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Comments for Weekly Geeks 2010-14-2010: Reading Globally
I love reading novels which represent different countries around the world - either the author lives in that country or the book is based in that country. I have a personal challenge to read at least one novel for every country in the world ... and I'm not the only blogger out there who is striving to do that. But even if you are not motivated to experience every country through books, many readers enjoy traveling the world through books.
So this week's Weekly Geek task (if you chose to accept it), is to tell us a little about your experiences Reading Globally. Answer as many or as few of the questions below:
The last time we were asked about where our books come from I started a Google Map to track the location of my books. I wish I had kept it current so I would have hundreds of points marked on it instead of dozens. Although my map isn't a completely accurate portrayal of what I've reviewed on this book blog, it is representative.
By looking at the points alone it looks like I mostly read books from the United States and Western Europe. Zoom in a little more you'll see the breakdown is California, New York, Illinois points in England and Ireland. Keep zooming in if you want to see specific cities or even addresses represented.
How do I determine a location marker?
Other Global Questions:
Comment #1: Saturday, April, 24, 2010 at 18:54:57
WOW! You do a great job keeping track of your global locations. I am guilty of primarily US and UK locations also.
Comment #2: Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 22:55:58
It's just a small percentage of the books I've read on that map. I hope to get the map better filled in.
Comment #3: Saturday, April, 24, 2010 at 21:22:13
I love your google map showing all your locations. I might have to think about one of those myself. I am also jealous of your multilingual abilities - I often wonder if the translations I read are as good as the originals.
Comment #4: Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 23:10:12
The google maps are very easy to set up and equally addicting.
Comment #5: Sunday, April, 25, 2010 at 00:24:32
Love the map! Wish I'd thought of it.
Comment #6: Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 23:13:02
You can do it the next time the question is asked. It's bound to come up again.
Comment #7: Sunday, April, 25, 2010 at 02:06:29
I like your Google map Puss - does provide an interesting dimension. I tried something similar last year with a Frappr Map but unfortunately the map seems to have died.
Comment #8: Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 23:16:20
Thank you! My map's at least a year old. If you decide to start again, Google Maps seems to be a stable platform.