What's this? I hear you ask.
This, my lovelies, is my doing my happy dance.
Your happy dance?
My Happy Dance! Let me explain .....
Today I had notice of not just one of my annual reading challenges but of both of them.
Michelle has just announced the 6th Annual Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge (details and sign up here) which, with its 'Candy Cane', 'Mistletoe' and 'Christmas Tree' levels not to mention its 'Fa La La La Films' and 'Visions Of Sugar Plums' runs from the 23rd of November 2015 right through to the 6th of January 2016.
Charlie has announced the What's In A Name? 2016 Reading Challenge (details and sign up here) which running from the 1st of January through until the 31st of December 2016 has the following categories ...
- A country: Delizia: The Epic History Of The Italians And Their Food by John Dickie. Not so much a country I know but Charlie does encourage us to be creative and at first glance its either this or God's Playground: A History Of Poland: Volume One by Norman Davies OR Andrew Marr's The Making Of Modern Britain both of which at almost 500 pages might prove a bit daunting.
- An item of clothing: The Robe by Lloyd C Douglas. A book I've read many, many times before, I'm hoping closer inspection of our shelves/my TBR pile will reveal something more inspiring.
- An item of furniture: Nope, I'm afraid nothing instantly comes to mind.
- A profession: On my TBR pile for a long while now I'll definitely be reading The Taxidermist's Daughter by Kate Mosse.
- A month of the year: Once again, hopefully closer inspection will prove inspiring.
- A title with the word 'tree' in it: Likewise nothing instantly springs to mind.
My plans? you ask.
For the Christmas Spirit Challenge I'm hoping to read
- Together For Christmas by Carol Rivers
- All I Want For Christmas by Betty Neels, Margaret Way and Jessica Steel
- Christmas At Claridge's by Karen Swan
- The Gift by Cecelia Ahern
- How To Stuff Up Christmas by Rosie Blake
- I Don't Want To Be A Christmas Tree by Kathy Lindsey.
And as for What's In A Name 2016 ....
Hmm! A bit more complicated as not only do I have to pick books to fit the categories BUT I also give myself a personal challenge in that I refuse to buy any books for the challenge choosing instead to only read books I already have. Books that at the moment might include those in brackets as above but then again, after closer inspection of our shelves and my TBR pile, might not.
What about you, signed up for any challenges?
Planning to sign up for any of the above, any clues as to what you might be reading?