It's been a busy two weeks with the Travel the World in Books Readathon! I feel a bit like Alice with the whirlwind of activity and the discussions (bookish and otherwise), book recommendations, Twitter chats (first time for me!), photos, mini challenges and giveaways! It was wonderful fun to meet old and new bloggers ... thank you to everyone, we've taken one more step towards reading more diversely.
Surprise, surprise, I actually got so reading in all this activity. Here's what I read:
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi - set in Iran, a reread, sadly, still no review.
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay - set in France, no review yet.
Two #BookmarkMonday posts with free downloadable bookmarks of quotes from books that I've read for the Travel the World in Book Reading Challenge. You can still download them if you missed these posts:
More of my posts related to this event:
- Discussion Post (host): World drama, short stories and poetry + spine poetry
- Discussion Post (host): Yum! Food, glorious food!
- Guest Post + giveaway : Meera Klein on A Lasting Legacy
- Guest Post + giveaway: Angela Correll on Limestone, Mystery and Love
- Childhood faves from Australia and lists of European reads
- Eat like a Bogorite (or a trip down memory lane on eating in Indonesia)
- My favourite books and authors from Asia and Africa
- Friday 56 & Book Beginnings: All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
- Friday 56 & Book Beginnings: Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
- Intro Post
- Announcement Post
With the revival of this popular mini challenge, quite a few of you decided to jump in and either create or update your own book maps. Wonderful job, everyone! Here are the amazing results:
Book Map Wrap Up
- Heather of Based on a True Story has her 2015 map up and she's got some great reads already in there ...
- Lucy of Fictional 100 created, oh-but-of-course, her Fictional 100 Map!
- Tanya of Mom's Small Victories worked like a fiend and got her map updated! Discovering "holes" on her mao, she's looking for book recommendations for South America and Africa.
- Sharon of Faith Hope and Cherrytea mapped very specific locations of her reads and had a lot of fun with the colour option in her map here.
- Isi of From Isi made me uber jealous with her flower power map. She mapped 3 things: setting, where an author is born and author+story. Check it out here.
... and the Giveaway Winners!
Congratulations you lucky ducks!
- Book Map winner - $10 of digital goods from Luvly.co - Sharon
- 1 e-book of My Mother's Kitchen by Meera Klein - Lucy
- 1 copy of Guarded by Angela Correll + natural beauty products - Heather
What a great readathon! :)