Signing Up For - Mount TBR, I Love Library Books, Birthday Month, & L.M. Montgomery Reading Challenges
It's January1! Time for new reading challenges!! I always sign up for a bunch of these, so I'm going to try consolidating my sign-up posts. That way you may only see a few of these posts instead of a dozen. :)
This challenge is a must for me. I am terrible about buying books and never reading them. For the Mount TBR Challenge, hosted by My Reader's Block, you have to read books that you owned before January 1. Sometimes way before January 1 . . . This challenge is about the only way I keep myself focused on my own shelves instead of the library's shelves. I'm signing up for the Mt. Vancouver level, which means I need to read 36 books by the end of December. I did it last year, and I'm confident that I can do it again! (Or even beat it. Wouldn't that be nice?)
The I Love Library Books Challenge is hosted by Book Dragon's Lair. As you probably guessed from the above description, my other main source of books is the library. I love libraries. And I very rarely step into one without leaving with an armful of books. So this challenge shouldn't be terribly difficult, and will probably be so easy to complete that it will get in the way of my Mount TBR Challenge. I'm signing up for the Adult level, which means I need to read 36 library books. I already have three sitting on my nightstand, ready to go!
The Birthday Month Challenge is hosted by You, Me, and a Cup of Tea - and I am so excited about this one! First of all, it's an awesome idea. You are supposed to read a book each month, written by an author whose birthday is in that month. How fun is that? I'm planning to use this challenge to help me make great progress in my Classics Club list. I already have a spreadsheet showing when the authors on my list have their birthdays (yes, I'm being slightly geeky about this one). I'm already working on my book for January, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the months!
This challenge, hosted by Reading to Know, just happens during January, but it's one of my absolute favorites. L.M. Montgomery is a favorite author of mine, and I have read many of her books again and again. And again. I love that this challenge provides an excuse to revisit them once more. I've already read Anne of the Island for this challenge (first book of the year!), and I plan on reading Pat of Silver Bush and Mistress Pat before the end of the month. And maybe more, if I can sneak it in. :)
I love that you're being geeky about reading challenges. I don't quite have a spreadsheet but I definitely have tons of notes about all of my adding challenges to keep me in line. ;)
1/10/2015 08:23:04 am
Montgomery wrote a few other standalone novels, the Pat series (which is just two books), and lots of short stories. I haven't explored outside of Anne and Emily myself, which is one of the reasons I love that challenge. It's so wonderful to read a new book by one of your favorite authors!
1/10/2015 09:00:30 am
Ooo. I like the sound of the birthday month challenge. That's kinda cool! So many challenge I would so love to participate in!
1/11/2015 07:16:54 am
I told myself I wouldn't overcommit to challenges this year, but I think it's going to happen anyway. :) And I'm always glad for an excuse to read LMM!
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