Monday, March 31, 2008

may the journey begin!!!


Pack your imaginary bags, bring your pretend passports, and let's be off unto new and undiscovered places: Welcome to the beginning of the Orbis Terrarum Challenge!!! It runs from today until the 20th of December ( I decided to do that so none would be cramming during holidays;). Anyway, if you would like the other members to be able to read your book review posts, I am going to post a "Mr. linky" each month, and if you want to ( it would be more fun if you did) you can post the link to your reviews! ( you can obviously link to more than one each month, since there are no guidelines on when you are to complete each book). So there ye have it, now get traveling (reading), and posting!!!!

If you'd like to join: click here for all the details on the Orbis Terrarum Challenge (sticky post)

11 comments:

Ex Libris said...

I am so looking forward to this! I finished my first challenge book (Embers by Sandor Marai) a day or so early - I hope that's OK. If not, I've checked out two more titles by him from the library to read instead :)

Myrthe said...

I am so glad that April 1 has finally come around, because I have some great books in line for this challenge!

I was in a bit of a reading slump for the past four or five days, because I was finishing up all my current reading and didn't want to start anything new. Why? Because I really really really wanted to start The Kite Runner! Finally, last night at about 10pm I couldn't stop myself any longer and I dived in. I only read about 50 pages, because I was too tired to continue. I hope it's ok I started two hours early. ;-)

Mrs. B. said...

Yay! My bags are packed. Off we go!

bethany said...

*ex libris- I am too! this is going to be fun! Yes, it is SO okay that ou finished your first book.I am not picky at all, I guess you could say my motto is: don't worry, be happy ;) I'll post MR Linky for this month today then!! yay!

*myrthe- I know! me too, I have just been waiting, well actually I haven't I have just been reading other stuff that would work for this challenge...but not too happy that I couldn't count it towards the challenge. haha.
Yes, no problem...don't worry a bit about starting early, I am just excited you all are so glad to get started!

*mrs b- Yes!!! we do, don't we!!! this is so fun!

Ramya said...

i am sooo excited.. can't wait to start those books!!:) my first stop - Iran!:))

heather (errantdreams) said...

Yum! If I had the time and inclination for challenges, this would definitely be on my list. Good luck with it!

Juli said...

I've been staring at the God of Small Things forever. I started it at my hubby's grandpa funeral and just got a few pages in and just couldn't get into it. I've been listening to Dracula instead. Now I have a reason to pick it back up. Plus I've re-injured my broken foot and had to take off work tomorrow. I'll be a busy reader!

:)

Madeleine said...

Does it count if I am reading in another language at times ? I finished COSMETIQUE DE L'ENNEMI by Amelie Nothomb BELGIUM (read in French) I read it yesterday, it is only 124 pages long but very good!

bethany said...

*ramya- I so know how you feel...I have been dying to read mine too!

*heather- well, you are always welcome, thanks for the sweet comment!

*juli- well, sorry about your foot, that does not sound fun! It is nice to have some extra time to read though. My husband loved THe God of Small Things, I haven't read it yet. Hope you like Dracula more!!

*madeleine- yes, for sure!! it counts for sure. it would actually be better if everyone could read it in the original...but none of us know 300 languages. Anyway, yes...but when you review the book could you include the English translated title if there is one, if there isn't please try to make a direct translation yourself (even though I know that many times the titles are changed). This is mainly so we can get a hold of the book if we want to!

Corinne said...

I was holding my breath until April 1st :) I'm so stoked. PLUS, on that great picture of the map with the pin, the pin is on my own city. WAHOO!!

bethany said...

*corinne- that is awesome!! haha. I think I have been through Baltimore area, when I was little we lived in Ventnor for a while (by Atlantic City) I think...it is all a little foggy since I was little. That is awesome!!!

It is really exciting to see just how many people are excited about international lit...it is what I love..but it is really neat to find not just people who like to read, but also those who love foreign stuff as well!!