Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Making up for Monday: the Perfect Novel

Rules of the game: Each week there will be a book-related theme or game, or something fun to do that week. And you can play along! All you have to do is find the question for that week, go to your own blog, write a post that day based on that question, and link your post to ours, using the link-up tool at the bottom of the original post.

Lately, because of the increasing amount of work that I have been presented with, I had no time to read! I feel sad and incredibly guilty about it, and I express my apologies to all the authors waiting for a review from me, but I just have to let things sort out by themselves (and by that, I mean I will have to keep working on the other projects - that pay the bills - and postpone reading and reviewing until sunnier days show up at the horizon).

In the meantime, I thought I'd do something different: this game, for example.

The question for the week is "If you could or are writing a book, what would you want it to be about?"

Well, I've had this idea in my head for a while: that I should write a book about how living in Morocco is for a foreigner. Most of you out there know Morocco from a touristic point of view: the palm trees, the beaches, the surfing, the Sahara, the camels, the snakes in Marrakech... and that's about it, right? Maybe some of you that are more nature-oriented know about the cannabis cultures in the mountains. Perhaps you know that Morocco has a king who pretty much does whatever His Majesty wishes around here (unlike the UK, his is not an honorific title), and who can even put me in prison tomorrow if he thinks that I was sarcastic in this sentence. 
Tangier, Morocco
There is so much more to Morocco than the above-mentioned stuff! In the three years that I've been living here, I took it all in, the good and the bad. And the worse. 

I'm not sure what shape this book will take, but I can tell you one thing: it won't be a travel guide. 
Barbary macaque - Ifrane National Park, Morocco
That's my answer to this week's question, folks! I'd be happy to know your answers, so don't be shy: leave a comment. (C'mon, we all know that we dream of being writers!)

(Note: Photos taken by me - all rights reserved.)

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