Friday, November 12, 2021

Christmas Is Coming! Time for a Christmas Challenge & Readathon


Michelle at Seasons of Reading is once again sponsoring her Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge. In short, the challenge runs from November 22, 2021 through January 6, 2022. The books read must be Christmassy in nature--novels, short story collections, books of poems, etc.
Three ways to participate:
1. Challenge: Pick a level
      ~Candy Cane: read 1 book
      ~Mistletoe: read 2-4 books
      ~Christmas Tree: read 5-6 books (this is the fanatic level...LOL!)
2. Readathon: read as much (or as little as you want)
3. Participate in both!

Additional levels for watching Christmas movies and reading children's books with your kids--but you must complete one of the main reading levels to fulfill the challenge.
I'm joining in for the Readathon and also at the Mistletoe level for the challenge. Come join us! 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Get Ready to Be 2022

  And, yes, the holidays are coming. But...that's not what I mean. For reading challenge addicts like us, this time of year means that challenge hosts are putting together new versions of current challenges for 2022. Or, perhaps, they're dreaming up new challenges to make our addict hearts beat faster. 

Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of is the absolute best at tracking down challenges and has already spotted the first one. So, I will be setting up the links for next year's list of Reading Challenge Addict challengers as well as the ongoing list of reading challenges that get posted for 2022.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Summer Time and the Reading Is Easy

Hilda by Duane Bryers

 ...or at least it's supposed to be. Let's hope that we all have some down time this summer and can work in extra reading time. I'm going to need to squeeze in as much as possible because in August we're going back to live and in person at the university and I have a feeling that my reading time is going to suddenly drop to zero while I get used that whole transporting myself to office (instead of of my living room) thing again.

For those looking for Summer Challenges, I've updated the Challenge list, but here are a few that might tempt you.

Big Book Summer Challenge (Sue @ Book by Book)

Book Challenge by Erin 15.0 (Erin on Facebook) [coming July 1 through October, 31 2021--categories are up so you can plan]

Summer Reading Challenge 2021 (Amy @ The Messy Middle)

Summer Reading Challenge 2021 (@ Hayley by the Book)

Monday, November 16, 2020

Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge & Readathon


2020 #Christmas Spirit #ReadingChallenge and #Readathon

COVID has our holiday landscapes looking a lot different this year. With states going back to more strict mandates (much needed, in my opinion), it's looking like the holidays are going to be offering A LOT of downtime. In light of the current situation, I've decided to make the Christmas Spirit Readathon run the same length as the yearly reading challenge, and they are now co-events. Yay!

Dates: November 23, 2020 through January 6, 2021

Three ways to participate:
  1. Challenge - Pick a level
  2. Readathon - read as much (or as little) as you want
  3. Participate in both!
Regarding the reading of Christmas books, for the readathon, you do not have to read only Christmas books. I am always reading regular genres along with Christmas books during the season. Please do try to read at least one though. 🎄

For the reading challenge, these must be Christmas novels, books about Christmas lore, a book of Christmas short stories or poems, books about Christmas crafts, children's books (we even have a level for them!), etc.

Reading Challenge Levels:
--Candy Cane: read 1 book
--Mistletoe: read 2-4 books
--Christmas Tree: read 5 or 6 books, or more (this is the fanatic level!)

Additional levels:

--Fa La La La Films: watch a bunch or a few Christmas's up to you!
--Visions of Sugar Plums: read books with your children this season and share what you read

*the additional levels are optional, you still must complete one of the main reading levels above

Sign up at her link above.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

I've Been a Bad Hostess


I've been a bad, bad hostess. I have to apologize to all the addicts signed up for challenges...I completely ditched my duties in updating the challenges completed page this year. But I think we all can agree that this has been a very atypical year all around. Working from home. Having to look at the same two people 24/7 for months on end. Yikes. 

The good news is...I've now updated the page with all reported challenge completions. I hope that the rest of you have been so caught up in reading while avoiding COVID that you've forgotten to report in on your challenge successes. But I promise that if you add completed challenge from here on out then I will update the page in a more timely fashion.

Zipping off now to do more reading!