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My #BookBeginnings #book choice with @giliondumas & my #Friday56 w/ #Instagram56 @fredasphotos #amreading #BeyondTheMap by #AlistairBonnett Unruly Enclaves. Ghostly Places. Emerging Lands and Our Search for New Utopias. ❤ Read it? What did you think?👍or👎#bookfeaturepage📚❤#F4F #nonfiction #bookstagram #bookalicous #booklovers #page56 #bookaddict #bookcover #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #abookaday #bookspines #Friday #TGIF! #bookphotography #bibliophile #bookchat #bookishlove #Goodreads
BEYOND THE MAP
by #AlistairBonnett Unruly Enclaves. Ghostly Places. Emerging Lands and Our Search for New Utopias. ❤
With Gilion Dumas of RoseCityReader @GilionDumas
Friday 56: (Instagram Post)
With Fredasvoice @fredalicious and on Instagram as @fredasphotos #Friday56
Hopefully, above, you can actually see my Instagram pictures! On Instagram you have to swipe to see all the pictures, since I clumped together both my Book Beginnings and Friday56 posts.
Just in case you can’t see beyond the first photo, here’s the Friday 56 sentence below:
My First Thoughts:
This is actually a lot more interesting than I thought it might be. It consists of 39 short stories about the author’s travels around different parts of the world to places that are often uncharted, forgotten, or lost. Actually, there are quite bizarre and spooky stories, too. I’m thoroughly enjoying it!
Beyond the Map: Unruly enclaves, ghostly places, emerging lands and our search for new utopias
Geography is getting stranger. Out there fleets of new islands are under construction and eye-wateringly insane micro-nations are struggling into the light; unseen rivers are tumbling under sleeping cites and once secret fantasy-gardens are cracking open their doors. As groups like Islamic State fabricate proto-states whose boundaries ebb and flow with each passing day, it certainly feels as if all the old maps are being frantically scribbled over or torn up.
Alaistair Bonnet presents the stories of 43 of these extraordinary places, all of which will challenge the very concept of place. The ever more unruly maps of human and physical geography can seem overwhelming. Perhaps that’s why little places, the small secrets, the hidden surprises, have become so important. Alastair will set out on a journey across the world in search of a diverse range of modern utopias, from the Dubai Shopping Mall to the Findhorn eco-community in Scotland and Cybertopias such as Second Life.
Beyond the Map takes you to the world’s unruly places, the zones unmarked on any official map that are multiplying and changing fast and asks us to reexamine what the borders of state, place, home mean in today’s world.
I can’t wait to find out!
Have a great weekend full of reading. Hope you’ve got lots of things lined up that you are looking forward to.
P.S. Don’t forget, if you’ve already reviewed this – you can always send a pingback to this post and I’ll pop by and visit you!
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17 thoughts on “#TGIF! #Friday56: Beyond The Map y Alistair Bonnett w/ #Instagram56 & #bookbeginnings with @GilionDumas @fredalicious #FollowFriday #FridayFeeling!”
This book catches my attention because my undergraduate college major was Geography. It sounds fascinating. This week I am featuring No Place Like You by Emma Douglas. Happy reading!
It’s lovely I’m discovering other Geography loving book bloggers 🙂
I am fascinated by Geography, and love looking at maps and seeing how familiar places are no longer so familiar, nor are the names of those places.
Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THE UNEXPECTED MOTHER”
That’s great, I love Geography, too! Oh, the Unexpected Mother sounds intriguing!
Very attention catching lines at page 56. Short stories about varied places are a good way to get more info out to readers.
My first line comes from a book on my TBR list by Lynda Wilcox. Strictly Murder is the first book in the Verity Long Mystery series.
Yes, it’s actually a really interesting read!
Oh, your choice sounds great, I will pop over and visit you. Thank you for your comment, it’s lovely to meet you. 🙂
You too. Hope you like it 😄
Thank you !
I like the beginning. It sounds like a fast-paced read! Happy weekend! x
Happy Friday! x
Ooh. This sounds interesting. And I love to travel through reading.
I am interested in it now! I love some travel stories! Glad you’re enjoying it!
Here’s my Friday Post
Thank you!! So glad to hear it 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!!
Although not my usual type of read, this does sound really good! I love the premise, and am curious about the various places he visited and wrote about here. Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great weekend!
You’re welcome! Glad to hear it’s piqued your interest 😀
This sounds super interesting! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have an awesome weekend! 🙂
Thank you Ashley! 😀