Kiwis Might Fly
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This book is about Polly Evans's travells in (you've guessed it by the title) New Zealand. Just weeks after passing her test, she rode from Auckland's glitzy Viaduct Basin to the vineyards of Hawkes Bay and on to the Southern Alps. In this book Polly Evans reaches some unexpected conclusions about the Newzealand man and finds that evolution has taken an unlikely twist.
I thorougly enjoyed this book and can highly recommend Polly Evan's style of writing. This is the first book I have read by Polly Evans and the reason I wanted to do so was to find out more about New Zealand. I have never been there before but it is a country I would very much like to visit. I hope eveyone else who reads this book enjoys it as much as me.
Passed to Hellie as requested. Hope you enjoy it hun.
Hi - well you got me sussed on this one - you know I adore travel books, especially to read when travelling. I will do just that and release this in the US of A!!
Hellie came to visit us in Colorado Springs! We had a fun mini-meeting to celebrate, and she passed this book along to me. I haven't been to New Zealand, but I would love to visit it someday.
Thank you, Hellie, for meeting with us on your travels through the U.S.!
I enjoyed this book. Now I want to go to New Zealand! I especially liked the way Evans described the scenery and the people of New Zealand. However, at times I felt Evans was overstretching her theme of the search for "real Kiwi blokes."
Journal Entry 6
CasualReader's Book Relay site in n/a, Bookrelay -- Controlled Releases on Monday, September 25, 2006
Released 15 yrs ago (9/25/2006 UTC) at CasualReader's Book Relay site in n/a, Bookrelay -- Controlled Releases
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This book is headed for Japan! I will mail it to totoroandmei as part of the "Travelogs" relay. Enjoy!
Arrived in the mail. Thanks for sharing!
Enjoyed it a lot. It brought up tons of memories of traveling in New Zealand and I found myself agreeing with the author a lot. I especially liked (page 165):
"I spent the next morning making myself look marginally less feral. My standards, shamefully, had dropped during my weeks on the road. It's a peculiar side effect of travel. For the first few days, I look and behave quite normally. After that, my hair starts out at funny angles and my clothes aren’t quite as fresh as they might be – and this creates some concerns. This is not the bad bit though – at least for now I still care about looking a mess. The next stage is the descent of this woman is when I stop worrying that I might smell on the basis that I am far from home and unlikely to mete anyone I know. Trips to the laundry become less frequent at this point. But it is still not the very bottom of the cycle…”
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RABCK in By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Released 15 yrs ago (11/29/2006 UTC) at RABCK in By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases
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Sending to Chaichan
. Enjoy Bookcrossing. Hope you find this book natsukashii like I did!
Thank you totoroandmei for sending along this book. I'm sure it's going to bring back many amazing memories of New Zealand. And reading about a woman motorcycling around that country makes me remember my own fantasy of spending a summer as a "rider" in Japan. Maybe someday... if I learn how to ride a motorcycle.
You were right, totoroandmei, natsukashii...! Reading the book did bring back a lot of memories of driving across and around New Zealand. Makes me appreciate having had four wheels instead of the author's two.