Travel the World in Books Readathon–Day 1 Intros and Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT

18 Oct

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The 2nd annual Travel the World in Books Readathon has begun! It’s a beautiful fall day here in NJ, crisp and sunny, and perfect for reading with the curtains open and some great music in the background. But first…

Time for Tanya’s delightful Photo Challenge which runs throughout the readathon. It gives us a chance to rummage through our bookshelves (boxes, bags, toppling piles, as the case may be!) and locate favorite books we’ve read or are planning to read that transport us to another place, and share a photo of them. The Photo Challenge also includes other fun book-related and travel-related items to hunt up.  I knew this challenge was coming, so I joined Instagram and posted my first picture–a selfie (naturally) with a favorite from world literature.

#TTWIB Photo challenge Day 1

#TTWIB Photo challenge Day 1

I have just begun Fortunata and Jacinta by Benito Pérez Galdós, but I think it is a favorite in the making. I already admire the rich character development and beautiful writing (through the gifts of translator Agnes Gullón), and the love triangle these two women endure for a very long time is likely to make a heart-wrenching and memorable story.  This book isn’t even on my posted Readathon plans, but these things are flexible, right? I may just pick this up and keep reading.

I don’t know what other introductions to add right now, except that I love to read world literature, especially when I discover classics from other countries, and I love blogging and keeping up with new sightings of the Fictional 100 characters (here is my ranked list of them).  I’m looking forward to checking out everyone’s photos and #TTWIBRAT postings!  Stop by Mom’s Small Victories to see the full schedule of events for the readathon, including discussion topics, guest posts, and mini-challenges.

5 Responses to “Travel the World in Books Readathon–Day 1 Intros and Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT”

  1. Heather October 18, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    That’s a great first instagram shot!

    • Lucy Pollard-Gott October 18, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

      thank you! It took a few false starts, but this one came out all right, especially after cropping! 😉

  2. Savvy WorkingGal October 18, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

    Great selfie! I love it when I pick up a book I didn’t intend to read and immediately become engrossed. It is my favorite way to spend an afternoon.

  3. Sharon @ Faith Hope & Cherrytea October 19, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

    My first 2 reads have also been surprises as I scanned my kindle list – Off to a great start , Lucy ! HapPy reading and posting – I’ll get mine up as I can – today’s our country wide election, so I’m a bit tied up with that at this point 🙂

  4. guiltlessreader (@guiltlessreader) October 25, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    Ahh, brave lady. I’m copping out on the Instagram challenge (sort of) because I’ve been having technical problems (don’t want to get into details but yeah, it’s annoying), This is a new-to-me book so I’m excited to look it up as well as hearing what you thought!

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