Two of my favourite book bloggers Brona and Lisa have led me into temptation with this meme that takes the first line of each month’s post over the past year to see what it tells you about your blogging year.
‘Maurice Blackburn: a modest man who had devoted his life to the betterment of his fellow Australians.’
‘From Boom to Dust.’
‘Blood falling from the heavens. Sure sounds like Red Hail to me.’
I set out to complete the EMU Level of this challenge:
Read and review 24 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 10 of those authors are female, at least 10 of those authors are male, and at least 10 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 4 different genre.
And here is my list of (currently, as at 1 March 2020) 26:
‘This is my life, not just a story, …’
‘How can someone be missing for thirty years and no one notice?’
Like many others, my concentration has suffered as a consequence of Coronavirus. It’s an anxiety thing. And, even though we are doing comparatively well here in Australia, this pandemic still has a long way to run. Sadly.
‘You’ve finished it? The new book?’
‘What we offer in return for your co-operation is the very latest in lunatic healthcare.’
‘It’s about a murder.’
‘Who was Jeanne Baret?’
The first US presidential debate was pure chaos. Here’s what our experts thought (from The Conversation)
‘I have suffered many setbacks in by bid to become a famous detective.’
Open this novel, step into a world of complex storytelling, and wonder…
‘Eight months ago… A nice house in a nice neighbourhood.’
So, in March and October I had two posts on the first of the month. Of the twelve book review posts, six were of books by Australian authors. This does not surprise me as I’ve read and reviewed well over one hundred books by Australian authors this year.
What do your first lines say about you? I wonder what next year will look like …