Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Curiosity took over the comments

My backpacking trip is going to involve a lot of spontaneity owing to the little planning time I've allowed myself. Fed up with my impending essays, today I began to plan our adventures in Germany, Austria and Poland. Enthused is an understatement in regards to my anticipation about visiting Auschwitz. This will be the first leg of my trip. Which reminds me, I must begin a travel blog for these posts. There seems to be an overwhelming number of vehicles for this. Does anyone know whether I should stick with blogger or try something different?

It was probably unfair of me not to share the source of my reading revulsion in the last post. I've mentioned my reasons for not identifying the text, but I've worked out a way to get around it. So here's the answer:


Yup, it's a two-word title. I'm sure you'll all work it out.

13 comments:

Arukiyomi said...

blogger sucks... long live wordpress!!!

Siew said...

Ah....it's too early for me to think what the book is.....sad, I know.

I don't know if it really matters what you use, as long as you blog and let us know for our vicarious pleasure!h

Eva said...

I used blogger while I was in Russia and it worked out.

I'm glad you like Anna Karenina too; I've read extracts in Russian, and his prose is just delectable.

misschevalier said...

The Red Thread... I haven't read the novel, but the line quoted in your rant is enough to convince me that naming and shaming the purveyor of such cluminess would not be unfair...

meli said...

I wouldn't have guessed the title, I was distracted by the needle, and kept wondering why 'The Eye of the Needle' was more than two words... There's no harm in being honest when you don't like a book! He's a respected author, which I suppose is partly why the book's in your course. The line you quoted is pretty dreadful. I wonder if writing about it will make you hate it more, or discover some redeeming qualities. (Writing an essay on Tim Winton's 'The Riders' made me appreciate that book more, as I was able to pick out all the good bits.) Goodluck with getting everything finished - your trip sounds amazing.

acquisitionist said...

arukiyomi, thanks for the input. I will have to investigate...

siew, I think Miss C has given the title away. I'm not going to link the travel blog to this one but will give it out if anyone requests it. First I must think of a name though...

miss C, the aim of the game was not to name the book but nevermind! I think you've helped out a few inquisitive souls though. Hope you are well and I must see you before I go. Three weeks. Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh!

Eva, I want to explore other options but will stay with blogger if I can't find anything better. Also, I've been playing around with some blog names. Some are taken in blogspot but not in wordpress.

Meli, Bummer- I thought the picture was a good idea. Sorry about the confusion. I know he's respected but his writing just frustrates me - that line was just one I picked out by randomly opening at a page. I know what you mean about coming to appreciate something by exploring it a bit further in writing - it's happened to me too. Alas, I've been battling with The RT for awhile. I've done a checklist of things to organize before I go and it's an essay in itself!

Bybee said...

I'm going to go with your opinion on this novel and run right out and avoid it.

Please drop me a line when you get your travel blog sorted out.

Bookfool said...

Okay, run right out and avoid it has me laughing. I read a book called The Scarlet Thread, a while back. As to ranting, rant away. That's part of what blogging is about. It is definitely bizarre and frustrating that good novels are overlooked and bad ones are published. I did a negative review for Estella's Revenge, this month. I dragged my way through the book and honestly have to wonder how on earth it was published.

tanabata said...

I've only used Blogger so don't have any recommendations for you, but just wanted to say that I'm very much looking forward to hearing about all your travels. :)

acquisitionist said...

bybee, I also laughed at you running out to avoid the RT! That's dedicated active avoidance. It sucks that you'll lose Pablo's company! No wonder your feeling restless.

Bookfool, I will have to check out your review to steer clear of the book. Thanks for directing me to Estella's Revenge too - very cool site.

thanks tanabata. My probability radar is telling me that I'll stick with blogger owing to a fondness for the familiar. Will email you details when I get the site up and running.

meli said...

Me too, me too - I want to read about travels too!

acquisitionist said...

No worries meli, I've secured a little piece of cyberspace. will let you know when I begin my adventures!

Lotus Reads said...

We're going to Auschwitz in the summer, too, we can compare notes. I look forward to reading about the rest of your travels too, this is quite an adventure you're going on!