¡Bienvenidos a Spanish Lit Month! Now that July's finally here, Stu of Winstonsdad's Blog and I are very excited to welcome all of you to the kickoff of Spanish Lit Month as previously announced at Stu's blog here and at Caravana de recuerdos here. Thanks again to Stu for inviting me to co-host the event with him and an extra special gracias to those of you--including many of my favorite bloggers--who have said that you'll join us or at least follow along closely during the month (please note that new participants are welcome throughout July). Just as a reminder, we have three planned group events scheduled: a discussion of Carlos Saura's 1976 film Cría cuervos this coming weekend, a group read of Juan Carlos Onetti's 1950 La vida breve [A Brief Life] the following weekend, and a group read of Enrique Vila-Matas' 2001 Bartleby y compañía [Bartleby & Co.] the weekend after that. Everything else is free choice--read one or more works originally composed in Spanish (and read in Spanish or in translation), and then tell us about it and/or them. Stu and I will do round-ups of people's links near the end of the month, but feel free to contact us before then if you have any questions or would like to let us know about your posts. For those so inclined, you can also find us on Twitter: Stu (stu @stujallen), me (Richard @caravanablog), and Spanish Lit Month (#spanishlitmonth). Although I'm new to Twitter, I'm led to understand that this might be the ideal format for readers who can only take me in small doses. ¡Saludos!
My non-readalong choices for the month are top secret at the moment with one exception: Spanish Lit Month seems like--no, will be--the ideal time to begin rereading DQ at long last. Thanks to Jenny at Shelf Love for the unexpected push!