Saturday, November 21, 2009

2009 Holiday Reading Challenge

I have lofty plans for reading challenges in 2010. There are three year-long challenges that I am planning to join, although I have not signed up for them yet (I will, though, I will!). I'm frothing at the bit to get started with those, although they don't start until 2010, so what better way to warm up than to participate in the 2009 Holiday Reading Challenge? This challenge is hosted by Nely and here are the rules (from Nely's site):

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 challenge post. 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".

Since I have four Christmas books on my shelves just begging to be read, I think that I will stick with reading and reviewing four for this challenge. My choices are:

1. Matchless by Gregory Maguire
2. Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb
3. The Gift by Cecelia Ahern
4. Knit the Season by Kate Jacobs

If you would like to join this challenge (and come on, I know that you do) the sign up page is here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining the challenge Jonita. I'm reading almost every book you are so I'll definitely be on the lookout for your reviews.

    Happy Reading!