famous cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu, and learning much more than just how to cook (The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry).

Bybee said...

I'm driving around with the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley, neither of whom are too keen to have the final battle between good and evil get underway. "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

I'm in New York with Harry Park who works as a corporate spy, but no matter what he does, he always has time to reflect on his Korean American heritage. "Native Speaker" by Chang-Rae Lee.

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Trish said...

Oooh, Norway, huh? I'm finally some place a little different than normal for me--southern India (The God of Small Things).

Nyssaneala said...

I'm traversing our solar system. I just came back from the fiery Sun and have headed to the mythological Mercury. (The Planets by Dava Sobel).

I recently left Paraguay with a President's mistress after a disastrous war with surrounding nations, in which most of the population was wiped out (The News from Paraguay by Lily Tuck). Boy am I glad to get out of there!

Suey said...

I'm in Forks Washington hanging out with werewolves and vampires! :)

Ruth said...

I'm all over the place this week, but mainly crossing Europe in Ellis Goodman's Bear Any Burden. It's family history and political intrigue spanning 90 years of European history including World War II and all the madness of the Cold War.

I'm also ensconced in McCully's Tavern in Toronto with Priam Harvey and his friends in J.D. Carpenter's Twelve Trees.