Looking forward 2017 Arab and Quebec book and a White read along

Well I am pleased to see the back off 2017. I spent last few months slowly blogging just think about the turn of the new year being a new start for the blog. I have recieved some great books this last few weeks of 2016. So the start of the year will see one real Gem a Quebec novella The brothers .A truely surreal book.

 

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Then I have started on the first few books from the new press from AUC Hoopoe press  . I have read one book already Otared by Mohammad Rabie a book shortlist for the Arabic book prize.They also have some great books coming as well as these other arabic gems on Arablits post of what is coming this next year.

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THen In March I join Messy Tony , Grant and Kimbfo in a read along of the great Novel Voss by Patrick white He is the only Aussie writer so far to win the Nobel prize . This is described by the Guardian as .  A love story set against the disappearance of an explorer in the outback, Voss paved the way for a generation of Australian writers to shrug off the colonial past when it was no 77 in there 100 best novels . So join us from March the first and talk about the book ?

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I will be doing the shadow man booker again for the sixth year and the first part of this year will see me reviewing some books from the past year as I try to catch up.

Happy new year for tomorrow from allnhere at Winstonsdad .

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sharkell
    Dec 31, 2016 @ 12:25:19

    Happy New Year Stu. Thanks for your blog and I look forward to your bookish thoughts in 2017. I’m quite keen on reading Voss with you – I’ve had it on my shelves for a while and it’s about time I read it.

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  2. Tony
    Dec 31, 2016 @ 12:33:32

    I’ll be posting on ‘Brothers’ at some point in January (my third of the QC books), and I may well join you for the ‘Voss’ readalong – it’s high time I reread it 🙂

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  3. Lisa Hill
    Dec 31, 2016 @ 14:07:45

    Happy new year to you and Amanda and looking forward to reading your reviews in 2017!

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  4. Melissa Beck
    Dec 31, 2016 @ 15:19:58

    Happy New Year, Stu!

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  5. beckylindroos
    Dec 31, 2016 @ 15:40:47

    What a kick to reread Voss. Enjoy the whole new year, Stu – and happy reading!

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  6. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Dec 31, 2016 @ 17:23:00

    Happy new year Stu – look forward to reading your thoughts in 2017!

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  7. Dagny
    Dec 31, 2016 @ 20:02:54

    Happy New Year, Stu!

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  8. roughghosts
    Dec 31, 2016 @ 21:24:50

    I am reading Brothers today. I didn’t think I would like it (I was afraid ti would be magic realism, but it’s not). It makes me think of Elvad Flisar x10 or the surreal Czech poetry I recently read! A good way to end a surreal year.

    I too hope to read more Arabic lit this year. I collected quite a bit and only read one. So it’s one of my resolutions.

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