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message 1: by Lisa (last edited Aug 15, 2011 04:41PM) (new)

Lisa Tipescu








9 regions including Antarctica


Africa: South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Congo, Nigeria, Guinea, Segengal, Algeria, Egypt

Antarctica: Antarctica

Asia: Pakistan, India, Vietnam, Laos, China, Japan

Caribbean: Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Antigua, Trinidad

Europe: Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Albania, Greece

Latin America: Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina

Middle East: Turkey, Cyprus, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Yemen, Omar, Qatar

North America:United States, Mexico, Canada

Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Figi, Micronesia


message 2: by Lisa (last edited Jul 27, 2011 05:11PM) (new)

Lisa Tipescu Countries A through Z:


A: Antigua, Argentina, Antarctica, Algeria, Andorra, Austria, Albania, Australia
B: Brazil, Bolivia, Botswana, Belgium, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina
C: Cuba, Columbia, Congo, Czech Republic, Cyprus, China, Canada
D: Dominican Republic, Denmark
E: Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt
F: France, Finland, Figi
G: Guinea, Greenland, Germany, Greece
H: Hungary
I: Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Iraq, Israel, India
J: Jamaica, Jordan, Japan
K: Kenya
L: Lesotho, Latvia, Laos
M: Mexico, Micronesia
N: Nigeria, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand
O: Oman
P: Portugal, Poland, Pakistan
Q: Qatar
R: Russia, Romania
S: South Africa, Senegal, Spain, Scotland, Sweden, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland
T: Trinidad, Turkey
U: United States, Uruguay, Ukraine
V: Venezuela, Vatican City, Vietnam
W: Wales
X:
Y: Yemen
Z: Zimbabwe


message 3: by Lisa (last edited Sep 17, 2011 02:47PM) (new)

Lisa Tipescu States


1. Alabama: X
2. Alaska: X
3. Arizona:
4. Arkansas:
5. California: X
6. Colorado:
7. Connecticut: X
8. Delaware: X
9. Florida: X
10. Georgia: X
11. Hawaii: X
12. Idaho:
13. Illinois:
14. Indiana:
15. Iowa:
16. Kansas:
17. Kentucky: X
18. Louisiana:
19. Maine: X
20. Maryland: X
21. Massachusetts: X
22. Michigan:
23. Minnesota:
24. Mississippi: X
25. Missouri:
26. Montana:
27. Nebraska:
28. Nevada:
29. New Hampshire: X
30. New Jersey: X
31. New Mexico:
32. New York: X
33. North Carolina: X
34. North Dakota:
35. Ohio: X
36. Oklahoma:
37. Oregon:
38. Pennsylvania: X
39. Rhode Island: X
40. South Carolina: X
41. South Dakota:
42. Tennessee: X
43. Texas:
44. Utah:
45. Vermont: X
46. Virginia: X
47. Washington:
48. West Virginia: X
49. Wisconsin:
50. Wyoming:


message 4: by Lisa (last edited Oct 03, 2010 08:41AM) (new)

Lisa Tipescu I'm going to try and map it, but with my lack of computer skills, I may end up just circling the Atlantic Ocean.
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message 5: by Lisa (last edited Oct 04, 2010 09:46PM) (new)

Lisa Tipescu 1) North America:USA:CA: Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore


message 6: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu Ok, I'm changing to Trekker, I have to give it a shot. And it will be a good geography lesson.


message 7: by Lisa (last edited Oct 09, 2010 10:33AM) (new)

Lisa Tipescu 1) North America:USA:CA: Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore
2) North America:Mexico: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel


message 8: by Lisa (last edited Oct 17, 2010 08:23AM) (new)

Lisa Tipescu 3) Caribbean: Jamaica: White Witch of Rosehall by Herbert G. Delisser
4) Caribbean: Cuba: Three Trapped Tigers by Guillermo Cabrera Infante
5) Caribbean: Dominican Republic: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
6) Caribbean: Antigua: Annie John: A Novel by Jamaica Kincaid


message 9: by Lisa (last edited Nov 07, 2010 01:44PM) (new)

