Reading Around the Globe

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Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. I wanted to take the time to help educate those that live in the US/UK/EU/AUS that the privilege we experience is not universal and thought that one of the most constructive ways that I can boost marginalized voices is to help share their experiences.

Using my above Tweet thread as a guide, I created a 14 question interview and asked the international book blogging community if they would be interested in sharing their experiences for a post. I received such an overwhelming response that what was originally planned as one post has grown into this series!

Each post will highlight a full interview with one international reader and I will update this master page to include links to each interview organized by country/region. The first interview post was published on August 19, 2018 and is now a weekly post happening on Saturdays!

Countries

Argentina
Consu @ papereyedgirl

Australia
Ellyn @ allonsythornraxxbooks

Belgium
Inge @ Of Wonderland

Canada
Catherine @ This One if for the Books

Chile
Maria @ bookish4life

Denmark
Silje @ inkedbybooks

England

Hungary
Veronika @ Reading is Dreaming with Open Eyes

Indonesia
Carolina @ fictionologyst

India

Italy
Camilla @ Reader Attic

Kuwait
Devyn Jase @ devynjase.com

Mexico
Jossie @ thebookdragoncorner

Palestine
Hamad @ thebookprescription

Philippines
Aimee @ Aimee Always
Justine @ bookishwisps
Kate @ the backwardsbookshelf
Rain @ Bookdragoninsm

Switzerland

The Netherlands
Laurie @ Laurie’s Bookshelf

United Arab Emirates
Nicka @ Wander with Nicka

Please note that all experiences reflected in the interviews are personal and are not meant to generalize what reading access is like in each country. If you are interested in participating please DM me on Twitter.

Resources for International Bloggers


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59 thoughts on “Reading Around the Globe

  1. Dora says:

    This is a very good idea!! I don’t have much experience since I’ve only started requesting books about one and a half month ago, but as an international reader, I’m very interested in learning about other people’s experiences.

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  2. ArestlessTraveler says:

    This is brilliant! Also I noticed you don’t have any scheduled interviews with someone from the african continent so I’m nominating myself! I’m not living in Mozambique right now, but I did grow up there and my family is still there. My 14 year old niece is the most recent family member to experience first hand the the troublesome life of a reader in Mozambique…

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