Category Archives: Around the World 2012

Books read for the 2012 Around the World in Books Goodreads Challenge

My World Tour 2012

I have had an amazing trip around the world in 2012. Next year I will be doing it again and will also be doing a tour of the 50 states. And I might just disappear again on you in November. … Continue reading

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Catching Up Even More

More books I have raced through in the last few days: On Black Sisters Street: A Novel by Chika Unigwe My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the story of four African women(one Sudanese refugee and three Nigerians) who … Continue reading

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More Catching Up

A quick update before I dig back into more books! Finished up: Petals of Blood by Ngugi wa Thiong’o Liked it a lot, critique of post-Colonial Kenya from socialist perspective. Sometimes a little propaganda-like, but moving story, nonetheless. In the … Continue reading

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In Vietnam, Practicing Lovingkindness

This was a quick side trip on audio. I had downloaded this at some point when Audible had a sale. I love the Buddhist meditation guides of Thich Nhat Hanh, so I was interested in a work of fiction authored … Continue reading

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In a Japan with Two Moons

Here is what I was listening to while I was plugging away at my own writing this month. This is a very long novel, and I enjoyed listening to it while I drove around, washed dishes, ate lunch, ran a … Continue reading

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Liberia Through the Eyes of its President

The Great African Reads group on Goodreads has now reached Liberia in its A-Z tour (I will have to double back and read A-K later!), and the book that I voted for in the poll didn’t win. I’m incredibly biased … Continue reading

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A Side Trip to Ecuador

I was feeling a little intimidated by my Chile read, so when I heard about a little book written by a Chilean but set in Ecuador that was available for me to borrow, I jumped right on it. I’m still … Continue reading

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Our New World

Like I said, I’ve been busy working on my October to December goals. Here is my Uruguay selection for the Around the World Challenge. Faces and Masks by Eduardo Hughes Galeano My rating: 5 of 5 stars 1785: Guanajuato Silver … Continue reading

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October to December Goals

Well, I hope I will do better with these than I did with July to September! Some of these are related to my goals for the year, which I set back in January or the end of December. I wanted … Continue reading

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In the Labyrinth in Argentina

Well, I’m going to have to admit failure to reach all my goals for July to September. This is the last book to fulfill any of those goals that I’m going to read this month. It’s been fun, but I … Continue reading

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