I am totally and utterly signing up to this:-
I am not great at challenges, but this is one lasting an entire year, and it requires only that I read (do that already) Australian women writers (tend to gravitate towards them anyway) and make at least four (that’s not too many), reviews (should be manageable) of a substantial length (no requirement to stick to 140 characters? I’m your woman!).
Genre-wise, I’m going to bravely (or foolishly) be a Devoted Eclectic. Eclectic in my genres, I am. Devoted, I am not. We shall see.
Levels wise, Franklin-fantastic seems achievable.
I met the wonderful Fictional Julie Koh recently-ish. We got to talking books – unsurprisingly – and trading favourite authors. My list gravitated towards Australian women – Thea Astley, for example, I plugged with all my heart – and upon Julie’s querying why, my response, I think, mirrors the purpose of this challenge. I just want to redress the balance. Yes, someone will tell you Patrick White is good (I haven’t got around to reading him yet so cannot comment) but has anyone told you M Bernard Eldershaw is ridiculously awesome? No? Well, then, I will.
And that, my friends, is hopefully what I will do in 2012 as part of this here challenge.
*Thank you, Tseen, for leading me challenge-wards.
Also, I will be doing so via Goodreads.