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a few weeks in Peru. from Cole Graham on Vimeo.
You know I was lucky enough to live in Lima for 2 years in the late 80s and I have very fond memories of the place. I loved it, the people, the scenery, the history, the food! We visited Cusco & Macchu Picchu and climbed to the top of the mountain you see in the background. We went south to Paracas and saw the sun (rare in Lima) along with the birds and seals. We went into the mountains and stayed in Huaraz, going up to high altitude to visit Lake Paron. We even went into the jungle, staying in a lodge on a tributory of the Amazon, not my favourite thing in the world, but we also visited the jungle capital of Iquitos and that was wonderful. That 2.36 minute video brought back some fabulous memories and made my morning. I'm going to watch it again tonight with sound and you can bet I'll be smiling the whole way through. Thank you.
I envy you, Fran -- what a treasure house of memories you have! You make me miss my traveling days, too.
Lovely! We are taking trip to Ecuador later this year, thinking about retiring there. If we do move we would be able to travel in South America!
You're going to a beautiful part of the world, Melisse. You may not be able to resist making it your retirement home.
This comment has nothing whatsoever to do with Peru, and everything to do with an OMG thank you!My library (finally) got Rob Thurman's All Seeing Eye a couple weeks ago. I'd put it on the Pretty Please Get This list clear back in August, and forgotten about it. So when I picked it up a day or two later, I didn't think much about it, just tossed it my to-be-read pile. And forgot about it, til the day before yesterday when I was digging through said pile and thought, "Hmm, this is that author that PBW really likes... maybe I should read it next."And I haven't hardly put it down since.I actually stopped in town after dropping my guy off at work and finished the last 50 or so pages sitting in the car, because I didn't want to wait the 20-minute drive home.Wow. Been quite a while since I've read a book that was so good I wanted to tell absolutely everybody about it. Felt like I'd been steamrolled, I was that agog at the ending... and how utterly perfect it is for the story.And to top it off - it's written in first person. That's the way I naturally *want* to write, and I seem to stall when I to write in third. And so on top of being blindsided with an utterly fantastic book - I'm in why-the-heck-didn't-I-realize-sooner mode. Trying to force myself to write fiction in third right now is the biggest thing keeping me from writing - everything feels flat and fake. It's structurally right, all the parts are there; what it's been lacking is me.
This comment made me grin the whole time I was reading it -- whatever she writes, Rob Thurman is fantastic, but this particular book knocked my socks off. And isn't it great when a talented writer helps you discover a new direction to take with your own work?I don't know if you've read Rob's Cal Leandros novels, but I also highly recommend those. Her latest release, Slashback, is #8 in that series.
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