Today I’m super excited to announce that I’m joining a fun challenge posed by my friend Savvy Working Gal. It’s called travel the world in books. Basically you read books from around the world, setting your own goals and benchmarks along the way:
Travel the world in books, of course! Expand your horizons and read books set in or written by authors from countries other than the one you live in. Visit as many different countries in books as you wish.
And the “rules” are simply this…YOU choose your own adventure! These are your goals but you can change them any time. “
I want to read 80 books from around the world. (Like Around the World in 80 Days.) I’m not setting any firm time deadlines for myself. I love to read, but it’s a leisure I fit in around everything else. Sometimes I’ll move along more quickly, and other times a book will probably take me a while. This is for fun; it’s not a job.
I’m counting books from different cultures. Within my own country, I could read a book from a cultural subset to which I don’t belong, like the Deaf community. Similarly, I could read multiple books from one country if they are written by or from the point of view of a different cultural subsets.
I’m going to do this frugally.
My goal is to spend less than $20 on the 80 books. I’ll keep a tally. I plan to do this by:
- Getting free ebooks.
- Paying off my library fees, and then borrowing books from the library. (I won’t count the fees towards the $20, unless I incur them as a result of the challenge.)
- I sometimes get books as gifts.
- Winning books in giveaways. I’ll show you one below!
My running tally so far: $0.
My Shelf So Far
If you’re interested in seeing my reads on a map, I’ll be updating this one every time I finish a book! Here’s what I’ve got so far:
Review: I read the free Amazon version. There were several paragraphs repeated throughout. It was good for the type of book it was. I expected it to talk more about Arthur, but aside from the beginning he was a secondary character. Tristram and Isolt was the fastest and favorite part. (Hate reading? You can catch a different version of their story in the movie, Tristan And Isolde. Stars one of my favorites, James Franco.) Lancelot and Guinevere’s relationship was extremely PG. But the whole thing was still enough to make me want to visit Merlin’s Cave like Budget Loving Military Wife.
This one I actually got as a birthday gift…perfect timing, right? I’m going to wait to review books until I’m all the way through with them.
Status: In queue.
I won this one from a giveaway on Mom’s Small Victories associated with the challenge!
So that’s three books, three countries. I’ve got 77 more to go! Any suggestions?