Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Reading All Around the World?




A few days ago I caught wind of a project that took me aback with its ambition. Several blogs/readers, including Cleopatra of the  Classical Carousel, are attempting read books from across the world, either fiction or nonfiction. This is being hosted by Howling Frog and Chapter Adventures. I found it intriguing because I'm engaged in that sort of reading, myself; last year I did an extended series in middle-east history, and this year I'm turning to Asia. Following that I've been playing with the idea of a split year in the "global south",  spending six months in Africa and then six months in South America. Another project I've had in mind is a "Eurotour" in which I read my way through Europe, beginning in Portugal and trekking all the way to the Balkans.   Considering I'll be reading across the globe anyway, I might as well do it in company, rather as I'm doing with the Classics Club. Like the classics club this would be a long-term project.    While nothing is finalized, consider this a "toe in the water" sort of move on my part, a declaration of interest..

3 comments:

  1. i'm sure Jean and cleo would more than welcome your company...

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  2. I'm planning to do something vaguely similar. Although I'm concentrating on European history (counting the UK until we *officially* leave the EU - [grin]) I'm also going to expand it a bit by reading about Europeans around the world - as we've gotten about a bit over the years. So, definitely America, definitely Russia and probably China this year. I also have books lined up on Spain, Ireland, Arabia and even a few on the North Pole... oh, and the Mediterranean.

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  3. The north pole should be interesting. One person involved in this RRW challenge said that they were including Antartica!

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