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message 1: by Rachel Skye, Founder (last edited Aug 01, 2011 05:49PM) (new)

Rachel Skye (skyee) | 1686 comments Mod
For this challenge, challenge yourself to choose book from around the world. Pick different counties as a "visit" and read a book from that country you have chosen.

Your trip can consist of countries all off the same continent, or you can bounce around the world like a traveler!

Rules:
Choose a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 books from different countries .
Post your "trip" here on this feed.
MUST be from a different country.

Duration:
August 1st through December 31st 2011

Example
France: _______
Italy: ______
Russia: ________
Iceland: _________


message 2: by Rachel Skye, Founder (last edited Sep 22, 2011 01:05PM) (new)

Rachel Skye (skyee) | 1686 comments Mod
Participants


Liberty
Petra
KatyO
Diana
Chris Ann
Ananda
Catherine
Karen
Faith
Michele


Karen Michele (Klibrary) Is there an ending date for this one?


Petra | 166 comments Does the book have to be set in the country or can it be by an author born in the country? Can we mix& match setting & author on our trip or do we choose either all settings or all authors?


message 5: by Rachel Skye, Founder (new)

Rachel Skye (skyee) | 1686 comments Mod
Karen GHHS wrote: "Is there an ending date for this one?"


The ending is up to you. You pick the amount of books you want as the "trip"


message 6: by Rachel Skye, Founder (new)

Rachel Skye (skyee) | 1686 comments Mod
Petra wrote: "Does the book have to be set in the country or can it be by an author born in the country? Can we mix& match setting & author on our trip or do we choose either all settings or all authors?"

I would say based out of the country. Authors from that country


Liberty Abbott-Sylvester (abbsyl) I'll participate...not sure how well I'll do!


Petra | 166 comments I'll participate, too. I think I'll try for 10 Countries and do this Challenge until the end of the year. I'll post a list of my countries in the next day or two.


message 9: by Rachel Skye, Founder (new)

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Okay awesome Petra!


KatyO I´ll participate too...and I guess I´ll try 10 countries... but I still wanna think about which ones ;-)


message 11: by Rachel Skye, Founder (new)

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Okayy! Awesome


message 12: by KatyO (last edited Aug 01, 2011 02:28PM) (new)

KatyO 0/10 finished

Italy: Va' dove ti porta il cuore
England: 1984
Peru: De Amor y de Sombra
Ireland: The Book of Lost Things
Spain: El mapa del tiempo
Germany: Furcht und Elend des Dritten Reiches

still working on the rest of the list.... ;-)


message 14: by Diana S (last edited Nov 09, 2011 10:23PM) (new)

Diana S | 52 comments MY TRIP AROUND THE WORLD
Duration: August 1 - December 31, 2011
Read: 4/10 books
Updated: 11/9/11

My Travel Itinerary

Venezuela The Lady, the Chef, and the Courtesan
Romania The Castle of Transylvania 10/30/11
Italy The Wedding Officer: A Novel of Culinary Seduction
Germany The Violin of Auschwitz: A Novel
Japan The Typist: A Novel
Hong Kong The Piano Teacher 10/13/11
England Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 10/24/11
Ireland Morrigan's Cross 11/9/11
Rwanda Baking Cakes in Kigali
Ghana Wife of the Gods: A Novel

My Travel Brochures

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee The Castle in Transylvania by Jules Verne Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts


Petra | 166 comments I'm stuck in the States! :D


message 16: by Ananda (last edited Sep 08, 2011 03:53PM) (new)

Ananda MY TRIP AROUND THE WORLD
Duration: August 1 - December 31, 2011
Read: 10/10 books

