Thanks to all who put in input here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/468236
and I will keep that thread open for further discussions.
1) Your 2012 goal (and you can change it up or down as the year goes on). Yes, you can post 1 or even "no goal".
2) AFTER you've read the book, post here in a separate entry - the book # towards your goal, title, author, country, BC link (if appropriate) and a little about the book you chose (loved it, hated it, where it's going next, a synopsis, whatever). Others are welcome to comment on your entry.
1) Any country, territory or dependency counts
2) Only one book/country
3) Can be setting OR author from the country, if the author makes sense (An american author writing about Japan, doesn't make sense unless s/he was raised in that country)
4) All genre's welcome, as long as it's a book. It could be Fiction, Non-Fiction, Childrens/teens (there were some GREAT ones in the 666 challenge). No travelogues, like Zagat's guide to xxx - that's TOO easy
5) Books can be from any source: TBR pile, rabck, library, borrowed
J4Shaw's 666 challenge will still be running too here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/446323
Yes, you're welcome to post books that you read for her challenge in this thread too.
Ideas for countries: http://www.worldatlas.com/nations.htm
Dependencies and territories: http://www.worldatlas.com/dependtr.htm
Fiction authors: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/
You can also keyword search for a country in most library searches.
This is a no-pressure reading challenge. Hopefully, you'll expand your reading horizons and find some gems that you may have overlooked along the way.
PS to Goodreads folks - I can't get to goodreads from work, so I started my version here. But feel free to stay on that site, do both or borrow away!