Sunday, March 1, 2009

may the journey begin!!

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Today is the 1st of March, and the beginning of:

The Orbis Terrarum Challenge
The Orbis Terrarum Film Challenge
The Orbis Terrarum Bilingual Challenge
The Orbis Terrarum Poetry Challenge

Which country are you visiting in first!? I am torn. I have several really good options. I put together (with the help of several of you amazing volunteers) a list of the books read last year and links to what other bloggers thought of those books. If you email me links as we go I can just add them. Make sure to remember that I list them by the author's nation of origin, I know sometimes it isn't the best fit, but I think over all it is the best way of doing things.

Are you ready to start???

14 comments:

Richard said...

I'm starting down in 19th century Brazil with Machado de Assis' "The Posthumous Memoirs of BrĂ¡s Cubas." Machado's a fairly new discovery for me, but I read his "Dom Casmurro" last year and loved it. Obrigado, Bethany, for hosting this challenge again!

beastmomma said...

I am not sure where I am going to start yet, but I am excited to start traveling! Just to clarify, we send you the link to our reviews as we finish instead of posting them on a central post?

violetcrush said...

oh...cool, I was waiting for this to start. I haven't decided what to read for this yet, I have about 5 books which I think I will look into but I am not sure.
Thanks Bethany for doing this.

Elizabeth said...

I've already started, in Chechnya, with "The Angel of Grozny" by Asne Seierstad. It's good!

raidergirl3 said...

I am ready!!
I am in Cuba to begin, and then off to Columbia I believe.

Mrs. B. said...

Ready! I'm actually going to start off at home in the good old US of A with F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
:)

Hedgie said...

I will be beginning in Somalia with Nuruddin Farah's Sweet and Sour Milk.

Because of an e-mail problem, I cannot e-mail links to you. Should I just post them here?

bookoholic13 said...

I'm in Israel where downward spinning Ya'arah tells her tale in a stream-of-consciousness style that I think I like, but am not sure about yet.... (Love Life by Zeruya Shalev)

Could we maybe have a "Read-This-Month" post evey month where people can post links to their reviews? I just want to make sure I don't miss any new ones!!

bethany said...

Richard-That sounds exciting! You are welcome :) I hope you enjoy the challenge.

beastmomma- I don't know where I am starting yet either, but I too can't wait. There are some books I have to finish this week and then I can start in.

I will answer your question in a post, I am going to post a monthly Mr. Linky where we can post our reads for that month.

violetcrush- I am so glad you are excited about it, I am too!

Elizabeth- You go girl! I can't wait to see what your review says :)

raidergirl3- that is the perfect place to start out.

Mrs. B- I haven't read it, but I have heard great things. I'll wait to read your review.

Hedgie- wow, sounds great!

Yes, about the links and reviews I am going to post a monthly post where you will be able to add your link in. I hope that works for you. If not make sure and let me know.

Bookaholic13- That does sound interesting, I can't wait to see what you think when you are done!

Yes, that is an excellent idea! I will get to it right now, thanks so much for helping me out...I was going around in circles and needed some help :)

Welcome all..glad to have you!

tuulenhaiven said...

Been ill the last couple of days, but I took advantage of that and ventured into Peru, reading Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa. I can't wait to see what everyone else reads!

Ramya said...

I am so excited about this Bethany.. I have my reads for the bi-lingual mini challenge all set.. But I am yet to figure out what I am going to read first for the main challenge. I am tempted to start with India and then take it from there..:)

Veens said...

God, I have no clue Bethany. WHAT to read FIRST!

:)

Lemme think and get back to you :)

I am so excited! :) :)

Pratima said...

I am a bit late in starting, but I have my list ready and I am really excited!! I had a great time doing this last year :)

Tea said...

I have just left West Africa. Earlier I enjoyed being in Cuba. Now, I'm not sure where I'm going. I'll know by tomorrow.

I can't see well. I see only two of my books listed. I thought I had about four??? help!