lindapanzo's European travels

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lindapanzo's European travels

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1lindapanzo
Editado: Ago 17, 2009, 3:10 pm

This is a great idea. I read mysteries that are set in many locales so this could be fun.

Based on the list, I think I have personally visited 11 European countries: Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and the Vatican.

My grandparents were all from Poland so I'd like to get there someday.

I will count books from this year on. Most likely, I will have a lot of books set in England. I've never heard of the Faroe Islands so I know I don't have any from there.

2lindapanzo
Editado: Ago 18, 2009, 12:03 am

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbajdzjan

Belgium
Belarus
Bosnia/Hercegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia

Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
England--In a Dark House by Deborah Crombie (July 2009)

Estonia

Faroe Islands
Finland
France--TBR--Murder in the Marais by Cara Black
Georgia
Germany

3lindapanzo
Editado: Jan 27, 2010, 12:28 am

Greece
Greenland
Iceland--TBR--Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason
Ireland--read Death at Crane's Court by Eilis Dillon--finished 9/5/09
Italy--Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon--finished on 1/26/10

Hungary
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxemburg

Macedonia
Malta
Moldavia
Monaco
Montenegro

The Netherlands--Death and the Dutch Uncle by Patricia Moyes (February 2009)

Northern Ireland
Norway
Poland
Portugal

4lindapanzo
Editado: Ago 17, 2009, 3:06 pm

Romania
Russia
San Marino
Scotland--Death of a Witch by M.C. Beaton (Hamish Macbeth mystery)--(February 2009)

Serbia

Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland

Turkey--The Kiss Murder by Mehmet Murat Somer (April 2009)

Ukraine
The Vatican
Wales

5GingerbreadMan
Ago 17, 2009, 4:10 pm

Hi linda, it's great to have the Originator Herself on board! Mysteries are probably a good spring board for a challenge like this, I would guess.

Faroe Islands are a small group of island north of the British isles. They are mostly self gouverning but under Danish rule (like Greenland), so if you choose to skip them it's not cheating in my book, at least :)

I have travelled a little bit in Poland and can highly recommend Krakow. A very relaxed, mellow and beautiful city with lots of interesting things to see.

6RidgewayGirl
Ago 17, 2009, 7:33 pm

This looks like fun! Thanks for the invite, Linda. Although I am a little worried that now that I've begun this European challenge, I won't find any books set there.

7sjmccreary
Ago 17, 2009, 7:53 pm

#6 When I signed up for the 50 states challenge, all of a sudden all books were set in Europe. I'm hoping that signing up for this challenge will help me make better progress on the 50 states!

8cyderry
Ago 17, 2009, 10:03 pm

I was just thinking that I feel like I'm going back to school - The president's Challenge for US History and social studies, 50 States and European Challenge are Geography, Classics are English Lit -- does 999 count as the MATH??

9sjmccreary
Ago 17, 2009, 10:42 pm

#8 lol!

10GingerbreadMan
Ago 18, 2009, 2:56 am

@#7 Hmm. I might have to join the 50 states challenge...

11lindapanzo
Jan 27, 2010, 12:28 am

At long last, I read a book set in Europe, namely Donna Leon's debut mystery, Death at La Fenice which is set in Venice.

12GingerbreadMan
Jan 28, 2010, 4:50 pm

Good for you!

13lindapanzo
Jan 28, 2010, 5:30 pm

Soon, I'm hoping to get to Jar City set in Iceland and also to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

On reserve at the library is The Saturday Morning Murder by Batya Gur, set in Israel, but that one doesn't count here.

14cmbohn
Jan 28, 2010, 6:32 pm

I'm really enjoying An Instance of the Fingerpost, a nice meaty historical mystery, but it's set in England, and I already have a bunch for England. I'm considering making a sort of mini-challenge by century. This one is set in 1664, and the English Civil War is a major plot point.