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more miles than money

My review for realtravel has finally been written! Here it is:

More Miles Than Money – Journeys through American music

Gareth Cartwright’s exposing, almost spiritual journey through the land of the free in search of honest, good American music is an insightful novel that will leave you feeling as if you were tucked away in his backpack.

On his grand tour to find the soul of America, he encounters many interesting characters that liven up what could have become a bildungsroman unrelated to most of us.

Cartwright’s incredible eye for detail can transport you to a dreary Greyhound bus station in Las Vegas, or to the slums of LA, alive with crystal meth.  It is his energy and ease of description that will engage the avid traveller and the serious music lover alike.

This is a road trip that everyone should take in their lifetime and with Cartwright by your side, not even money can prevent you.


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Oh dear. It is catching again. I am back into my computer and social networking.  Having been away travelling for 4 months, I lost the desire to tweet and to blog – the outdoors seemed way more appealing.  This is what can happen when you are in a tiny, hot and sweaty internet cafe (consisting of two computers) in Indonesia aimlessly trying to upload photos to Facebook to reassure your mother that no, you weren’t in the Ritz-Carlton at the time of the Jakarta bombings.  As if, I was in a hotel of much grander status: A delight..

But, anyway I digress…the point I was trying to make was that I want to blog. I want to blog about everything, when I should be doing a million other things.

One of those things is a writing a book review for RealTravel.  I am supposed to have read and written a review for More Miles Than Money written by Garth Cartwright.  I am four chapters in. The deadline is Monday.  I am having vivid memories of first year when I used to write an essay on Dickens based primarily, on the first 67 pages…

I am a quick reader, but not even I think I can do this.  The problem being, is that I have to run 13 miles tomorrow as I am running the Cardiff Half Marathon.  Something tells me I won’t finish the race if I have to read while running…

The second problem is this blog.  Ever since I started it I want to write on it but at the expense of everything else…I am already 3 days late with 3 ideas…Jan Moir is going to escape because I am writing a blog post about writing blog posts while listening to my cat snore.

Ah my old friend procrastination – I had 3 hours to work today.  Now I have 1…

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