Monday, October 17, 2011

Preparing for Around the World in 52 Books

As previously mentioned, I am embarking on an Around the World reading challenge in 2012.  Although I never need an excuse to visit used book stores, this has given me an even better reason.  Friday I took the day off and headed to Mr. K's Used Books, Music, and More, probably the largest used book store in my particular town (not gonna lie - I wish I lived close to Powell's like I did while I was growing up!).  I had some store credit from a previous trade-in visit, and $5 cash.  It is kind of like a trip to the casino, you have to decide how much money you are going to spend before you go in.

I've also recently signed up for, and have gained quite a few great books, most from my Around the World wishlist.  The shelf you see is what I have so far.  I have representatives from Belgium, France, Portugal, Argentina, Turkey, Spain, Afghanistan, USA, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Mexico, Algeria, Greenland, Peru, Cuba, Kiribati, St. Maarten, and Denmark.  I also have Kashmir and Tibet on their way to me via paperbackswap.

I have definitely fought reading compulsion on this shelf but luckily I always seem to have another award list or book I need to read for the podcast.  2012 is going to be a fun year!

What I'm reading now:

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great challenge!
    You must get a copy of Nancy Pearl's Book Lust To Go, it has great recommendations for books set in other countries.


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