A bunch of us have been talking about doing another One Shot and decided to go way outside our reading comfort zones this time with Southeast Asia. For those of you not familiar with the One Shot idea, a group of bloggers (and its open to everybody with a blog) all agree to read a book by an author from a certain region or a book set in that region and then blog about it on a specified day. You can also interview an author from there if you prefer. To make it easy for readers to follow the project, everyone emails their exact url to me and I post a master list with links and quotes on the One Shot day. In the end we manage to hopefully discover new authors, new books, and a little bit different perspective then we receive from reading primarily American works.
For the purposes of this project, here are the countries we have settled on to comprise Southeast Asia:
The date is August 12th which should give everyone plenty of time to find and read a book. Keep in mind that the books can be any genre, any age, fiction or nonfiction. This is as wide open as it gets. And don't worry if multiple people end up writing about the same book - that just gives everyone more opinions to consider!
I hope lots of folks join in - and will repost on this again next month as a reminder.