Projects

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Long-term Projects


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2021 Projects & events

Year-long projects
  • My reading projects
  • Invisible Cities, hosted by Yamini (shakespeareandspice);  Nicole (nicole is here to learn); Natalie (Curious Reader); Stephanie (time to read!); Michael (Knowledge Lost); Wil (MyBookishEmpire); and Agnese (Beyond the Epilogue)
    • Argentina: Land of Smoke, by Sara Gallardo (2018, tr. Jessica Sequeira. Original: El país del humo, 1977)
    • Japan: Floating Clouds, by Fumiko Hayashi (2006, tr. Lane Dunlop. Original: 浮雲, 1951)
    • Morocco: Les chants de la Tassaout, by Mririda n-Ayt Attiq (1959, tr. René Euloge)
    • China: Strange Beasts of China, by Yan Ge (2020, tr. Jeremy Tiang, novel. Original: 异兽志, 2006)
    • Colombia: Holiday Heart, by Margarita García Robayo, tr. Charlotte Coombe
    • Egypt: Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi, tr. Sherif Hetat
    • Mexico: The Book of Anna, by Carmen Boullosa (2020, tr. Samantha Schnee. Original: El libro de Ana, 2016)
    • Libya: “From Door to Door” (short-story. Original: Min Bab Ila Bab), by Maryam Ahmed Salama, tr. Ethan Chorin (In: Translating Libya: The Modern Libyan Short Story, ed. Ethan Chorin, 2008)
    • Equatorial Guinea: La Bastarda, by Trifonia Melibea Obono (2018, tr. Lawrence Schimel. Original: La Bastarda, 2016)
    • Peru: Nine Moons, by Gabriela Wiener (2020, tr. Jessica Powell. Original: Nueve lunas, 2009)
  • Back to the Classics, hosted by Karen
    • ✓ 19th century classic: Keynotes, by George Egerton (1893)
    • ✓ 20th century classic: Pastors and Masters, by Ivy Compton-Burnett (1925)
    • ✓ Classic by a woman author: The Victorian Chaise-longue, by Marghanita Laski (1953)
    • ✓ Classic in translation: Asphyxia, by Violette Leduc (2020, tr. Derek Coltman. Original: L’Asphyxie, 1946)
    • ✓ Classic by a non-white author: Floating Clouds, by Fumiko Hayashi (2006, tr. Lane Dunlop. Original: 浮雲, 1951)
    • ✓ Classic by a new-to-you author: The Chinese Garden, by Rosemary Manning (1962)
    • ✓ New-to-you classic by a favorite author: The Skin Chairs, by Barbara Comyns (1962)
    • ✓ Classic about an animal, or with an animal in the title: Appius and Virginia, by G. E. Trevelyan (1932)
    • Children’s classic
    • ✓ Humorous or satirical classic: A Double Life, by Karolina Pavlova (1978/ 2019, tr. Barbara Heldt. Original: Двойная жизнь, 1848)
    • Travel or adventure classic (fiction or non-fiction)
    • ✓ Classic play: The Purple Flower, by Marita Bonner (1928)
  • European Reading Challenge, hosted by Gilion
    • Review page / Wrap-up page
      1. France: Asphyxia, by Violette Leduc (2020, tr. Derek Coltman. Original: L’Asphyxie, 1946)
      2. Norway: Zero, by Gine Cornelia Pedersen (2018, tr. Rosie Hedger. Original: Null, 2013)
      3. Denmark: Childhood, by Tove Ditlevsen (2019, tr. Tiina Nunnally. Original: Barndom, 1967)
      4. Russia: A Double Life, by Karolina Pavlova (1978/ 2019, tr. Barbara Heldt. Original: Двойная жизнь, 1848)
      5. The Netherlands: Your Story, My Story, by Connie Palmen (2021, tr Eileen J. Stevens and Anna Asbury. Original: Jij zegt het, 2015)
  • Australian Women Writers Challenge, hosted by Elizabeth
    • Link Your Review page / Challenge Completed page
    • Keynotes, by George Egerton (1893)
  • Deal Me In Challenge, hosted by Jay
    • 🃏Playing Card Shuffler
    • Spades♠: Weird Women: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers, 1852-1923, ed. Leslie S. Klinger and Lisa Morton (2020)
    • Hearts♥: Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers of the Fin de Siècle, edited by Elaine Showalter (1993)
      • ♥Ace♥:
      • ♥King♥:
      • ♥Queen♥:
      • ♥Jack♥: A Cross Line by George Egerton (1893)
      • ♥Ten♥:
      • ♥Nine♥:
      • ♥Eight♥: 
      • ♥Seven♥:
      • ♥Six♥:
      • ♥Five♥:
      • ♥Four♥: Miss Grief by Constance Fenimore Woolson (1880)
      • ♥Three♥:
      • ♥Two♥:
    • Diamonds♦: Weird Women – Volume 2: 1840-1925: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers, ed. Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger (2021)
    • Clubs♣: Victorian Fairy Tales: The Revolt of the Fairies and Elves, ed. Jack D. Zipes (1984, 22 stories)
      • ♣Ace♣: Uncle David’s Nonsensical Story About Giants and Fairies, by Catherine Sinclair (1839)
      • ♣King♣: Cinderella, by Anne Thackeray Ritchie [as by Anne Isabella Ritchie] (1868)
      • ♣Queen♣: The Ogre Courting, by Juliana Horatia Ewing (1871)
      • ♣Jack♣: The Prince’s Dream, by Jean Ingelow (1872)
      • ♣Ten♣: A Toy Princess, by Mary de Morgan (1877)
      • ♣Nine♣: All My Doing; or Red Riding-Hood Over Again, by Harriet Louisa Childe-Pemberton (1882)
      • ♣Eight♣: The Story of a King’s Daughter, by Mary Louisa Molesworth (1884) / The Princess Nobody, by Andrew Lang (1884)
      • ♣Seven♣: Wooden Tony, by Lucy Clifford [as by Lucy Lane Clifford]
      • ♣Six♣: The Last of the Dragons, by E. Nesbit [as by Edith Nesbit] (1899)
      • ♣Five♣: The Spell of the Magician’s Daughter, by Evelyn Sharp (1902)
      • ♣Four♣: The King of the Golden River or The Black Brothers, by John Ruskin (1841)
      • ♣Three♣: Bruno’s Revenge [Sylvie and Bruno], by Lewis Carroll (1867)
      • ♣Two♣: The Day Boy and the Night Girl [variant of The History of Photogen and Nycteris: A Day and Night Mährchen], by George MacDonald (1879)
    • Black Joker:
    • Red Joker: Victorian tales for girls, ed. Marghanita Laski (1947)
  • Woolfiano, hosted by Robson
    • January: The Voyage Out / Melymbrosia
    • March: Night and Day
    • April: Jacob’s Room
    • May: Mrs. Dalloway
    • June: To the Lighthouse
    • July: Orlando
    • August: The Waves
    • September: Flush
    • October: The Years
    • November: The Years / Between the Acts
    • December: Between the Acts