Lisa Tipescu 7) Caribbean: Trinidad: A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
8) Latin America: Venezuela: Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann
9) Latin America: Columbia: In Evil Hour by Gabriel García Márquez
10) Latin America: Ecuador: Galápagos by Kurt Vonnegut


message 10: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu 11) Latin America: Brazil: Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis
12) Latin America: Bolivia: Crossfire by Jeanette Windle
13) Latin America: Uruguay: The Shipyard by Juan Carlos Onetti
14) Latin America: Argentina: The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene


message 11: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu 15) Antarctica: Antarctica: Decipher by Stel Pavlou
16) Africa: South Africa: Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
17) Africa: Lesotho: She Plays with the Darkness by Zakes Mda
18) Africa: Botswana: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
19) Africa: Zimbabwe: Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga


message 12: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu 20) Africa: Kenya: Out of Africa byKaren Blixen
21) Africa: Congo: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
22) Africa: Nigeria: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
23) Africa: Guinea: The Dark Child: The Autobiography of an African Boy by Camara Laye
24) Africa: Senegal: Xala by Ousmane Sembène


message 13: by Arda (new)

Arda (arda_nl) | 58 comments I saw you rated both Half of a yellow sun and The Dark child both 4 stars, so you would recommend them to read about Nigeria and Guinea? Do the books (besides the main storyline) give a good feeling of the country?

Nigeria and Guinea are not next to each other, are they?


message 14: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu LadyHeather wrote: "I saw you rated both Half of a yellow sun and The Dark child both 4 stars, so you would recommend them to read about Nigeria and Guinea? Do the books (besides the main storyline) give a good feelin..."

No they are not next to each other, but I don't have any books on my list for the countries in between them.

I would recommend both books. I thought Half of A Yellow Sun gave a good feeling for what the country was going through during a time of war, and how it affected their daily lives. The Dark Child, I don't know if it gave a feeling of the country, but it gave a very good account of the author's struggle to find balance between the traditions of his family, and the changing world around him.


message 15: by Arda (new)

Arda (arda_nl) | 58 comments Lisa wrote: "I would recommend both books. I thought Half of A Yellow Sun gave a good feeling for what the country was going through during a time of war, and how it affected their daily lives. The Dark Child, I don't know if it gave a feeling of the country, but it gave a very good account of the author's struggle to find balance between the traditions of his family, and the changing world around him. "

great! I will add them to my (fast growing) list ;)


message 16: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 464 comments I read The Dark Child, too. I really liked it. I think it is on the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die list as well.


message 17: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu Yes it is. I am in that book club as well, so when I was compiling my list for this challenge I pulled as many books as I could off the 1001 list.


message 18: by Lisa (last edited Feb 11, 2011 11:05AM) (new)

Lisa Tipescu 25)Africa: Algeria: The Plague by Albert Camus
26)Europe: Portugal: Baltasar and Blimunda by José Saramago
27)Europe: Spain: The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis
28)Europe: Andorra: Andorra by Peter Cameron
29)Europe: France: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway


message 19: by Lisa (last edited Feb 27, 2011 10:24AM) (new)

Lisa Tipescu 30)Europe: Belgium: The Sorrow of Belgium by Hugo Claus
31)Europe: Netherlands: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
32)Europe: Wales: A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
33)Europe: Ireland: The Gathering by Anne Enright
34)Europe: Scotland: The Crow Road by Iain M. Banks


message 20: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu 35)Europe: Iceland: Independent People by Halldór Laxness
36)Europe: Greenland: Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg
37)Europe: Norway: Hunger by Knut Hamsun
38)Europe: Denmark: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard


message 21: by Lisa (last edited Apr 03, 2011 12:41PM) (new)

Lisa Tipescu Woo-Hoo, made it to the halfway point!


