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message 1: by ilona (last edited Dec 06, 2013 04:52AM) (new)

ilona (svaubajkama) | 39 comments I decided to start another trip around the globe.
This time it will be the easier way :)






A - Australia
B -
C - Czech Republic, Croatia, China, Canada, Cyprus
D -
E - France
G - Germany, Greece
H -
I - India, Island
J - Japan
K -
L -
M - Montenegro, Mozambique
N - Norway
O -
P - Portugal
Q -
R - Russia, Rwanda
S - Serbia, Spain, Sweden
T - Turkey
U - USA, United Kingdom
V -
W -
X -
Y -
Z -

Regions - 6
Countries - 24


message 2: by ilona (new)

ilona (svaubajkama) | 39 comments 1.
Region: Europe
Country: Serbia (my homeland)
Book: Ispod tavanice koja se ljuspa
Author: Goran Petrović

*****


2.
Region: Europe
Country: Russia
Book: The People's Act of Love
Author: James Meek

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3. Region: Asia
Country: India
Book: Le Jardin de Badalpour
Author: Kenizé Mourad

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4.
Region: Europe
Country: Czech Republic
Book: The Castle
Author: Franz Kafka

*****

5.
Region: North America
Country: USA
Book: Unaccustomed Earth
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

*****

6.
Region: Asia
Country: Japan
Book: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Author: Haruki Murakami

*****

7.
Region: Europe
Country: Germany
Book: Der Geschmack von Apfelkernen
Author: Katharina Hagena

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8.
Region: Europe
Country: Croatia
Book: The Tiger's Wife
Author: Téa Obreht

*****

9.
Region: Oceania/Australia
Country: Australia
Book: Swallow the Air
Author: Tara June Winch

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message 3: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12761 comments You have some great books. I'm so glad you are starting another journey!


message 4: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12761 comments I am almost finished reading The Tiger's Wife and wasn't sure whether to count it as Serbia or Croatia, since the country isn't named. Based on the description of the land, I had a feeling that it was probably Croatia, but still wasn't sure since I have never been to either country. I see you have it as Croatia, and you would know best since you live in Serbia. Do you know if the towns mentioned in the book are real or fictional?


message 5: by ilona (new)

ilona (svaubajkama) | 39 comments Thank you :)

Diane, I think that The Tiger's Wife would fit both for Serbia and Croatia. About towns in the book, I think she only gave them fictional names (while they exist by other names), but some of them I could recognize. I'm pretty sure that Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is one of them.
For smaller places, especially those at seashore, I think they must be located in Croatia.
So, you can go for any of those two countries.:)


message 6: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12761 comments ilona wrote: "Thank you :)

Diane, I think that The Tiger's Wife would fit both for Serbia and Croatia. About towns in the book, I think she only gave them fictional names (while they exist by other names), but ..."


Cool. I need Serbia, so I will count it as such. Thanks so much!


message 7: by ilona (new)

ilona (svaubajkama) | 39 comments I'm glad I could help :)


message 8: by ilona (new)

ilona (svaubajkama) | 39 comments 10.
Region: Europe
Country: France
Book: My Friend's Book
Author: Anatole France

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message 9: by ilona (new)

ilona (svaubajkama) | 39 comments 11.
Region: Europe
Country: Norway
Book: The Fisher Maiden
Author: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

**


message 10: by ilona (new)

ilona (svaubajkama) | 39 comments 12.
Region: Europe
Country: Montenegro
Book: Sveta ljubav
Author: Milovan Vitezović

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message 11: by ilona (new)

ilona (svaubajkama) | 39 comments 13.
Region: Asia
Country: China
Book: Waiting
Author: Ha Jin

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14.
Region: Europe
Country: Spain
Book: Camellia Street
Author: Mercè Rodoreda

*


message 12: by ilona (new)

ilona (svaubajkama) | 39 comments I have long time to write in this topic (I became mother few days after I left last post here :D) Anyway, I keep reading books and now I checked my reading journal, there are several that would fit to the topic. :)


message 13: by ilona (new)

ilona (svaubajkama) | 39 comments So... :)

15.
Region: Asia
Country: Turkey
Book:Middlesex
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides

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16.
Region: North America
Country: Canada
Book: Lives of Girls and Women
Author: Alice Munro

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17.
Region: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Book:At Home: A Short History of Private Life
Author: Bill Bryson

****


message 14: by ilona (new)

ilona (svaubajkama) | 39 comments 18.
Region: Europe
Country: Portugal
Book: Death with Interruptions
Author: José Saramago

*****

19.
Region: Africa
Country: Rwanda
Book: Baking Cakes in Kigali
Author: Gaile Parkin

*****
(really sweet book, although it's about hard topics it's bringing smile on face, it's one of those warm books about relations between people, strong characters, and how life is always stronger than death)


message 15: by ilona (last edited Dec 06, 2013 04:36AM) (new)

ilona (svaubajkama) | 39 comments 20.
Region: Europe
Country: Island
Book:Valentines
Author:Olaf Olafsson

*****
(I discovered Olafsson with this book. It's collection of short stories about all possible kinds of love, and it's so touchingly realistic. I like it, then I continued reading him for a while :))


message 16: by ilona (new)

ilona (svaubajkama) | 39 comments 21.
Region: Africa
Country: Mozambique
Book:Um Rio Chamado Tempo, Uma Casa Chamada Terra
Author: Mia Couto

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22.
Region: Europe
Country: Greece
Book: 'Ακου το τραγούδι της βροχής
Author: Omiros Avramidis

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23.
Region: Europe
Country: Cyprus
Book: Ο δρόμος του φεγγαριού
Author: Omiros Avramidis

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message 17: by ilona (new)

ilona (svaubajkama) | 39 comments 24.
Region: Europe
Country: Sweden
Book: The Legend Of The Christmas Rose
Author: Selma Lagerlöf

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message 18: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12761 comments ilona wrote: "I have long time to write in this topic (I became mother few days after I left last post here :D) Anyway, I keep reading books and now I checked my reading journal, there are several that would fit..."

Congratulations, Ilona!


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