Friday, December 28, 2012

What Countries Have I Visited Challenge

So I thought of this idea this past year and thought it would be really fun to create a challenge to see how many countries I could visit through books. This is my first time doing anything like this so bear with me! Please ask any questions you want in the comment section and I will try to reply ASAP!

         The Rules:
  • Anyone can join!
  • You don't have to have a blog to participate
  • Your own country does not count towards your number
  • The whole book doesn't have to take place in the country and you can use one book for multiple countries
  • Leave a comment with the level you are choosing and leave a direct link to your sign-up post (if you have a blog) in the linky below!

      The Levels
  • Tourist-Visit 5 countries
  • Vacationer-Visit 10 countries
  • Business Traveler-Visit 15 countries
  • Adventurer-Visit 20 countries 
  • World Traveler-Visit 30+ countries
I am choosing the Adventurer level! I hope you'll join me!

14 comments:

Melanie said...

Sounds fun! I think I'm going to sign up and choose level two: vacationer. :)

Abbi Hart said...

@Melanie-Sweet!

Danica Page said...

I am leaving on a very massive extended trip in around May for 18 months. That gives me five months so I'm sticking with Tourist level.

5 countries in 5 months. This should be fun.

Thanks for starting this up. It sounds really cool.

Danica Page said...

P.S. I posted about this on my blog. Hope that will help you get the word out.

Rina said...

How fun! I do like to travel and do want to read more books set outside the US and UK. Since I didn't make much progress on the 2014 Winter Olympics challenge I think I'll stick to the Vacationer level and then hopefully surprise myself. :-)

Brooke said...

I'm in ... just late to sign up!

cmriedel said...

Brooke, the first month of an annual challenge is not late! My first run, in 2012.... I didn't hear of 'reading challenges' until July! I joined some in December and did well in them all!!!!

Hostess: please advise (at my blog) if there is a page for reviews. :)

4everdramatic said...

Do audio books count? :-)

Abbi Hart said...

4everdramatic-yes audio books count!

cmriedel said...

Hurray! Comment forms are working! :-) Here is my blog website showing reviews & details for our unique, special group. In absence of a 'linky', my list is below. I passed what I pledged, so anything else is (vegetarian) 'gravy'! Carolyn. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/guilty-country-historic/

“Black Amber” (P.A. Whitney) - TURKEY
“Thunder On The Right” (M. Stewart) - FRANCE
“Uncertain Voyage” (D. Gilman) - AMSTERDAM, SPAIN
“The Salzburg Connection” (H. MacInnes) - AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND
“Ghost Town Treasure” (C.R. Bulla) - USA
“The Snow Goose” (P. Gallico) - ENGLAND
“Mystery At Black Rock Island” (R. Sutherland) - SCOTLAND
“The Foundling Fox” (I. Korschunow) - GERMANY
“Celtic Praise” (R. Van De Weyer) - IRELAND
“The Haunting At Cliff House” (K. Bradford) - WALES
“Blue Fire” (P.A. Whitney) - SOUTH AFRICA
“Stories Of Ghosts, Witches” (F. Littledale) - ICELAND

cmriedel said...

Tight security: a capcha + approval! Dial-up connections are relieved to get in a comment indeed. Q;-)= The level I chose & accomplished is 'Vacationer' (10). If you accept whacky locations, please enjoy the following. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/guilty-country-historic/

“Hercules & Other Tales Of Greek Myth” (O.E. Coolidge) - GREECE, MOUNT OLYMPUS
“Dark They Were & Golden” (R. Bradbury) - MARS!
“The Little Prince” (A. De St. Exupéry) - ASTEROID PLANETS!

Abbi Hart said...

Carolyn-So glad the comment forms are working for you! Usually we just have the capcha (we were getting a lot of spam comments) but when the post is really old they ask for approval as well-sorry if it was a hassle but thanks for persevering! Congratulations on reaching your chosen level and thank you for joining this challenge!

Topcho said...

Thanks for the fun challenge! here is my wrap up:
http://topchochanbooks.blogspot.com/2013/12/finished-challenge-what-countries-have.html
I'm def joining the next year trip too :D

cmriedel said...

May 2014, starting today, be a blessing for everyone! Abbi, you and your subscribers must see my blog. After the pleasure of being a challenge guest for two years, on February 1st I'm débuting a trio of my very own reading themes! You are all invited to join. Sincerely, Carolyn. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/riedel-reading-themes/

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