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message 1: by Writerlibrarian (last edited Mar 13, 2011 09:39AM) (new)

Writerlibrarian | 143 comments This is going to be fun. Starting in Canada

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Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews (SilversReviews) | 154 comments What are we doing here?



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Writerlibrarian | 143 comments Elizabeth wrote: "What are we doing here?
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We are signing up for the Around the world in 80 books challenge by creating our own folder to put the books and country of our journey.




message 4: by Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews (last edited Sep 06, 2009 04:59PM) (new)

Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews (SilversReviews) | 154 comments Ohhhh...ok...I didn't see any directions and was confused.



message 5: by Vicki (new)

Vicki That is really awesome!


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Avigail (ababaigalit) That's a great idea


message 7: by Writerlibrarian (last edited Sep 27, 2009 06:05AM) (new)

Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 1- North America. Stain of the Berry by Anthony Bidulka Canada (Letter C)(09/09/17)




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Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 2- Europe. Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg. Greenland (Letter G)(09/09/26)

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message 9: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia w. how do you get it to link to the book information page? When I type in a book title, it's just ... letters. ??


message 10: by Writerlibrarian (last edited Oct 07, 2009 04:16AM) (new)

Writerlibrarian | 143 comments Cynthia wrote: "w. how do you get it to link to the book information page? When I type in a book title, it's just ... letters. ??"

You use the html code for links.

For example : You want to link to Tarquin Hall Case of the missing servant.

You put in " Book title " all of it without the " before and after the < > or

if it's a book inside Goodreads you use the add book/author button on top of the box.


The Case of the Missing Servant a Vish Puri mystery


message 11: by Writerlibrarian (last edited Oct 18, 2009 02:20PM) (new)

Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 3- Europe. Voices by
Arnaldur Indriðason. Iceland (Letter I) (09/10/18)

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message 12: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Writerlibrarian wrote: "Cynthia wrote: "w. how do you get it to link to the book information page? When I type in a book title, it's just ... letters. ??"

You use the html code for links.

For example : You want to link ..."


amazing, thank you!




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Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 5- Europe. 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith Scotland (Letter S) (09/10/30)

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Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 7-Europe. A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle. France (Letter F) (09/10/03)

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Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 8-Europe.Sharpe's Gold by Bernard Cornwell. Portugal (Letter P) (09/12/06)

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message 18: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia Thanks for an excellent lead : Arnauldur Indridason. I read Jar City last night. Creepy but great. But wait ... shouldn't iceland be one of the optional "other" countries (i think they're in rule 5, i guess i better go check those rules again). Anyway, thank for Indridason!


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Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 15- Europe . Carré de la vengeance (Le) une enquête du commissaire Van In by Pieter Aspe. Belgium (Letter B)(10/01/01)

16- Europe . The Silver Pigs by
Lindsey Davis. England (Letter E) 09/11/17)

17 - Europe . Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. Netherlands (Letter N) 09/12/26)

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Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 18- Europe . The Torso by Helene Tursten. Danemark (Letter D) 01/01/09

19- Europe . Detective Inspector Huss by Helene Tursten. Sweden 01/01/07

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Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 24 - Europe. The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst. Poland Letter P 10/05/08

25. Europe. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. Czech Republic. 10/01/22

26. Europe. Mortal Mischief by Frank Tallis. Austria. 10/04/04

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Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 28. Europe Magyar Venus by Lyn Hamilton. Hungary 10/06/23

29. Europe The Polish Officer by Alan Furst Roumania 10/06/12


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Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 30. Europe Blood of Victory by Alan Furst (Serbia) 10/05/23

31. Europe The Turkish Gambit by Boris Akunin(Bulgaria) 10/02/27

32. Europe The Snake Stone by Jason Goodwin(Turkey)10/05/18

33. Europe ODYSSÉE T.01 (L') : LA MALÉDICTION DES PIERRES NOIRES N.E. by Michel Honaker (Greece) 10/03/16

34. Africa The African Quest by Lyn Hamilton (Tunisia) 10/05/12

35. Africa L'étranger by Albert Camus Algeria (Letter A) 10/05/02

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Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 36. Africa Race to Dakar by Charley Boorman (Mauritania) 10/09/28

37. Africa Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd. (Congo) 10/08/08

38. Africa Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik (South Africa) 10/07/29

39. Africa Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana) 10/09/12

40. Africa Sundowner Ubuntu by Anthony Bidulka Zambia (Letter Z) 10/07/16

41. Africa Long Way Down by Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor (Tanzania) 10/06/28

42. Africa Mark of the Lion by Suzanne Arruda Kenya (Letter K) 10/08/19

43. Africa The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters (Sudan) 10/07/11

44. Africa Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Egypt) 10/04/21

45. Middle East The Saturday Morning Murder: A Psychoanalytic Case by Batya Gur (Israel) 10/09/10


message 36: by Writerlibrarian (last edited Mar 24, 2011 07:43AM) (new)

Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 46. Middle East La Syrie antique by Maurice Sartre (Syria) 10/10/11

47. Middle East Stealing Fire by Jo Graham (Iraq) 10/08/25

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Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 48. Asia The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great by Steven Pressfield (Iran) 11/01/10

49. Asia Date with a Sheesha by Anthony Bidulka (Dubai) 10/10/12

50. Asia In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin (Pakistan) 11/02/04

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Arda (Arda_NL) | 58 comments Writerlibrarian wrote: "41. Africa Long Way Down by Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor (Tanzania) 10/06/28"

wauw you travel fast, I'm jealous ;) You've already read so many books, I will def look into that for inspiration!

I just noticed that you've read the long way down. I didn't read the book but saw both the long way round and the long way down documentaries and REALLY liked them :) was the book good to?


message 39: by Writerlibrarian (new)

Writerlibrarian | 143 comments Well, I've been on this challenge for almost 18 months now. : )

I still have 9 books to go. I think it will be done by March 31th. I'm doing it the trekker way. No one has finished yet in the trekker way.

I've watched both McGregor-Boorman adventures. I liked the first one better. The first book is also better. The book I liked the best is Charley's Race to Dakar. I have the DVD too. If you can get your hands on the first book it's worth it. I have Charley's Right to the Edge in my to read pile. I do have to get his By Any Means too to eventually read.


message 40: by Arda (new)

Arda (Arda_NL) | 58 comments Writerlibrarian wrote: "I think it will be done by March 31th. I'm doing it the trekker way. No one has finished yet in the trekker way. "

Good for you! I hope you will finish when planned :)

I liked the first McGregor-Boorman adventure better too. A lot of whining going on in the second one ;) I don't have any of Charley's other adventures but have been thinking about getting them before, so I think I'll get them!


message 41: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie (UberGek) Writerlibrarian, you are amazing! This is inspiring. I kind of want to quite my job and just read. Or travel. :)


message 42: by Writerlibrarian (new)

Writerlibrarian | 143 comments Thank you. This challenge has been...well... challenging. But I did discover great new novels, authors and it made me read books I've longed to read for years and finally did. I'm thinking about Smilla and the sense of snow here in particular.


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Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 51. AsiaOne Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer by Nathaniel Fick. Afghanistan. (11/01/02)

52. AsiaThe Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry. Uzbekistan. (10/05/14)

53. Asia The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia by Peter Hopkirk. Tajikistan (11/03/12)

54. Asia Foreign Devils on the Silk Road by Peter Hopkirk. Turkestan. (11/01/14)

55. Asia Des myrtilles dans la yourte by Sarah Dars. Mongolia (10/01/12)

56. Asia Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia by Cindy Pon. China (10/08/29)

57. Asia The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison. Tibet. (11/02/24)


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Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 58. Asia By Any Means by Charley Boorman. Nepal (11/03/23)

59. Asia The Palace Tiger by Barbara Cleverly. India (11/01/30)

60. Asia Love Marriage: A Novelby V.V. Ganeshananthan. Sri Lanka. (10/02/03)

61. Asia The Jewel Trader of Peguby Jeffrey Hantover. Burma (11/02/14)

62. Asia The Thai Amulet by Lyn Hamilton. (Thailand) (10/05/24)

63. Asia A Cook's Tour by Anthony Bourdain. Cambodia (10/11/22)

64. Asia The Book of Saltby Monique Truong. Vietnam. (10/12/26)


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Writerlibrarian | 143 comments 65. AsiaThe Demon and the City by Liz Williams. Singapore. (11/03/24)

66. Oceania Her Best Friend by Sarah Mayberry. Australia. (11/02/05)

67. Oceania Utu : Un thriller chez les Maoris by Caryl Férey. New Zealand. 09/10/20

68. Asia Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. Japan. 09/12/24

69. Oceania Aloha Candy Hearts by Anthony Bidulka. Hawaii. 10/10/04

70. Oceania The Moai Murders by Lyn Hamilton. Easter Island. 11/05/05

71. South America The Old Man Who Read Love Stories by Luis Sepulveda. Ecuador. 09/09/20

72. South America The Moche Warrior by Lyn Hamilton. Peru. 09/10/12

73. South America Un nom de torero by Luis Sepulveda. Chili. 09/11/07

74. South America Le chanteur de tango by Tomas Eloy Martinez. Argentina. 10/03/28

75. South America L'étoile rouge et le poète by Alicia Dujovne Ortiz. Uruguay. 10/03/19

76. Caribbean Always Ready (Uniformly Hot!) by Joanne Rock. Porto Rico. 10/08/26

77. Caribbean The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Juan. Dominican Republic. 10/10/26


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