First things first. I’m not really travelling. I just plan on reading books. A lot of books.
Here’s my plan (because it’s good to have a plan) : I am aiming to read 100 books from 100 different countries in one year. These books will include novels, short stories, poetry, maybe non-fiction books…it all depends what I come across through my browsings in libraries and bookshops. This may seem like an arbitrary goal, which I suppose it is really, but I’m hoping to get a lot from my year of world literature. A better knowledge of geography for a start…
My love of wasting time drifting aimlessly round bookshops prohibits me from making lists of all the books/authors I would like to read this year (that, and the fact that as soon as I slap something onto one of my ‘Must Read’ lists, I immediately lose all will to pick it up), so I’m just going to see what happens. Actually, I know what happens, because I went to a secondhand bookshop and then the library a few days ago, meandered, and discovered my first few books.
My itinerary for the next couple of weeks includes the Netherlands, the Czech republic, Italy, Greece and Albania. Keep reading to see how my journey is progressing!