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Reading Globally

"Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere." ---Jean Rhys

This group is for readers who, for whatever reason, endeavor to explore the world through great fiction. We don't exclude nonfiction discussion entirely, but we are primarily a fiction group. If you are a compulsive literary traveler, you've come to the right place!
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Photo: Map of Mexico and Central America

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Current Quarterly Theme Read
July - Sept 2014: Central America and Mexico
Oct - Dec 2014 Postwar Germany (1945-now)

2014 Theme Reads
January - March 2014 Sub-Saharan Africa
April - June 2014 Travel and Travelogue Literature
July - Sept: Central America and Mexico
Oct - Dec: Postwar Germany (1945-now)

Classics in Their Own Countries
In 2012, we had a year-long "classics in their own country" theme read in addition to the four quarterly reads. You can find discussion and suggestions for classics on the following threads.
Asia and the Middle East
Africa and the Middle East
Europe and Turkey
Latin America and the Caribbean

Ongoing
April - June 2014 Travel and Travelogue Literature
January - March 2014 Sub-Saharan Africa
October - December 2013: South American literature
July - September 2013: Francophone literature (excluding Europe)
April- June, 2013: Southeast Asian literature
Jan - March 2013: 20th and 21st Century Eastern and Central European literature
October - December 2012 China and Its Neighboring Countries
There is also a a wiki with background information and reading lists for this theme read.
July - September 2012 Middle Eastern Literature
April - June 2012: Closed and Selective Societies
January - March 2012: Turkey and the Balkans
October - December 2011: Migration/Immigration
July - September 2011: The Sea
April - June 2011: War and Regions in Conflict
January - March 2011: "Journeys"
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MASTER THREAD & List for the NEW regional threads is HERE. Please read this FIRST.

MASTER LIST of REGIONAL THREADS with links (abbreviated as necessary, full list on the master thread):

***1. Eastern Africa I: Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe...others.
***2. Eastern Africa II: Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda
***3. Middle Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo ...others
***4. Northern Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco...others
***5. Southern Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa...others
***6. Western Africa: Cote d'​​​​​​Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone...others

***7. The Caribbean: Anguilla, Antgua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands...others
***8. Central America & Mexico: Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico...others
***9. South America I: Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela...others
***10. South America II: Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay...others

***11. Asia I: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan...others
***12. Asia II: China, Mongolia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Tibet.
***13. Asia III: Japan, Korea, the Phillipines.
***14. Asia IV: Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia...others.
***15. Asia V: India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan

***16. Middle East I: Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Israel
***17. Middle East II: Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran...others.
***18. Oceania: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea...others.

***19. Europe I: France, Monaco, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg
***20. Europe II: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark...others.
***21. Europe III: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania
***22. Europe IV: Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro
***23. Europe V: Italy, Vatican City, San Marino, Malta
***24. Europe VI: Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia
***25. Europe VII: Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Gibraltar
***26. Europe VIII: Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein

NEWS! As of May 2, 2011, ALL discussions of the literature of the UK, US, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand are now on our supplemental group: READING GLOBALLY II

