Friday, August 29, 2008

Bookworming

Today is a rather gloomy day and it has been raining on and off. My brother, myself, and my dad were home today due to an inservice day and a little later on, my mom came home early, as she usually does on Fridays. We went on a little outing to lunch and Barnes and Noble. As my mom was despertly trying to find a book called The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2009 Edition for me, I ventured on over to the Travel Essay section. There were the normal ones with titles like My Trip to Greece and Off to China. But one title jumped out at me. Tales From Nowhere. This is some of what the back said:
We've all been to Nowhere. It might have been in the middle of Borneo or Beijing. It might have been in a Mayan mountain village, along a time-worn trail in Tuscany, on an isolated South Pacific island, or under a desert moon in Mali. Nowhere is a setting, a situation and a state of
mind. It's not on any map, but you know when you're there.

Sounds cool right? So in the book are 30 short essays about peoples' adventure finding or being in Nowhere. I haven't finished the book yet, but it is already so amazing.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll have to look for that book. I love essay books
~Amanda

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Susanna-Cole said...

That book sounds like a good read, and I'm an advid reader so I'll have to check it out sometime! :)

Thanks for the birthday wishes by the way, and I added your link to my blog roll. :)

BHH said...

That really seems like an interesting book! I'll write it down on my list of books to read.

Lisa F said...

that seems really interesting since I happen to be born in Nowhere. I'm gonna look for it.

autumn said...

sounds like an interesting book/essay to read. i'm a nobody so that would fit me. lol.

i like your name, sounds like mine. =]

autumn said...

yes, i am a Filipino. and my name is Ayesha, btw. =]

autumn said...

i see. nice to meet you. mine is pronounced as it is. a-ye-sha. or sometimes aisha. =]

Richel said...

I love books that captivate you within the first couple of pages. There's something so amazing about it!

A la Femme said...

I need to catch up on my reading. That book seems really interesting and I really love the cover. Maybe I'll drop in Border's and give the book a try.

P.S. Sorry for the late response, I just saw your comment. I don't exactly know for sure. I was trying to get this internship at Chicago Magazine but I have to wait until November. So I'm waiting for the lovely workers at Ikram(this extremely posh boutique in Chicago, that provides pieces for Vogue and Elle) to let me know if I can intern there for the fall. I hope so because that would be amazing!!

Bianca said...

Hello, sorry for such a late reply. I've been on a break from blogging. Yes, let's trade links. I'll add you to my blog list. :D

Danz said...

Ouu, interesting premise! I haven't read any books in a while, but I'd definitely make time to read this one if I had it.

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Ariella said...

That sounds like an interesting book, so I might have to check it out!

Wendiva said...

ok i know this sounds weird, but i miss america because you mentioned barnes & noble!!! hehe, so embarrassing...