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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Weekly Geeks



The explanation, as always, here:

http://www.weeklygeeks.com/

I've, er, been to Melbourne. That's it. I honestly thought I read a bit more worldwide than that; what with living in New Zealand and all. Huh.

But my map is an epic fail of worldwide reading. I've dug through my archives, and my memory, and to be honest, I'm not coming up with much more than what I already have. The thing is, intellectually, I love the *idea* of reading about other cultures. Obviously, I have no follow-through.

H'm. This must be corrected. Shameful.

Here is the link to my Map of Shame

http://www.world66.com/myworld66/visitedCountries

Happy Weekly Geeks everyone :)


13 comments:

Nymeth said...

lol, Map of Shame :P I haven't posted mine yet but I've made it already, and yeah, there's definitely room for improvement.

Maree said...

I couldn't believe how sketchy mine was. Bad, bad bad!

anothercookiecrumbles said...

Time to join a 12 country challenge ;)

Care said...

oh Maree! we tend to read what we like without knowing what else is out there, right? and you may only need to tweak the borders a bit to find something new. I have to go find out what this week's geek thing is - just wanted to give you some encouragement. :)

Care said...

In fact, I think I need to read a book set in Australia! Recommend something?

farmlanebooks said...

UK, USA, Canada, Ireland? You must be able to fill a few of those red? I think if you look through the books you've read you'll be surprised at how many you can count.

Maree said...

I left out the USA and Canada? Oops!
Care, I was trying to think, and I haven't read a lot of novels set in Australia. Neville Shute is very well thought-of though. And the Masters of Rome series by Collen McCullough is so good, I can't praise it highly enough.
Hmmm ... another reading challenge ...

pussreboots said...

I'm hoping to read more books set in your part of the world. Who are some of your favorite local authors? My post is here. You can leave your recommendations in the comments.

whereisrikki said...

Don't worry about your map of shame. I think a lot of our maps are rather grey than red. Happy Sunday!

gautami tripathy said...

We all have more grey than red!

I need to visit Central America and more of Africa!
Weekly Geeks

Kristen said...

Hey, if it were 't for Colleen McCullough, I wouldn't have any in your part of the world :o)

Kerrie said...

If you want an Australian book - look for DIAMOND DOVE by Adrian Hyland (aka MOONLIGHT DOWNS)

Dreamybee said...

Well, they say that knowing is half the battle, right? Now you know what you haven't read. Maybe you can glean some inspiration from the other Weekly Geeks this week...although I'm afraid I'll be no help at all!