Reading Around the World

24 May

Sometime last year (but I can’t remember when), I posted an update about my goal to read around the world. It was a challenge for one of my goodreads groups and I have slowly been plugging away at it. Today I sat down to take a look at my tally. In the last 20 months, I have read books set in 113 countries around the world. Some of them have been relatively easy reads and others more in depth (I now have a new appreciation for the Russian authors after reading some of their stuff). My goal is to keep reading until I hit every single country.

The map of my travels looks something like this (the blue is the countries I have visited in my reading travels):

Reading Around the World
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This goal has also made me think about places I would love to visit. Being in the Navy, I have had the opportunity to travel to many different places – from Jordan and Oman to Italy and Spain. I have even crossed the equator and become a Shellback – an age old tradition. But there are so many other places I would love to visit – mostly in the Asia/South America area, since I really haven’t been to many of those yet.

What about everyone out there? If you could visit any one place in the world what would it be? What is one place you wouldn’t want to visit?


Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Around the World in 80 Books



3 responses to “Reading Around the World

  1. Mary Fisher aka mommie

    June 6, 2012 at 9:02 am

    i am disappointed to see that you haven’t read anything from Australia even though you grew up there so I guess being a good mommie I will have to send you something to read- but I will have to think really hard about what the best book might be- please stay tuned

  2. Mary Fisher aka mommie

    June 6, 2012 at 9:04 am

    on second thought i am stupid or very tired because I read that the blue was the places you hadn’t been- please disregard my previous comment

  3. Dee

    June 6, 2012 at 11:33 am

    no comment mom…I read The Story of Danny Dunn for Australia 😉


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