Armchair BEA: Curtain Down
Last day of Armchair BEA for 2013 and a chance to recap on the experience. Last year I dipped into the week since it had already started before I discovered it was on and then I didn’t really understand how it worked.
This year I got far more involved by posting on at least one of the featured topics each day and looking at some of the other contributors.
Day 1: Introduction
Day 2 Genres
Day 3:Literary Fiction
Day 4: Non Fiction
Day 5 Children’s Literature
I enjoyed having the topics as prompts to get the brain working . At first it was hard to think of some non fiction books since I don’t read that many. Now the post is done of course I can think of loads more I should have listed as recommended reads including:
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell; very readable book on why trends begin. Read it to find out whether you are a maven or maybe an early adopter
Wild Swans – how could I possibly have forgotten about that one having recommended it to so many people in the past
Mao’s Last Dancer – the true life story of a boy’s rise from small village in China to become a world class ballet dancer
I’ve also ‘met’ many new bloggers who have introduced me to some new authors for my world literature challenge and discovered a new way to use Google to create a virtual map of all the places I visit on my reading trip – take a look at this from The Relentless Reader https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=210323482357710840793.0004d2b3812fdb36dab06&msa=0. My own efforts are pretty feeble at the moment but will get around to sharing my version at some point.
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Wild Swans was an amazing book. 🙂
did you read another one that came out a few years later called Falling Leaves. that was so sad
I didn’t. What’s it about?
it’s a true story about a girl who nobody wants because she is a girl.Her father ignores her and she is blamed for her mother’s death. Her step mother hates her. It came out after Wild Swans – in Adeline Yen Mah. The author is Adeline Yen Mah
Oooh, interesting! I’ll keep it in mind.
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yes it sure was a great week.
here is my wrap-up: http://wordsandpeace.com/2013/06/02/armchair-bea-2013-wrap-up-2/
I also use a google map to keep track of the books per state challenge: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=201901160982162230627.0004d01ff18d2f84cc232&msa=0&ll=41.874674,-87.626953&spn=0.101361,0.222988.
I have visited 42 foreign countries through books, one day, when I have time [lol], I will do a similar map
It will take me a while I suspect to get the hang of the maps….
Glad to have found you even though it’s the last day. Still working my way through posts. We’re both in The Classics Club, too. I plan to return later in the week but wanted to say hello.
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