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message 1: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments I am going to give it a go again this year. My goal is to space out the countries more evenly to avoid a last minute rush like in 2018.


message 2: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Glad to see you continuing another year!


message 3: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Thank you!


message 4: by Rosemarie (last edited Jan 10, 2019 03:45PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments I am starting my journey with a book from my home country:

Country 1: Canada (North America)

Ox Bells and Fireflies by Ernest Buckler
Ox Bells and Fireflies by Ernest Buckler


message 5: by Mome_Rath (new)

Mome_Rath | 1319 comments Wow — the prose sounds beautiful; I’ll have to keep this book in mind.


message 6: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments It is a very poetic book, but down to earth at the same time.


message 7: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 2: Burma (Asia)

Burmese Days by George Orwell
Burmese Days by George Orwell


message 8: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 3: United States - California (North America)

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain


message 9: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 4: England (Europe)

The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton
The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton


message 11: by Rosemarie (last edited Jan 11, 2019 08:01PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 6: Switzerland (Europe)

Wie Uli der Knecht glücklich wird by Jeremias Gotthelf
Uli der Knecht Wie Uli der Knecht glücklich wird by Jeremias Gotthelf


message 12: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 7: Monaco (Europe)

Topper Takes a Trip by Thorne Smith
Topper Takes a Trip by Thorne Smith


message 13: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 8: France (Europe)

Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker
Bruno, Chief of Police (Bruno, Chief of Police #1) by Martin Walker


message 14: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 9: Syria (Middle East)

The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain
The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain


message 15: by Rosemarie (last edited Jan 19, 2019 01:17PM) (new)


message 16: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 11: Tahiti (Oceania)

Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Bernard Nordhoff
Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Bernard Nordhoff


message 17: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 12: Guyana (Latin America)

Frangipani House by Beryl Gilroy
Frangipani House by Beryl Gilroy


message 18: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 13: India (Asia)

The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling


message 19: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 14: Greece (Europe)

The Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller
The Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller


message 21: by Rosemarie (last edited Jan 30, 2019 07:46PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 16: Chad (Africa)

Cinq semaines en ballon by Jules Verne
Cinq semaines en ballon by Jules Verne

The trip covered a number of countries, but my favourite part of the book took place in Chad.


message 22: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 17: Israel (Middle East)

Judas by Amos Oz
Judas by Amos Oz


message 23: by D. (new)

D. Dauphinee | 1 comments I wish more Canadians read my book, "Highlanders Without Kilts." I wrote it as an homage to Canada, but since I'm living in Maine, mostly US readers are exposed to it. Sad

I'm checking out Ox Bells and Fireflies

Rosemarie wrote: "I am starting my journey with a book from my home country:

Country 1: Canada (North America)

Ox Bells and Fireflies by Ernest Buckler
[bookcover:Ox Bells and Firefl..."



message 24: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments It sounds cool.


message 25: by Mome_Rath (new)

Mome_Rath | 1319 comments Rosemarie wrote: "Country 17: Israel (Middle East)

Judas by Amos Oz
Judas by Amos Oz"


I've enjoyed many of the books I've read by Amos Oz (especially his autobiography); it's too bad he recently passed away. What did you think of this book?


message 26: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments This is the first book by Oz that I have read. I enjoyed his descriptive writing. The mood in this one was tinged with melancholy, but had an upbeat ending. I liked the hapless main character.


message 27: by Mome_Rath (new)

Mome_Rath | 1319 comments Good to know. I'll put it on my never-shortened reading list!


message 28: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments My list never seems to get any shorter either!


message 29: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 18: Sweden (Europe)

Jerusalem: I Dalarne by Selma Lagerlöf
Jerusalem I Dalarne (Jerusalem, #1) by Selma Lagerlöf


message 30: by Rosemarie (last edited Feb 16, 2019 08:00PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 19: Bosnia-Herzogovina (Europe)

The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andrić
The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andrić


message 31: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 20: Scotland (Europe)

Old Mortality by Walter Scott
Old Mortality by Walter Scott


message 32: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 21: Egypt (Africa)

Khufu's Wisdom by Naguib Mahfouz
Khufu's Wisdom by Naguib Mahfouz


message 33: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 22: Tanzania (Africa)

The African Queen by C.S. Forester
The African Queen by C.S. Forester


message 34: by Rosemarie (last edited Feb 27, 2019 07:48PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 23: China (Asia)

The Peony Pavilion: Mudan ting by Tang Xianzu
The Peony Pavilion Mudan ting by Tang Xianzu


message 36: by Rosemarie (last edited Mar 15, 2019 07:29PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 25: Ireland (Europe)

Amongst Women by John McGahern
Amongst Women by John McGahern


message 37: by Rosemarie (last edited Mar 15, 2019 07:29PM) (new)


message 38: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 27: Nigeria (Africa)

The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka
The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka


message 39: by Rosemarie (last edited Nov 28, 2019 08:38PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Countries visited in 2019:

Africa:

Algeria
Burundi
Chad
Democratic Republic of Congo
Egypt
Guinea
Lesotho
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Tanzania
Tunisia

Asia:

Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Burma
China
Hong Kong
India
Japan
Kyrgyzstan
North Korea
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
South Korea

Caribbean:

Barbados
Guadeloupe
Puerto Rico
Suriname
Trinidad


message 40: by Rosemarie (last edited Dec 28, 2019 08:32PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Europe:

Austria
Belgium
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Channel Islands - Sark
Czech Republic
Denmark
England
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Monaco
Navarre
Northern Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Russia
Scotland
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
Wales

Latin America:

Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Ecuador
Guyana
Peru
Uruguay


message 41: by Rosemarie (last edited Dec 14, 2019 06:58PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Middle East:

Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Syria
Yemen

North America:

Canada
USA

Oceania:

Antarctica
Australia
New Zealand
Tahiti


message 42: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 28: Russia (Europe)

The Big Green Tent by Lyudmila Ulitskaya
The Big Green Tent by Lyudmila Ulitskaya


message 43: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 29: Denmark (Europe)

Beowulf Beowulf by Unknown

Translated by Seamus Heaney


message 44: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 30: Saudi Arabia (Asia)

The Green Bicycle by Haifaa al Mansour
The Green Bicycle by Haifaa al Mansour


message 45: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 31: Italy (Europe)

Aminta by Torquato Tasso
Aminta by Torquato Tasso


message 46: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 32: Iraq (Middle East)

Les Jardins de lumière by Amin Maalouf
Les Jardins de lumière by Amin Maalouf


message 47: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 33: Hungary (Europe)

They Were Counted by Miklós Bánffy
They Were Counted by Miklós Bánffy


message 48: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 34: Sierra Leone (Africa)

The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene


message 49: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 35: Costa Rica (Latin America)

The Lost World by Michael Crichton
The Lost World (Jurassic Park #2) by Michael Crichton


message 50: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3016 comments Country 36: Turkey (Europe)

The Sultan of Byzantium by Selçuk Altun
The Sultan of Byzantium by Selçuk Altun


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