Hello to friends, family and anybody else dropping by…
Welcome to my blog!
First and foremost, this blog is for my own benefit. I’d like a space in which to document my feelings, thoughts and experiences in my attempt to read books from around the world. My inspiration for the reading challenge came from a TED Talks video about a woman called Ann (check out her blog). She set herself a reading challenge to read a book from every country. I really liked the idea. I’m from the United Kingdom, and perhaps somewhat unsurprisingly the majority of my reading material was written by British/Irish and North American writers. So I thought I’d try to change that a little: to read a book that comes from (or is related in some way) to each country in the world. That’s about 196 countries in total.
Secondly, I’d like to share my reading and writing successes and failures with other readers and writers. This is blog is also a personal project to hone my own writing skills. This is simply a way to reflect on the books I read and my literary journey around the world. I’m not going to set myself a time limit because I want to read the books for enjoyment, not just race through them (which I know I’d be inclined to do if I thought I was racing against the clock!).
Wor(l)d travel minus the expense of a plane ticket! I’d be delighted to get any suggestions of global books that I can add to my “to read” list! Thanks for reading 🙂