2012 Where Are You Reading Challenge

I know that I have already signed up for more than I can possibly chew off at this point, but the great thing of this book reading challenge is that it doesn't really matter where you read, unless of course you wish to win a prize.  But when I saw this over at Bookjourney, I couldn't help myself.  Basically one has to read a book from each of the 50 states between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012.

So here are some guidelines:

1.  In a fiction read it would be the State or Country that the book spends the most time in.  (Ie. If your main character is from Wisconsin but the book is all about his/her time in college in California – the books should categorize under California….)

2.  Non fiction reads categorize  in whatever State or Country it is about (Ie…. a book about fly fishing in Colorado is a Colorado point, and a book about women in Afghanistan is an Afghanistan point.

3.  If the book goes from one state to another… go with the state that most of the time is spent.

  How to get started
Set up a map under Google Maps.  It is easy to do!  Every time you read a book in 2012, upload a cover picture to Picasa Web Albums (there may be other sites to use, feel free to use what works best for you).

 Shelia has a bunch more information over at her site as well as link to sign up, which you can do here.  Hope to see you there!  Personally I am going to just see where I can read and if I can read books that take place in the States, all the better.   If you are curious to see how I do during the course of the year or you just want to see where I go, you can view my map here.

1. Little House on the Prairie - N. Oklahoma 
2. A Midsummer Night's Dream - Athenian woods
3. Mini Shopaholic - Oxshott, England
4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Dufftown, Scotland
5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Dufftown, Scotland
6. The Scarlet Letter - Boston, Mass.
7. The Help - Jackson, Miss.
8. The Cat's Table - London, Eng.
9. The Marriage Plot - Providence, RI
10. The Gift - Dublin, Ire
11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Dufftown, Scotland
12. The Kitchen Counter School - Seattle, Wash.
13. 11/22/63 - Dallas, Texas
14. My Life in France - Paris, France
15. Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman - St. Petersburg, Russia
16. The Great Gatsby - Great Neck, NY
17. Madame Tussaud - Paris, France
18. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother - New Haven, Conn.
19. Sarah's Key - Paris France

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