Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Where Am I Reading 2018?


So I kind of gave up once I switched to all middle-grade-fantasy-all-the-time, because I rarely made it back to earth. But I did OK even with just reading through September: 42/51.

I missed:
South Carolina
West Virginia


I'm going to track where I'm reading again, although I admit in advance that I won't beat myself up if I miss a state. Or ten.

I found a blog hosting a challenge to do this, so I'll sign up so I can check out what other people are reading for tough states. Dollycas is hosting the 2018 Literary Escapes Challenge And I'm going to make a real effort to read the three states I missed two years in a row, and a bit of a push to read the ones I missed last year.

States Visited Map

(Map generated by Mine

The US: (states I missed last year are in bold)

Delaware: I'll Be Your Blue Sky
North Dakota: Makoons
Utah: The Mountain Between Us

Alabama: Just Mercy, this is where it ends, Murder on a Bad Hair Day
Arizona: Dead Heat 
California: Faith, Treasured By Thursday, Bubonic Plague, Ralph S. Mouse, Runaway Ralph, California Bones, Rebel, Parasite, Once More With Feeling, Laughing Gas, One Crazy Summer, Symbiont, The Third Mushroom
Colorado: How to Raise an Honest Rabbit, The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters, Blackbird Knitting in a Bunny's Lair, Knitter In His Natural Habitat, End Game
Connecticut: Ms Bixby's Last Day (I think), Fish in a Tree (very likely), The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker (for sure!), The Weight of Zero
Florida: Full of Beans, Tricks for Free
Georgia: Potions and Pastries, Aru Shah and the End of Time

Hawaii: Black Sands 
Illinois:The Mortification of Flavia Munson
Iowa: A Game of Chance *, A Problematic Paradox
Kentucky: Mackenzie's Magic 
Louisiana: Strangers in Their Own Land
Maine: The Memory Thief, The Evil Wizard Smallbone, Toaff's Way

Massachusetts: The Borden Murders, The Firefly Code, The Penderwicks in Spring, The Penderwicks at Last, The Uncooperative Flying Carpet (supposedly!)
Michigan: The Chocolate Bunny Brouhaha , Sparrow Hill Road
Minnesota: Breadcrumbs, Giant Pumpkin Suite, Omega Required, Earth to Dad
Mississippi: The March Against Fear
Missouri: Adventures of A Girl Called Bicycle
Montana: Burn Bright 
Nebraska: The Homesman, Worth Dying For
Nevada: Mackenzie's Mission
New Hampshire: Blood Brother, Game Change, The Glow of Death
New Jersey: Save Me a Seat, Creature of the Pines

New Mexico: Long Time Gone, The Truth About Martians, Storm Runner
New York: Ten Days a Madwoman, Discount Armageddon, Secrets in Death, Wood Sprites, Dark in Death, New York 2140, When You Reach Me, Yes Please, Auggie and Me, Game Masters of Garden Place, Lulu the Broadway Mouse, Dactyl Hill Squad, A Dastardly Plot
North Carolina: A Storm Too Soon
Ohio: Out of My Mind, Granted
Oklahoma: Sarah's Orphans, An Easy Death
Oregon: Beast, Good Bones Buried Bones, Bone Dry, The Hearts We Sold, Piecing Me Together
Pennsylvania: Fever 1793, Elfhome, Wolf Who Rules, Tinker, Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic
Rhode Island: Art of the Swap
South Carolina: 

South Dakota: The Long Winter 

Tennessee: The Serpent King, The House in Poplar Wood
Texas: Clean Sweep, Sweep in Peace, One Fell Sweep, The Last Mile, Spinning, Lost in Outer Space
Virginia: In the Shadow of Liberty, Crouching Buzzard Leaping Loon, The Good the Bad and the Emus, Gone Gull, Bone's Gift
Washington: A History of Murder, Shrill, Benedict Hall, The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell, The Rancher's Lady, Fledgling, Stone Mad, Boys in the Boat, The Turning, The Darkdeep 
West Virginia: 
Wisconsin: Amina's Voice
Wyoming: Mackenzie's Mountain, The Midnight Line

