The Where are YOU from? Challenge

Part of our project is to learn about people, books, libraries and reading all over the world. Help us learn, tell us about life in your corner of the world --tell us a story, we sure love stories!


Tell The Sisters (and our readers) a little about where you are from, tell us a highlight, a favorite spot, share a little bit of treasure --even just the name of the town!

24 comments:

  1. The Four of Us live somewhere in the woods between Interlochen and Beulah, Michigan. Surrounding us are hundreds of bodies of water, lakes, streams, rivers --water everywhere! We are just 20 minutes from Lake Michigan.

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  2. I live in the city of Detroit, Michigan -- not in a suburb, in the city. Where I live does not resemble a bombed out area. My neighbors watch out for me and I for them. Our streets are tree-lined and especially lovely in the spring and fall. Summer brings us out for walks and talks on sidewalks and front porches and back yards. In the winter my neighbors clear my sidewalks and driveway so that I can move around freely. There's always a lot going on in a city - sports and cultural events and interesting places to eat. Or you can just stay home and read! Of course there are bad things in a city too, but you can always hear about them on the radio or TV or read about them in the newspapers and magazines. Those are not the things I need to speak about.

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  3. I live is the sweet little city of Frankfort, Michigan, blocks away from the hospital I was born in. And even closer to the shores of Lake Michigan (I can see Betsie Bay from my art room!) A Benzie County native, I did travel to and from California (living in Kern County amidst the tumbleweeds & oil derricks of the Mojave Desert) as a child, and then move away to attend college. Almost four years ago, I returned to my native land and found the truest north so far! I enjoy exploring new places whether a hiking trail or a new city, village, or seaside town.

    I especially enjoy the many destinations I have traveled while reading favorite books!

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  4. I live in the miniscule Appalachian foothills of Huntsville, 'way up north in Alabama. It's been home for thirty-five years, but my roots are in Texas. One never gets over being from Texas. I love to read and at times devour several books a week and at other times, do not get time to read even one a week. But books always are there waiting for me, to take me to some splendid place I could not have imagined!

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  5. Marsha3:25 PM

    This project is do much fun! We used to live in Michigan, but now we live in California way up in the north!

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  6. Anonymous7:00 PM

    We just met the "four of you" when we bought your camper. We are from Manistee, MI. I, the mother of my brood, am also a lover of books. I will be telling my brood about your website and am hoping I can get you some hits from as far away as Afghanistan!

    Sarah

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  7. My name is Chrissy. I am Sarah's Daughter. I love the little bit of your story my mother told me. I currently reside in Mount Pleasant, MI (this is where I graduated from college), but am applying for the PeaceCorps and am hoping to move to Africa in February for two years. Good luck with everything!

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  8. Hi! My name is Tanya and I am also Sarah's Daughter. I currently live in Boston MA, but just moved here from San Antonio Texas. Although I have also lived NYC for 5 years and then born and raised in Michigan.

    I think this project is great! I wish that when I was home schooled the internet would have been as advanced. School would have been cool :) Best of luck!

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  9. Rebekah Nuyen12:31 AM

    My name is Rebekah, yet again, I am one of Sarah's daughters. I am the one that lives in California and is in the Marine Corps. We live down by San Diego. I am married to a wonderful husband who is currently deployed in Afghanistan, who is trying to get on here as well! We have a wonderful little 10 month old baby girl who is a blessing! Rob also has twin 6 year olds that are amazing. My husband has been in the Corps 12 years and I have been in just over 2! I am a lover of books as well! I get that from my mom! I hope you all have a great time with this project! We were home schooled a long long time ago!

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  10. I was born and grew up in Empire, Michigan. My dad's people came from Bohemia, near Prague, on a ship to New York, and then traveled as far as Chicago. After they lived there for a few days, they decided Chicago was "too dirty", and, along with a couple of other Bohemian families, sailed by boat up the coast of Lake Michigan until they got to what is now Good Harbor Bay.
    There they stayed, and called their settlement "North Unity". There is a creek there, called "Shalda's Creek", which runs along "Shalda's Corners", which were named after my ancestors.
    I have three grown sons, all of whom were home schooled, too! I live outside of Honor, with my husband, Chad.
    I think you are amazing family!!

