Reading All Around the World

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I spend so much time in the 19th and early 20th centuries (oh for a time machine that would take me to the Chicago of 1893, late spring or early summer and to the World’s Fair!), that when I saw this challenge I thought it would be a good way to read more contemporary books.

Hosted by Jean of Howling Frog Books, the gist of the challenge is either to read a book from all 200 countries of the world or from a smaller list of countries of your choice. This is not a challenge to be done in a year and I will take my time, probably one book a month for several years. For more information and to sign up go here.

I am not going to make a list in advance and the minimum is 50. Let’s see how I do!

  1. Antarctica-Penguins and Golden Calves, Madeleine L’Engle
  2. Ireland-The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue
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8 thoughts on “Reading All Around the World

  1. I take it your Antarctic read will be nonfiction! 🙂 Best of luck to you. I’m hoping to link this with my regular reading in the middle east and Europe, plus my “Discovery of Asia” theme I’m doing this year.

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    1. “I take it your Antarctic read will be nonfiction! 🙂”

      haha!! I guess so lol

      Madeleine L’Engle wrote about her trip there toward the end of her life, so I hope that qualifies.

      Sounds like you’ve got this all covered!

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    1. That’s because, except for one book on Antarctica, I can’t think of any current books I have on my shelves from other countries! And because I read so many older classics as a matter of personal taste, I have decided that for this challenge I am going to read more contemporary titles. It will be so good for me! But very out of my element 🙂

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