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 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!

Countries

Argentina
Consu @ papereyedgirl

Australia
Anthea @ Proud Book Reviews
Ellyn @ allonsythornraxxbooks

Bangladesh
Maria @ mariahossainblog

Belgium
Inge @ Of Wonderland
Wesley @ Outsiders and Misfits

Canada
Catherine @ This One is for the Books (Toronto)
Kristina @ Books and Dachsunds (New-Brunswick)
Shania @ Book Princess Reviews (Quebec)

Chile
Maria @ bookish4life

China
Safiyya @ Phantom Paper

Denmark
Catherine @ Bees and Books
Silje @ inkedbybooks

England
Clo @ Book Dragons 24/7
Olly @ Criminolly

France
Emma @ Mengueis De Livres
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

Germany

Hungary
Veronika @ Reading is Dreaming with Open Eyes

Indonesia
Carolina @ fictionologyst
Petrik @ Novel Notions

India
Himani @ Books&Sstuff
Nandini @ Unputdownable Books
Prags @ The Inked In Book Blog
Suraj @ Books N Myself

Italy
Camilla @ Reader Attic

Japan
Kat @ Novels and Waffles

Kuwait
Devyn Jase @ devynjase.com

Mexico
Jossie @ thebookdragoncorner

Mozambique
A Restless Traveler

The Netherlands
Annemieke @ A Dance With Books
Esther @ Bite into Books
Laurie @ Laurie’s Bookshelf
Luci @ Lunar Luci Books
Marco @ Barely a Blogger

Nigeria
Chinelo @ Booked_Unicorn

Norway
Julie @ StrixAlucoBooks

Palestine
Hamad @ thebookprescription

Philippines
Aimee @ Aimee Always
Alexia @ Bookworm Daydreamer
Gel @ Whimsy Wanders
Justine @ bookishwisps
Kate @ Your Tita Kate
Rain @ Bookdragoninsm
Shealea @ Shut Up, Shealea

Portugal
Rita @ Bookish Rita

Puerto Rico
Yani @ Read & Create

Rwanda
Annie @ Sunflower Bookshelf

Singapore
Taasia @ libraepaintspages

Slovenia
Para @ Other Worlds Reviews

South Africa
DB @ DB’s Guide to the Galaxy

Switzerland
Elisa @ bookishexpat

United Arab Emirates
Nicka @ Wander with Nicka

Wales
Jen @ Bookworm Jen Blog

Zimbabwe
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.

Resources for International Bloggers


💖 If you like the work that I do here at Reader Voracious, consider fueling my pumpkin spice latte and black tie addiction by buying me a ko-fi! ☕


spacer_wLet’s go on another adventure together!

 

96 Comments

  1. Roxanne Michelle

    August 16, 2018 at 12:25 AM

    What a fantastic idea. Looking forward to these 😁

  2. Dora

    August 16, 2018 at 1:09 AM

    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.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 17, 2018 at 9:44 AM

      Thanks so much, Dora! I would definitely be interested in hearing about your experiences if you want to share as well!

      1. Dora

        August 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM

        With little time I’m sure I’ll have some things to share, and I’ll be happy to do so 😉

  3. Madam Mim

    August 16, 2018 at 4:18 AM

    Great idea!

  4. Carolina @fictionologyst

    August 16, 2018 at 4:45 AM

    You always come up with sun interesting idea!! I LOVE YOU AND YOUR BLOG!! Also I can’t wait to read evveryone’s answers!!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 17, 2018 at 9:45 AM

      AWWW YOU ARE TOO SWEET, Carolina! Thank you so much and I hope everyone enjoys the series!

  5. S. Bishop

    August 16, 2018 at 5:20 AM

    Amazing idea for a series. I can’t wait to read it!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 17, 2018 at 9:45 AM

      Thank you so much for stopping by!

  6. Papertea and Bookflowers

    August 16, 2018 at 5:55 AM

    That’s such a good idea and I’m really curious to see everyone’s answers! ☺️

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 17, 2018 at 10:28 AM

      Thank you so much, and I cannot wait to hear what you think!

  7. Tammy

    August 16, 2018 at 6:32 AM

    This is fantastic, Kaleena! I’m looking forward to hearing from bloggers in these countries😊

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 17, 2018 at 10:28 AM

      Thank you so much, Tammy! The responses I have gotten have been SO INTERESTING to read and I cannot wait to share them with everyone!

  8. thebookprescription

    August 16, 2018 at 9:55 AM

    creative as usual! I don’t see my country on the list so I may DM you soon 😀

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 16, 2018 at 10:58 AM

      Please do! I would love to have interviews from as many countries as possible!!!

  9. Christine

    August 16, 2018 at 10:35 AM

    I love this idea! I’m so excited, proud of you, and cannot wait!!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 17, 2018 at 10:29 AM

      Thank you so much, book bestie!