Germany The Book Thief - Markus Zusak 9/4/11 (5 stars)
Columbia In Evil Hour - Gabriel García Márquez 8/20/11 (4 stars)
Italy L'ultimo capodanno - Niccolò Ammaniti 8/7/11 (5 stars)
Slovakia Diary of Geza Csath - Geza Csath 8/9/11 (4 stars)
Holland Tulip Fever - Deborah Moggach 8/13/11 (4 stars)
Japan La Dernière tribu - Eliette Abécassis 8/16/11 (3 stars)
Turkey Quando a Vida se Ilumina - Serdar Ozkan 8/9/11 (5 stars)
USA Baby Proof - Emily Giffin 9/8/11 (3 stars)
Argentina El túnel - Ernesto Sábato 8/2/11 (5 stars)
Sweden The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson 9/9/11 (5 stars)

Finished :)


message 17: by Catherine (last edited Dec 21, 2011 06:38PM) (new)

Catherine | 212 comments can I join? can we count books read recently?
here are some of the countries I will visit/have visited..if I can use books read in the last month...then I have several others.

Germany..The Book Thief..Mark Zusak (9/14), The Traitor's Emblem..Juan Gomez-Jurado (10/29)
England..The Sweet Far Thing..Libba Bray (10/22), The Ex-Boyfriend's Handbook..Matt Dunn (9/16), Holly's Inbox 2: Scandal in the City (9/25)
France...Winter Ghosts..Kate Mosse (9/6), Revolution..Jennifer Donnelly (11/8)
Iran...Rooftops of Tehran..Mahbod Seraji(10/11)
India....Life of Pi..Yann Martel (starts in Pondicherry)(9/10), Shadow Princess..Indu Sundaresan, The Sandalwood Tree..Elle Newmark (10/25)
Sweden...Between Summer's Longing and Winter's End..Leif G. W. Persson (8/19)
Afghanistan...The Dressmaker of Khair Khana..Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (10/6), A Cup of Friendship..Deborah Rodriguez (12/7)
Nepal...Little Princes..Conor Grennan (9/23)
Turkey...The Oracle of Stamboul..Michael David Lukas (10/23)
China...Snowflower and the Secret Fan..Lisa See (9/10), Empress Orchid..Anchee Min (11/7)
Peru...Miracle in the Andes..Nando Parrado (12/11)
Caribbean...The Spice Necklace..Ann Vanderhoof (11/11)
Italy...Juliet..Anne Fortier (11/24)
Poland...The Zookeeper's Wife..Diane Ackerman (12/21)


still have a few more countries to visit, but I have finished 4/10 so far... :) still need 1 more country got my last country... now need 3 books to fill the emptiness! :)
now have finished 5 books! 5 to go...still need 2 countries..have to search through my bookshelves!

7 down! 3 to go...still need to find books for 2 countries!
8 countries down! this is really a whirlwind tour! :) 2 countries left to visit....but I hope to finish all the books listed here!
finished the 10 countries! am going to try to finish all the others I have. it's only 2 more countries, but 3 more books.


ok...I've finshed the world tour as stipulated. I am continuing with it for 2 more countries....so..12 in all.

1 more country to go! then I will have visited 12!

I found yet another country! now it's 13! still have 1 more to go! I have gone to 12 so far! as of 11/24!! :)
12/9...yes...found yet another country! Poland..so now reading 2

12/11...1 country left!

FINISHED!!!! going home now! I'm exhausted! lol


message 18: by Karen Michele (last edited Oct 01, 2011 07:04PM) (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) MY TRIP
Duration: August 1 - December 31, 2011

US
Doc  A Novel by Mary Doria Russell Done
England
Born on a Blue Day  Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet Done
Russia (1800s)
Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin Done
Sweden
The Dogs of Riga (Wallander #2) by Henning Mankell Done
Canada
Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones Done
Italy
When We Were Romans by Matthew Kneale Done
France
Madame Tussaud  A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran Done
Israel (Palestine)
Palestine  The Special Edition by Joe SaccoDone
Spain
The Apprentice's Masterpiece  A Story of Medieval Spain by Melanie Little Done
South Africa
Life and Times of Michael K by J.M. CoetzeeDone


Catherine | 212 comments Petra wrote: "I'm stuck in the States! :D"

if you want foreign countries..go to my read list... Ihave tons of books that take place abroad!


message 20: by Faith (last edited Sep 21, 2011 03:29PM) (new)

Faith Finland - The Kalevala  Or Poems of the Kaleva District by Elias Lönnrot

Japan - The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

Ireland - Room by Emma Donoghue

England - The Magus by John Fowles

USA - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Germany - Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Michelle I'm in! I am traveling by the author's birth country.
October 1, 2011 to December 1, 2011

France~ Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
Australia~ The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
England~ Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Sweden~ The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson


message 22: by Rachel Skye, Founder (new)

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Awesome!