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  11. Salut!

    I am from the mitten. I love the mitten- mostly because I love the lakes, the rivers, the streams, the music and the people. In my childhood, I would go two places to be alone: 1. Frankfort Beach on Lake MI or 2. into a book. I have been following this wonderful project for a while and am inspired to read more and share more. I have traveled (and will travel more) to many places in my short life: France, Italy, Mexico, California, the Keweenaw Peninsula....and one thing that can connect all the places I have been is that I read while going there, while there, and while coming back. I can associate a book with almost every single place I have been. That is neat. I look forward to finding new books and meeting new people.

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  12. We are currently in beautiful Northern Michigan, just outside Traverse City. We've lived several places in Michigan as well as Oregon. We love nature, animals and books--reading and writing them. Our name came from a comical story created this summer.

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  13. Emme and Jack12:57 PM

    We are from California. We love to read too and we want to learn more too about the world!

    We follow along and love reading what the two sisters think of things, there are two sisters in our family too.

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  14. shirley1:52 PM

    Former northern michigan Benzie county resident...a wonderful place to live but now live in southern Indiana..bloomington not a bad place to be but but the water is cloudy and warm! Love to read and belong to a book club.

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  15. Smack dab in the middle of Interlochen, Michigan. Fighter for the Librarian cause (though not one myself)and advocate of all things book.

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  16. Hi! I am from Toluca, the capital of the richest, most populated and most industrialized state in Mexico, it is also the highest city in the country, which means it is never too cold or too hot, none has central heating or air conditioning in their homes. I liked grewing up there, it used to be a small city located in a valley surrounded by mountains and the thirth highest volcano (in Mexico) that was covered on top with snow every year. Most families knew each other, but it also started to feel sort of small as a became older, I dreamed about knowing other places, visiting other countries and most of all, meeting different people. Since then I have visited 23 countries (some several times) and lived in four of them, I loved them all and I hope to be able to continue traveling and enriching my life with all sort of unprobable experiences and getting to know wonderful people such as you. Traveling is a marvelous way of learning, but everything started with a book, when I was little I read "The wonderful Adventures of Nils" (orig. Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige) by the Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf, it really made my mind travel and I never wanted to stop after that :).

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  17. I'm from the east coast of Australia - about as far east as you can go without falling into the Pacific Ocean. I write at The Book Chook (www.thebookchook.com). Is that a clue to how I feel about reading and great books? Love your project!

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  18. I'm also from the east coast of Australia and have visited the most easterly point, but live a bit further north of it in Brisbane. My town is pretty average, no real landmarks to speak of, making it really hard to know what to show visitors. My favourite home town authors are nick earls, Andrew mcgahan & bill condon.

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  19. Hi - I am the secondary librarian at Tashkent International School in Uzbekistan. I am of course deliriously in love with books and my job (and I'm so conscious of how fortunate that makes me). Last year I spent time in London, Cornwall, Seattle, New Orleans, the Dominican Republic, and New York City - and of course visited book stores in each place. I love your site - thank you so much for doing it.

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  20. Anonymous2:49 PM

    I'm from Tucson, AZ. I'm a middle school librarian who mostly follows you on facebook. Loved your new years resolutions.

    http://class.vail.k12.az.us/koenigm

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  21. i am a proud resident of New York City's hippest borough, Brooklyn. Lots of writers, readers, bookstores , other small ma & pa shops and we aim to keep it that way! Born & raised in Washington DC, I've been living in The City for forty years. Love your blog.

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  22. Anonymous3:40 PM

    I live in a small hamlet in the northwest of Norway. I have read books all my life (since age 1,5)and will most likely continue reading the rest of my life too. :)

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  23. The Friend10:41 AM

    Hello! I live in beautiful snowy Michigan. The state that is perfect for sking, sleading, cooking and of course reading! Though I've moved around alot in my thirteen years, I have always come back to the best friends, food and environment I know. I <3 MI!!!

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  24. I live in California, right above San Francisco! It never snows, but it rains instead. There is a beach nearby, and if we wanted to go skiing we could drive to Tahoe. There is always so much to do!

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