Overall Rating and Opinion of "Bluewater Walkabout"

Discuss the September 2017 Book of the Month, Bluewater Walkabout: Into Africa: Finding Healing Through Travel by Tina Dreffin.


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Re: Overall Rating and Opinion of "Bluewater Walkabout"

Post by thisisfinal213 » 05 Nov 2017, 08:07

I loved following the family as it traveled to various places in Africa and title of the book is interesting and curious. I have read the book and I enjoyed it too
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Post by BookEater213 » 05 Nov 2017, 08:19

I didn't get to it before the start and as it carried on, I enjoyed it and loved the book as well as review
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Post by thisisfinal213 » 05 Nov 2017, 08:22

even though some chapters dragged, but still I continued and enjoyed the book and one thing to say that review is great
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Post by HouseOfAtticus » 06 Nov 2017, 05:57

I felt it is an absolute 4. It gripped me from the very beginning.

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Post by thisisfinal213 » 08 Nov 2017, 03:00

especially inspired about the issue that she had to deal with and the way how she overcame of it and that is great
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Post by thisisfinal213 » 08 Nov 2017, 11:12

She drew me into her story, with engaging writing and her flare to show both the fun and the not so fun parts of adventure is really great expedition
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Post by Teddy Mugo » 10 Nov 2017, 06:09

This is quite an inspirational book. I rate it 4 stars

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Post by rferrol » 15 Nov 2017, 13:12

This is a discussion topic for the September 2017 Book of the Month, "Bluewater Walkabout: Into Africa: Finding Healing Through Travel" by Tina Dreffin.

Overall i think the book is a good read.

I'm attracted by the way the author develops the characters.

Certain chapters were dragged a bit, However still a good read

I will reccomend this book to my following. I rate this book four stars

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Post by Matt D Prinne » 30 Nov 2017, 07:55

I loved the book and rated it 3 out of 4 stars.

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Post by Zaydam » 30 Nov 2017, 11:21

:techie-reference: This is inspiring and interesting

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Post by TrixieB93 » 30 Nov 2017, 14:41

First of all, I want to say that this memoir is very well written. I picked it up because of the elephant on the front cover. I feel like the reader can feel as if he/she is part of these journies. I have often fantasized about traveling the globe on a small sailboat. Battling the great ocean, stopping all over to see the sights the world has to offer, going on an African Safari adventure. For me, these are just that, fantasies, but for author Tina Dreffin it's reality. She uses her memoir to tell the world of her real-life unique experiences of the journies she takes while simultaneously raising two boys with her husband and living on a boat (sometimes even with her sons' friends), crossing the sea to enticing new land. Dreffin gives her readers a look at parts of the world that not many of them will travel to see. Her book is not just full of attacking lions and angry elephants, but it is also very educational.
My favorite part of this book is the author sharing personal information and keeping things real for her readers. At times I would get caught up in the adventure but would be pulled back into reality, remembering this was not a work of fiction
A downfall to this book is the number and timing of her flashbacks. While interesting, they can occur too close together or happen with no indication it's a flashback. Also, I feel like she might have been pressed for time as the story just ends suddenly. Its almost as if there should be another book to follow.
I would rate this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who asks. I also think it would be a great gift for an avid reader.

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Post by DennisK » 15 Dec 2017, 11:21

I agree that flashbacks were a bit too involved – to the point where I began to wonder if we hadn't changed the topic of the book. Overall, though, I did enjoy the book, and I did come to enjoy the company of the author through her words. I don't feel compelled to beat a drum on the book's behalf, but I wouldn't discourage reading it either. I would give the book a 2 out of 4 stars (C … maybe a C+).

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Post by jsparkleflower » 08 Mar 2018, 20:46

I have not had the chance to read this book but after reading Several of the highly detailed posts I understand it is a story about a personal journey in Africa called a walkabout. This alone gives me interest in reading this story as it sounds very adventuresome. Excellent posts. Very detailed and helpful.

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Post by atonykamau » 13 Mar 2018, 07:40

Although book was educational it didn't meet my expectations. I didn't find the story interesting and also the flashbacks in the story made it really hard to follow how the plot of the story was going. The editing of the book also could have been better.

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