Monday, January 26, 2009
Call me crazy...
....but I'm joining another challenge. This is one I wanted to join last year, as soon as I started blogging, so I'm excited to get on the list!
Orbis Terrarum 2009
Main Challenge Rules:
*The Orbis Terrarum Challenge begins March 1 2009(you are welcome to join later) Through the end of 2009.
*For the challenge each reader is to choose 10 books (for the 10 months).
*Each book must from a different country, I have decided to go by the country of origin of the author, or the country he/she lives in is fine as well.
*You don't have to have a list, that means you can change your mind at any time. As long as there are 10 from 10 different countries, written by 10 different authors: Anything goes.
The bottom line: choose 10 different books, written by 10 different authors, from 10 different countries.
I'm also going to join the Orbis Terrarum Film Mini-Challenge, since I have so many things in my Netflix queue that will apply. =)
Orbis Terrarum Film Mini-Challenge:
I know some of you enjoy subtitled films, or foreign films. I love spanish ones because I can understand them. Maybe you are bilingual and would love to sit and watch foreign films sometimes.
The OT film mini-challenge is that you watch 10 films, 10 different countries, by 10 different directors in the 10 months. (choose the movies, just like the books....by nation of origin or residence of the director, not where it was filmed or what it was about)
I'm starting a list of books for the challenge, which I will most likely add to or edit before the challenge is over:
1 - Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset (Norway)
2 - Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (Britain) finished 4/23/09, rated 6/10
3 - The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desei (India)
4 - This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun (Morocco) 12/15/09, rated 9/10
5 - Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards (Canada)
6 - The Matter of Desire by Edmundo Paz Soldan (Bolivia)
7 - Angel of Grozny by Asne Seierstad (Chechnya) - finished 3/1/09, rated 8/10
8 - Infinity in the Palm of her Hand by Gioconda Belli (Nicaragua) finished 3/19/09, rated 7/10
9 - Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee (India) finished 5/8/09, rated 7/10
10 - Cutting Loose by Nadine Dajani (Lebanon) finished 6/13/09, rated 8/10
11 - Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie (Pakistan) finished 6/24/09, rated 8/10
12 - A Good House by Bonnie Burnard (Canada) finished 7/4/09, rated 7/10
13 - After the Fire, a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld (Australia) finished 10/2/09, rated 8/10
14 - The Book of Murder by Guilermo Martinez (Argentina) finished 8/09, rated 6/10
Also, a list for the movies:
1 - Au Revoir Les Enfants (France)
2 - Journey from the Fall (Vietnam)
3 - The Namesake (India)
4 - Moolaade' (Senegal)
5 - The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun (Denmark)
6 - The Band's Visit (Israel)
7 - Vitus (Switzerland)
8 - 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Romania)
9 - Good Morning, Night (Italy)
10 - Mad Love (Spain)
11 - Let the Right One In (Sweden)
12 - Rudo y Cursi (Mexico)
***edited to correct country for author Sigrid Undset - thanks bookoholic13!!***