Can you believe that 2014 is almost over? They say that the older you get, the faster time passes. If that’s true, then I must be ancient, because the last 10 months just flew by. But the year is not over yet; there are still exciting events to look forward to in the blogosphere. November promises to be especially interesting, with three month-long events that I plan to participate in.
There’s German Literature Month, hosted by Caroline and Lizzy. I was very fortunate to win two books for this event, and I can’t wait to start reading them. One is Shorter Days by Anna Katharine Hahn, published by Frisch&Co, and the other one is Who Is Martha? by Marjana Gaponenko, published by New Vessel Press. I found a whole bunch of books on my shelves that I wish I could read for this event, but I’ll be happy if I can finish another two in addition to the two just mentioned.
Brona is hosting Australia in Print, focusing—not surprisingly—on Australian literature. I am very not familiar with authors and books from Down Under, so I am looking forward to new discoveries. I have one book, The Spare Room, I am planning to read for this.
Finally, there is Non-fiction November, hosted by Sophisticated Dorkiness, Doing Dewey, Regular Rumination, and I’m Lost in Books. Until a few years ago, I dismissed non-fiction as being boring, but I have since come to my senses. I know I can count on finding out about new books and plan to read a newly published book that will fit nicely with the Germany theme of the first event: The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall, by Mary Elise Sarotte.
The remainder of the year will be taken up with trying to finish my Around the World in 12 Books challenge, hosted by Giraffe Days. I gave up on my TBR Pile challenge, so I am extra determined to finish this one.
I think I’ll be busy….