Monday, November 7, 2011

CHALLENGE: Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge

The True Book Addict is hosting a Christmas Spirit Challenge at the dedicated blog. Head on over to get some more information and to sign up.
From the blog:
  • challenge will run from Monday, November 21, 2011 through Friday, January 6, 2011 (Twelfth Night or Epiphany).
  • These must be Christmas novels, books about Christmas lore, a book of Christmas short stories or poems, books about Christmas crafts, and for the first time...a childrens Christmas books level!
  • visit this POST for a list of new Christmas books for 2011.  
  • Levels:--Candy Cane:  read 1 book            
  • --Mistletoe:  read 2-4 books           
  • --Christmas Tree:  read 5 or 6 books (this is the fanatic level...LOL!)
          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

I want to read:
An Island Christmas Reader by David Weale
A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas (reread)
"Dave Cooks the Turkey" by Stuart McLean (a tradition)
An Irish Country Christmas by Patrick Taylor

What I Read:
1. Christmas With Anne and Other Holiday Stories by LM Montgomery
2.  A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas
3. Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie
4. An Island Christmas Reader by David Weale
5. "Dave Cooks the Turkey" by Stuart McLean
6. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie

Books for Next Year: (thanks for all the reviews, folks)
1. Miracle and Other Stories by Connie Willis
2. The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
3. An Idiot Girl's Christmas by Laurie Notaro
4. Wishin’ and Hopin’: A Christmas Story by Wally Lamb
5. Anne Perry's Christmas series
6. Immovable Feast: A Paris Christmas

In other Christmas news, I signed up for the Book Blogger Holiday Swap. The sign-up is here, and you have until this Friday, November 11th, to get registered. There are several options to pick from (money level, mailing locations). I've enjoyed this every year I've participated.

Now all I need to see is the Advent Calendar Tour and my Christmas plans are complete.


  1. Oh dear! I waited too late to sign on for the Book Blogger Swap! :-( Next year....

  2. Just wanted to welcome you to the Christmas Spirit reading challenge. Hope you enjoy it!

    Less than 24 hours to go!!!


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