WITMonth stands for Women In Translation Month! It’s an annual event held in August, with the designated purpose of encouraging readers, reviewers, translators and anyone really to take part in the dialogue about women writers in translation, as well as providing us all with a convenient outlet to explore more books by women writers in translation. Women writers represent only 30% of translations into English. You can participate by simply sharing information about the women in translation problem. You can read a book or a selection of books by women in translation. For more about Women in Translation Month, take a look at Bibliobio here. For more about Bibliobio’s plans for the 2019 celebration, take a look here.
Andi and Heather are back with a fun summer Reverse Readathon! A reverse readathon? What does THAT mean? It’s simple! For lovely participants around the world, they’ll start this readathon at 8:00 PM Friday, August 2nd and run through August 3rd at 8pm, Eastern Standard time, where they normally start at 8:00 AM Saturday. Still 24 hours. And, to give them a chance to relax and enjoy the readathon with you, they won’t be doing prizes. Just a few mini-challenges. Just reading, glorious reading, on a hot summer night and day with lots of community and fun. Since this is still kinda new, please help them spread the word! Share wherever you participate on the internets. Sign up here.
From 3 June until 3 September, Cathy at 746books will be attempting to read her 20 Books of Summer. Why not join in with your own 20 (or 10, or 15!), read along with some of the books or just cheer her on as she tries to get that dreaded 746 down by another 20 in just 3 months. Join the 20 Books of Summer Challenge here.
Brona’s Books is hosting the Moby Dick Readalong beginning in August of 2019 and finishing at the end of February of 2020. She plans to try to read three to four chapters a week and then listen to the matching podcast episodes from the Moby Dick Big Read. Bron will put up a monthly post and provide encouragement for progress through the book. To let others know of your interest in joining in, leave a comment here and share on social media.
Did you get stuck in or gave up on #Donquijote #Donquixote? Join Lory at Emerald City Book Review and Emma at Words and Peace starting the week of March 18. It will be a slow and very manageable read along of Don Quixote, about one chapter/day, with a recap with questions and comments once a week, alternated on Lory’s blog and Emma’s. All are welcome to join. Follow the blogs to get details when all is ironed out.
Nick at One Catholic Life has chosen four books for 2019 for his Chapter-a-Day Read-Along: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Lilith by George MacDonald, and The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens. If you would like to join in, get copies of the books you’d like to read. Then post about it on your blog. Download the daily schedule and commit to reading a chapter a day.
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