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I Finally found a book for Andorra!!


It seems that trawling through the internet has finally paid off in my search to find an English Language book written by an author from Andorra! Thanks to Londonchoirgirl for the suggestion (I stumbled across her blog).

 

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Global Reading Challenge ~ the rules have changed!

As much as it pains me to do this, I have decided to make a change to the rules (which I am allowed to do, because I wrote the rules!) on which country gets read in which order.

For far too long (longer than I wish to admit) I have been stuck on Andorra (I am starting to hate Andorra!). I did the poll & it was decided that I should read a book about Andorra, rather than a book written by an author from Andorra. So, one should think that was problem solved, right? WRONG! I have found a few books written about Andorra ~ most of them are ski & travel books, so were immediately discarded from the potential reads. Of the others, only 1 interests me & lets face it, if I am going to make it through 198 (is that how many it is?) countries, then I really have to be at least moderately interested in the book I am going to read. That one book has been panned for it’s factual “inaccuracies” within the book. Mainly that Andorra is a land locked country in the Pyrenees Mountains, but the book is based in a town that has a beaches & a harbour capable of holding ostentatious yachts. That’s kinda put me off reading it.  

So with that in mind, I have instituted a change in the rules! Rule # 3 (which you can’t see, the rules are not written down, they are only in my head, which funnily enough makes them very easy to change!) was: The countries shall be read in the order that they appear on my list IE: Alphabetical. It has now been amended to read: Rule # 3: The order of the countries on the list shall have no bearing on the order in which the books get read. That rule change is going to take some getting used to! I was liking the nice orderly appearance of this Global Reading Challenge & now it pure chaos! 

Phew, at least this means I can now get back to the business of Global Reading & get this challenge back on track!

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Global Reading Challenge Country # 4) Andorra

Ok, so a decision has been made & for Andorra I am going to read a book about Andorra, instead of a book by an author from Andorra. Now I gotta find a book about Andorra (other than a travel guide, that is!) Wish me luck!

 

**I suspect I am going to run across this issue again as I make my way through the list of countries & I think that I am going to use a combination of the 2 discussed methods to solve not being able to find a book (in English) from author from that country.  Right, off to amazon.co.uk I go!

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Global Reading Challenge – I've hit a snag :(

Country Number 4 (Andorra for those of you who do not wish to go look & see what country # 4 is) is causing me untold grief. Now, by no means did I expect this to be a plain sailing kind of a challenge – where would be the challenge in that – but I certainly didn’t plan to hit a snag this early in!

When I set out my rules for this challenge (something I neglected to outline on here) one of them was that I was going to read a book on each country in the order in which they appeared on the list. I knew that there would possibly be some problems with finding English translations of books for certain countries but thought I would decide what to do when that problem arose. It’s arose. Already. I can not find a single book written  by an Andorran writer which has been translated into English! So, now do I skip over Andorra, leaving a blank spot in my blog so that I can come back & edit that one when I eventually do find a book in English? Or, do I read a book not written by an Andorran author, but a book about Andorra? What’s a girl to do? All suggestions welcome!

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