Tuesday, August 26, 2008

BLOGGING: It's Tuesday, where are you?

The Olympics are over and now I can get back to reading a bit more. This last week of August is usually the week I try to get everything done I meant to do for the whole summer, so I see some major cleaning, class prep, shopping, errands, appointments, and such in the rest of this week. Maybe I won't get that much reading done after all!

Right now I am in Algeria and my little city of Oran has just been quarantined with the Plague! Eww. (The Plague by Albert Camus) Now and then I check to see how the String theory is developing in the 1980s. (The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin)

Where is reading taking you today? Some people leave their answer in the comments, some people write on their blog and then leave a link in the comments. Fill your boots! Whatever you like.


  1. Your week sounds like my week, so many things to do before I go back to school!
    At the moment in still in Algessia with Eragon, I really didn't read much of this last week but plan to get it finished this week.
    I shall be starting Potrait in Sepia later this afternoon, so I'm assuming I'll be in Chile

  2. I'm in Virginia with a family trying to make a go of living a locavore life on their family farm for a year.

  3. katrina - So much to do, so little desire to do it.

    sprite - I am waiting to get that book from my mother as I want to read it.

  4. Today I am in Welch, West Virginia experiencing a difficult childhood in an environment that includes unusual parents, poor living conditions, and frequent changes in homes, jobs, and education. (The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls) Diane

  5. I'm in South Dakota in the 1800s, trying to build a new pioneer community with a bunch of Norwegian settlers. Giants in the Earth by O.E. Rolvaag.

  6. I'm in between books again, so I've blogged about my two choices of where I can go. Come help me decide!

  7. bookinhand - I get that book and Lullabies for Little Criminals mixed up, for no good reason.

    amy - if I read that title, I'd be thinking it was science fiction

    suey - I'd always lean toward Bryson.

  8. Here's my post
    Sorry I don't know the tags to link it.... it probably something simple isn't it.

  9. Here is where I be this Tuesday.

    Re: Camus. It can never be a happy place with him, can it?

  10. The 8yo and I for our read aloud are in the small town of Centerburg with Homer Price. (Robert McCloskey)

    I am also on an alternate Earth switching between Paris and Canada in Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel.

  11. I'm currently in London where I build custom doll houses and try to keep up with my 3 kids while my Husband (an Arthurian Legends expert) teaches at Oxford. He's a bit overbearing and for some reason I put up with it - maybe due to this being my second marriage?. Anyway it looks like we're about to move to the US where a wealthy Arizona businessman wants my husband to consult on an Arthurian Theme Park and Museum he wants to build as a tribute to his dead wife.

    Diana Lively is Falling Down by Sheila Curran.

  12. This week I just left my village and my family to study medicine at university in Khartoum, Sudan, but the growing turmoil in the country has started to interfere with my education and has me worried about what more awful things might soon occur (Tears of the Desert by Halima Bashir).

  13. I'm in North Carolina, laughing out loud at The Bible Salesman by Clyde Edgerton.

    My meme post HERE.


  14. I have just moved to London thanks to my very generous new anonymous benefaction (Great Expectations by Charles Dickens).

    I am also in 12th century Oxford, having just been ordered by the king to look into the attempted murder of his mistress (The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin).

    And finally, I am in contemporary America, but this is an America where there are vampires and werewolves and demons. A half demon is being lured into investigating some rival gangs and it could well go horribly pear shaped! (Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong)

  15. The plague? Nasty business. I just left Nunavut (Arctic Migrants/Arctic Villagers).

  16. I just left a very noir experience in the suburbs of Tokyo (Out by Natsuo Kirino). I'm now headed to 1865 Boston to see if a group of Dante scholars can solve a series of murders (The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl).


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