  10. the bookaholic dreamer

    August 16, 2018 at 11:12 AM

    Fantastic idea, I can’t wait for the interviews!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM

      Thank you, and I cannot wait for everyone else to see them too!

  11. Books, Life and Everything Nice

    August 16, 2018 at 11:56 AM

    This is such an amazing idea! I can’t wait to read all the posts!!!

  12. Veronika Éles

    August 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM

    I’m VERY excited to see everyone’s posts go up, thank you for putting this together! <3

    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 17, 2018 at 11:32 AM

      Thank you so much Veronika, and I can’t wait for everyone to see the amazing interviews!

  13. Norrie

    August 17, 2018 at 12:23 AM

    This is awesome! I look forward to it <3

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 17, 2018 at 11:32 AM

      Thanks so much, Norrie!!!

  14. Marie

    August 17, 2018 at 10:27 AM

    Oh this is such a fantastic and promising series, I look forward to reading the interviews 🙂 <3

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 17, 2018 at 11:33 AM

      Thank you so much, Marie! I am really excited for everyone to see these interviews – it’s eye opening!

  15. Sentranced Saturday #16 – Reader Voracious Blog

    August 17, 2018 at 4:17 PM

    […] to for those that participate, and I will continue to join in when I have inspiration! For now my International Reader Interviews will be posted on […]

  16. confessionsofayareader

    August 17, 2018 at 8:27 PM

    This is such a great idea!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 20, 2018 at 2:08 PM

      Thank you so much, I am really excited to have this project out in the world and I hope it helps foster some understanding within the bookish community!

  17. Aimee (Aimee, Always)

    August 17, 2018 at 9:33 PM

    This is so exciting!!!!! ♥ Even here in my country, we have lots of separate islands, so bookish access in each one can be incredibly different.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      August 20, 2018 at 2:10 PM

      That is SO TRUE! Access and experiences definitely will vary quite a bit within the countries, which is why I am hoping to eventually have more than one interviewee per country. Thanks for stopping by!!!

  18. Tag: The Sims Book Tag – Beach Bookworm

    August 18, 2018 at 4:17 AM

    […] I Tag: Ivy @ Ivy’s Well Used Library Card Fizah @ Book Tales by me Vanessa @ the bookish deer J.W. Martin Kaleena @ Reader Voracious […]

  19. Sentranced Saturday #17 – Reader Voracious Blog

    August 24, 2018 at 3:17 PM

    […] to for those that participate, and I will continue to join in when I have inspiration! For now my International Reader Interviews will be posted on […]

  20. Flapping Pages: An International ARC Program – Reader Voracious Blog

    September 3, 2018 at 8:07 AM

    […] discussed in the Reading Around the Globe series, the truth is that book lovers and bloggers outside of the US/UK/AUS are not afforded the same […]

  21. Reading Around the Globe: bookish4life – Reader Voracious Blog

    September 8, 2018 at 9:06 AM

    […] Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  22. Reading Around the Globe: thebookprescription – Reader Voracious Blog

    September 15, 2018 at 9:04 AM

    […] Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  23. Reading Around the Globe: inkedbybooks – Reader Voracious Blog

    September 22, 2018 at 9:06 AM

    […] Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  24. Reading Around the Globe: thebackwardsbookshelf – Reader Voracious Blog

    October 8, 2018 at 5:06 AM

    […] Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  25. Reading Around the Globe: Devyn Jase – Reader Voracious Blog

    October 13, 2018 at 9:03 AM

    […] Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  26. Reading Around the Globe: thisoneisforthebooks – Reader Voracious Blog

    October 20, 2018 at 9:07 AM

    […] Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  27. Reading Around the Globe: Laurie’s Bookshelf – Reader Voracious Blog

    October 27, 2018 at 9:12 AM

    […] 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  28. Reading Around the Globe: papereyedgirl – Reader Voracious Blog

    November 3, 2018 at 9:07 AM

    […] Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  29. Reading Around the Globe: bookishwisps – Reader Voracious Blog

    November 10, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    […] Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  30. Reading Around the Globe: Veronika in Hungary – Reader Voracious Blog

    November 17, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    […] 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  31. Blogoween Sign-Up Post – Reader Voracious Blog

    November 23, 2018 at 5:57 PM

    […] of Halloween level but I am going to be posting daily in October! In addition to my regular Reading Around the Globe posts, the month will be filled with reviews of spooky books, some BLOGOWEEN prompts, and the first […]

  32. Reading Around the Globe: Ellyn in Australia – Reader Voracious Blog

    November 24, 2018 at 10:07 AM

    […] 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  33. ArestlessTraveler

    November 24, 2018 at 1:56 PM

    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…

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      November 24, 2018 at 2:19 PM

      Hi there, I would love to have you complete the interview and discuss your experience as a reader growing up in Mozambique!

