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Monday, 21 December 2009

North America (incl Central America)


When you have read a novel from the United States, Canada or Central America, this is where you link your review.




35 comments:

Jose Ignacio Escribano said...

Dorte, Fwiw I copy the following information from Wikipedia.

"The term North America may mean different things to different people in the world according to the context. Usage other than that of the entire continent includes:

In English, North America may be used to refer to the United States and Canada together.

Alternatively, usage often includes Mexico (as with North American Free Trade Agreement) and other entities.

In Latin America, Spain, Portugal, and some other parts of Europe, North America usually designates a subcontinent (subcontinente in Spanish) of the Americas containing Canada, the United States, and Mexico, and often Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Bermuda."

Dorte H said...

Jose: thank you for your information.

I do realize that the boarders are not clear-cut which is why I added that Canada and Central America were included here. But NOT Greenland - Greenland is Danish territory ;).

I am not going to police what participants do, however. The challenge is meant to be funnt and inspiring, not a geography test :D

mel u said...

My review of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

bibliojunkie said...

Sorry. Can you help delete entry no. 3? Post no. 4 with the URL to the Catcher in the Rye, Realise I should add in the title of the book after my nick.

I'm so new to this. Sorry about the mess up!

Dorte H said...

Jovenus: I have sorted it out.

Okibum said...

Hi, I have linked my review of Caucasia, which is one of my North America books. Do you think you could add the name of the book and author with my name? I can't edit my entry. Thanks!

Dorte H said...

Hi Okibum.

I cannot really change links; the only way I can tamper with Mr Linky is to begin all over (so I only do this for very important errors). I don´t think it matters too much that your name is not there as the author and book are.

Cheers, Dorte.

GerĂ°ur said...

I didn't realize the name and title of the book should be in the "Your name" field. Sorry about that! I should be able to get it right the next time :)

Dorte H said...

Gerdur: there is no fixed rule saying you SHOULD add author or title, it is just something many participants do because it is easier to see at a glance what you will find. The only important thing is that the link leads you to the right post, so don´t worry :D

Kerrie said...

I've modified soem of the entries - leave a message if what I have done is not what you intended.

Dorte H said...

Kerrie: oh, I love the idea of having technical assistance :D

Thank you!

Ursula said...

Hi Dorte,

Could you please delete entry #12? I pushed enter before I understood how this works, sorry! I hope it is possible.

Ursula

Kerrie said...

All fixed Ursula

beastmomma said...

At least I made it in the top twenty on this continent :) I am glad that you are not too much of a police because I used books for two continents that I started before the challenge officially began!

Dorte H said...

beastmomma: I am an excellent policewoman. I pretend to be the kind cop, and before you know it, you have spilled the beans to me ;)

beastmomma said...

You are very sneaky Dorte H! Please do not ban me from participating :)

Mack said...

I keep forgetting to leave a comment when I add a link (Mack-Beating the Babushka is the latest). Maleeny is a fun read for me - hardboiled with humor.

Mack said...

OK, I went from West Coast to the East Coast for my second North American novel. I also went back in time some 40+ years. I might need to double up on North America since I feel compelled to read something from Canada and Mexico. I'm thinking of a Vicki Delany for Canada if anyone has a suggestion for a title.

Jules said...

Jules (Jorge Luis Borges)(number 21) should be removed, accidentally posted it, sorry!

Kerrie said...

All fixed Jules

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Mack said...

Rats, Mystery Man is supposed to go under European novels. Apologies. Dorte can you remove it?

I've put the link where it is supposed to go.

Dorte H said...

Mack, I have fixed it.

Bibliophile said...

2 down, 4 to go.

potpourri-of-books said...

Sorry for my confusion. 52 and 54 should be eliminated. Thanks for taking care of my errors. Incidentally after I post the review that should have gone in 52 I'll only need one more book for the Extreme level!


Linda

Kerrie said...

All fixed Linda

potpourri-of-books said...

Well— I've one more book to go—Antarctica— before completing the Extreme Level. Do I send you a list of the books ad countries?

I think once I finished the next book I'll go on to the level beyond Extreme. I've already finished the North America part of the next level.

Thanks for setting this up.

Linda

potpourri-of-books said...

Oh my— I see my typing resulted in a few missed letters !

Kerrie said...

I've fixed your entries Linda. What most people are doing is completing one level for all categories and then writing an update post and then moving onto the next level. But you do it whatever way you want. You are doing well.

culturalcivilian said...

Whoops. Posted in haste. Like a lot of people, apparently!

Both North American works I read were contemporary classics, highly recommended.

Kerrie said...

all fixed Erin -

Paz said...

I know this book was EVERYWHERE this year...but it actually deserves it. I read this in two days!

Paz said...

Normally I adore Isabel Allende but her YA novels did not live up to my expectations. I even read the second book in her Eagle and Jaguar series to see if I would be more interested but no go. I'm all for stretching reality and introducing supernatural elements but ONLY if it's integral to the story. In this book it just seems a convenient solution.

Paz said...

AAAAnnndddd.... just realized that I should have put Isabel Allende in the SOUTH America category...so sorry I keep messing this up Dorte but can you help?

Kerrie said...

JUst add it to South America Paz, I'll delete it from here