I’ve taken on another challenge, which must mean I am out of my mind. But it’s related to a prize for women’s fiction, which I really shouldn’t neglect, right??? Here is my first post from the Orange Prize Project blog.
I have just signed on for this challenge in response to a fellow “Around the World in 52 Books” challenge member’s blog post today. I’m already doing challenges related to the 1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die, the Pulitzers, the Nobel Literature Picks, and my own personal challenge to read my way through the Mann and Mann Booker various winner lists. But then I learned about the Orange Prize. I’d already been checking into what it is, and then I saw Pragya’s post. I read a lot (roughly 100 books a year, mostly fiction, mostly literary fiction), and my goals this year are to do 100 books, from at least 52 countries, with at least 50 from the 1001 books lists, and at least 12 from the Pulitzers and Nobel authors. Now my goal will be to do at least one of the Orange Prize books each month (although I’m going to give my self a pass for January and count the very embarrassingly small number of books I’ve read so far from the list. I’ve read NONE of the new authors winners or short list books, so I have my work cut out for me.
In the real world I’m a psychologist in private practice (though I spent 10 years in academia and may go back), married at 41 to my college sweetheart and with a very enjoyable and exhausting 4 year old daughter now to show for it.
I’ll be back soon to post reviews of the books I have already read. I will also be co-posting these entries on my own blog, which is where I review all those other books I’m gobbling away at, and sometimes make other random posts related to the countries my books or their authors are from.