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RECYCLED BOOK READING CHALLENGE

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RECYCLED BOOK READING CHALLENGE

Recycled Book Reading Challenge!

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It’s time for the monthly Recycled Book Reading Challenge.

This is where we take a book we’ve been meaning to read, that has been stacked up in our ‘to be read’ pile for awhile, and actually read it. I know I have a lot like that. We are to give a review of the book, one that has been bought at a discount, at a yard sale or thrift store, or any used book store. There’s where the ‘recycled’ part comes in. Giving these used books a chance can lead to some great reading. 🙂

This past month I read this one.

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“Peking to Paris”, by Dina Bennett, was the book I read this past month. I can’t remember where I got it, probably at a library book sale, but it’s been in my to be read pile for quite awhile. I liked this book a lot. There are even photos!

The main subject here is about a husband and wife who take on the challenge of a long road rally. It was for people that own antique cars. Some of these cars were beautiful examples of the era that they were built. The challenge was to drive from Peking, China, to Paris, France, to actually complete the challenge in 35 days, and of course to win the prize at the end.

Dina knew nothing about cars, races, or rallies. Her husband was all into it, though. He would do the driving, and she would be the navigator. She had a lot to learn. Their car, a 1940 LaSalle, was finally ready to go, and so were they. Naming the car,  Roxanne, they began their adventure.

Through all kinds of weather, car break-downs, arguments, hostels, and fabulous hotels, they endured. They made some friends along the way, and saw some amazing sights in the countries they passed through.

Dina writes this memoir from her point of view, which includes lots of humor at the predicaments she finds herself in. The rally took place in 2007, and the book was printed in 2013. I think you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I did.

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© 2017 BS

 

 

THE TENTH GARFIELD TREASURY – for RECYCLED BOOK READING CHALLENGE

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THE TENTH GARFIELD TREASURY – for RECYCLED BOOK CHALLENGE

This challenge is where we post a review of a book we’ve read over the past month. It is supposed to be a book that we’ve had in our ‘to be read’ stack, and that is a used book that we are basically recycling. Even old books are still good reading!

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This time I couldn’t decide on one, and time was running out. I picked up this one, “The Tenth Garfield Treasury”, because it was one I’d gotten at the library book sale a long time ago. I basically skimmed through the pages. I’ve read a lot of the Garfield books, and read the comics in newspapers for years. This one is a compilation of some of those, so are kind of recycled comics from another place.

It’s the usual antics that Garfield, the cat, gets up to with his cartoon family, Jon, and the dog, Odie. As always they are funny, and I love seeing the way they are drawn.

Garfield comics first made an appearance in 1978, the creation of Jim Davis. This book was printed in 1999, by Ballantine Publishing Group.

If you like comics, and cats doing funny things, you’ll like reading this one, too. 🙂

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To participate in this challenge, you’ll find out how by clicking the link below:

Recycled Book Reading Challenge!

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© 2016 BS

THE TIME MACHINE – RECYCLED BOOK READING CHALLENGE

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THE TIME MACHINE – RECYCLED BOOK READING CHALLENGE

I’m a few days late posting my book review, as we usually do this on the 1st of each month. But, here we go, anyway! Enjoy!

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The book I read for this month was, “The Time Machine”, by H. G. Wells. It was first written and published in 1895.

I’m pretty sure I got this book from the local library book sale. I get most of my used books there, as they have really good prices for them…50 cents for paperbacks, and $1.00 for hardback.

I actually had never read this book before. I’d seen the movies made from it, and both of the ones I saw were good. I preferred the one made in 1960 best. It starred Rod Taylor, Alan Young, and Yvette Mimieux.

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The subject of the book is of course a time machine. A scientist had invented a machine that would be able to transport a person to a different time in history, either past or future. He gave a presentation to his fellow colleagues, but they were skeptical of the whole thing. After the meeting, the Time Traveler, as the main character was called in the book, tried out his machine.

As the time for their next meeting commenced, everyone showed up except for the host. Then, just before everyone was getting ready to leave, he shows up, all bedraggled. He told them he’d time traveled to the future, and he’d tell them all about it.

This is the main part of the book, his telling of his adventures in the future time. He was in the same location as they were in now, just way into the future. He’d met a strange group of people, called Eloi, and their enemies, called the Morlocks. At one point, he even loses his time machine, and has to find it before he can return to the present time.

He is befriended by a sweet girl Eloi, named Weena, who shows him around, and he wants to bring her back with him. It’s all very interesting how he deals with the world of the future, that is so different.

I would recommend reading this book.

