Monday, April 26, 2010

It's a Party, I'll read about the world if I want to!

In case you missed that last post I just wrote about my desire to read more world literature, I have recently come to the conclusion that I want to read more world literature. And then, while reading Eva's blog, I came across her post on the World Party Reading Challenge, hosted by Fizzy Thoughts. Oh, what serendipitous timing!

This challenge runs for 12 months and requires reading 12 books, one for each month, on the chosen country. I've pretty much missed April at this point, so I'll start with May and try to stick to the monthly schedule. However, I'm not one of those people that reads 20+ books a month (not even 10 books a month), so I'm not making any promises about strictly sticking to the schedule. I'll just amend the official rules for my own challenge of hitting each country!

Looks like it's time for a trip to my beloved Idlewild, and I'll post a proposed list in the future. And if you need some book suggestions for this challenge and you're attending BEA, be sure and give them a visit! And no, they aren't paying me for advertising...I really just love this bookstore that much!

EDIT: Here's the challenge schedule, which I probably won't be stick to, but at least I can keep track of what I've done through this post.
  • April — April Fool's Day — France
  • May — May Day — a communist country of your choice, past or present
  • June — Juneteenth — Liberia
  • July —July 4th — Rwanda
  • August — Women's Equality Day — New Zealand
  • September — Native American Day — any sovereign Native American Tribe
  • October — Columbus Day — India
  • November — Thanksgiving — Turkey
  • December — Happy Holidays — choose your own country
  • January — Martin Luther King, Jr Day — Cambodia
  • February — Valentine's Day — England
  • March - Saint Patrick's Day — Ireland


softdrink said...

I'm a big believer in making a schedule that works for if you want to read about France in August, that works. Or if you skip France, that works, too.

I'm really hoping to stop by Idlewild when I'm in NY. Every time I hear about it, I get a little sad that I don't live in NY.

Kristen said...

I didn't sign up for this one but maybe I should have. Seems the only way I branch out in my reading is by setting myself lists.

nat @book, line, and sinker said...

duh...i thought you meant you were taking a literal international trip and were being cute using JFK's old name--idlewild. lol.

i haven't visited that bookstore but will be stopping by when i pop into town next week to have my vintage typewriter tuned up. thanks for the tip! :)

Kari said...

Hahaha, I wish!!