World Lit, as in World Literature.
World Lit Up, as in, the world is illuminated.
In 2010, I decided to read my way around the world. One book for every country. The book might be fiction or nonfiction, but preferably written by a native author. I wanted the book to portray some facet of its country – a historical event or person, the environment, the language or even just the life experience of someone from a culture different from my middle-class American one.
WorldLitUp.com will be a record of these books. 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.