THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!
Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.
EARLY BIRDS & SLOWPOKES: This weekly post goes up Thursday evening for those who like to get their posts up and linked early on. But feel free to add a link all week.
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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.
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Maps have a strong hold on people's imaginations. When presented with a map, most people take it as authority -- this is what's in this place.-- Portlandness: A Cultural Atlas by David Banis and Hunter Shobe, published by Sasquatch Books.
This book of "new cartography" includes 150 infographic maps of Portland and explores the "culturalness" of the city, including it quirky side, like city chickens, wild coyote encounters, fests and paloozas, strip clubs, food-truck trends, and (of course) coffee and beer. It is a great mix of cartography, sociology, and graphic design.
Authors David Banis and Hunter Shobe both work as geographers at Portland State University, studying how people connect to places and environments and how cartographers can tell stories with maps.
Here is the review from The Oregonian. Definitely a good Christmas present idea for the wonkier friends and Portland lovers on your gift list.