39)Europe: Sweden: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
40)Europe: Finland: Troll: A Love Story by Johanna Sinisalo
41)Europe: Estonia: The Czar's Madman by Jaan Kross
42)Europe: Latvia: The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell
43)Europe: Russia: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol


message 22: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 464 comments Lisa wrote: "Woo-Hoo, made it to the halfway point!


39)Europe: Sweden: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
40)Europe: Finland: [book:Troll: A Love Story|1..."


Wow! Great work! You have some really good books on the list, too.


message 23: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu I actually have you to thank for that. If I hadn't signed up for this challenge I don't think I would have read a lot of these. But that's what I love about this group, finding so many wonderful books adn authors I had never even heard of before.


message 24: by Lisa (last edited Apr 10, 2011 02:26PM) (new)

Lisa Tipescu 44) Europe: Belarus: Wave of Terror by Theodore Odrach
45) Europe: Ukraine: Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
46) Europe: Romania: Dracula by Bram Stoker
47) Europe: Bulgaria: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova


message 25: by Lisa (last edited Apr 23, 2011 01:04PM) (new)

Lisa Tipescu 48) Europe: Serbia: Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavić
49) Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosnian Chronicle: A Novel by Ivo Andrić
50) Europe: Slovenia: Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
51) Europe: Hungary: Embers by Márai Sándor


message 26: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu 52) Europe: Poland: Ferdydurke by Witold Gombrowicz
53) Europe: Germany: Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
54) Europe: Czech Republic: The Trial by Franz Kafka
55) Europe: Austria: The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek


message 27: by Lisa (last edited May 15, 2011 01:04PM) (new)

Lisa Tipescu 56) Europe: Switzerland: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
57) Europe: Italy: The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
58) Europe: Vatican City: Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
59) Europe: Albania: The Accident: A Novel by Ismail Kadare
60) Europe: Greece: Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
61) Middle East: Turkey: Neuromancer by William Gibson
62) Middle Ease: Cyprus: Othello by William Shakespeare
63) Middle East: Iraq: Vathek by William Beckford
64) Middle Ease: Israel: The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Untold Story by Kenneth Hanson


message 28: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu 65) Middle East: Jordan: Body of Lies, A Novel by David Ignatius
66) Africa: Egypt: Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare
67) Middle East: Yemen: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday
68) Middle East: Oman: Sandstorm by James Rollins
69) Middle East: Qatar: Kapitoil by Teddy Wayne


message 30: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu 75) Oceania: Micronesia: Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
76) Asia: Vietnam: The Quiet American by Graham Greene
77) Asia: Laos: The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill
78) Asia: China: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck


message 31: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu Yeah, my world tour is done! Now to travel the states back home. I had to work a couple state books in so I could keep them in trekking order.
79) Asia: Japan: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
2) Hawaii: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
3) Alaska: The Spell of the Yukon by Robert W. Service
80) North America: Canada: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
4) New York: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood


message 32: by Connie (new)

Connie G (connie_g) Lisa, congratulations on finishing the world tour!!! You're amazing to do it so quickly. Did you have any favorite foreign country books?


message 33: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu Connie wrote: "Lisa, congratulations on finishing the world tour!!! You're amazing to do it so quickly. Did you have any favorite foreign country books?"

Thank you, I have this was a great opportunity to read books I never would have picked up before, and ended up liking a lot. A couple of my favorites:
Wave of Terror
Cry, the Beloved Country
life of Pi
Hunger
The Plague
Half of a Yellow Sun


message 34: by Connie (new)

Connie G (connie_g) Thanks, Lisa. I just added a couple of them to my TBR list.


Her Royal Orangeness (onlyorangery) Congrats Lisa! Awesomeness! :)


message 36: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu Her Royal Orangeness wrote: "Congrats Lisa! Awesomeness! :)"

Thank you :-)


message 37: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 464 comments Congrats! That is a huge feat, ESPECIALLY as a Trekker! Outstanding!


message 38: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Tipescu Diane wrote: "Congrats! That is a huge feat, ESPECIALLY as a Trekker! Outstanding!"

Thanks Diane, can you tell I'm a book-a-holic?


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