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I‘d love to hear where everyone‘s been book traveling! Me? Peru! And in my other reads, London, China, and Anguilla

julesG A volcanic island in the Caribbean, London, a parallel universe - just three books going on right now, I might be doing something wrong. 5d
MissyD I am currently journeying through Texas, Mississippi, and Ohio. 5d
Sharpeipup @julesg I read multiple books too so I vote you‘re doing it right.

My books are currently in NYC, UK, UK, and UK.
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julesG @Sharpeipup Three is low for me. I normally have a lot more going on. I have five non-fiction books hibernating though. 😁 5d
Soubhiville I‘ve gone back in time to the wilderness just outside colonial America. 5d
JamieArc Mine takes place on the Camino de Santiago in Spain (which I was doing 9 years ago) 5d
AmyG India! 5d
TheBookgeekFrau North Carolina 4d
Dilara I am mostly in Azerbaijan, with forays in the Netherlands, the US, Russia and other countries.

Ruthiella One book is set in outer space! Tau Ceti to give a rough estimate. 😆 Plus with other books- India and Russia. 4d
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This first paragraph of chapter 3 is just such a great example of the author‘s writing style. This is just fun to read. I‘m so glad I picked this book next for #readingtheamericas #Peru @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

@Doll8455 Mom, the reference to Sterno reminded me of your telling us just this weekend that you bought a bunch of sterno during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Just classic.

Vansa I don't think he would have had much to do with raising his sons, and he didn't really have to “ hold down“ his teaching job at Yale-given his background and family, he was never in danger of losing it! 2w
Texreader @Vansa I‘m pretty sure everything here the author is saying with tongue in cheek. 2w
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#wondrouswednesday Thanks @Eggs for the tag!

🍏 Autumn in south Texas can still be pretty darned hot. So when it cools off enough I like to head back out to work on cleaning up the mess (all the dead plants) the 100+ degree heat has left for me
🍎 Happy. It was a good day spent at a client‘s office, with lots of folks whose company I enjoy, and ending the day seeing my mom
🍏 Among others, I‘ve just started the tagged book

Eggs #1 Same here - we‘re going to need more rain ☔️ 2w
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No good travelogue is complete without a map!! Here we go!! #Peru #readingtheAmericas @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB Must read this! 2w
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I‘m very excited about starting this book tonight. Two chapters in and I find the writing style quite fun and the anticipated trek exciting! #Peru #readingtheAmericas @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Susanita This is one of my favorites. 2w
BarbaraBB Great choice! I hiked the Inca Trail in the 90s, a four day trekking with Macchu Pichu as its finish. Incredible 😍 2w
Librarybelle Hooray!! It looks good! 2w
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey | Thornton Wilder
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A Pulitzer Prize winner, Bridge explores the collapse of a fabled bridge in eighteenth-century Peru. It centers around Brother Juniper, a Franciscan monk, who watched 5 people plunge into the water to their deaths. With deft prose, he ponders fate, love, and the interconnectedness of human lives. Beautifully done.

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There are only 8 bear species in the world, 6 of which are at risk of extinction. Gloria Dickie takes us to each species to teach about what makes them unique and either glorified or vilified. Really interesting, though I‘ll warn you the part about bears farmed for their bile is really hard to read.

#ReadingAmericas2023 #Peru

Librarybelle Oh my! Farmed for their bile??? That would be hard to read…thanks for the warning! 1mo
wanderinglynn @Librarybelle the American black bear is poached for its bile. It‘s something I worked on when I was at Interior with US Fish & Wildlife. Super sad & so stupid. 1mo
Librarybelle @wanderinglynn I definitely did not know that. So very sad! 1mo
BarbaraBB I‘d never thought of bears in relation to Peru. 1mo
Hooked_on_books @BarbaraBB The spectacled bear lives in the cloud forest there. It‘s the only bear species native to South America. 1mo
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Celestine Prophecy | James Redfield

“It says that whenever people cross our paths, there is always a message for us. Chance encounters do not exist. But how we respond to these encounters determines whether we‘re able to receive the message. If we have a conversation with someone who crosses our path and we do not see a message pertaining to our current questions, it does not mean there was no message. It only means we missed it for some reason.”

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A soft pick. This is an account of the man suspected in the disappearance of Natalie Holloway in Aruba 20-ish years.While there‘s no justice for her family, this monster is currently serving a 28 year sentence in Peru for the vicious murder of another young woman. Reading almost like a Dateline episode, this details his ever changing stories, greed, and attempts to evade law enforcement in multiple countries. ⬇️

DGRachel What makes me the angriest, I think, is the refusal of his parents to acknowledge the truth of their son‘s actions. His mother apparently still makes excuses for him (“he‘s mentally ill not evil”) and his father was briefly held in Aruban jail on suspicion of involvement in Natalie‘s disappearance. Counts for #aruba and #peru in #readingtheamericas2023 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB 3mo
BarbaraBB Oh this is interesting. He is Dutch (as I am) and there‘s always been a lot of publicity around this case. He even confessed on camera and yet has never been convicted for the Holloway case. He will be extradited to the US soon for blackmailing Natalee‘s mother (if I‘m right). In the mean time in Peru he killed and married someone. It‘s a bizar story. About his parents I didn‘t know. They avoid publicity in Dutch press but I‘ll look into it! (edited) 3mo
DGRachel @BarbaraBB He‘s a bizarre character. His father apparently was training to be a judge, but the Holloway case destroyed his career. The book ends in 2011, before the trial in Peru actually started, so I had to Google to see if he was convicted. He does face charges of wire fraud and extortion in the US. I found the details on how criminal justice systems in other countries work, though. 3mo
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BarbaraBB ⬆️ Here he confesses - with a big grin. He‘s totally mad. A Dutch journalist went undercover ( he was murdered last year) to record it. 3mo
BarbaraBB I don‘t know the details either. I know America wants him after he finished his prison time in Peru for that murder but apparently recently a deal has been made so he can be extradited to the US. Joran himself agreed at first but now denies he did. 3mo
DGRachel @BarbaraBB That sounds about right for Joran. He‘s a pathological liar. That journalist and the recording he made are mentioned in the book. I realized I missed a word in my earlier comment about the law in other countries. I love learning how different systems work. I figure we‘ll never really know what happened to Natalie. I‘m kind of sorry I read this because he seems like the kind of person who thrives on attention and I hate to give him more 3mo
BarbaraBB That‘s right. About him being a pathological liar and that he thrives on attention. I try to avoid it as much as possible too ever since I saw that documentary and there was no arrest afterwards. 3mo
Librarybelle Fascinating discussion, @DGRachel @BarbaraBB ! I remember when this happened and all of the secrets and unknowns surrounding it. 3mo
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