As a challenge to myself for 2012 I've decided to join the Australian Women Writers Challenge which I found out about through Goodreads. The idea is to read and review as many books by Australian women writers as you can in 2012. I'm choosing to be a 'dabbler' ie. someone who will choose from genres outside their usual preference, though of course there will be at least one book by Juliet Marillier in there. I couldn't go a year without reading at least one of hers (though I guess I will eventually run out of ones I haven't read and have to start re-reading). At the moment I'm going for the 'Miles' level, meaning I'll read six and review three. I may manage more, but I think that's a reasonable estimate.
Of course, working in a school library, I will have lots to choose from. Being on holiday at the moment, I'm having to mentally scan the shelves to think what's there, but I can think of at least five books that I'd like to start with. I'll be searching for some Australian e-book authors, too. We're not thick on the ground at the moment, but I know they're out there!
Wish me luck! And stay tuned for the reviews.