I've thoroughly enjoyed my month of Aussie books, especially since I combined AusReading Month with Non-Fiction November.
It was a great incentive to finish some of those Australian history books lying by my bed!
I've tried to not let hosting AusReading Month take over my life, as I want to read Australian books during November, not blog all the time!
My blog is meant to help me focus my reading and keep a track of what I like & don't like and why.
But I found that I did end up blogging for large parts of every day (at the expense of reading time).
I love blogging & I love reading, but I feel that I need to balance the two a little better. I know I can get a little obsessive when I find something I love doing and feel passionate about it. The trick I have to learn is moderation!
In the meantime, it's time to wrap up AusReading Month.
What did I read?
I completed 12 books - 3 non-fiction, 4 fiction, 3 picture books & 2 children's books.
I got to Number 35 in Adam Spencer's Big Book of Numbers (only 65 to go!) and I'm a 1/4 of the way through The Watch Tower by Elizabeth Harrower (very, very disturbing!)
What was my favourite Aussie read this month?
Fiction - Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett
Non-Fiction - Sydney by Delia Falconer
Children's - The Ghost's Child by Sonya Hartnett
My first Rowland Sinclair mystery - a real gem - can't wait to read the rest.
That I didn't even pick up The Biggest Estate on Earth. I really want to read this, but I don't seem to make any time for it.
To work on my Aussie author alphabet list, so I have few completed drafts before going on holidays in the New Year!
To join in Heavenali's Willa Cather reading week 7th-14th Dec.
To survive the Christmas madness at work.
Put up the Christmas tree.
Plans for next year's AusReading Month?
To have a few weekly questions/ surveys for participants to join in (with the aim of still keeping it about reading time not blogging time).
Organise a State by State reading challenge.
That's all folks.
It's a wrap for another year.
Thank you one and all for visiting, reading, reviewing, commenting & tweeting.
Your enthusiasm & interest keeps me going.
Mr Linky will stay live for another few days if you have any more review posts to add.