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Lost on Planet China
Lost on Planet China: One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation | J. Maarten Troost
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The author chronicles his odyssey in China, from the urban megalopolises of Beijing and Shanghai to the desolate wastes of the Gobi desert and the distant mountains of Tibet.
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Grading thesis statements from my college freshmen classes. I‘d rather be reading from this bookshelf.🤓

LiteraryinLititz Good for you! I don‘t blame you for wanting to read instead... 12mo
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Not exactly #bookmail, but this shirt arrived yesterday! Gui Minhai, a book publisher in Hong Kong, has been held in mainland China since 2015 for publishing books showing leaders in an unfavorable way. #freespeech

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Memoirs are my weakness, and I have a thing for travel and cooking ones. Also sailing stories. Or rescue missions. Hell, I love them all. I've got an entire bookcase devoted to them.📚🌎✈️#booktober #memorablememoirs

britt_brooke Niiiiice!! 3y
kspenmoll Fantastic! 3y
LeahBergen Those are ALL weaknesses of mine, too! And I have this book but haven't read it (you know, because it's a weakness 😉) 3y
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LeahBergen And now I'm trying to read your shelves ... is that The Wilder Life on the bottom? 3y
Leelee08 @LeahBergen That's awesome! And yes it is!!😀😀 3y
RealLifeReading You've got lots of Bill Bryson! 3y
Leelee08 @RealLifeReading I do! I loooove his books! 3y
BeththeBookDragon Do I see The Fortune Cookie Chronicles on a shelf? 3y
Leelee08 @bethfriedman906 Yes, it's one of my favorites 😊😊 3y
BeththeBookDragon @Leelee08 It's been on my TBR forever, I just haven't gotten there yet! 3y
Zelma I am a sucker for memoirs too! 👍 anything weird, travel, food-related, adventure, this-is-how-I-turned-my-life-upside-down stories. Love them all. 3y
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#FunFridayPhoto - Funny Books. I visited several locations in China a few years ago. Not long after I returned, I read Troost's account of visiting many of the same places. It was like reading a hilarious book about my own trip. Cannibals is on my TBR. @Liberty

Leelee08 I ❤️ his books!! 3y
CallMeIshmael I love all his books 3y
BeththeBookDragon His audios are great! I'd love to see him come out with something new. Getting Stoned with Savages was my favorite 3y
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Ellsbeth @Leelee08 @CallMeIshmael @bethfriedman906 I loved Lost and I need to read more! Beth, are you from Michigan, by chance? (906) 3y
BeththeBookDragon @Ellsbeth No, not Michigan! Pennsylvania 3y
Ellsbeth @bethfriedman906 Got it! I was curious because there is an important region of MI that is often identified by its area code, 906. 3y
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