Thursday, July 16, 2009

Around The Globe: Where In The World Have You Been?

It's been several weeks since I've participated in WG. When I saw this assignment, I made it my business to find time to complete. Our assignment:

How do you find out about books from other countries? What countries would you like to read that you haven't yet?
I find most of my books blog hopping. I won't admit how many blogs I visit daily. lol I hang out at discussion forums focused on books by country or regions. Participate in reading challenges and other memes.

Tell us about your globe trotting via books. Are you a global reader? How many countries have you "visited" in your reading?
I thought it would be fun to list titles. Some countries I could list several titles and that made me smile. I'm pretty sure I've read something set in Mexico but I couldn't remember. When I saw the gaps, I immediately wanted to start doing searches and was thinking of the books on my tbr. I resisted adding my tbr/country titles.

What are your favorite places or cultures to read about? Can you recommend particularly good books about certain regions, countries or continents?
Frantic to find and read books set in South Amercia. Definitely want to address my Latin deficit. Want to read more books set in Asia, New Zealand and Australia and Canada. Went through a period of reading books set in island countries. Gravitate towards books by people of color.

Dominican Republic- In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
Puerto Rico- The Meaning of Conseulo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
Grenada- Angel by Merle Collins
Haiti- The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
Antigua- Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
Libya- I Put A Spell on You by Nina Simone
South Africa- Out of Bounds by Beverly Naidoo
Zimbabwe- Love In The Driest Season by Neely Tucker
Ivory Coast- Aya by Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie
Nigeria- Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Rwanda (formerly Rhodesia)- Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
Denmark- Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Sweden- Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunée
France-Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunée
United Kingdom- Small Island by Andrea Levy
Palestinian Authority- A Stone In My Hand by Cathryn Clinton
Israel- Who By Fire by Diana Spechler
Iran- Persepolis by Majane Satrapoli, Sadika's Way by Hina Haq
Afghanistan- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
North Korea
India- Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins, Sold by Patricia McCormick
Nepal-Sold by Patricia McCormick
South Korea- The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa
Australia- Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
United States- Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim
Canada- "Prude" by Alice Munro

Check out submissions at Weekly Geeks.


Anonymous said...

Wow, impressive list! And inspiring!

susan said...

Thanks, Rhapsody. :-)