Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

International Reading Events 2013

Irish Short Story Month – March 2013 – Hosted by Mel

Mary Lavin’s “Happiness” included in Selected Stories (1981)Mary Lavin Selected Stories

Australian Literature Month – April 2013 – Hosted by Kimbofo

Jessica Anderson’s Tirra Lirra by the River (1978)
Alexis Wright’s Carpentaria (2006)

Dutch Literature Fortnight – June 2013 – Hosted by Iris

Cees Nooteboom’s Rituals (1980; Translation 1983)

Alexis Wright CarpentariaA Celebration of Bessie Head – July 2013 – Hosted by Kinna

Bessie Head’s Maru (1971)

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