Given the number of blogging events now in November, you may well ask why is AusReadingMonth in November?
It’s simple really.
Even though I have outgrown Triple J in recent times, it was the radio station that kept me sane and connected during my twenties and thirties whilst living & working in rural NSW. It will always have a special place in my heart.
And just to make life really interesting this year, Naomi & Marcie are hosting Margaret Atwood Reading Month
to celebrate Atwood’s 80th birthday on the 18th.
Obviously it’s not possible to do all of these at once, so if you have wandered over to join in AusReadingMonth, I congratulate you on your wise choice and welcome you with open arms!
I heartily encourage you to combine, merge or integrate your reading plans anyway you can – Aussie novellas, Aussie non-fiction, perhaps German nationals who have moved to Australia or Aussies with German heritage (Mark Baker, Lily Brett, Raimond Gaita, Eva Hornung, Anna Funder, Mireille Juchau, Rose Zwi, Ramona Koval, Susan Varga, Arnold Zable, Marcus Zusak)?
My plan is keep your blogging commitments to a minimum.
- One start up post with Q&A
- Plus a live linky for the entire month where you can return to add any Aussie books read & reviewed during November.
- One final post at the end of the month to wrap things up.
However, if you do feel up for a bigger Aussie reading challenge, then check out my AusReadingMonth Bingo card. You can sign up for a Flyby Night, Backpacker, Grey Nomad or the Whole Hog experience!
You can use the Bingo card to guide your reading choices throughout November, or you can apply the card retrospectively to your year of Australian reading a là Bill @The Australian Legend or Lisa @AnzLit Lovers. Whatever works best for you.
So let’s get this show on the road!
At your leisure, please complete the Q&A below and when you have time, visit our other participants to see what they’re reading, explode your wish-lists and cheer each other on.
1. Who are you? Where in the world are you? What are your impressions of the reading & writing scene in Australia?
2. Tell us about the Australian books you’ve read so far this year.
What were your favourites?
3. Have you ever visited Australia? Or thought about it?
What are the pro’s and con’s about travelling to/in Australia for you?
Where would/did you visit?
What are/were your impressions?
4. Do you have a favourite Australian author or book?
Tell us about him/her/it.
5. What are you reading goals for AusReadingMonth 2019?
Bonus Question: Can you name our current Prime Minister (plus four more from memory)?
No googling allowed!