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text 2014-11-14 21:54
Where am I traveling?

So here's a hint, it's in the US. Also it was cold today. Not that this helps a lot, right? Because a chunk of the country was extra chilly today.


Somewhere under the ground...



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And nearby I gleefully spent time looking at....



Which is known as Take Your Choice by John Frederick Peto. I'm often bad with artist names, but I realized I've really like Peto's work for some time. And could I later find a print of it? No, no I could not. Sigh. Anyway, you can see why I thought "hey, that's one I should post!"


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More images later...


(Does the image size thing have any instructions yet? Because I'm wondering if it's different for adding images to a text post vs the photo posts. Not going to really try to figure that out til I get home, just curious.)

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text 2014-11-10 03:06
Checking In and Also I Had to Get...
How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It - Arthur Herman

So what did I end up reading on the plane? I looked at multiple books, organized them into their folders and - then I read some Andrew Lang fairy tales. Because that was the best choice for something I knew I was going to fall asleep to.


Thanks to Dear Author I had to snag a sale ebook tonight - and it's one I've already read so I can definitely recommend if you're interested in this area of history.


How The Scots Invented the Modern World


I had to buy this because it's a book I've referred to more than once, it had me adding more books to my list to look up (and TBR), and I'm getting it in ebook form so I don't have to wonder where my paper copy is. Kindle version is currently 1.99 - at the US Amazon store however.


I'd call this serious history even though the tone is light here and there - lots of detail, footnotes, and historical figures you won't find info about easily except in this book. (And of course I forget names. I'm working on a 7 year old laptop with a bad trackpad so googling is not something I'll do much of atm.)


Now we'll see if I can figure out how to take photos on my phone tomorrow and still post them here. I'm sure if I manage that there will be lots of me grumbling in the accompanying text about how annoying this graphics change hooha is.

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