I was so SURE I would be able to FINISH OT-09 last year, but I didnot. I fall short by 2 books.
Here is the FINAL list and I am doing this late BECAUSE I am feeling very sad that I could not finish it at all.
If I go by the author's birth place alone, I think I might have done fewer than the list below :(
So this year for OT -09, my progress so far ~~
- Mosaic by Soheir Khashoggi - Author is from Egypt, the book is based in New York and Jordan
- Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - the book is based in Japan
- When I was a Soldier by Valerie Zennati - Author is from France, the book is based on Israel
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - Author is from England
- Nefertiti by Michelle Moran - Book is based in Egypt
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini- Afghanistan
- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - Nigeria
- Heidi by Johanna Spyri - Switzerland.
Does that mean that I am not going to join this one this year?! No way... I have failed in almost all my challenges last year :) and I am joining this year as well.. nothing can stop me from joining more challenges!!
And Bethany has some new rules and a LOVELY button, that keeps on calling to me and telling me to put it up on my blog :)
So COME JOIN!
Welcome to Orbis Terrarum 2010!!!This is year 3 of our big adventure. There are some different things going on this year, so read up.
Orbis Terrarum 2010 Challenge Rules:*The Orbis Terrarum Challenge begins April,1st 2010(you are welcome to join later) through the month of November.
*For the challenge each reader is to choose 8 books (for the 8 months of the challenge).
*Each book must from a different country, I have decided to go by the country of origin of the author, or the country he/she lives in is fine as well-meaning NOT the country the book is set in!!
*You don’t have to have a list, that means you can change your mind at any time. As long as there are 8 books you have completed the challenge.
"It isn't the big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones."— Jean Webster