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Which way to Amanwana ?

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Thanks to those who played a little game with me in yesterday's post. Stephanie randomly selected page 482 (Amanwana, Indonesia), which fits my mood perfectly. Unfortunately it does not fit my budget, so I will be going on a virtual excursion. I will be posting details about this nature destination soon.

Mr. C and I went out tonight without either child. This marked the first time we went out in the evening since the babe was born. We finished up our Christmas shopping and bought a few things for ourselves as well.

I had to buy this book because I loved the cover and it felt just right in my hands. It is also a wonderful read. "Sleds, Sleighs & Snow; A Canadian Christmas Carol" edited by Anne Tempelman-Kluit. From the back cover; "Canada's diversity is reflected in the variety of Christmas stories in this book. From horse-drawn sleigh rides in Montreal to dogsledding excursions in Labrador, and from musical feasts in British Columbia construction camps to bittersweet memories shared in a remote Yukon cabin, Christmas traditions in Canada are as varied as the cultures of her people." Would you like me to share a story?

  1. Blogger A.J. said:

    Although I agree with most of what your profile says I'd have been more impressed if you didn't lift most of it from a Molson commercial.

  1. Blogger Aly said:

    I used to buy books that way. I would pick out a bunch of them..atleast 20. Then sit on the floor of the bookstore and pick each one up and hold it and look at the back cover. I would narrow it down that way to 4 or 5, then read the first page of the first chapter in each one. If I simply had to keep reading the book I would buy it.
    I can't go into a book store without spending atleast 30$. And that's a rare day. Usually it's closer to 100.

    Oh and I love the word Amanwana now.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    That's why it's in quotes and the Molson link is at the bottom, dear. Thanks for stopping by.

    I wish I had more time to browse like this. I am a bookstore addict.
    Yes, isn't the word wonderful; on my way to Amanwana...:)

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    That book looks delightful...please share a story :)

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Beautiful book, Cathy, please share a story. Your Christmas Candle centrepiece is stunning. I love seeing what photos you have next. Have a great Sunday.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    I can't wait to hear about Indonesia. Alas, my budget would not allow for more than a virtual vacation at this time either. Would love to hear a Christmas story too :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Michelle and Meow;
    I will share a story soon. I started reading it last night and it is full of nice short stories.

    I spent a good hour last night looking for information, and there really is not that much. Only 2500 people inhabit this island and there is only one hotel. I will keep searching and post more.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    It's a secret then - even better! I long to be a "cosseted barefoot visitor."

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Plus, I don't know if I'm even saying it right, but I'm having a lot of fun saying "Amanwana".

    Amanwana Amanwana Amanwana

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I know exactly what you mean on both accounts; I want to be a cosseted barefoot visitor as well and I am with you on the Amanwana. Rolls nicely off the tongue, eh?!

  1. Blogger scrappy rose said:

    a story would be great...

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    Skye raises her hand. Yes please.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    christmas stories for the christmas junkies pleeeease!
    i'd have bought this book too. i also judge books by their cover. xx

  1. Blogger christina said:

    I'd love to hear (OK, read) a story Cathy! That looks like a wonderful book. The cover alone would have made me buy it as well.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I am off to post the first story now...glad I'm not the only one who judges books by their cover.

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