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Read Around the World: Finland

We are going to depart from the UK and head onto Finland for the next stop in our world tour or reading! Join us as we explore some of what Finland has to offer in terms of literature and find out which book we selected. We hope you help us to add to the list of recommended reading for Finland!

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A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James


I’ve been fairly slow to make progress in our own winter scavenger hunt reading challenge (read about that and join us here). Part of the blame for that is the book I chose for Item #6 (read a book with a number in the title). I chose Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings. To be fair, I started this book in November (prior to the start of our challenge) but only read 1-2 chapters and then dropped it while I read a few other books. I just didn’t have it in me to read it then. I picked it back up in early December for the challenge. Was it worth it? Here’s what I thought… Read more

The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra

tsar of love and techno

I have started 2016 on a good note with the completion of my first 2016 read: The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra. Find out why it was so good and let us know how the start of your reading year is going.   Read more

It’s 2016! Time to sign up for our winter reading scavenger hunt!

As many of you know, we are hosting a winter reading challenge. It’s fairly low key with the chance to win prizes. The majority of prizes and all hidden prize items will be awarded at the end of March. However, for those of you who want to take your time, we’ll be awarding a final prize at the end of the year to a randomly selected person who completes all items by end of year. All our items have been posted so it’s the perfect time to sign up and pick which books you want to read. We have close to 30 people participating currently. I’ve only completed 2 items thus far so you are not too late to start. You can read the instructions on our challenge page.

If you do want to participate, make sure you check out Item 25 ASAP because you will need to do something prior to Jan 7! You can read about that here.

I’ve compiled a checklist so those of you who want to keep track of your goals can print it out. You’ll need to read the full instructions for each item (since some won’t make sense unless you read the expanded details) on our challenge page or Wikia page. If you want it in word doc format, send me your email address and I’ll send you the document.

scavenger hunt list