Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Future Plans and Hopes For The Reading Life on the Occasion of Fourth Birthday of My Blog

Here are what I think and hope will happen on The Reading Life in next 12 months.

1.  I am pretty sure my top reading and blogging interest will continue to be Irish literature.  I am expanding out from the short story and contemporary novels to Irish poetry and am rereading Ulysses for the first time in decades.   I am also reading Irish history.   I will, I hope continue to expand on the 80 Q and A sessions I have done with Irish writers.   Starting March 1 2014, God willing, Irish Short Story Month Year IV will begin.  

2. I hope to read more Japanese novels, one of my core interests, more post colonial works from India and Filipino short stories.

3.  I will read, with no preset plans, classics, modern fiction, new fiction that seems promising.

4.  I love short stories and will read, I hope, a lot more of them.   I plan to read many short stories by authors from the Indian subcontinent.   

5.  I hope to continue to publish more short stories.  If you are interested in this, please contact me.

6.  I hope to read works by writers I have not heard of yet that will be among the greatest things I have ever read.  

7.  I hope to follow the literary careers of everyone who has done a Q and A on my blog.  If you are interested in this, contact me.  

8.   I hope to continue to build networks to readers all over the world.   I regret the closing of Google Reader and hope I can figure out how to add widgets for Digg, Bloglovin, and Feedly. 

Mel u


Kathleen Jones said...

Congratulations on 4 years, Mel!
Keep going!

@parridhlantern said...

Congratulations & here's to many more. PS love the idea of more poetry :-)

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Mel, it looks like you've a hectic reading schedule for your fifth year. I like the focus on literature from the subcontinent and look forward to reading your reviews on short stories from India. Eighty Q&As with Irish writers is an amazing feat. I read poetry occasionally.