Events

Personal projects
  • New-to-me Authors to read in 2021
  • Most anticipated books 2021
    1. Let Me Tell You What I Mean, by Joan Didion (2021)
    2. Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz: The Rebellion of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, by Gail Crowther (2021)
    3. Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri (2021)
    4. Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller (2021)
    5. Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch, by Rivka Galchen (2021)
    6. The Divines: A Novel, by Ellie Eaton (2021)
    7. The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020, by Rachel Kushner (2021)
  • Know Thy Shelf, from A to Z (inspired by Annabel’s Shelves)
  • Local bookclub
  • Borderless Book Club
    • Jan: Zero, by Gine Cornelia Pedersen (2018, tr. Rosie Hedger. Original: Null, 2013)
    • Feb: Strange Beasts of China, by Yan Ge (2020, tr. Jeremy Tiang, novel. Original: 异兽志, 2006)
    • April: Slash and Burn by Claudia Hernández
    • May: Havana Year Zero by Karla Suárez (Scribd, Comma Press)
    • June: Vivian by Christina Hesselholdt
  • Handheld Press Book Club
    • Apr: Women’s Weird
    • May: Kingdoms of Elfin
  • Virago Modern Classics Book Club
    • Apr: Sisters by a River by Barbara Comyns
    • May: The Group by Mary McCarthy
    • Jun: Desert of the Heart by Jane Rule
    • Jul: An Angel at My Table by Janet Frame
    • Aug: Breakfast with the Nikolides by Rumer Godden
    • Sep: Harriet Said . . . by Beryl Bainbridge
    • Oct: The Healing by Gayl Jones
    • Nov: Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
    • Dec: High Rising by Angela Thirkell
  • Century of books
    1. 1877 – “A Toy Princess”, by Mary de Morgan (fairy tale)
    2. 1848 – A Double Life, by Karolina Pavlova (1978/ 2019, tr. Barbara Heldt. Original: Двойная жизнь, 1848)
    3. 1859 – The semi-detached house, by Emily Eden (1859)
    4. 1860 – The semi-detached couple, by Emily Eden (1860)
    5. 1893 – Keynotes, by George Egerton (1893)
    6. 1894 – A Sunless Heart, by Edith Johnstone (1894)
    7. 1895 – The Sorrows of Satan, by Marie Corelli (1895)
  • 100 Best WIT:
    1. La Bastarda, by Trifonia Melibea Obono
    2. Woman at Point Zero, by Nawal El Saadawi
  • Persephone Books:
    1. The Victorian Chaise-Longue, by Marghanita Laski (1953)
  • Zora:
    1. Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?, by Kathleen Collins (2016)
  • Reclaim Her Name
    1. A Diplomat’s Diary by Julien Gordon (1890)
    2. Some Emotions and a Moral by John Oliver Hobbes (1891)
    3. Cecilia De Noël by Lanoe Falconer (1891)
    4. Keynotes, by George Egerton (1893)
    5. Iras: A Mystery, by Theo Douglas (1896)
  • Virago Modern Classics:
    1. The Skin Chairs, by Barbara Comyns (1962)
    2. Sisters by a River, by Barbara Comyns (1947)
    3. Life and Death of Harriett Frean, by May Sinclair (1922)
    4. The Beauties and Furies, by Christina Stead (1936)
    5. Keynotes, by George Egerton (1893)
    6. Millenium Hall, by Sarah Scott (1762)
    7. The Love Child, by Edith Olivier (1927)
    8. The semi-detached house, by Emily Eden (1859)
    9. The semi-detached couple, by Emily Eden (1860)
  • Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021:
  • Classics Club: 
    1. Floating Clouds, by Fumiko Hayashi (2006, tr. Lane Dunlop. Original: 浮雲, 1951)
    2. The Chinese Garden, by Rosemary Manning (1962)
    3. The Purple Flower, by Marita Bonner (1928, play)
    4. A Double Life, by Karolina Pavlova (1978/ 2019, tr. Barbara Heldt. Original: Двойная жизнь, 1848)
    5. The Old English Baron, by Clara Reeve (1777)
    6. Life and Death of Harriett Frean, by May Sinclair (1922)
    7. Trio, by Dorothy Baker (1943)
    8. Keynotes, by George Egerton (1893)
    9. Millenium Hall, by Sarah Scott (1762)
    10. The Love Child, by Edith Olivier (1927)
    11. The semi-detached couple, by Emily Eden (1860)

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