free book : Travels with Vamper by George Critchlow

free book : Travels with Vamper by George Critchlow

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free book Giveaway : Travels with Vamper:  A Graybeard’s Journey

by George Critchlow

Giving away:

  • 5 eBooks for Reviews (0 given, 5 remaining)
  • 3 paperbacks raffle – free to enter [6 requesting]

– ends 7 March 2018

Genre:

Travel / Memoir

Blurb:

In the course of a two-month solo road trip through the West, the Bible Belt, and Missouri River Country during the 2016 presidential election, Critchlow reflects on race, politics, religion, war, and retirement. He weaves together legal tales, personal anecdotes, people, places, and past experiences to explore the competing narratives that divide America today. He also offers perspective on what retirement means for a generation of baby boomers.

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Free Book : Kids, Camels, & Cairo by Jill Dobbe

Free Book : Kids, Camels, & Cairo by Jill Dobbe

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  • Free Book : Kids, Camels, & Cairo

by Jill Dobbe

Giving away:

  • 20 free kindle book s for Reviewers only (3 given, 17 left)
  • 2 Paperbacks Raffle (free to enter) [13 requesting]

– Ends 30th Jan 2018

Genre:

Memoir, Travel

Blurb:

My eyes popped open the second I heard the call to prayer resound through the air. At 7:00 A.M., I walked out onto a rare quiet Cairo street and waited for the school van to pick me up. Climbing onto the van, I found a seat alongside the foreign and Muslim teachers, where I was only one of a few women not wearing hijab. It was Sunday morning, the start of another Islamic week of trying to discipline rich and apathetic students.

Traveling across the globe to work in an international school in Cairo, Egypt, was not exactly the glamorous lifestyle I thought it would be. I cherished my travels to the Red Sea, delighted in visiting the Pyramids, and appreciated the natural wonders of the Nile River. However, I also spent days without electricity or internet, was leered at by rude Egyptian men, breathed in Cairo’s cancerous black smog, and coaxed school work from students.

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KIDS, CAMELS, & CAIRO is a lighthearted read about my personal experiences as an educator abroad. Whether you’re an educator, a traveler, or just a curious reader, you will be astounded at this honest and riveting account of learning to live in an Islamic society, while confronting the frustrating challenges of being an educator in a Muslim school.

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Book Review – Illegal by John Dennehy

Book Review – Illegal by John Dennehy

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Illegal

by John Dennehy

I must admit that when I saw “Illegal” in its crowd-funding days on an American crowdfunding platform which I don’t want to mention by name, I never made much of it. See, I’m not big on memoirs. After I’ve learned that this American Crowdfunding Publishing firm had deicded to give “Illega”l the boot (in a very non-affable manner) I’ve decided to give it a chance. And boy am I glad that I did!

John Dennehy recalls from memory and scribbles, the account of his life in Ecuador as an “Illegal gringo”, during days in which the country have seen turmoil and citizen unrest, coup d’etat and more. He has been living in the heart of it all, a privilege kid from the states, who decided (post 9/11 and the growing nationalism Iraq war) to start a clean slate.

John teaches English in a few Ecuadorian institutes, falls in love with the beautiful Lucia, and become one of the locals in the city of Latacunga, a relatively unknown and un-touristical place.

The writing is virgin, if not naive, which makes this novel so endearing. John account of events is interesting, in a way which will hold you by the collar and literally would not let you drop the book (or Kindle Device). The author emphasizes throughout the novel the difference between reality as he sees it and common perceptions in the US, by publishing the State Department’s travel warnings in regards to countries such as Ecuador and Colombia. We also grow with him, and see how he evovles and get disillusioned with the romance of revolution, connecting the sites in the end of his story to the same nationalism he had fled from, in the states.

A must read for anyone with an open mind, for travel lovers, for “mochileros”, and for even for fiction lovers like myself! 5 stars without any doubt.

 

 
Free Book – Illegal by John Dennehy

Free Book – Illegal by John Dennehy

Free Book – Illegal by John Dennehy

Giving away:

  • 10 eBooks for Review only (ENDED)
  • 1 paperback giveaway

ENDED

Genre:

memoir, biography, travel

 

Blurb:

Illegal tells the true story of love and deception, revolutions and deportations as it chronicles the escapades and the trials of John Dennehy. Naïve New Yorker, Dennehy refuses to be part of the feverish nationalism of post 9/11 America. His search for hope in the midst of choicelessness takes him to Ecuador, where he falls in love with firebrand Lucia, who perfects his broken Spanish and they find solidarity in the brewing social revolution. Dennehy is deported but he has found something worth fighting for. This pulsating story of violent protests, illegal border crossings and loss of innocence raises questions about the futility of borders and irresistible power of nationalism.

 

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