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That brings me to the name of my blog…’teleportingweena’. 🙂 I chose it because I love the story of the Time Machine, and the girl, Weena. It is about time travel, and you never know exactly where you’ll land, or what you’ll see. Just like the vision I had when I started this blog. Also, our tabby cat was named Rowena, and we called her Weena. I’m convinced she could teleport herself to other dimensions. Sound kind of wacky, I know, but cats are mysterious, so you never quite know for sure. 🙂

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I did read the definitions of ‘time travel’ and ‘teleportation’. Here’s what I understood from that: Time Travel (a time machine) will send you through time…past or future. Teleportation (no machine), moves you to a different location in the present time.

Have you ever been teleported somewhere? I think I have. 🙂

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This is for Mliae’s “Recycled Book Reading Challenge”. Find out how to join in by clicking below:

Recycled Book Reading Challenge!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2016 BS

RECYCLED BOOK READING CHALLENGE

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RECYCLED BOOK READING CHALLENGE

Hi, again! Here it is the 1st of May, and it’s time for another review of a recycled book I read during the past month.

We all have those books we bought at a sale, thrift store, library book sale, yard sale…you know the kind. We bring them home, stack them up, and the pile gets larger, as we add more. This challenge is hopefully to nudge us to actually take one of these books, and read it. I know I’m all interested in the book when I bring it home, then it gets farther down the stack, and I forget I have it.

So, the simple instructions can be found here … https://lifexperimentblog.com/2016/01/26/recycled-book-reading-challenge/

Just read a book, write a post (a short review of it), take a picture of the book, post it, and ping back to where you heard about the challenge. Do this, once a month, on the 1st of the month, for 12 months. 🙂

Here’s the one I read for the month of April:

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The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis

I bought this book at the library book sale, quite awhile ago. It was actually a discarded library book.

Here’s the gist of it…

It seems a woman in Ventura, California had a plan. She saw a beautiful and expensive diamond necklace at a jewelry store, and wanted it, but couldn’t afford the thousands of dollars it cost.

So, she invited her friends and co-workers to contribute to the cost of buying it, and they would share wearing it, one month at a time, for each lady. The ones who did, (they each paid a thousand dollars), held monthly meetings, and the next lady on the list would get the necklace for a month. At the next meeting, she was to tell what all adventures she had.

They named the necklace, “Jewelia”. This plan worked out pretty well, but there were some heated discussions about the ‘rules’, of which some wanted rules, some didn’t. Somehow, the news outlets got wind of this necklace sharing experiment, and the group was featured in People Magazine.

The book does each chapter with a look at the women who participated, one by one, and her thoughts on it all. It was very interesting to read about such a unique experiment, and the women’s thoughts on it.

One thing that bugged me, though, was that every one of these women claimed they were not rich, were just ordinary, every day people, with husbands, children, a job, etc.  In my opinion, they were all pretty rich…way above middle class, as they described their houses, pools, holidays, etc.

I’d recommend reading this, as it is interesting all the way through, and there are photos.

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Now, to find a recycled book to read for next review time! Why not join in? 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS

 

RECYCLED BOOK READING CHALLENGE

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RECYCLED BOOK READING CHALLENGE

About a month ago, I received notice that I was invited to join this challenge from Mliae. The basis of this challenge is to read at least one book a month, then give a short review about it.

The unique part of this, is that we should read one of our books that we have stacked up, yet to be read. If you’re like me, you have plenty, just waiting for you to dust them off, and read them. These books should be the recycled type, such as ones from a book sale, or thrift store, or yard sale. We all know how expensive some new books can be, and we do wind up buying them, too, but what about those other great finds? You must have been interested in them at the time you bought them, right?

So, go grab one, read it, take a photo of the cover, then write a short review about it. You can check that one off your ‘to be read’ list. 🙂 Please link back to me, so I may read your book review!

For more information and instructions, please visit Mliae, at her blog “Lifexperimentblog” by clicking below:

Recycled Book Reading Challenge!

Please feel free to join in this fun book challenge! 🙂

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MY REVIEW

For this, my first month of participating, I actually read two books. I found them at the local library book sale, that’s held twice a year. Paperback books sell for 50 cents, and hardbacks are a dollar.

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These two books go together, as there have been no more added to the serial.

I enjoyed reading them, and they were quick to get into the story line, as I liked the characters. These Red Hat Club members have been friends since school days. It follows them through the ups and downs of friendship, dating, marriage, children, break-ups, and more. A wild caper in Las Vegas, to help one of their own, tops off the escapades of these ladies who lunch. Full of southern humor, laughter, and tears, I’m glad I read them both, and wish there were more additions.

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Now to find another recycled book to read and review for next month! 🙂

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© 2016 BS