My little mini-break from daily blogging was just what I needed.
I've been reading non-stop for the past few weeks, but with every book, a little stirring twinge would get my fingers twitching & itching for the keyboard.
With every book future blog post ideas grew within me.
With every book Mount-To-Be-Read seemed like an exciting challenge again rather than the daunting pile from last month!
And now November is fast approaching, which mean it's time to get excited about AusReading Month once again.
AusReading month is a month long celebration of all things Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
It's your chance to read that Aussie classic you've been meaning to for ages.
Or perhaps this will be the opportunity you've been looking for to finally read your very first Aussie book.
Either way - welcome aboard.
If you're not sure what to read during November - here's a few lists I compiled last year.
Booktopia Top 50 Australian books.
Geoffrey Dutton's Collection of Australia's Greatest Books.
Top 50 Australian Books to Read Before You Die.
You can also check out the tabs above for the Miles, Stella & CBCA award winning books or scroll down my labels list on the left to find the 'Australian' tags.
The AusReading Month Goal is simple - read as many Australian books as you can during November.
They can be fiction, non-fiction, children's, bio's, poetry, modern classics whatever - they just have to be Australian.
You can team up your books with Australian music and movies or turn them into a travel journal - for those of you lucky enough to have visited our fine shores.
What will you be reading?
Let us know, share the love & spread the word...AusReading Month is back!
I've just spotted this fabulous interview at Karen's Booker Talk in her View From Here series.
This month she chatted with Michelle from Whispering Gums about books & literature in Australia (the link for WG can be found on the right hand side of my blog under Australian sites).
Lots of wonderful contemporary Aussie books get mentioned for those of you trying to add to your lists.