Friday, September 21, 2018

50/50 Friday - Favorite Book Set Where You Live/Another Place

50/50 Friday is a meme hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reads and Laura @ Blue Eye Books. This fun themed meme focuses on the opposite sides of books (best/worst, differing opinions, etc). Every week a new topic will give bloggers the chance to showcase their answers.

This week's theme is Favorite Book Set Where You Live/Another Place. I know of no books set in the city where I currently live. However, I do live near San Francisco, California, so I'll chose that city as my home base.

Favorite Book Set Where You Live

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill by Mark Bittner
(click on above link to read my review)
I really enjoyed reading this nonfiction books about
wild parrots living in large groups in San Francisco.
Who would have guessed wild parrots could survive
living in the colder climates of San Francisco??

Favorite Book Set In Another Place

(click on above link to read my review)
Another nonfiction book, but this one is
set in Los Angeles. It's an excellent read,
but I didn't like the movie version of this
book at all.

Which books fall into your Favorite Book Set Where You Live/Another Place?


  1. I just got up and am not awake enough to chose two books. But we have wild parrots in our neighborhood too!

    1. Wow, wild parrots near you too?? That must be cool to see. Maybe even noisy too!?

  2. Wait wait there are wild parrots living in San Francisco?? I wish I knew about this two years ago when I went on a trip there!! I'll definitely have to check out that book :) Thanks for linking up!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. Yes, I know it's difficult to believe that that are wild parrots living in San Francisco!! My hubby and I have been wanting to see them in real life ever since we moved to SF's East Bay area a little over 4 years ago.

      It took several visits to SF before we actually saw the wild parks in a large group flying over head near the Ferry Market building and landing in a tree in a nearby park!! They were loud too!! We were able to hangout in the park and watch them for awhile before they flew away.

      P. S. There is a documentary about The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill by Mark Bittner, which is how we first learned about the wild parrots in SF.

  3. Too bad you didn't enjoy the movie version of The Soloist! Super cool about the wild parrots... and even better that you got to see them for yourself! A super fun thing to look out for a trip to SF!

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