Reading Around the Globe


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!


Consu @ papereyedgirl

Anthea @ Proud Book Reviews
Ellyn @ allonsythornraxxbooks

Maria @ mariahossainblog

Inge @ Of Wonderland
Wesley @ Outsiders and Misfits

Catherine @ This One is for the Books (Toronto)
Shania @ Book Princess Reviews (Quebec)

Maria @ bookish4life

Safiyya @ Phantom Paper

Silje @ inkedbybooks

Clo @ Book Dragons 24/7



Veronika @ Reading is Dreaming with Open Eyes

Carolina @ fictionologyst
Petrik @ Novel Notions

Nandini @ Unputdownable Books
Suraj @ Books N Myself

Camilla @ Reader Attic


Devyn Jase @

Jossie @ thebookdragoncorner

A Restless Traveler

Chinelo @ Booked_Unicorn

Julie @ StrixAlucoBooks

Hamad @ thebookprescription

Aimee @ Aimee Always
Alexia @ Bookworm Daydreamer
Gel @ Whimsy Wanders
Justine @ bookishwisps
Kate @ the backwardsbookshelf
Rain @ Bookdragoninsm
Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea



Para @ Other Worlds Reviews

South Africa
DB @ DB’s Guide to the Galaxy

Elisa @ bookishexpat

The Netherlands
Annemieke @ A Dance With Books
Laurie @ Laurie’s Bookshelf
Marco @ Barely a Blogger

United Arab Emirates
Nicka @ Wander with Nicka

Jen @ Bookworm Jen Blog


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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Hi! I’m Kaleena: book lover, runner, wanderer, and philanthropist. Life is an adventurous gift: through the outdoors and books. I run Reader Voracious Blog, where I post spoiler-free book reviews of science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, and mystery & thriller.

93 thoughts on “Reading Around the Globe

  1. This is fantastic! I can’t wait to read all of these articles. I’ve often wondered what it would be like to be in a country where books weren’t as readily accessible as they are here in the US. I can’t imagine not being able to walk 3 or 4 blocks down to the library, grab what I want and come home. Or have access to books on NetGalley. It actually makes me feel horrible for how bad my review percentage is on there, considering there are people who wish for those ARCs but don’t get them.

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    1. Thank you so much, and I am really glad that you found the series! I hope you enjoy reading the interviews and perspectives from readers around the world. It has been really eye opening for me to hear from others just how different access to books is and how privileged we are in the US even beyond the ARC access.

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