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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

2014 Reading Challenges

Ok - lets try again ... It's still cold outside and my office building is still struggling to maintain a decent temperature inside but here I am with my warmest sweater. It's kinda silly that for all the doom and gloom predicted we barely got a lick of it; just enough wind to mess with the pilot light again and again.

I haven't thought too much yet about how to structure this linky party. I don't even have a name so I am looking for suggestions. I also know we all have our favorite linky parties and a lot are probably at the beginning or end of the month, Would it be better for y'all to be on, say, the first Tuesday or is a specific date (say the 5th) better? Just let me know in the comments and when I have two seconds I'll make a decision.

As I posted last week, I've set 2 reading challenges for myself and you can always find out where I stand with those challenges by checking the reading page on my blog. Challenge #1 is to read 9 books that have colors in the titles and Challenge #2 is to read books with titles that spell out the 12 months of the year. I'm not much for writing book reviews but I would be happy to answer questions anyone has on books or authors. I stick mostly to mysteries and a lot of times to the same authors/series but as my librarian will tell you - I'll try almost anything :^)

Here is my progress so far this year:
     Heat Lightening by John Sanford (1/4/14)
     Cuckoo's Calling by Galbraith (half done)

Ok, now it's your turn to share - did you pick a reading challenge for yourself? Have you finished a book lately? Even if it's a magazine or quilt book I would love to hear about it because you know I am going to need lots of suggestions this year! Don't have a post to share? List your current book in the comments below. I'm looking forward to seeing the books y'all read!


Denise :) said...

Okay -- I'll have to incorporate this into tomorrow's post and link up! As far as a day/date, I prefer a day vs. date (first Tuesday, for example). That being said, I'm flexible!

Hey -- the yardsale tab caught my eye again. When I clicked over and saw the hexagon template, I had to ask--why don't you use this? I saw one at Patches the other day and almost got it. Glad I waited -- you, the Mistress of Hexies, surely has insight?! :)

Michelle said...

I'm glad to know you haven't frozen..........
I couldn't imagine driving in snow.
I'm glad you are safe.
The weather has been terrible everywhere.
I must be climatized to the weather in Darwin because I was cold back home for my little visit.
And it was around 20 degrees give or take a couple degrees........mum told me I was a wimp.
I should keep a tally of all the books I read......it would be interesting to know how many I actually read.
Love your mystery blocks too.......

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm excited about this and hope it catches on Sarah! I'd have to chose books as my favorite thing over quilting... tough choice.

liniecat said...

Im a hexi fan and a fiffle n faffer patchworker and I read a great deal too.
I like thrillers best of all and finished The Last Oracle by James Rollins recently which was an interesting tour through Roma history ( who knew where they came from!) and the Russian hidden cities in the Urals and a tale of abusing autistic gifts.
And then, you are amazed by what the end credits tell you!
I recommend it : )