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Dear, dear Paul, As you know, I am terribly behind, so I am congratulating myself on the fact that there are only 32 posts here and trying not to think about how many I have missed. Mark - Miss the tribe in truth but I have been having fun chatting with people here, girls and boys, but mainly girls of course.
Hello Paul - love the photo of Hanoi - and chuckled at the comment that it was so 'peaceful'.It is vibrant, chaotic but extremely friendly and safe.I was in one of the thousands of small stores in the old quarter yesterday looking for trinkets for Hani and came across a shop selling Poster Art on scrolls.Duiker that I thought was very good, although apparently I never entered it into LT because it is on my sweetie's shelves. It looks like motorcycles are the most popular form of transportation.I really miss the days when there were thriving Main Streets and downtowns in the United States. Now we just have cookie cutter stores in malls and shopping centers.The quote by Hồ Chí Minh is lovely, except that I'm currently novel that is set in the aftermath of a HUGE tornado in Illinois in 1925 and the storm images are a bit haunting. Paul - Actually gaps have narrowed a fair bit in the posting league.
I hope you're having a good week on your own, Paul. I don't think I'd be running top three for the last quarter and Joe, Mark and RD's threads have posted more than mine recently and all three have splendidly enjoyable threads for different reasons.
Eliot Category Challenge1 Works Originally in French 2 Historical Fiction COMPLETED3 Poetry/Plays COMPLETED4 Works by Anne Tyler 5 Books on Sports 6 Books on Travel or Places 7 Short Story Collections COMPLETED8 Between the Wars 9 Scandi 10 Old Friends COMPLETED11 Then and Now COMPLETED12 Prize Winners 13 Asia Pacific Total Number of Challenges 169December Reading Plan Basically to finish off what I've been reading. Dear Orlaith - Lovely to see you posting and that your first up this time. If you've been following there is a prize (a book via Book Depo) for the first up on my threads - so PM me your address and I'll try to choose something for you you'll like.
A Doris Lessing book because Kerri wanted me to join a neglected TIOLI challenge on an author I have traditionally chosen to neglect and who sadly passed last month. Physical Books TBRBooks at Start of Year on KL Shelves - 1,676Added in 2013 - 1,168Read in 2013 - 154Revised TBR Total - 2,690Pages to read at start of year - 639,135Pages added in 2013 - 375,898Read in 2013 - 41,354Revised Pages to read - 973,6793 Kindle books read: Kindle stats in prep.
Downtowns are either dead or just filled with shops that you have only occasional need for -- the type for a gift.
There's really no need to visit on a regular basis.
Some of the others about agriculture and giving homage to their leader I was tempted to buy (they were selling at $3) but I figured it was a chancy undertaking as some of my American clients may have been offended.