Thursday, April 17, 2008

where in the world are you from!?

Hey, for the Orbis Terrarum challengers...I thought it would be fun to hear of all the different places we are from! I understand that you may not want to give your exact location, just tell us whatever you feel comfortable telling. If you are from one country living in another that is great fun too, so include it. I would just like for us to see that this is an incredibly international group of challengers!!!
Comment here and let us know!!!

20 comments:

bethany said...

I am currently living in Corvallis, Oregon, USA. I grew up for a tiny bit in Costa Rica, but mostly in Spain.
I moved back to the US during high school, and have been here since (for around 10 years now, wow!!)

Ramya said...

Hey.. I currently live in Atlanta, GA. Have been here for about 3 yrs now but I am originally from India. Am curious to see where the other challengers are from! nice idea bethany!:)

beastmomma said...

I am currently living in Seattle, Washington, USA. However, I have spent time in Maryland, Georgia, and North Carolina-- all in the USA.

Iliana said...

I'm originally from Monterrey, Mexico but have been living around the Dallas, Texas suburbs for a long time.

Ex Libris said...

I was born and currently live in Ohio in the US. I lived for a short time in Virginia and Tennessee, but have spent most of my life in Ohio.

raidergirl3 said...

I'm from Prince Edward Island, Canada. Been here most of my life.
What a great question!

thatsthebook said...

I was born and raised in Canada, Stratford Ontario and 6 years in Manitoba half in Winkler and half in Winnipeg. I'm now in Seoul South Korea as an English teacher. I love the challenge so far. And by the way, please not that I have moved to wordpress and I'm no longer at blog.com!

katrina said...

I live over the pond in little ole England, I used to live near Cambridge, but now live an hour away in Essex where there is a reputation that girls wear white stilettos and dance around their handbags - but I've never seen one as avoid those types of places!

Mrs. B. said...

Born and bred in the good old U.S. of A. ;)
I'm a traveller at heart and eventually my family and I plan to live in China and run an orphanage.
Its so fun to learn about everyone!

Trish said...

Oh Bethany--I'm so behind in my post-reading. I think I have 5 of yours in my reader! This one is nice and quick, though. Born in Utah, moved to Toronto from ages 2-9 and have been living in Texas for the rest (except for a year when I was at college in Idaho). I LOVE Texas. Love Love Love. I've lived in Dallas most of the time, but also College Station (Texas A&M), Lubbock (Texas Tech), and small town central Texas (Coleman).

Jodie said...

Hello I write for a bookzine called Estella's Revenge (http://www.estellasrevenge.com) and I was hoping you might be able to help me pull together a feature for our 'Travel' issue. I'm popping around various international reading challenges and asking the organisers to tell me what are the best books they have encountered so far in their challenge experience. I would love it if you could let me know what some of your favourite challenge reads have been for the 'Orbis Terrarum' challenge have been and perhaps provide a short sentence about why you have enjoyed them so much.

The goal of this investigation is to get 80 books from around the world into this feature and so go 'Around the World in 80 books' (kind of dorky I know but also kind of fun).

If you'd like to participate please send me your choices at bakerjodie at googlemail dot com by 24th April. If you'd like it would be wonderful if you could ask those taking part in the challenge to help out as well.

bethany said...

Man this is awesome how many of you responded to this! It is just way cool to see that we really are an international group of book readers!

monix said...

I was born in Lancashire in the north of England and have lived in many different parts of the UK. I seem to have settled in the sunny south west corner of Britain now, but who knows?
It is lovely to see where everyone else comes from.

Myrthe said...

I was born and grew up in the Netherlands, lived in different towns there. I lived for a year in Wisconsin, US and for the last three and a half years I have lived in Armenia, a tiny country wedged in between Russia, Turkey and Iran.

Corinne said...

Fun idea Bethany! I currently live in Maryland, but I was born in Ohio and raised just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. I moved to MD during my second year of college and I still love it here :)

tanabata said...

Great idea Bethany. I'm Canadian (grew up in Manitoba then moved to Victoria), but currently live in Japan, just outside Tokyo, where I've lived for about 7 years on and off. I also lived in Southern France for a year on a student exchange many years ago and more recently spent almost 4 years in England (first in London, then in Cambridge).

Karen said...

Hi All - I currently live in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia (2nd largest city in the state of New South Wales after Sydney and located about 90 minutes drive north of Sydney on the coast).

Pratima said...

Nice idea bethany :) I am from Bangalore, India... born and brought up here..

Ashwin said...

I am based in Chennai, India!

rajk said...

Hi! I was born and raised in India. After I got married I lived in Singapore for over a year. Now for the past 4 years I've been in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA.