Sunday, January 3, 2016

Around the World Challenge 2016


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AROUND THE WORLD 2016 CHALLENGE

I participated in this last year and quite enjoyed it though I forgot to add a few locations from a few books. It's a lot of fun to see where all you have been throughout the world in your imagination.

This challenge is just for fun and can be used as motivation to read more books with diverse settings. 

There are mini challenges that seem like a lot of fun to attempt such as reading a book for each continent and reading a book for each state in the US but I'm not going to make any of them a priority. I will go back at the end of the year and see if I've completed any of them, though.

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Locations I Have Visited in 2016 Via Literature:

January

And a close up of that cluster:

(Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
England

(The House of Hades)
Apenine Mountains, Italy
Bologna, Italy
Venice, Italy
Adriatic Sea
Diocletian's Palace, Split, Croatia
Valletta,  Malta
Ionian Sea
Epirus, Greece

(The Blood of Olympus)
Ithaca, Greece
Mount Vesuvius, Italy
Pompeii, Italy
Kladeos River
Evora, Portugal
Olympia, Greece
Pylos, Greece
Sparta, Greece
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Buford, South Carolina
Mykonos, Greece
Delos, Greece
Epidaurus, Greece
Pireaus, Greece
Athens, Greece
Long Island, New York

(City of Thirst)
Arizona

(Madam Bovary)
Rouen, France
Tostes, France
Vassonville, France

February



(The Inn Between)
Denver, Colorado
Nevada

(The Mouse and the Motorcycle)
Sierra Nevada, California

(The Sword of Summer)
Boston, Massachusetts 

March


(The Great Gilly Hopkins)
Thompson Park, Maryland
Jackson, Virginia

(The Girl On The Train)
London, England
Ashbury, England
Witney, England

(The Trumpet of the Swan)
Ontario, Canada
Billings, Montana
Red Rock Lakes
Boston, Massachussetts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(The Westing Game)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Lake Michigan

(Me Before You)
Central London
Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
Mauritius
Zurich, Switzerland
Paris, France

(The Slave Dancer)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Bight of Benin, off the coast of Africa
Sao Tome

(Ready Player One)
Oklahoma City
Boston
Oregon
(From memory. Forgot to keep track)

(The Girl With All the Gifts)
London, England
Stotfold, England
Stevenage, England

APRIL

(Wonder)
North River Heights, (top of Manhattan), NY

(Ink and Bone)
London, England
Takes train from London to France to Spain to Morocco to 
Alexandria, Egypt
Oxford, England

(The Dark Days Club)
Mayfair, England

MAY

(Cress)
Sahara Desert
Farafrah, Egypt
Kufra, Egypt
Siberian Tundra (Russia)
Beijing (China)

(Tru & Nelle)
Monroeville, Alabama

(On Your Mark: The Adventure Begins)
Delaware, US

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(The Light Between Oceans)
Sydney, Australia
Janus Rock
Byron's Bay

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Mini Challenge Progress

*Continents Visited*
Europe
North America
Africa
Asia

(Eurasia - since Russia spans both Europe & Asia)

*Countries Visited*
England
Italy
Croatia
Malta
Greece
Portugal
Puerto Rico
France
United States
Canada
Sao Tome 

Mauritius
Spain
Morocco
Egypt
Russia
China


*United States Visited*
Arizona
New York
South Carolina
Colorado
California
Massachusetts
Nevada
Virginia
Maryland
Montana
Pennsylvania
Wisconsin
Louisiana
Oregon
Oklahoma
Alabama
Delaware


(Mini challenges for reference)

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3 comments:

  1. This sounds like such a fun challenge! I use a map to keep track of where I read with my third graders.

    I actually wrote a post about how to use Google maps to embed a map - it updates any time you add pins. http://www.thelogonauts.com/2014/09/maps.html

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    1. Thank you so much! That was very helpful!

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  2. Wow. At first I read this wrong and thought you actually traveled to these places. I'm sure you have. This is motivating me to do this.

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