People! Have you no pity? No compassion? No milk of human--ok, ok, I'm really just full of it, so I'll stop with the histrionics. While it is true that you all have GOT to stop sharing irresistible reading challenges with me, this one requires me to do absolutely nothing that I wasn't already going to do, so it's basically a freebie with a great challenge badge. What's not to love about that?
It goes like this. Read whatever you read, as much or as little as you please. But make a map on Google Maps, so that you can add one of those cool little pins-in-a-map for each book you read. Every pin reflects where a book is set, or where most of the action takes place. If your hero lives and works in Melbourne, Australia, but flies to London twice on business, your virtual "pin" goes into Melbourne. At the end of the year, you get to look back and see how much of the globe you covered.
Of course, the tricky part of all this is that we'll probably all find ourselves reading books we wouldn't normally read this year, or reading even MORE books than we were already committed to, because we want to expand our coverage! Sneaky, sneaky Book Journey...
Meanwhile, here is the link to my map, though it's currently blank, obviously, since we haven't even GOTTEN to 2012 yet. I'll be reposting it periodically in posts throughout the year, as our host at Book Journey suggests. Check often!
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P.S. In the spirit of this challenge, let me just say
Welcome, Zambia and Azerbaijan,newest countries to visit here at The Beauty of Eclecticism!
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