Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fifteenth hour (2:00-3:00 a.m. EDT) ~ REPORT

This report is totally unlike the previous ones because I spent most of this hour researching South Africa and, specifically, Cape Town. I first published my response to Dewey's 15th hour mini-challenge in the post below.

I have also added a gorgeous header to Bonnie’s Books showing a panorama of Cape Town as seen from Table Mountain, which towers 1,086 metres (3,563 feet) over the city. Look at the top of this page. See it up there?


Here were Dewey's instructions for the mini-challenge:
Where is your current book set? If it’s a real place, go to wikipedia and find five interesting facts about the place and post about it in your blog.
Forgive Me is set in Cape Town, South Africa, during the time of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee meetings. Here are five interesting facts about South Africa:
(1) Cape Town is home to Table Mountain. The highest point on Table Mountain is 1,086 metres (3,563 feet) above sea level. This photo (click photo to enlarge it) fits in a post, but see my latest header of Bonnie's Books (above) to see the town from atop the mountain.
(2) Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa; it was the largest city in South Africa until the growth of Johannesburg.
(3) According to the South African National Census of 2001, the population of Cape Town is 2,893,251 people.
(4) Wikipedia had this photo of Bo-Kaap, an area of Cape Town where the characters happen to be as I've been reading the last few pages.
(5) Read what Absolute Vanilla, a South African, wrote this month about the violence and lack of logic in her country.

18 comments:

Stephanie said...

Way to go Bonnie!! I can't belive you are still going strong!

Felicia J. said...

Very cool! I skipped that challenge because my book is set in England, which most people know something about, and my brain is too fuzzy to do any sort of research!

Eva said...

how interesting! one of the books I read earlier-Girl, 13-profiled a girl from Capetown. :)

Samantha said...

Looks nice, sunny and all that. Gives of a bit of a holiday ambiance. Great going on your reading!

Nymeth said...

Those are some gorgeous pictures!

Myrthe said...

The pictures are great, Bonnie! I'd love to visit South Africa one day.

Erin said...

Beautiful photos!

EKSwitaj said...

Gorgeous skies in those photographs.

debnance said...

I like how you bravely gave up on some books! Good for you!

raych said...

That header is gorgeous!!

Jennie said...

Such great photos that you found! Keep up the good work!

Amy said...

well done. I would like to go to South Africa one day.

Aoi Sakura said...

Those are very interesting facts! I'm glad I'm not the only one still reading :)

I didn't do this one because my book is set in the Western US (specifically a desert), and EVERYONE knows something about that.

Sean said...

Very informative; keep on truckin'!

Marg said...

Capetown is one of those places I would love to go in the world one day! So beautiful.

And you are doing so well to still be awake and reading! I had to go and have a lay down - of course it was a Sunday afternoon nap, and I am not in the readerthon but still!

wordlily said...

You're still going! Africa is so interesting to me, and South Africa's history seems so unique.

I skipped that challenge, since I'm reading Harry Potter at the moment, and it seemed like everyone would know all the tidbits I happened to squeeze from Wikipedia or the text.

Way to go, reader of the hour! :)

Brenda said...

What wonderful photos in your blog!

Dewey said...

Beautiful pictures! This seems like the sort of mini-challenge you enjoy most, am I right? :)