Thursday, October 22, 2015

Travel the World in Books Readathon

Mom's Small Victories

I had every intention of joining the Travel the World in Books Readathon but haven't gotten around to writing my introduction until now. The readathon started last Sunday and goes through October 31st. Here's a brief description of what it's all about:
Explore countries and cultures other than the one where you live. Read as much as you can of books set in a different country or by an author from a different country. Read for your own pleasure or learning, read with your kids or both. Travel the world from the comfort of your own home and learn about different cultures. Expand your horizons and show publishers that #WeNeedDiverseBooks to promote cultural understanding and diversity in our reading. Support diverse authors and books. #TTWIBRAT
I already finished one book that took place in Europe: After You by Jojo Moyes. Now I'm reading The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling for my book club which meets next week. That also takes place in Europe. My goal is to finish that book as well, and then to read at least one more book that takes place in another country (outside of the U.S., since that's where I live) by the end of the readathon. I'm not sure what that will be yet.

I'm going to attempt to be more involved with online discussions related to this readathon from now through the end of the event. I'm looking forward to it!

3 comments:

  1. Yay, thanks for joining us. We read The Cuckoo 's Calling for my book club a couple months ago. Hope you enjoy it. I look forward to seeing your posts and feel free to link up old or new posts with the daily discussion linkups.

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  2. I have read many books set in England since I've been exploring different historical romance authors. This sounds like a fun meme. Have fun.

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  3. I only just signed up myself and I'm starting with a book set in Ireland. I loved After You and I'm excited to hear what you thought :)

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