Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
#Tajikistan
blurb
GatheringBooks
post image

#SavvySettings Day 20: perfect for #Skyscraper

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty! 🏙 3mo
Eggs Lovely cover❤️💛💙 3mo
60 likes2 comments
review
Hooked_on_books
post image
Pickpick

Erika Fatland traveled through the Central Asian former Soviet Stans and relates here her travels, some history, and current events in the area. I thought this was fascinating. She did a good job of varying the information so it didn‘t get bogged down. This was a great book to wrap up #ReadingAsia2021. #Tajikistan

Librarybelle I‘m looking forward to this one - it‘s staring at me from my shelves! 7mo
BarbaraBB You finished the challenge! Fantastic! Congratulations 🎊! I have two countries left! 7mo
Hooked_on_books @Librarybelle I was deterred from it for a while because it sat there looking fat and dense. But it‘s not dense at all! I more or less read a country a day, so that took care of the fatness. 7mo
46 likes3 comments
blurb
Hooked_on_books
post image

Am I the only one who can only think of Spies Like Us when I see Dushanbe? 😂

CharismaRaven13 Love that movie! I can‘t believe someone actually remember this movie! Dan Akroyd and Chevy Chase were a match made in heaven for this one! 7mo
42 likes1 comment
review
DGRachel
Khan: Empire of Silver | Conn Iggulden
post image
Pickpick

This was a much better choice for #Tajikistan than the other book. Iggulden‘s books are always meticulously researched, well-written, and interesting. While Genghis Khan and the Mongols do get a lot of page time when it comes to nonfiction, their empire doesn‘t seem to get a lot of historical fiction love and I find the culture and time period fascinating. #readingasia2021 (3 books to go for the challenge!)

BarbaraBB You‘re racing through those final countries at the moment! 8mo
DGRachel @BarbaraBB UAE is up next in audio and I think I‘m going to listen to my book for Timor-Leste instead of reading the print copy. I don‘t have audio choice for Yemen, though, so that will be a later in the month read. 8mo
BarbaraBB What will you read for Yemen? 8mo
DGRachel @BarbaraBB I have a digital copy of A Land Without Jasmine. I do have a note that Salmon Fishing in Yemen is available on audio, so I may switch to that one. 8mo
Librarybelle You‘re so close!! 8mo
51 likes1 stack add5 comments
review
DGRachel
post image
Bailedbailed

The audiobook quality is TERRIBLE! It was clearly edited and the post-production is awful. Every few minutes it sounds like the narrator has walked into a bathroom. On the bright side, the author already mentioned that the entire territory of the Mongol emperor, Chagatai, encompasses the full territory he covers in this book, so I‘m switching to Khan:Empire of Silver for #readingasia2021 #tajikistan

Librarybelle I think that‘s the best review of an audiobook ever! 😂 8mo
34 likes1 comment
quote
BarbaraBB
post image

“The Stans are at a crossroads. Should they forge closer links with Russia or China, or look to the West? Which interpretation of their own history should they trust?”

#Turkmenistan #Kazakhstan #Tajikistan #Kyrgyzstan #Uzbekistan

67 likes1 stack add
review
BarbaraBB
post image
Pickpick

Squid Game keeps distracting me but I did finally finish this book 🦑

Lack of democracy, struggling economies, suppressed ethnic conflicts: there are similarities between the Central Asian ‘Stan‘ countries but many differences too. Fatland shares her experiences while traveling through them along with historical information. I will definitely read it again if I ever go there myself.

I use this book for #Tajikistan in #ReadingAsia2021 🇹🇯

LeahBergen Squid Games distracted me from pretty much everything until I had binge-watched all the episodes. 😆 8mo
EvieBee I binged it in one day and a half without sleep. I felt liked a useless, traumatized sock puppet lol! 8mo
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen @EvieBee It‘s incredible! I am loving it despite all violence! 8mo
See All 16 Comments
Reggie Have you made it to the marbles episode? 😭😭😭 8mo
BarbaraBB @Reggie No not yet. 3 episodes so far. Honeycomb! 8mo
batsy @Reggie That episode 😭 8mo
batsy @BarbaraBB Omg the honeycomb 😫 8mo
Librarybelle I‘m looking forward to reading this one! (edited) 8mo
Megabooks I loved this too. Am I missing out not watching Squid Game? My tv is having trouble with Netflix!! 😩😩 8mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks you are😉. It is very good I think, visual as well as plot. 8mo
Reggie @batsy gganbu!!! 8mo
BarbaraBB @TheAromaofBooks I forgot to mention this is my #bookspin for October 💃 8mo
BarbaraBB @TheAromaofBooks And now I notice it ‘s your birthday! Make it a good one 🎈 ❤️ 8mo
batsy @Reggie 👀 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress & thank you for the birthday wishes!!! 8mo
BarbaraBB @batsy @Reggie Just watched it 😥 gganbu ❤️ 8mo
68 likes16 comments
review
Bookwormjillk
post image
Pickpick

