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#181 Talisman

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 04:13 PM

Sounds like an interesting book - it looks though like it may be out of print as the only (paper) copies on Amazon are second hand ones for a penny ! It doesn't matter though, as I have a nice travel book lined up that includes not only Lesotho, but about 7 or 8 other countries as well.    



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 05:49 PM

It's self-published so it's possible to buy new copies (not that you need to) direct from the author.  :)  

 

I am going to check out some of those books with multiple stories/countries in.  I have a couple on my Wish List. 



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 04:02 PM

Personally I would always much rather buy a book if I can, especially when it is self published, as I think is it important that authors are supported financially to be able to carry on their work. Having been there myself and having first hand knowledge of the struggles that the self published in particular have to face, this is very important to me, but I understand that not everyone has the funds to do this all the time. :smile:

 

Travel books are though a great way of getting through multiple countries very quickly. Jason Smart has written a whole series of them on his travels to various parts of the world that I am slowly getting through, although I am not sure if this compromises your idea of the author being born in the part of the world that is being written about ?  


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 11:17 PM

Ethiopia - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese - 4/5

 

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50 Countries - 21.46%  :)



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 10:23 AM

50 countries, that's quite a milestone. Well done, Janet :)!

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 11:30 AM

Thanks, Gaia.  :)  I've only managed two books towards this challenge in 2014.  Maybe I'll do better next year?  



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 03:09 PM

Good luck for next year! I hope you will find some nice books to read from the countries you haven't read any yet from :).

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 04:12 PM

Nigeria - The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneyin - 3/5

51 Countries - 21.89%  :)

It's been aaages since I read a World Challenge book! Sadly I can't get the map to work.



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 03:22 PM

You are making good progress Janet. Well done. :readingtwo:



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 07:48 PM

Thanks, June. :) I guess a fifth of the way through isn't bad.




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