Washington D.C.: Alice Paul and the Fight For Women's Rights, The Nebula Secret


Continents: 5/7

Japan: Sachiko
India: Prudence, Pashmina
China: Made in China, The New Super-Man (Rebirth) Vol 1; When the Sea Turned to Silver (fantasy China),
Afghanistan: The Breadwinner

Zambia: Mrs. Pollifax On Safari
Angola: Binti: Home, Binti: Night Masquerade
Democratic Republic of Congo: How Dare the Sun Rise
Nigeria: Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
Libya: Mackenzie's Pleasure 

South America:


Australia: The Rosie Project, Girl Friday, Bob

Mortal Engines (might wander into Asia a bit too)
England: Another Place in Time (2/5), The Body in the Library, Black Butler 11, Silent in the Sanctuary, London Rain, The Price of Meat, It Takes Two to Tumble, The Lawrence Browne Affair, The Ruin of a Rake, Decider, Once Upon a Marquess, Marry in Scandal, Kenilworth, Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook, The Corpse at the Crystal Palace, Royal Rabbits of London, Lady Rogue, Snow Witch
Scotland: Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift, Black Butler 14-15, Sweep, Esme's Wish???
Switzerland: Frankenstein, Strange Star
Greece (Crete): Bull, Circe
Germany: The Plot to Kill Hitler
France: Bruno and the Carol Singers, Book of Boy
Portugal: The Twisted Path
Poland: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel
Ireland: The Pig Goes to Hog Heaven * 
Italy: The Boy, The Bird, and the Coffin-Maker
Denmark: Number the Stars

North America (non-US) :

Canada: (Saskatchewan) Laughing All the Way to the Mosque
(New B---) The Frame-Up
(Montreal) Flip the Silver Switch
(Ontario) Clara Voyant, Connect the Scotts
mid-Atlantic: All By Myself Alone, Black Butler 12-13, 
Cuba: My Brigadista Year
Mexico: The Wild Book

visited 20 states (8.88%)
Create your own visited map of The World

Off Earth: 

Fantasy World: A Promise of Fire, Mighty Jack and the Goblin King, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Shadow Magic, The Goblin's Puzzle, The Voyage to Magical North, Master of Crows, The Phantom Tollbooth, Beneath the Sugar Sky, Night's Master, Song of the Current, The Burning Page, Clockwork Boys, Whiskerella, The Wonder Engine, The Assassination of Brangwain Splurge, Encrypted, Eye of Truth, Rose Legacy, R Is For Rebel, Two Mates for the Dragon, The Last, The Turnaway Girls, The Door to the Lost, Money Jane, Stone Girl's Story

Space:  Forged in Blood, Arabella of Mars, Binti, The Collapsing Empire, A Call to Duty, An Unkindness of Ghosts, Arabella and the Battle of Venus, A Call to Arms, All Systems Red, Six Wakes, We Are Legion (We Are Bob), The Service of the Sword, Flowers of Vashnoi, Yanked!, Though Hell Should Bar the Way, For We Are Many, Cold Welcome, All These Worlds, A Call to Vengeance, A Wrinkle in Time, The Privilege of Peace, Alliance of Equals, Artificial Condition, A Closed and Common Orbit, If Tomorrow Comes, Vanguard, Rogue Protocol, On Basilisk Station, Ascendant, Voyage of the Dogs, The Land of Yesterday, Honor Among Thieves


Setting Left Unmentioned -- a HALL OF SHAME!
This Savage Song (some city in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, or Kentucky. That is an odd-shaped pseudo country!)
When the Moon Was Ours (well, not in Pakistan. Maybe the US or Canada. There's a river.)
Booked (did I miss it? It's not in Kentucky. Or Texas, probably. New York maybe?)
Adulthood Rites (although this book gets a pass, as it happens after humanity destroys Earth and aliens painstakingly take a few generations to make it habitable again)
Pashmina (this may have been my inattention)
Terrible Twos
The Magical Misfits
Magic of Melrose Orchard
Buttheads From Outer Space
Big Foot and Little Foot series

Peripatetic -- Never stayed in one place long enough for me to count
Tomorrow's Kin
Soupy Leaves Home
The Compleat Gentleman

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