Ashley | 64 comments Karen GHHS wrote: "MY TRIP
Duration: August 1 - December 31, 2011

US
Doc  A Novel by Mary Doria Russell Done
England
Born on a Blue Day  Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet Done
Russ..."


Karen, how are you liking the Kurt Wallander series? I just finished the first one a few days ago, and I'm picking up the second one later this afternoon.


Karen Michele (Klibrary) Ashley wrote: "Karen GHHS wrote: "MY TRIP
Duration: August 1 - December 31, 2011

US
Doc  A Novel by Mary Doria Russell Done
England
[bookcover:Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Sava..."


I like the series a lot. I'm hoping to get to the third one either this challenge or in winter. I like listening to them so that everything is pronounced for me;)


Ashley | 64 comments Good to hear! I liked the plot of the first one, but it didn't develop the characters very much in my opinion--except for Kurt. I hope that as I read on, more of the characters will come to life. I should be starting the second one early this week!


Petra | 166 comments Michelle wrote: "I'm in! I am traveling by the author's birth country.
..."


Love this travel plan! What a great way to plan the itinerary.


Petra | 166 comments Catherine wrote: "Petra wrote: "I'm stuck in the States! :D"

if you want foreign countries..go to my read list... Ihave tons of books that take place abroad!"


Thanks, Catherine. I kind of suck at planning my reading and just pick up whatever catches my eye, hence my lack of travelling. I'll pop over and check out your shelves. Thanks!


Catherine | 212 comments Petra wrote: "Catherine wrote: "Petra wrote: "I'm stuck in the States! :D"

if you want foreign countries..go to my read list... Ihave tons of books that take place abroad!"

Thanks, Catherine. I kind of suc..."



no problem...I have a lot of books that take place all over the world!


Catherine | 212 comments Rachel Skye wrote: "For this challenge, challenge yourself to choose book from around the world. Pick different counties as a "visit" and read a book from that country you have chosen.

Your trip can consist of count..."


hey...I know you have a max of 10, but I found more...can I include them as well?


message 30: by Rachel Skye, Founder (new)

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Catherine wrote: "Rachel Skye wrote: "For this challenge, challenge yourself to choose book from around the world. Pick different counties as a "visit" and read a book from that country you have chosen.

Your trip ..."


If you think you can commit to more than ten then sure


Catherine | 212 comments cool! I have already read 7 of them...I have like 5 more that I found!


Catherine | 212 comments I've finished the trip around the world...but I have a couple extra books that I am reading to it. I will have them finished also by the deadline.. :)


message 33: by Rachel Skye, Founder (new)

Rachel Skye (skyee) | 1686 comments Mod
Awesome!!!


Petra | 166 comments Congratulations, Catherine! You made great progress.


Catherine | 212 comments Petra wrote: "Congratulations, Catherine! You made great progress."

thanks.....I'm still travelling though!!! in Peru and Caribbean(where I have not completed my trip, and India and China where I have already been....) Empress Orchid is a nice story and it brings The Forbidden City to life...but it's not as real as being there in person!! likewise with some of the places in India..Pondicherry...I have great memories(and photos)!!


Catherine | 212 comments Just need to get through Peru!!! then I'm home again!! :)


Catherine | 212 comments need to get through Poland also..then DONE!!! :)


Petra | 166 comments I've completed my trip around the world (post 13). I had a lot of fun with this Challenge. Thanks!


Catherine | 212 comments I finished a couple days ago! whew!!! I'm exhausted!


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