This isn't so much about changes that I'm making to my blog as it is about some things that I'd like to add to my own reading schedule. This pretty much means that most of the books on my original list -- with the exception of book club selections, which I am trying to locate and read -- will fall off. I'd like to start PhD work within the next few years ("few" being fairly flexible), and I've realized that there's a considerable amount of preparation that I'd like to do before that.
Just last night, I discovered that Cambridge University has a Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic. I found an introductory reading list on the site -- it's primarily for undergraduates, but since I haven't read much of this material, it's good enough for me -- and I'm hoping to begin my preparation work this fall by starting with the first book on the list (conveniently owned by the Hawaii State Public Library system). From there, I'll keep going until I've completed the list. I anticipate that this will take me a couple of years, but I don't necessarily see myself starting PhD work before then as it is. I spent two years reading in preparation for my MA work, so I expect that this next step will be similar in the time I need to get ready for it.
Here is a link to the list of readings. It's hefty, and I probably won't review the books on the blog, because I don't usually review scholarly works that I read for my personal studies.
Additionally, it looks like I'll be adding at least three new lit students to my online tutoring this fall, so I'll be swamped with reading, and I'll most likely use some of the books that I'm reading with students for blog reviews. Other than that, my "fun" reading -- when I have time for it -- will probably consist of the fluffiest stuff I can find. I might even have to resort to reviewing more movies, simply because my brain needs a break.
I'm determined, however, to get to my goal of reading 60 books this year.