Happy New Year, everyone! I hope this year will bring you joy, as we all continue to work through very great challenges.
This month, I’m closing down my seven-year adventure at The Emerald City Book Review and moving all my blogging activity over to the Enchanted Castle. So as I’ve done each year, I’d like to share some of my reading and blogging plans for the months ahead, with a focus on the challenges I’m planning to take part in.
One project that I definitely want to continue with is Reading All Around the World. I’ve learned so much from reading books representing many different countries, and I want to keep going on this journey. Last year my goal was one book per month, and I exceeded that number. I think if I add at least ten this year, I’ll be happy.
A new project I just discovered comes from Adam of Roof Beam Reader, who is making World Religions his 2021 reading focus. He’s come up with a list of six texts to work through during the year, and I’d love to join in with all of them. I’ve been meaning to read several for some time (the Tao te Ching, the Qur’an, the Talmud) and it will be much more interesting and enjoyable to do it along with others. Care to join us?
I’d like to join in with the Back to the Classics Challenge again, as finding books to fit the categories chosen by Karen of Books and Chocolate always adds a bit more spice to my classics reading. And I also plan to join the Book Blogger Discussion Challenge once more. Bookish discussion posts are some of my favorites to write and to read. I’m going to take a plunge into something new and read along with Chris Wolak’s Willa Cather short story project, at least some of the time.
I want to keep reading nonfiction books and I have some ideas about specific topics I’d like to learn about. I may share those in another post. And I’m also planning to post thoughts about language learning and other things that interest me, on a more or less monthly basis.
I also have some ideas for new events and reading projects to be hosted here at the Castle … I’ll be sharing one of these next week!
What are your plans for the year? I hope you’ll share them in the comments, or link up your post if you have one.
- Here’s an interesting and helpful List of 2021 Reading/Blogging Challenges, provided by the lovely Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction.