BANNED BOOKS WEEK, September 23-29: A week to read/support books that have been banned or challenged, as well as the authors who’ve written them.
Find out more here, a site hosted by ALA (American Library Association). Understanding what constitutes “censorship” these days, with social media sites struggling to deal with troublesome content, is particularly critical. Don’t let others take away your right to read.
WITCH WEEK, October 30-November 6. Hosted in the past by Lory at Emerald City Book Review, this celebration of fantasy and Diana Wynn Jones has a new set of co-hosts: Chris at Calmgrove and I. Guest bloggers, a read-along book, and discussions of fantasy. Look for more about this in the coming weeks.
WALES READATHON, aka DEVITHON, all of March 2019. A month of reading fiction and non-fiction that features Wales. I’ll participate in some way, perhaps with a re-read of How Green Was My Valley. If you want to join in, you can read details at Book Jotter.
Meanwhile, reading continues apace. Just finished David Almond’s Skellig and My Name is Mina, as well as Philip K. Dick’s Man in the High Castle. Currently reading Ward Moore’s Bring the Jubilee (alternative histories appeal to me these days), and I’ve just started Herb ‘n’ Lorna, the second Peter Leroy book.
Writing also continues, although not apace. Plot woes! But I’m wrestling with it daily, and nearly have it pinned.