Monday, January 9, 2012
2012 Aussie Author Challenge
So what's the challenge? Between Jan and Dec 2012, I'm to read and review 12 books by at least 6 different Australian authors. That's for Dinki-di ("genuine Australian") status and I think, after 24 years in this country, and all of those years reading a fantastic range of Australian authors, I qualify. I'm starting the year with Jan Mitchell's tinker, tailor soldier, sailor... - the biography of Colin Kerby, which I've nearly finished. Then it's Amanda Curtin's Inherited (I've got an interview with Amanda early in Feb, which should keep me on track), followed by Luke Davies' Interferon Psalms. Plenty more Aussie books waiting for me after that too (though I might take a little break to read Edna O'Brian's review of James Joyce followed by Umberto Eco's The Prague Cemetery - oh with such a gorgeous pile I could do nothing but read for 4 months...). All reviews will be published at The Compulsive Reader, but I'll cross link at the Aussie Author challenge page on Booklover Book Review. Why not join me? You don't have to read 12. There's a 3 book 'tourist' option. If you decide to join up, and drop me a line and I'll send you a free ebook of mine of your choice to help you along. Yes, I'm an Aussie Author. I've got my certificates to prove it. G'day mate.