The Reading Life is a multicultural
book blog, committed to Literary Globalism
Among frequently covered areas are 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. I also try to feature at least two non-fiction works every month.
In 2021 there were fewer posts than in any previous year.
An empathetic impact of what for millions a terrible year?
A sense of futility after being in lockdown for 22 months in the Philippines with no end in sight?
Blog Stats for 2021
Our posts have been viewed 6,564,098:times
There are currently 4027 posts online
In 2021 there were 52 posts on male authors, 76 by women.
79 authors featured are living, 28 deceased.
81 writers were featured for the first time, 53 old friends
Top eight Home countries of featured writers in 2021
- USA - 45
- Russia - 21
- Japan - 11
- Ireland- 10
- UK - 9
- Canada - 7
- Poland - 3
- India - 2
Top Nine Home Countries of Visitors
- The Philppines
The most viewed post of 2021 was
The Flowers of May" by Francisco Arcellana - 1951 A very moving short story by a National Artist of the Philippines
Followed closely by
Eva is Inside Her Cat" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (8 pages, 1970).
Part Two Will cover our plans for 2022 and more.
Mel Ulm, Founder
Ambrosia Bousweau, Editor
Oleander Bousweau, Representative of The Bousweau Foundation