I signed up for the AWW challenge again this year. I chose the Franklin level, which is to read ten books and review at least six of those. That’s about what I ended up doing last year, although I didn’t sign up for that level officially.
My focus in 2014 was initially on creating Librivox recordings, but for various reasons (and none at all) I had a slow year with that. I’m going to do some more recordings this year, beginning, appropriately enough, with Miles Franklin’s Some Everyday Folk and Dawn.
I updated the ‘Books’ page to reflect this. Here’s a snippet pertaining to this year’s challenge:
I’m beginning 2015 with a renewed sense of purpose for this project, following some wonderful encouragement from Elizabeth Lheude, the founder of the AWW challenges.
I’d like to do a solo recording of Miles Franklin’s My Brilliant Career. At the moment there’s a collaborative recording available at Librivox, but given many listeners like a single voice–and an Australian one for Australian authors–then I want to make that available.
For now, I’m going to begin the year with the only other Franklin work available in the public domain in the US:
Started: 19 January 2015
Progress: 0 of 30 sections
I’d like to complete at least one other recording this year, but I’m not sure what it might be yet. If anyone has a suggestion or request, I’m open to that. Of course, I have to comply with both Australian and US public domain restrictions, so that can be quite restrictive with what I can record.