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This week's Weekly Geeks asks you to tell us about your globe trotting via books. Are you a global reader? How many countries have you "visited" in your reading? What are your favorite places or cultures to read about? Can you recommend particularly good books about certain regions, countries or continents? How do you find out about books from other countries? What countries would you like to read that you haven't yet?Use your own criteria about what you consider to be "visiting" -- whether a book is written about the country or by a native or resident of the country.For fun, create one of these maps at this website ticking off the countries you've read books from - you might be surprised how many (or how few!) countries you've read. Include the map in your blog post if you're so inclined.

I haven’t participated in Weekly Geeks in a long time, but when I saw theme theme this week, I just had to jump in. Here are some countries I’ve traveled to in the past two years or so (I’m having trouble remembering all the countries I’ve been to, period, in all of my reading):



create your own visited country map
or check our Venice travel guide


As you can see I tend to stay in Europe a lot. To me, “visiting” a country is reading a book set there, not necessarily an author from there. You might have guessed that I'm a bit of an Anglophile, and I tend to read mostly about England, though occasionally I branch out and read book set in other places. One of my favorite cities in the world is Venice (I even have a tag at Library Thing for books about/ set in there!). Many of the books I read, however, I read because I like the premise of the story or the historical setting—not necessarily because of the setting.

Comments

mathlabour said…
What's your ID , I wanna to chat more with you :P
Marg said…
I might have to make an effort to do this week's Weekly Geeks! I suspect that most of mine will be centred in Europe as well!

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