Read Watch Play 2013 – June : Faraway

What do you think of when you read far far away?  Does it take you back to reading fairy stories or does it make you think of other stories/histories which take place far far away?  Are Westerns #faraway reading or watching for you?

Does it make you think of travel to places #faraway?  Or of science fiction, space travel and exploration?  Or is it of fantasy with creatures and ideas from #faraway?

What places seem #faraway to you? They may be countries or worlds away, or only a few blocks, suburbs or towns away? Late last year I was reading The Marsh Arabs by Wilfred Thesiger – Thesiger was a Laurence of Arabia type who spent a lot of time in the late 40s and early 50s living among the Marsh Arabs in Iraq. His fascinating account of a disappearing world took me faraway in TIME and PLACE. The photo here is of one of the stunningly beautiful meeting houses they built entirely out of reeds on floating islands.

How do you connect to people #faraway?  The twitter reading group is a great way to connect with people #farway as you can discuss your reading, watching, playing with people anywhere in the world, simply by using #faraway (or the different tags for each month).

What children’s books take you #faraway?  There are lots of amazing graphic novels to take you #faraway?

While you are reading, playing or watching for #faraway, you might like to tweet about it using #faraway so that other people can have a conversation with you.

There will be a live twitter discussion on Tuesday 25 June starting at 8pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.  Use the tags #faraway and #rwpchat as you discuss the reading, watching playing that is your experience of faraway, so others can join in the conversation too.

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