This was between a pick and a so-so. I really loved the first half but towards the end she stopped talking about the logistics of traveling in Central Asia and more about the politics and I lost some interest. Overall though it was an interesting introduction to several countries I knew nearly nothing about. #ReadingAsia2021

Librarybelle I‘m looking forward to reading this one! 9mo
BarbaraBB I have this one lined up for the coming weeks too. 9mo
46 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
Smarkies
post image
Pickpick

Poetry is generally not my strong suit but Rumi is one I have in my collection. He could possibly have either been born in #Tajikistan or #afghanistan . So am counting this as a check for #readingasia2021 for Tajikistan :)
Also read for #booked2021 #bookofpoetry
@Cinfhen, @BarbaraTheBibliophage, @BarbaraBB, @librarybelle @4thhousefromtheleft

Cinfhen Rumi is one of the most respected poets 💕wonderful choice 10mo
Librarybelle Great choice! 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I didn‘t know that about his origins. Cool! 10mo
36 likes1 stack add3 comments
review
rockpools
post image
Pickpick

This was fascinating! Journalist Erika Fatland travels through #Turkmenistan, #Kazakhstan, #Tajikistan #Kyrgyzstan and #Uzbekistan. We meet local people and learn bits of the history, geography and culture of each country. I found her an engaging and sympathetic writer and loved learning more about Central Asia, a region I knew SO little about.

Thanks for sending me this @squirrelbrain 😘! If anyone would like this next, pop a comment below and

rockpools I‘ll send it on.

I‘m actually going to use this for all 5 countries for #ReadingAsia2021, as you get to spend a decent amount of time in each of them. And, let‘s face it, I‘m not going to finish anyway! But it‘s whetted my apetite, and I‘m looking forward to reading more from the region in the future. @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB
11mo
BarbaraBB I am so looking forward to this one too! 11mo
rockpools @BarbaraBB She covers such a range of topics - well worth the read! Hope your holiday‘s being wonderful and relaxing. 11mo
See All 16 Comments
Megabooks I loved this and am using it for all 5 as well! 11mo
rockpools @Megabooks I‘d been planning to read her other book too, but was put off by the library copy because it‘s HUGE! But I think I‘ll give it a go at some point 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve stacked this after @Megabooks Meg‘s review. I‘ll like to read it if you don‘t mind sending it internationally. If you don‘t want to send it outside US I‘ll understand. 😊 11mo
Librarybelle I‘m really looking forward to this one for this challenge! 11mo
squirrelbrain Yay! I‘m glad this one is making its way around the world! @erzascarletbookgasm @rockpools 11mo
hilded Look forward to reading this, glad you enjoyed it. She also published a new book last year about Himalaya, but I don‘t think it‘s translated from Norwegian yet- probably soon though🤞🏻 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm I have sent you an email, Rachel. Thank you so much ❤️ 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thank you for passing it on, @squirrelbrain @rockpools . Will forward it on.👌The book is creating a journey of its own. 😊 (edited) 11mo
rockpools @erzascarletbookgasm Got it - thank you 😊 I‘ll get it in the post next week. No idea how long things take to get to you from the UK… This book‘ll be much more well-travelled than i am! 11mo
rockpools @Librarybelle It‘s a good‘un 😊 11mo
rockpools @hilded Ooh, thank you - I‘ll keep an eye out. I‘d like to read more by her. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it ☺️ 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Hahaha Rachel, thanks. Sorry, I thought you‘re in US 😅 11mo
rockpools @erzascarletbookgasm I tend to assume everyone‘s in the US here, unless I know otherwise 😉. Not sure I‘m that much nearer to you though! 🌏 11mo
51 likes2 stack adds16 comments