Going back to my 18-December post, I wrote:
I’m a Dabbler (according to the rules: more than one genre), & I’m aiming at the Miles challenge level (read 6 & review 3 books by Australian women). It’s a kinda modest number, but the challenge contradicts an earlier rule I’d laid down to minimise expenses next year. And – weird, I know – that includes minimising book buying!
That is a very low goal indeed. And I have to say that though I am minimising my expenses, I am STILL, somehow, buying books.
So far this year I’ve reviewed 3 books out of the four I’ve read:
- The Spare Room, Helen Garner
- Cliffs of Fall: And Other Stories, Shirley Hazzard
- Liar, Justine Larbalestier (can’t review friends’ books, sorry!)
- The Transit of Venus, Shirley Hazzard
I have to read 2 more books in order to meet my goal. Which really is a sad goal indeed, I’m kinda embarrassed by it now. And I’ve bought another oh, half dozen books by Australian women writers. So there’ll be plenty more reading & reviewing in 2012!