Like I said before. The rules of choosing books for my readathon are pretty fluid – mainly it’s :
Author is from said country &/or
Action is set in said country
Other than that, the sky is the limit ;). So when I came across Imraan Coovadia’s book in a Goodreads thread I chose it because of the title, really.
Well, of course, I read the details and got an idea what it’s about, and I did see that the book was featured in the nota bene of the WorldLiteratureToday magazine. But I didn’t imagine it will be so skillfully written. … More Readathon-ing towards South Africa: Tales of the Metric System
I went to London on a morning flight and, with absolutely no mood to chat, as I sat there in my middle seat between a Brit coming from a Spanish pub crawl and a Canadian family flying back after vacationing in Barcelona… guess what?
Turned out chatting was a much better idea. Because Canadians are just that friendly. 🙂
… More Flash Readathon: Prisoners of Geography
Finding some real Basque literature before my Bilbao mini-readathon was a tough challenge!
Most books I managed to find were available in Spanish, but close to impossible to find in English.
And no wonder!
Euskera outnumbers Icelandic when it comes to speakers of the language, and it’s by far more encountered than, say, Kaixana or Taushiro (yes, I googled rarest languages on earth).
However, it is only spoken by ~700.000 people. Which is a real shame, for apparently there is some seriously exquisite and original literature made in Basque.
… More A Basque Mini-Readathon