Projects

Index

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Long-term Projects


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2021 Projects & events

Year-long projects
  • My reading projects
  • Most anticipated books 2021
  • 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)
    • January:
      • Argentina
        • profile of Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni & some of her poems
        • 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)
          • profile of Moroccan Berber poet Mririda N’Ait Atiq & some of her poems
    • February:
      • China
      • Colombia
        • Holiday Heart, by Margarita García Robayo, tr. Charlotte Coombe
      • Egypt
        • Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi, tr. Sherif Hetat
    • March:
      • 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)
    • April
      • Equatorial Guinea
      • Peru
      • Vietnam
  • Back to the Classics, hosted by Karen
    • 19th century classic
    • 20th century classic
    • Classic by a woman author
    • ✓ 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
    • New-to-you classic by a favorite author
    • Classic about an animal, or with an animal in the title
    • Children’s classic
    • ✓ Humorous or satirical classic: A Double Life by Karolina Pavlova, translated by Barbara Heldt (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, tr. Barbara Heldt
      5. Italy: Adua, by Igiaba Scego, tr. Jamie Richards
  • Australian Women Writers Challenge, hosted by Elizabeth
    • Link Your Review page / Challenge Completed page
  • Deal Me In Challenge, hosted by Jay
    • 🃏Playing Card Shuffler
    • Spades
    • Hearts♥: Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers of the Fin de Siècle, edited by Elaine Showalter (1993)
      • ♥Four♥: “Miss Grief” by Constance Fenimore Woolson (1880)
      • ♥Eight♥: “The Buddhist Priest’s Wife,” by Olive Schreiner / “Three Dreams in a Desert,” by Olive Schreiner / “Life’s Gifts,” by Olive Schreiner
      • ♥Jack♥: “A Cross Line” by George Egerton (1893, short story)
    • Diamonds
    • Clubs♣: Victorian Fairy Tales: The Revolt of the Fairies and Elves, ed. Jack D. Zipes (1984, 22 stories)
  • Woolfiano 2021, 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
  • The Brian Moore at 100 Readalong, hosted by Cathy
    • April: The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1955)
    • August: The Temptation of Eileen Hughes (1981)

Events

Personal projects
  • New-to-me Authors to read in 2021
    • Cora Sandel
    • May Sinclair
    • Marita Bonner
    • Fumiko Hayashi
      • Floating Clouds, by Fumiko Hayashi (2006, tr. Lane Dunlop. Original: 浮雲, 1951)
    • Sarah Scott
    • Mary Hays
  • 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
    • 1877 – “A Toy Princess”, by Mary de Morgan (fairy tale)
    • 1848 – A Double Life by Karolina Pavlova 
  • 100 Best WIT:
    • La Bastarda, by Trifonia Melibea Obono
    • Woman at Point Zero, by Nawal El Saadawi
  • Classics Club: 
    • Floating Clouds, by Fumiko Hayashi (2006, tr. Lane Dunlop. Original: 浮雲, 1951)
    • The Chinese garden, by Rosemary Manning (1962)
    • The Purple Flower, by Marita Bonner (1928, play)
    • A Double Life by Karolina Pavlova (1848)

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