Last year, I only took part in a few challenges, all of which I comfortably completed, and that’s the way I like it! To start off 2012, I’ll be putting my name down for a few Australian-themed ones, encouraging me to read more local fare. For the third time, I’ll be taking part in the Aussie Author Challenge, and I’ll also be trying the Australian Women Writers Challenge – if I add the Reading Matters January Australian Literature Month, that’ll be three birds with one stone 🙂
I’m also reserving a little reading space for events which may be coming up later this year. The fifth Japanese Literature Challenge wraps up at the end of January, and given my love of J-Lit, this is another challenge I’ll be signing up for when it returns later in the year. I’m also hoping that after the huge success of German Literature Month last November, Lizzy and Caroline will be up for repeating the event at some point in 2012!
Post-Script – Although I have no plans to read any more of Haruki Murakami’s fiction in 2012 (as I’ve read it all over the past couple of years!), my arm has been gently twisted, and I will be taking part in Tanabata’s Murakami Challenge again this year 🙂
How, you may ask? Well, I’ve had a copy of Jay Rubin’s Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words sitting on my shelves for a while now, so it’s about time it got read. I’m also planning to purchase a couple of his non-fiction titles this year – Underground & What I Talk About When I Talk About Running -, and I may even get around to the anthology of short stories he selected, Birthday Stories.
But that’s definitely it…