A few days ago I caught wind of a project that took me aback with its ambition. Several blogs/readers, including Cleopatra of the Classical Carousel, are attempting read books from across the world, either fiction or nonfiction. This is being hosted by Howling Frog and Chapter Adventures. I found it intriguing because I’m engaged in that sort of reading, myself; last year I did an extended series in middle-east history, and this year I’m turning to Asia. Following that I’ve been playing with the idea of a split year in the “global south”, spending six months in Africa and then six months in South America. Another project I’ve had in mind is a “Eurotour” in which I read my way through Europe, beginning in Portugal and trekking all the way to the Balkans. Considering I’ll be reading across the globe anyway, I might as well do it in company, rather as I’m doing with the Classics Club. Like the classics club this would be a long-term project. While nothing is finalized, consider this a “toe in the water” sort of move on my part, a declaration of interest..