Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge Update

    I am continuing to read Christmas books for the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge.  So far, I have completed three books and watched two Christmas movies.
    I have read the following Christmas books:
    The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman

    Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark

    A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher

    Watched two movies:
    Bad Santa
    The Marsh Sisters Christmas (Lifetime Movie)


Sunday, December 2, 2012

2012 Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge



  • challenge will run from Monday, November 19, 2012 through Sunday, January 6, 2013 (Twelfth Night or Epiphany).
  • cross over with other challenges is totally permitted AND encouraged!
  • 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 children's Christmas books level!


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

I have decided to participate at the Mistletoe level and also at the additional levels of Fa La La La Films and Visions of Sugar Plum.  There are a few movies I always watch every Christmas season, Elf and A Christmas Story.  I also enjoy watching all those sappy made for TV Christmas movies on Hallmark and Lifetime.  I already watched the Liftetime original movie The Marsh Sisters.  It was a modern day play on Little Women. Which reminds me I have Little Women on my Nook...maybe that could meet the requirements of the Christmas reading challenge.   

My Christmas Book List:
A Lancaster County Christmas by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark

Saturday, December 1, 2012

2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge

The 2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge is hosted by Megan Likes Books and Auntie Spinelli Reads.  The goal is to read a book a month from the following paranormal list.  The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.

The goal is to read at least one book featuring each of the following paranormal creatures:
  • Vampires
  • Werewolves/Shifters
  • Fey
  • Angels/Nephilim
  • Mermaids
  • Dragons
  • Zombies
  • Demons
  • Witches/Wizards
  • Ghosts
  • Aliens
  • Other (ie: sirens, unicorns, centaurs, timetravel etc.)
I decided to focus my list on books I have on my shelves already.  My shelves have been continuously growing over the last few years and it is time to begin reading them.  So here is my list...
  1. January (Vampires)-- Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
  2. February (Angels/Nephilim)--Where Demons Fear to Tread by Stephanie Chong
  3. March (Fey/Fae)--The Battle Sylph by LJ McDonald
  4. April (Demons)--The Dream Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  5. May (Aliens)--Heart Mate by Robin D. Owens
  6. June (Zombies)--My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland
  7. July (Witches/Wizards)--The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  8. August(Mermaids)--Sleeping with the Fishes by Mary Janice Davidson
  9. September (Dragons)--Something M.Y.T.H. INC. by Robert Asprin
  10. October (Ghosts)--Ghost At Work by Carolyn Hart
  11. November (Werewolves/Shapeshifters)--City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  12. December (Other)--Maximum Ride by James Patterson
Very excited to get started on this list of books and my first reading challenge.