20 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2013 10:56 AM by GemPrincess RSS

I knew it!

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  • Re: I knew it!
    nuhusker Platinum 2 Reviews
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    I'm not much of a reader, but after spending time in a deer stand I can sure relate.

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      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Can't yor let the deer sit down

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      • Re: I knew it!
        nuhusker Platinum 2 Reviews
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        I do better than that...I let them lie down for a while before hanging by hind legs.  Either way, they never complain.

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  • Re: I knew it!
    erc Platinum
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    All I know is that after reading a jerrycoin restaurant write up or a kharada46 food album, I'm hungrier.

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    • Re: I knew it!
      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      erc,

       

      The La Pergola, in Rome was a really special experience!  Had some wonderful meals this year, but this was the most memorable.  Will always remember how nice and professional the staff was!

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      Erc, the dining is in a Hilton, so sorry it was not a Marriott!  But a wonderful place to dine!  Thank-you for the mention, I really love fine food and wonderful company!

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        profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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        Absolutely beautiful, Jerry!

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  • Re: I knew it!
    Sledchick Platinum 9 Reviews
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    I have always been a voracious reader, but now I can justify my reading (when I should be cleaning up the house, doing laundry, using the elliptical, finishing up some work, etc.) by explaining to my exasperated husband that I'm boosting my brain function!

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  • Re: I knew it!
    GemPrincess Alumni Steward Platinum 17 Reviews
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    anadyr

     

    Great article!

     

    Sledchick completely agree with you about preferring a book, and neglecting everything else.

     

    And Pompeii is one of my favorite books!

     

    A real cliff hanger, which also prepared me for my visit to Naples and the drive down the Amalfi Coast.  Also learned alot about aquaducts, which I was just reflecting on in the write-up on Trevi Fountain which is a terminus for 2 aquaducts.

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    • Re: I knew it!
      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Amen to that!!!

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    • Re: I knew it!
      Sledchick Platinum 9 Reviews
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      I haven't read Pompeii yet but sounds like I need to add it to my list!

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      • Re: I knew it!
        profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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        Pompeii is an amazing book (as is Vesuvius), only matched by their original sites.

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  • Re: I knew it!
    bejacob Platinum 38 Reviews
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    I wouldn't know how to function if I didn't have a book to read.

     

    Anytime I'm out to eat by myself, I've got my e-reader with me. Traveling the way I do, it is essential. Gotta have something to read, always.

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      profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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      Ditto.  I don't read history books when I travel, but mysteries, and usually take my kindle.  My history books are still real book books. But I simply couldn't live without books.  They gave me the life I have and helped me live in other cultures even before I'd ever ventured outside of Pennsylvania.

      ProfChiara

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  • Re: I knew it!
    shoeman1000 Platinum 4 Reviews
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    me too!  I read a novel every 2 weeks or so.  love mysteries.  reading the new Patterson book presently.

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  • Re: I knew it!
    ssindc Platinum 42 Reviews
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    Readers!!!  Don't forget about GemPrincess 's excellent compilation of travel reading suggestions:

    Re: Favorite Travel Reading (Recommendations from many MRI)

     

    Since we're on the topic, my favorite books from 2013 that were set in interesting places include:

    • Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master's Son (Korea)
    • Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place (Haarem, Holland)
    • Paul Grossman, The Sleepwalkers (Berlin)
    • Rockwell Kent, Wilderness (Alaska)
    • Lopez Lomong, Running for My Life (Kenya, Sudan, etc.)
    • David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Japan)
    • Barbara Shapiro, The Art Forger (Boston - it's a very Boston book)
    • Joe Simpson, Touching the Void (Andes, Peru)

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      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      For DC folks and Moscovites (Moscowfiles?) I recommend a new novel,  "You Are One of Them,"by Eliott Holt. Writing her first novel in first person is a double challenge, and she has been rewarded for it by garner several awards.

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      profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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      I have been going through the beginning winter of desperation as I finished the last of Donna Leon's mysteries based in Venice.  I downloaded a bunch of other French and Italian based mystery series, but am finding my reading for my second semester courses (all new) as interesting.  Happily, I just got an email from amazon that Donna Leon has a new Brunetti mystery coming out in February.

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    • Re: I knew it!
      GemPrincess Alumni Steward Platinum 17 Reviews
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      Thanx ssindc!

       

      I will add your suggestions to the list.

       

      Together we will learn more about the world which adds to the enjoyment of our trips, and improves our minds!

       

      I wonder if participating in MI has the same effect as reading a book?

       

      Maybe Marriott should provide a grant for a study on this.  Get the folks that did the study on reading Pompeii to test us after our MI participatino???

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      • Re: I knew it!
        Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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        We need a federal subsidy, so let me work on that Princess.

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  • Re: I knew it!
    bpelican Platinum 57 Reviews
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    Very interesting.  Thanks for the post and the message it carries.  While I'm not surprised, it's good to have some objective evidence to reinforce ones beliefs.

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