      Do you have Twitter? If so, send me a DM @kalventure! If not, you can email me KaleenaReviews@gmail.com and I will send the questions & info! Thanks again!

  34. ArestlessTraveler

    November 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM

    forgot to mention I don’t use twiteer so I can’t DM you on that platform… if you want you can email me at arestlesstraveler2018@gmail.com

  35. Holiday ADVENTure 2018: December 1 – Nerd Narration

    December 1, 2018 at 6:44 AM

    […] her platform to elevate her fellow bloggers, readers, and book lovers. Whether it’s via her Reading Around the Globe series focused on boosting marginalized voices or her killer spreadsheets that keep all our bookish […]

  36. Reading Around the Globe: Aimee in the Philippines – Reader Voracious Blog

    December 1, 2018 at 10:10 AM

    […] 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  37. Reading Around the Globe: Inge in Belgium – Reader Voracious Blog

    December 8, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    […] 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  38. Reading Around the Globe: Camilla in Italy – Reader Voracious Blog

    December 15, 2018 at 9:12 AM

    […] 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  39. Darnell Cureton

    December 16, 2018 at 11:24 PM

    The best ideas come from one thought/post. This is a one of a kind original series that touches readers of the world. – Well Done.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      December 17, 2018 at 12:45 PM

      Thank you so much, that means a lot!

  40. Reading Around the Globe: Alexia in the Philippines – Reader Voracious Blog

    December 22, 2018 at 9:25 AM

    […] 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  41. Reading Around the Globe: Petrik in Indonesia – Reader Voracious Blog

    December 29, 2018 at 9:08 AM

    […] 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  42. BLOGGERS WHO KEPT ME SANE IN 2018 – bookdragonism

    December 30, 2018 at 2:36 AM

    […] like me. She has a blog feature dedicated to giving out ARCs to international bloggers and another feature dedicated to giving spotlight on the lives of international bloggers. SHE DESERVES EVERYTHING IN […]

  43. Reading Around the Globe: Elisa in Switzerland – Reader Voracious Blog

    January 5, 2019 at 8:42 AM

    […] Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a new 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. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series here on the series master post. […]

  44. Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA

    January 19, 2019 at 9:04 AM

    This is amazing! Thanks for doing this! I was originally from the Philippines but moved to the US in my 30s so I do understand the hardships of gaining access to books. As an example, I lived in a smaller city and we did not have a bookstore that sold fiction books. We eventually had a used bookstore which was were I got introduced to romance, but those were quite outdated.

    Now that I’m in the US, It is glaringly obvious that there is such a disadvantage to access to books other countries. Glad you did this!!!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      January 24, 2019 at 8:23 AM

      Thank you so much for checking out the series and your comment, it means a lot! I’ve spoken with a few people that moved to the US from other countries that have shared similar stories; it’s amazing what I take for granted living where I do.

      1. Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA

        January 26, 2019 at 7:03 AM

        True! My mom was in the US while I was growing up so she could send me books. but again, very limited. So I definitely appreciate my current situations right now. Especially in Los Angeles since the LA Public Library system really has a huge selection of books, ebooks, audiobooks, and even movies

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          January 28, 2019 at 11:16 AM

          Oh yea, Los Angeles is GREAT for book lovers!

  45. Where Do I Get All My Books as an International Reader??? // chatty corner 🛋 – Bookish Rita

    January 24, 2019 at 4:06 AM

    […] is doing a really awesome and informative feature on her blog that showcases international readers’ experiences in a variety of countries. If […]

  46. We Need To Talk: ARC Hoarding and Distribution, The Problems, Consumerism & Privilege in the Book Community + What We Can Do – Librae Paints Pages

    February 13, 2019 at 5:01 AM

    […] she is such a kind soul with so many helpful posts! She is also currently running a weekly series revolving about readers and reading around the globe and the different levels of privilege. Seriously. Go check her blog out […]

  47. The Pond Gets Loud: 10 Book Bloggers Share Their Experiences of Balancing Blogging and Life – Part V – The Quiet Pond

    February 20, 2019 at 8:13 AM

    […] the world. The initiatives that I run through my blog, Flapping Pages International ARC Program and Reading Around the Globe series, require on average about two hours per week on their own, but as those are not the typical blogger […]

  48. On Hiatus – Reader Voracious Blog

    April 7, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    […] reviews for the ARCs I have been fortunate enough to receive as I am able to do so. Because I have Reading Around the Globe and other posts features, there will be some scheduled content during my hiatus. I will make an […]

  49. Megan @ Ginger Mom and Company

    May 5, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    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.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      May 14, 2019 at 5:34 PM

      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.

  50. Month in Review // Greyson Unplugged – April | Part 2 – Use Your Words

    May 9, 2019 at 5:47 AM

    […] │Kaleena @ Reader Voracious│2019 Book Blogger Spreadsheet Template│Reading Around the Globe│ […]

Let's Chat!

%d bloggers like this: