11.15.2009

My very FIRST Reading Challenge

I have been seeing Reading Challenges everywhere, but couldn't decide which one to choose as my very FIRST one to participate in. Well...I just found it while visiting MJ @ Creative Madness! Woo-Hoo!!

Here it is:



Challenge Requirements:

1- Challenge will start Friday, November 20 and will end Thursday, December 31.

2- You can read anywhere from 1 to 5 books for the challenge and, of course, if you're like me, you are more than welcome to surpass that number.

3- And now, here's the clincher... they must be holiday related books. That's right, the holiday doesn't really matter, but it would be more "jolly" if your choices were Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.

4- The size of the book does not matter, nor does the genre. It is also okay for the book to overlap with other challenges. The only thing I ask is that they are not children's books. YA is okay. And so are re-reads. I for one tend to read the same books every Christmas - they are tradition.

5- To sign up, leave a link back to your post (click link). There will also be a post for review links as well as one for challenge wrap-ups.

6- And.... there will be goodies. That's right, we'll call them presents. At the end of every week that the challenge is running I will choose one winner from the review links and I will allow them to pick a book of their choosing (of course, I will provide a list). Meaning the more books you read, review and link up, the more chances you have at winning a "present".

Here's a tentative list of books I hope to read during the challenge:
(In no particular order ~ I may not read ALL of these,
but this is the list I will be choosing from)

Struckthrough = I've read

* The Christmas Dog by Melody Carlson (reviewing for Revell)
(my review)
* The Unfinished Gift by Dan Walsh (reviewing for Revell)
(my review)
* Santa, Honey by Kate Angell, Sandra Hill & Joy Nash (my review)
* Christmas Homecoming by Debby Mayne, Paige Winship Dooly,
Elizabeth Godard & Elizabeth Ludwig
* The Sound of Sleigh Bells by Cindy Woodsmall
* Wild West Christmas by Kathleen Y'Barbo, Lena Nelson
Dooley, Darlene Franklin & Vickie McDonough
(my review)
* One ImPerfect Christmas by Myra Johnson
* It Happened One Night by Lisa Dale (ARC version)
* A Cowboy Christmas by Janette Kenny

I'm so excited...I can't wait to get started! I've already noted the starting date on my calendar, so I won't forget (like that's possible!). If you enjoy reading Holiday-themed books, be sure to sign up to join in the fun. I hope to be reading your reviews soon! :)

4 comments:

Vicki said...

I might join this, haven't decided yet. I'm already doing a few challenges and I don't want to over do it!

I have an award for you HERE

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Thank you so much, Vicki!

If you have extra time, this sounds like a great Challenge, but you don't want to have to rush thru reading books...you need to savor each one! :)

Lee Smith said...

I actually have some "holiday" books for the first time this year... maybe I'll do this myself ~ I don't know. Good luck with your challenge though (not that you'll need it). :o)

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Thank you for choosing Wild WEst Christmas. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing my story in the collection.

I started reading Christmas books the first of October. I read them during October and November, and the reviews come out in my November and December newsletters.