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Irish Holger's Trip around the World 27IrishHolger, Thursday 12:58pmignore
***REGION 26: Europe VIII 31kidzdoc, Thursday 9:19amignore
October - December 2014: Postwar Germany (from 1945) 22kidzdoc, Thursday 9:01amignore
Where In The World Are You - September/October 2014 30kidzdoc, Wednesday 4:45pmignore
rocketjk shoves off for a 2014 journey 12rocketjk, Tuesday 6:19pmignore
Global book map based on Library Thing data 9friendlyogre, October 10ignore
July to September 2014: Mexico and Central America 43rebeccanyc, October 5ignore
Hemlokgang's Round The World Whirlwind Literary Tour 2014 27hemlokgang, September 28ignore
***REGION 10: South America II 73rebeccanyc, September 27ignore
***REGION 9: South America I 39rebeccanyc, September 27ignore
Missrabbitmoon Reads Around the World 18missrabbitmoon, September 23ignore
***REGION 13: Asia III 41whymaggiemay, September 21ignore
Rhea reads women around the world 32rebeccanyc, September 20ignore
***Message Board 2014 2RidgewayGirl, September 19ignore
***REGION 21: Europe III 46rebeccanyc, September 18ignore
***REGION 8: Central America 23rebeccanyc, September 14ignore
***REGION 23: Europe V 21rebeccanyc, September 11ignore
Claire's Going Global At Last 32klarusu, September 8ignore
ahef1963 is going to read around the world 11ahef1963, September 5ignore
***Where in the World Are You, May-June 2014? 41Selliers, September 2ignore
***REGION 19: Europe I 83rebeccanyc, September 1ignore
Where In The World Are You This July/August 2014? 55hemlokgang, August 31ignore
Grey Doll's Grand Criminal Tour 2014 22greydoll, August 30ignore
Nonfiction counterpart group 2rebeccanyc, August 22ignore
Open Letter Book Talk 18MarthaJeanne, August 21ignore
July-September Theme Read: The Sea 57Artymedon, August 17ignore
***REGION 7: The Caribbean 22rebeccanyc, August 6ignore
April-June 2014 : Travel Writing and Travelogues Theme Read 114Samantha_kathy, July 25ignore
Markon's Global Reads 2014-? 10markon, July 24ignore
***REGION 12: Asia II 24lilisin, July 19ignore
***REGION 11: Asia I 16GlebtheDancer, July 18ignore
Around the world in 192 books - Depressaholic's Challenge Part 2 254GlebtheDancer, July 17ignore
***REGION 17: Middle East II 12Nickelini, July 7ignore
eairo reads from Helsinki to Helsinki, part II: The Americas 45eairo, July 3ignore
***REGION 20: Europe II 34Nickelini, June 5ignore
Nickelini's Read Around the World Challenge 41Nickelini, June 5ignore
***REGION 24: Europe VI 45StevenTX, May 27ignore
***REGION 15: Asia V 24kidzdoc, May 10ignore
***Where in the World Are You in March/April 2014? 64rebeccanyc, May 10ignore
January to March 2014 -- Literature from Sub-Saharan Africa 99edwinbcn, May 9ignore
***REGION 25: Europe VII 43kidzdoc, May 8ignore
July-September 2012 Theme Read: Middle Eastern Literature 169kidzdoc, May 7ignore
October - December 2013: South American Literature 124rebeccanyc, April 29ignore
***REGION 18: Oceania 15Nickelini, April 28ignore
***REGION 3: Middle Africa 20Samantha_kathy, April 27ignore
****MESSAGE BOARD 2013 18rebeccanyc, March 21ignore
***REGION 6: Western Africa 25rebeccanyc, March 16ignore
***REGION 16: Middle East I 27Korrick, March 14ignore
Where in The World Are You During January and February 2014 84lilisin, March 6ignore
Dgmknzgrl's grand tour 4Dgmknzgrl, January 28ignore
Judylou reads the world 63judylou, January 21ignore
April-June Theme Read: War and Regions in Conflict 110kidzdoc, January 11ignore
rocketjk launches a 2013 journey 18rocketjk, January 6ignore
***REGION 22: Europe IV 25rocketjk, January 6ignore
***REGION 2: Eastern Africa II 29labfs39, January 5ignore
JustJoey's travelling the World 49JustJoey4, January 3ignore
Zero's 2009 World Tour 20thatguyzero, January 3ignore
Hemlokgang's International Literary Gallivanting in 2013 28hemlokgang, December 2013ignore
***REGION 4: Northern Africa 31JustJoey4, December 2013ignore
***Where in the World Are You This November and December? 44eairo, December 2013ignore
2012: Classics in Their Own Country--Latin America and the Caribbean 9rebeccanyc, December 2013ignore
RidgewayGirl's Grand Tour 43rocketjk, December 2013ignore
****VOTE HERE for 2014 Theme Reads 59banjo123, December 2013ignore
July - September Theme Read: Francophone Countries 78kidzdoc, December 2013ignore
****Planning for 2014: What Should Our Theme Reads Be? 35rebeccanyc, November 2013ignore
****Making 2014 Theme Reads EVEN Better -- Your Ideas 16lilisin, November 2013ignore
Where In The World Are You? September/October 2013 98pgmcc, October 2013ignore
Where In The World Are You? July/August 2013....... 72hemlokgang, September 2013ignore
Where In The World Are You.....May/June 2013 75labfs39, August 2013ignore
***REGION 1: Eastern Africa I 24kidzdoc, August 2013ignore
Foreign Films--Where are You Now? 8greydoll, August 2013ignore
April-June 2013 Theme Read: South East Asia 70VivienneR, July 2013ignore
***REGION 14: Asia IV 13VivienneR, July 2013ignore
Special offer from Archipelago Books - today only! 1kidzdoc, July 2013ignore
January - March 2013 Theme Read: 20th/21st century Central and Eastern European literature 157rebeccanyc, May 2013ignore
Sarams reading around the world 34sarams, May 2013ignore
An Atlas for International Literature 7rebeccanyc, May 2013ignore
***Where in the WORLD Are You? March/April 101GlebtheDancer, May 2013ignore
***REGION 5: Southern Africa 35Artymedon, April 2013ignore
'A Literary Map of Colorado' just published 1AmronGravett, April 2013ignore
steven03tx reads around the world in 80 books 42StevenTX, April 2013ignore
October-December 2012 Theme Read: Asia II (Asia II: China, Mongolia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Tibet 127kidzdoc, April 2013ignore
Samantha_kathy’s Trip Around Europe 24Samantha_kathy, April 2013ignore
***VOTE HERE for 2013 Theme Reads 91wandering_star, March 2013ignore
Where in the world are you? January/February 2013 118rebeccanyc, March 2013ignore
Aruba Around the World: 2011 Onward 19arubabookwoman, February 2013ignore
Thinking about your 2013 Reading... 18GlebtheDancer, February 2013ignore
One more 'round the world - eairo reads from Helsinki to Helsinki 409eairo, February 2013ignore
Another Love 3MarshaKT, January 2013ignore
rocketjk's 2012 odyssey 27rocketjk, December 2012ignore
WHERE in the world are you? November/December 2012 102cushlareads, December 2012ignore
2012: Classics in Their Own Country--Africa and the Middle East 8Mercury57, December 2012ignore
Hemlokgang's Global Reading Record 2012 45hemlokgang, December 2012ignore
MESSAGE BOARD 2012 16StevenTX, November 2012ignore
***Planning for 2013: What Should Our Themes Be? 52PaperbackPirate, November 2012ignore
WHERE in the World Are You? September/October 129judylou, November 2012ignore
***Theme Reads: How Can We Make Them Better for 2013? 9rebeccanyc, November 2012ignore
varielle puts on her traveling shoes 16varielle, October 2012ignore
2012-Classics In Their Own Country--Europe and Turkey 35rebeccanyc, September 2012ignore
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