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deletedDec 13, 2023Liked by Rebecca Holden
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Another post that puts a grin on my face, as I imagine you and an imaginary Terry collaborating on this. And my goodness, the puzzle book itself... I can't imagine what it took to create such a series of puzzles! Well done!

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Golly. Maths-oriented puzzles would make me want to GET lost! Your dedication is pretty amazing.

I ask myself what sort of brain it would take to think up these sorts of things.

I noted Terry's reading/review advice and plan to give it a whirl. My question would be how to read/review an audiobook? I imagine he'll have a concise and well-thought out solution.

And thank you for the recommends - especially love the comic.

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Dec 2, 2023Liked by Rebecca Holden

Another wonderful post! Loved it, loved it, loved it. Two pounds well spent. Well done Terry too! (And with my mathematical brain, that last problem was delightfully easy. Thanks so much.)

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Thanks for the shoutout for my comic, Rebecca! Much appreciated! :D

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Wonderful post. My map anxiety has been normalized and I have learned good reading tips. What a cheerful read. Plus! Can't wait for Legends and Landmarks if I make it to England in future.

KLC in Canada

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Dec 2, 2023Liked by Rebecca Holden

Ok, first of all, I love maps.

However, I am directionally challenged so when driving around the areas close to where I live I inevitably turn the complete opposite of where I should turn. I am not sure why, but this is my experience living in New England where there are not many road areas that are in grids. And there are trees everywhere so you can’t always see the sun to help you tell direction (or clouds). I recently started using the compass in the car. I forgot that I had it, so that has slightly helped as long as I can figure out which direction my home is in.

Normally this would not be an issue, but often there are roads closed due to work on the road, or an accident or some other obstruction. And then I cannot take my normal route that I have memorized.

Oh, and now my phone has been set up by my daughter so that it always tells me how to get home. So perhaps I will be able to get home quicker than I usually do.

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Dec 2, 2023Liked by Rebecca Holden

This was delightful, combining Terry’s advice with a quirky puzzle book. I giggled the whole time. Thank you for this, Rebecca!

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I wish I had the determination, or maybe what's actually lacking is the belief that I could ever improve! Please do let us know how this exercise works out. I will try to remain open minded. The illustration of your inner compass made me laugh right out loud. Yep. I'm there!

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Oooh. I just subbed to Seasalt and Serpentine! I love how fluid their sketchers are! I like how you have the 'reading' section!

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Lucky this worked for you. One caveat: on a memoir or a novel never read the end first EVER! disagreements welcome.

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What a clever book. Where will you go first and will you take us with you? (In one of your fabulously written essays of course.)

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Oh, how I love this post! So many chuckles, so many things that relate, I LOVE "Rebecca's Inner Compass by Rebecca". I'm going through my 2nd read now, reading bits to Jim, both of us laughing.

Your first paragraph reminded me of a high school Physics class with a final exam word problem about a train moving at a certain mph heading west and another train moving at a different mph heading east and calculating which train would get to the destination first. My answer? "I don't know anyone on either train so I don't really care which train gets there first."

I'm so intrigued by the book I did a quick search to see if there's an equivalent for Texas or the US but, no, there isn't! (Jim's idea: he and I should write one, starting with New York City. How fun would that be? Also, Jim mail address is "map guy" in Chinese.)

I'm also going to give Terry's advice on deciding whether to read something or not and share it with Jim. Jim does a few those things already. Terry is so gifted!

Thanks, too, for other the Substack recommendations - I've checked them out. And thanks for being one of the brightest literary spots in my week. 😁⭐️

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Very flattered, Rebecca. Nice of you to thank me for all my help, but you did it yourself. Really interesting to see my patent-pending method applied to a completely different type of book! 😁

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Rebecca Holden

Great review! I will buy one. I love maps and I love puzzles, so, a perfect fit. Except for the ones requiring math/algebra. I'll save those for my number-nerdy son. We both read maps for hours as if we were reading books. Do you know if there are any Scotland maps in this book, Rebecca?

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I took a test recently which involved the exact "age of two people" type of question you mentioned. You gave me a little shudder with that haha!

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