World Lit, as in World Literature.
World Lit Up, as in, the world is illuminated.
This year, I decided to read my way around the world. One book for every country. The book may be fiction or nonfiction, written by a native author or not. The only rule is that the book must portray some facet of its country – a historical event or person, the environment, the language or even just the life experience of someone who is a member of a culture different from mine.
This blog will be a record of these books. As a self-test, I’ll include whatever connections or knowledge I may or may not have about that country – be ready for an onslaught of ignorance and stereotypes!
That may sound negative, but I created this project for myself in order to shine a light on some of those places and peoples that are dark to me. I believe that the more you know about the world, the bigger and more fascinating it becomes. You can bet that I’d prefer to pack my suitcase and discover the world firsthand, but finances and time (and in some cases, nerves) dictate that I do my traveling armchair-style.
Follow my trail of pages along the way.