Read the world: a map

I’ve made an interactive map to show which countries I’ve read books from.

Short version: I’ve read books from the countries marked blue or green, but not the ones marked yellow or red.

Blue are books I had already read before starting the challenge.
Green are books read since starting the challenge. Red is for countries I haven’t read yet; a black dot means a country I have an idea for.
Yellow is for countries where I have a copy of the book waiting to be read.

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This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Julie Carter

    Beat me to it. I was working on a map.

    I can’t get yours to load or I’d see if I can steal it!

  2. Harry

    Well, if you want to use Google Maps / Google Earth, I can export the KML file with all my placemarks in it for you if you want: you’ll still have to edit them, but it’ll save you some time.

  3. Julie Carter

    I got my map up and running. It tried to destroy me and my whole life (or at least my blog) but it’s running!

  4. Harry

    BTW, is my map still not loading for you?

    It’s only an embedded Google map so I don’t know why it would be a problem. :(

  5. Julie Carter

    Oh, I was initially trying to see it while at work. NOTHING loads at work. It works now! :)

  6. Harry

    Good :)

  7. Rajib

    Hi, I want to export Google map files in KML/KMZ format. Can you please help me regarding this??

  8. Harry

    If you make a map using the My Maps function in Google Maps, there should be a blue link in the title bar saying ‘View in Google Earth’, but it only displays if you have Google Earth installed on your computer, I think. In fact when I just tried it, it only worked if I actually had Google Earth running, although I’m not sure that’s what supposed to happen.

    Anyway, you click the link and it exports the data as a KML file.

  9. Anne

    Hi Harry,

    If you’re looking for a suggestion for South Korea, how about The Poet by Yi Mun-Yol? It’s a fictionalised biography of a nineteenth century poet, who has to deal with familial punishment for his grandfather’s treason and his own responsibilities as a citizen and poet. (The author’s father defected to North Korea.) I read it a few years back and would be interested to know what you think.

  10. Harry

    I hadn’t really thought much about Korea yet, but that certainly sounds like a possibility‚Ķ I actually need to order some more books soon, so I’ll have a look.

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