Saturday, January 6, 2018

Birth Year Reading Challenge 2018 - My Sign-Up

I'm good to go at least one more round in my actual birth year (1959), thanks to my total failure to read the books I identified way back in 2012. In this case, doing poorly pays off!

There's still plenty of time to join this challenge here, if you're inclined to read books from the year you were born or to honor someone dear to you by reading from their birth year. Quite a few new participants have signed up and of course, there are the prizes . . . .

It's going to be a fun year!

My list:

1. Henderson the Rain King - Saul Bellow (review). This will be my maiden attempt at reading Bellow, so that's a nice bonus.

2. 100 Love Sonnets - Pablo Neruda (review). In contrast, I already think Neruda is a wonderful poet, making this an easy choice.

3. With Eyes at the Back of Our Heads - Denise Levertov (review). Ditto for Levertov. I know people who like her work a lot, but I've only seen snippets and look forward to becoming better acquainted with her poems.

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