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message 1: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments I am going to try to reach Frequent Flyer Status this year.


message 2: by Mome_Rath (new)

Mome_Rath | 1491 comments You can do it! Have fun traveling!


message 3: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Thanks. I can't wait to get started.


message 4: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane  | 12974 comments You can totally do it! I think you read more than I do.


message 5: by Rosemarie (last edited Dec 30, 2017 10:02PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Thanks. I appreciate your support. It is going to be fun.


message 6: by Rosemarie (last edited Jan 17, 2018 06:43AM) (new)


message 7: by Mome_Rath (new)

Mome_Rath | 1491 comments Wow -- that's a classic I have yet to read!


message 8: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments It was actually very entertaining, but also had a lot of battles. I enjoyed the translation I read, by Cecil Day-Lewis. I bought the book in 1992 so I thought maybe it was time to read it.


message 9: by Mome_Rath (new)

Mome_Rath | 1491 comments Interesting - I'll keep it in mind. Also, since I was curious, now I know that your edition's translator is the father of the award-winning actor!


message 10: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments He was the poet-laureate of England at one time. (The father)


message 11: by Rosemarie (last edited Jan 18, 2018 05:49AM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Starting from my home country:

Country 1 -Canada (North America)

Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery
Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery
This book is wonderful.


message 12: by Rosemarie (last edited Jan 18, 2018 05:50AM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 2- the United States (North America)

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton


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Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 3 - England (Europe)

Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë


message 14: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 4 - Russia (Europe)

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak


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Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 5 - Turkey (Europe)

The Xanadu Adventure by Lloyd Alexander
The Xanadu Adventure (Vesper Holly #6) by Lloyd Alexander


message 16: by Rosemarie (last edited Jan 27, 2018 11:29AM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 6 - Mexico (North America)

Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo

This book was certainly different. At times it reminded me of Spoon River Anthology but set in Mexico.


message 17: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 7- France (Europe)

La Petite Bijou by Patrick Modiano
La Petite Bijou by Patrick Modiano


message 18: by Rosemarie (last edited Feb 01, 2018 07:31PM) (new)


message 19: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 9 - Swaziland (Africa)

When Hoopoes Go to Heaven by Gaile Parkin
When Hoopoes Go to Heaven by Gaile Parkin


message 20: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 10 - Antarctica (Oceania)

At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft


message 21: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 11 - Brazil (Latin America)

River of the Sun by James Ramsey Ullman
River of the Sun by James Ramsey Ullman


message 22: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 12 - Argentina (Latin America)

El túnel by Ernesto Sabato
El túnel by Ernesto Sabato


message 23: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 13: Croatia (Europe)

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare


message 24: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 14 - Scotland ( Europe)

Listening Valley by D.E. Stevenson
Listening Valley by D.E. Stevenson


message 25: by Rosemarie (last edited Feb 22, 2018 08:01PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 15 - Denmark (Europe)

Sechs Novellen by Jens Peter Jacobsen
Sechs Novellen by Jens Peter Jacobsen


message 26: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 16 - Austria (Europe)

Die Blendung by Elias Canetti
Die Blendung by Elias Canetti


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message 29: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 19 - Haiti (Caribbean)

El Reino de Este Mundo by Alejo Carpentier
El Reino De Este Mundo by Alejo Carpentier


message 30: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 20 - Italy (Europe)

The Rover by Aphra Behn
The Rover by Aphra Behn


message 31: by Rosemarie (last edited Mar 25, 2018 12:51PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 21 - Uruguay (Latin America)

La casa de papel by Carlos María Domínguez
La casa de papel by Carlos María Domínguez


message 32: by Rosemarie (last edited Apr 02, 2018 08:38PM) (new)


message 33: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 23 - Paraguay (Latin America)

The Blue Mountains of China by Rudy Wiebe
The Blue Mountains of China by Rudy Wiebe

This book has very little to do with China. It is a novel of the Mennonite diaspora throughout Europe and the Americas, and a major part deals with founding a colony in Paraguay.


message 34: by Rosemarie (last edited Apr 09, 2018 02:24PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 24 - Germany (Europe)

Friedrich by Hans Peter Richter
Friedrich by Hans Peter Richter


message 35: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 25 - Palestine (Middle East)

Palestine by Joe Sacco
Palestine by Joe Sacco


message 36: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 450 comments Rosemarie wrote: "Country 25 - Palestine (Middle East)

Palestine by Joe Sacco
Palestine by Joe Sacco"
I'm reading this at the moment, what did you think?


message 37: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments I found it heavy-going at times, but I am glad I read it. The illustrations were effective at showing just how bleak the camps are.


message 38: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 26 - Montenegro (Europe)

The Black Mountain by Rex Stout
The Black Mountain (Nero Wolfe, #24) by Rex Stout


message 40: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 28 -Portugal (Europe)

Livro do Desassossego by Fernando Pessoa
Livro do Desassossego by Fernando Pessoa


message 41: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 29 - Switzerland (Europe)

Swiss Sonata by Gwethalyn Graham
Swiss Sonata by Gwethalyn Graham


message 42: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 30 - Jordan (Middle East)

The Talisman by Walter Scott
The Talísman by Walter Scott

This is a novel about the Crusades.


message 43: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 31 - Iraq (Middle East)

Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
Murder in Mesopotamia (Hercule Poirot, #14) by Agatha Christie


message 45: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 33 - Albania (Europe)

Chronicle in Stone by Ismail Kadare
Chronicle in Stone by Ismail Kadare


message 46: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 34 - Egypt (Africa)

Under the Pyramids by H.P. Lovecraft
Under the Pyramids (Fantasy and Horror Classics) by H.P. Lovecraft


message 47: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 35: Israel (Middle East)

This Year In Jerusalem by Mordecai Richler
This Year In Jerusalem by Mordecai Richler


message 48: by Rosemarie (last edited Jun 16, 2018 02:32PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 36: Zimbabwe (Africa)

King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard


message 49: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 37: The Philippines (Oceania)

Noli Me Tángere by José Rizal
Noli Me Tángere by José Rizal


message 50: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3306 comments Country 38: China (Asia)

The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The Art of War by Sun Tzu


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