How can we travel the world in the time of a global pandemic? Through reading, of course!
Last summer, I focused on reading books in other languages – and it was such a great experience, I wanted to do it again.
And as with last time, I’d like to invite anyone who wants to join me to take part. NEW THIS YEAR: If you are not up to reading books in a foreign language, translated works are fine.
Here are some levels to get you started:
Level 1: Tourist
Read one book in or translated from a language other than English.
Level 2: Long-term visitor
Spend an entire month reading books in or translated from another language (total of two or more).
Level 3: Immersion
Spend the whole summer (June-August) reading books in or translated from another language. (total of three or more)
My personal goal is to read as many books in French or German during the summer as possible, and to spend July reading books in German (as last year I concentrated on French).
For sure I’d like to read Die Kleine Hexe by Otfried Preussler, and ThemisAthena of Lioness at Large has kindly agreed to join me in a readalong of one of her childhood favorites. If you’d like to join us — reading either in German or English, or another language of your choice — please do! I hope to post some updates during the month to give a chance for discussion.
Otherwise, what countries and languages would you explore if you were to join in this journey?
This challenge runs from June 1 to August 31, 2021. There will be regular posts here where you can link up your own posts in the comments, or just let us know what you are reading.