Good morning and happy Tuesday! I am back on the East Coast (at least this week), so I am hoping to get a few things caught up here around the blog. I had a day off yesterday (and boy, did I need it!), so I’m starting the blogging week off right with my Teaser.
This teaser comes from The Lost City of Z by David Gann. It’s about the search for El Dorado in the Amazon jungle. I love adventure stories like this, whether they are exploring the jungle or the polar ice caps or the some other wilderness. I don’t have the make-up for that sort of adventure, myself, but I love reading about it. One of the reasons you will never find me clambering through the rain forest is in this quote:
“In 1853, [Richard Francis] Burton, disguised as a Muslim pilgrim, had managed to sneak into Mecca. Four years later, in the race to find the source of the Nile, John Speke had gone nearly blind from an infection and almost deaf from stabbing a beetle that was boring into his ear canal.”
Now, that is not my idea of good first aid treatment! Still, I am perfectly willing to read about this sort of adventure – from the safety of my own living room.
What’s teasing YOU this week?