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Ciclovía Sundays

Colombia has a rich cycling culture.  I have known this for years since watching Café de Colombia rider, Lucho Herrera, wear the polka-dot jersey in the mid- to late-80s while battling Lemond up the Alpe d’Huez. 494 more words

The Arrival

Shaun Tan’s "The Arrival" | TBL Pt. 2

Author: Shaun Tan
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books; English Language edition, 2007
ISBN 13: 978-0439895293
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Rating: –

Review by LIGHTLIT

One of my favorite books of all time has to be Shaun Tan’s… 713 more words


Climbing Los Patios

I just returned from my first real ride this morning.  Today I took advantage of the holiday and went out to explore the climb I’ve been thinking about since learning we’d be moving here.   391 more words

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Battle of Boyacá

Today, August 7, is a national holiday in Colombia commemorating the Battle of Boyacá in 1819. Then known as New Granada, Colombia acquired its definitive independence from the Spanish Monarchy as a result of this battle. 34 more words

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Where to start with graphic novels

I’ve only been reading graphic novels for a couple of years. Before, it was partly that I didn’t ‘get’ them as I thought it was all superhero-type comics, but also that it’s hard to know where to start. 1,104 more words


Top 5 July Reads

I’m going to try and do a wrap up of sorts post  at the end of the each  month.However, instead of listing all the books I read this month, I will share my top 5 favorites, and I’ll link their  reviews in case you’re interested. 488 more words


Book Thoughts: The Arrival

The Arrival by Shaun Tan is the most beautiful graphic novel that I’ve ever seen. It contains beautiful stunning pictures that speak for themselves which is a good thing because The Arrival contains no words. 443 more words