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.
Each post highlights 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!
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.
All Reader Interviews
Read More Reading Around the Globe Interviews
Consu @ papereyedgirl
Maria @ mariahossainblog
Maria @ bookish4life
Silvia @ Silvia Reads Books
A Restless Traveler
Chinelo @ Booked_Unicorn
Julie @ StrixAlucoBooks
Hamad @ thebookprescription
Nargis @ Literary Nerd’s Musings
Dianthaa @ Dianthaa Dabbles
Yani @ Read & Create
Taasia @ libraepaintspages
Para @ Other Worlds Reviews
DB @ DB’s Guide to the Galaxy
Elisa @ bookishexpat
United Arab Emirates
Nicka @ Wander with Nicka
Sakhile @ Sakhile Whispers
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 or send me a message on Discord.
Interview Design Methodology
Using my Tweet thread below 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!
Resources for International Bloggers
- Marta has put together an amazing guide to ARCs for International readers here!
- The Flapping Pages International ARC Program aims to serve as a hub for trading ARCs, with the focus of ensuring that more get into the hands of international and own voices readers.
- The Bookish Bibliophile has put together an International Blogger List for networking and publishers!
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