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message 1: by Carla (last edited Feb 14, 2012 01:30PM) (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments starting in my country of the US:

1. North America, US, The Social Climber's Handbook A Novel by Molly Jong-Fast The Social Climber's Handbook: A Novel by Molly Jong-Fast

2. Europe, England, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

3. North American, Canada, Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5) by L.M. Montgomery Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery

4. Europe, France, Marie Antoinette The Journey by Antonia Fraser Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser

5. Europe, Russia, Gulag by Anne Applebaum Gulag by Anne Applebaum

6. Latin America, Columbia, Even Silence Has an End by Ingrid Betancourt Even Silence Has an End by Ingrid Betancourt

7. Europe, Germany, Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

8. Africa, South Africa, Invictus Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation by John Carlin Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation by John Carlin

9. Asia, India, City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre

10. Europe, Sweden, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

11. Africa, Egypt, The Mummy by Anne Rice The Mummy by Anne Rice

regions = 5
countries = 11


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

Diane | 12833 comments Welcome, Carla! You are off to a fabulous start! I just bought Even Silence Has an End. How did you like it?


message 3: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments Diane wrote: "Welcome, Carla! You are off to a fabulous start! I just bought Even Silence Has an End. How did you like it?"

It was very well written and extremely interesting. Obviously the subject matter was hard to stomach sometimes, but I think it helped to know the ending :-) Enjoy it!


message 4: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 12. Europe, Scotland, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

13. Europe, Iceland, The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl, #7) by Eoin Colfer The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer

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regions = 5
countries = 13


message 5: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 14. Europe, Czech Republic (was Czechoslovakia for the setting of the book), All But My Life A Memoir by Gerda Weissmann Klein All But My Life: A Memoir by Gerda Weissmann Klein

15. Asia, China, Wild Swans Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

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regions = 5
countries = 15


message 6: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 16. Europe, Wales, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters

17. Europe, Latvia, The Free World by David Bezmozgis The Free World by David Bezmozgis

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challenge total:
regions = 5
countries = 17


message 7: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 18. Caribbean, Antigua, The History of Mary Prince by Mary Prince The History of Mary Prince by Mary Prince

19. Europe, Spain, The Sisters The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell

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new countries = 2

challenge total:
regions = 6
countries = 19


message 8: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 20. Africa, Libya (ancient Carthage), The Aeneid by Virgil The Aeneid by Virgil

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challenge total:
regions = 6
countries = 20


message 9: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 21. Asia, Philippines, Letters to the Editor Two Hundred Years in the Life of an American Town by Gerard Stropnicky Letters to the Editor: Two Hundred Years in the Life of an American Town by Gerard Stropnicky

in case you are wondering - there is a series of letters to the PA town from a soldier stationed in the Philippines in late 1800s

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regions = 6
countries = 21


message 10: by Carla (last edited Apr 24, 2012 08:21AM) (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 22. Middle East, Turkey, The Last Templar (Templar, #1) by Raymond Khoury The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury

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new countries = 1

challenge total:
regions = 7
countries = 22


message 11: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 23. Europe, Greenland, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Written by Himself by Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: Written by Himself by Olaudah Equiano

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new countries = 1

challenge total:
regions = 7
countries = 23


message 12: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 24. Europe, Greece, The Last Days of Socrates by Plato The Last Days of Socrates by Plato

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regions = 7
countries = 24


message 13: by Carla (last edited May 14, 2012 12:46PM) (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 25 Asia, Vietnam, Up Country by Nelson DeMille Up Country by Nelson DeMille

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new countries = 1

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regions = 7
countries = 25


message 14: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 26. Europe, Guernsey/Channel Islands, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

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new countries = 1

challenge total:
regions = 7
countries = 26


message 15: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 27. Europe, Belarus, With God in Russia by Walter J. Ciszek With God in Russia by Walter J. Ciszek

- Belarus, part of USSR when book took place (1940s-1960s)

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regions = 7
countries = 27


message 16: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 28. Europe, Poland, Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade (Lord John Grey, #2) by Diana Gabaldon Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade by Diana Gabaldon

29. Europe, Bulgaria, The Best Alternate History Stories Of The 20th Century by Harry Turtledove The Best Alternate History Stories Of The 20th Century by Harry Turtledove

30. Europe, Slovenia (was Yugoslavia at time of book), The Girl in the Red Coat by Roma Ligocka The Girl in the Red Coat by Roma Ligocka

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new countries = 3

challenge total:
regions = 7
countries = 30


message 17: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 31. Europe, Belgium, Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler

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new countries = 1

challenge total:
regions = 7
countries = 31


message 18: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 32. Asia, Hong Kong, The Distant Land of My Father by Bo Caldwell The Distant Land of My Father by Bo Caldwell

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challenge total:
regions = 7
countries = 32


message 19: by Carla (last edited Sep 28, 2012 10:05AM) (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 33. Australia, Oceania, Antarctica, Antarctica, State of Fear by Michael Crichton State of Fear by Michael Crichton

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new countries = 1

challenge total:
regions = 8
countries = 33


message 20: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 34. Europe, Italy, The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, #3) by Rick Riordan The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

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challenge total:
regions = 8
countries = 34


message 21: by Carla (last edited Oct 26, 2012 12:09PM) (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 35. Europe, Monaco, The Red Shoes by Michael Powell The Red Shoes by Michael Powell

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challenge total:
regions = 8
countries = 35


message 22: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 36. Europe, Switzerland, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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regions = 8
countries = 36


message 23: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 2013 - changing to Circumnavigator


message 24: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 37. North America, Mexico, North and South (North and South, #1) by John Jakes North and South by John Jakes

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countries = 37


message 25: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 38. Africa, Algeria, Operation Mincemeat How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory by Ben Macintyre Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory by Ben Macintyre

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regions = 8
countries = 38


message 26: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 39. Caribbean, Cuba, World War Z An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

40. Latin America, Costa Rica, The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

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new countries = 2

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regions = 8
countries = 40


message 27: by Carla (new)

Carla Ruffer (hpaddict) | 41 comments 41. Europe, Ireland, Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley

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regions = 8
countries = 41


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