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review 2018-12-08 12:00
funtastic insights into the real Scotland
Abenteuer Highlands - Mein etwas anderes Leben im schottischen Hochland - Nellie Merthe Erkenbach

Reading this has been so much fun so in case you do speak German - go and get Erkenbach's "Abenteuer Highlands".

The author, a famous and well travelled tv journalist, ends up in the remote Scottish Highlands with a man she rarely knows.

All these little everyday adverntures she has to "survive" out there in the beautiful wilderness of Europe's far North, her thoughts filled with humour and wisdom.

And yes, she falls in love with the guy and they get together but the adventures seem to be as amuseing as they are neverending. 
Her stories vary considerably, from historical murders to funny neighbours, extraordinary customs and hilarious mishaps like the lost pants on the bike - I will not give too much away. Just read it and be happy.

Five stars from me MS Erkenbach!

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review 2018-12-02 04:36
You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams
You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures - Alan Cumming

This was a nice collection of stories/anecdotes. Some were funny, some were touching, some were a little bawdy. My favorites were the ones where he was talking about his dogs, especially the one where he went on a cross-country road trip with his dog, Honey. You could tell that he truly and genuinely loves his pets. And with Alan Cumming's narration, it almost felt like you were sitting around with him listening to him regale you with stories from his life.

 

The audiobook comes with a pdf that contains the pictures in the print book. But, I often times found that I was so enchanted listening to him tell these stories that I'd forget to follow along on the pdf. This book was a lot of fun.

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text 2018-12-02 04:03
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures - Alan Cumming
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text 2018-12-01 16:44
Reading progress update: I've read 78%.
You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures - Alan Cumming

I believe I am going to use this for the St. Andrew's Day book task:

 

 

Book: Andrew was the first apostle; read the first book in a series. OR:  Andrew and Peter were brothers; read a book about brothers. OR: Read books about or set in Scotland or by a Scottish author, or set in Charleston, South Carolina (which is where the celebrations as we know them today began – by a group of Scottish expats – according to scotland.org).

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text 2018-11-21 22:52
Reading progress update: I've read 54%.
You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures - Alan Cumming
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