Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Armchair Traveler Reading Challenge

The Armchair Traveler Reading Challenge, hosted over on A Life in Books sounded fun.

If you’re interested in joining, here are the guidelines:

  • The challenge runs from July 1 through December 31 during which time you must read six books that fall under the ‘armchair traveling’ theme.

  • Fiction or non-fiction works are fine, and do not need to be specifically travel related, as long as the location is integral to the book - I’ll leave that to your discretion. Locations must be actual places that you could visit, so no Middle Earths or galaxies far, far away.

  • Books may be cross-posted to other challenges, but you cannot count any books read prior to July 1st.

  • To join, make a post outlining your six choices and link to that post below. Because I like to have a little wiggle room, you can opt to switch out books throughout the challenge.

  • And yes, there will be prizes!

Here is my list of six:

  1. Eclipse (Twilight, Book 3) by Stephenie Meyer (FORKS, WA; I know this is a slight cheat, but I've never been to WA and the geography and weather are germane to the story.)

  2. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Book 1) by Alexander McCall Smith (AFRICA)

  3. Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher (PERSIA)

  4. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (SOUTHERN U.S.)

  5. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (ENGLAND)

  6. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (INDIA/OCEAN)

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