Happy New Year, Everyone!
After a little break, it’s time to get back into the blogging swing. I’m ready and will start with some of my goals for 2016. I’m starting the year with James’ Triple Dog Dare to not buy any books until March 31. I would actually like to carry this through to the end of the year and instead #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks (inspired by Estella’s Revenge). It will be hard; I know that you will all tempt me with wonderful book reviews. But hopefully, I can stick it out.
My Twelve Germans in 2016 project should help me with focusing on my own books, and hopefully, it will inspire me to read more German literature in general this year. I’m counting on Lizzie’s enthusiasm to help me. Thanks to the University of Rochester’s Three Percent weblog, I also have acquired a whole bunch of translated fiction last year that is waiting to be read. And of course there’s my stalled project to read all the books that have been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize.
I will continue to work on my Classics Club list, and Karen’s Back to the Classics challenge should help with that. To shake things up just a little bit around here, I also decided to participate in the 2016 Discussion challenge and the Back to the Movies event hosted by CJ at ebookclassics. I don’t watch all that many movies, but I am looking forward to some good adaptions (preferably in black and white) of some of the classics I am planning to read this year. Also, let’s not forget about the year-long Reading New England and Woolfalong events hosted by Lori and Heavenali, respectively.
All of this should keep me plenty busy, right?