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Infinite Country by Patricia Engel | Thoughts

   Published : 2021   ||    Format : print   ||    Location : Colombia ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆   What was it about the country that kept everyone hostage to its fantasy? The previous month, on its own soil, an American man went to his job at a plant and gunned down fourteen coworkers, and last spring alone there were four different school shootings. A nation at war with itself, yet people still spoke of it as some kind of paradise.. Thoughts : Infinite Country follows two characters - young Talia, who at the beginning of this book, escapes a girl’s reform school in North Colombia so that she can make her previously booked flight to the US. Before she can do that, she needs to travel many miles to reach her father and get her ticket to the rest of her family. As we follow Talia’s treacherous journey south, we learn about how she ended up in the reform school in the first place and why half her family resides in the US. Infinite Country tells the story of her family through the other protagonist, El

What's in a Name? 3 Challenge (2010)

This is going to be a fun challenge to do. Since it will be interesting to see how I can fit a title into a challenge or vice versa. This is being hosted by Beth F at What's in a Name? 3 Challenge. The categories are:

1. A book with a food in the title
Chocolat by Joanne Harris

2. A book with a body of water in the title
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

3. A book with a title (queen, president) in the title
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

4. A book with a plant in the title
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

5. A book with a place name (city, country) in the title
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

6. A book with a music term in the title
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

Challenge Guidelines:
1. Books may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
2. Books may overlap other challenges.
3. Books may not overlap categories; you need a different book for each category.
4. Creativity for matching the categories is allowed.
5. You do not have to make a list of books before hand.
6. You do not have to read through the categories in any particular order.
7. There will be a single prize at the end of the challenge. Readers who complete the challenge and write up a wrap-up post (or wrap-up comment) are eligible.

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Update (Jan 22, 2011): Abandoned this challenge.