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message 1: by Vicky (last edited Dec 31, 2017 10:08PM) (new)

Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Hi, I'm ready to begin my first trek around the globe in 80 books for 2018. (Excited!) I've planned the first part already and I'm starting my first book today. Will update soon with first completed book for my home country, the United States.


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Diane | 12911 comments Vicky wrote: "Hi, I'm ready to begin my first trek around the globe in 80 books for 2018. (Excited!) I've planned the first part already and I'm starting my first book today. Will update soon with first complete..."

Welcome to the challenge, Vicky! Enjoy your world trek!


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments North America, USA
Book: In Harm's Way https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Now, I am headed to the Caribbean for my next read by pirate ship. Ahoy ye land lubbers!


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments The Caribbean, Jamaica
Book: Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini

My travels now will take me ashore to Mexico.


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Mexico
Book: The Storks of La Caridad by Florence Byham Weinberg

I am continuing my trek Southward from the desert now to Guatamala.


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Guatamala
Book: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
by Jared Diamond


I'm continuing Southward to Honduras.


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, El Salvador
Book: The Weight of All Things by Sandra Benitez

Next stop - Nicaragua


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Nicaragua
Book: The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey

Next Stop - Costa Rica


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Costa Rica
Book: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Next Stop - Panama


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Panama
Book: The Tailor of Panama by John le Carré

I'm leaving Panama immediately for Colombia. :)


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Colombia
Book: Hostage Nation: Colombia's Guerrilla Army and the Failed War on Drugs

Next Stop - Ecuador


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Ecuador
Book: The Galápagos: A Natural History
by Henry Nicholls


Next Stop - Peru


message 14: by Vicky (last edited Feb 25, 2018 02:33AM) (new)

Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Peru
Book: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

Next Stop - Chile


message 15: by Vicky (last edited Feb 27, 2018 03:22PM) (new)


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Uruguay
Book: The House of Paper by Carlos Maria Domínguez

Next Stop - West to Argentina


message 17: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3071 comments The House of Paper is on my to-read list. I may move it up on the list after seeing your review.


message 18: by Vicky (new)

Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments It is a book lover's book to be sure. You can't go wrong with that one. :) Thanks.


message 19: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3071 comments Now I just have to find it. Our public library used to have one copy, but now it seems to be unavailable. But I definitely want to read it, so I have to go on a book quest.


message 20: by Vicky (new)

Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Yes, I think it was the 'last copy' from the Amazon independent seller where I found mine. But, I could drop it in the mail if you would like to borrow it.


message 21: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3071 comments I checked at Amazon.ca and there were some used copies available at reasonable prices. But thanks for the offer.


message 22: by Vicky (new)

Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Hmmm. I see they have some copies in of Wild Wales by George Borrow in stock too now. Time to go shopping lol.

YW. Enjoy it when you get a chance to get to it.


message 23: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3071 comments Thank you. Happy shopping.


message 24: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3071 comments I just checked our public library and they actually have three copies of The House of Paper in Spanish, which I can read. I just placed it on hold.
I am glad a live in a city with a multi-lingual collection of books.


message 25: by Vicky (new)

Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Nice! Enjoy.


message 26: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3071 comments Thank you.
Happy travelling.


message 27: by Vicky (new)

Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Argentina
Book: Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America's Soul by Michael Reid

Next Stop - Paraguay


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Paraguay
Book: The Hunt For War Treasure in Paraguay: A Novel by Alexander Baillie

Next Stop - Bolivia


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Bolivia
Book: Lost In The Jungle by Yossi Ghinsberg

Next Stop - Brazil


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Brazil
Book: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

Next Stop: Suriname


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Suriname
Book: Oroonoko by Aphra Behn

Next Stop: Guyana


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Guyana
Book: Jungle Peace by William Beebe

Next Stop: Venezuela


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Venezuela
Book: Green Mansions by William Henry Hudson

Next Stop: Puerto Rico


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Puerto Rico
Book: The House on the Lagoon by Rosario Ferré

Next Stop: Dominican Republic


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Latin America, Dominican Republic
Book: Lieutenant Hornblower by C.S. Forester

Next Stop: Haiti


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments The Caribbean, Haiti
Book:Beneath Tropic Seas by William Beebe

I've weathered the beautiful Summer here in Haiti.

Next virtual stop: Cuba


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments The Caribbean, Cuba
Book: Telex From Cuba by Rachel Kushner

Next stop: The Bahamas, before sailing north to colder climes


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments The Caribbean, The Bahamas
Book: The Great Wide Sea by M. H. Herlong

Next stop: sailing north to Canada, then on to Europe


message 39: by Vicky (last edited Aug 09, 2018 03:04AM) (new)

Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments North America, Canada
Book: Ru by Kim Thúy

Next Stop: the UK, sailing across the pond


message 40: by Vicky (new)

Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Europe, UK
Book: The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton

Next Stop: France


message 41: by Vicky (last edited Sep 06, 2018 12:00PM) (new)


message 43: by Vicky (last edited Aug 23, 2018 09:42PM) (new)

Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Europe, Spain
Book: Imperial Spain: 1469-1716 by J.H. Elliott

Next Stop: Netherlands


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Europe, The Netherlands
Book: The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas

Next Stop: Belgium


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Europe, Germany
Book: Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale

Next Stop: Switzerland


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Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Europe, Switzerland
Book: A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain

Next Stop: Italy


message 49: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3071 comments You are zipping through Europe, Vicky. Enjoy your travels!


message 50: by Vicky (new)

Vicky Hunt (reason2believehim) | 243 comments Thanks Rosemarie, I'm enjoying the trip.


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