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wizarding schools around the world: Beauxbatons Academy of Magic #2: “It is said that the stunning castle & grounds of this prestigious school were part-funded by alchemist gold, for Nicolas & Perenelle Flamel met at Beauxbatons in their youth; a fountain in the middle of the school’s park, believed to have healing & beautifying properties, is named for them. In the Dining Hall, wood nymphs serenade the students while they eat; at Christmas, the hall is adorned with glittering ice…

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Gorgeous Photographs of People Reading Around the World

Take a look at the photos that photojournalist Steve McCurry has taken of people reading around the world. They are gorgeous and inspiring.


9 Awe-Inspiring Bookstores Around the World - 6. The Abbey Bookshop in Paris, France. ... says, Gets my allegiance in Paris as the Canadian version of Shakespeare and Company.

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Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

Classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (roughly £1.6 million today) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works.

READING CHALLENGE: A BOOK SET IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY TBR: A 30something traveler & reader embarks on an international reading challenge - Around the World in 80 Books!