the little prince

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Reading Challenge 2014

I love to read...it's one of the first things I remember doing as a child. Working in a library, getting to order all kinds of wonderful materials for our patrons...it's fun, and when the new stuff comes in, it's like Christmas every day.

But usually these days when I read, I stick to my well loved cozy mysteries. The characters have become my friends and I look forward to every new adventure in their lives. This is a roundabout way of saying that I am often late to the party when it comes to reading best sellers or more popular and current titles. Maybe I'm in a bit of a rut, but it's a rut I truly love.

Yet, when I saw this challenge on facebook, I thought...well, why not expand my horizons just a little bit. There is a reading challenge for each month of the year, so I am going to give it a go. We are also offering this challenge to our library patrons...they'll get a little passport book and enter to win prizes. No prizes for me...just the enjoyment of reading some books I may not have noticed before.

Anyway, the challenge for January is to read a book published the same year you were born. I grabbed two...an Agatha Christie mystery that I haven't read...A Murder is Announced, and a book by Georgette Heyer...The Grand Sophy. I've still got a week before the month is up...hope I can get to at least one of these.

Thanks for taking the time to visit, hope everyone has a great weekend planned!

8 comments:

  1. It's always nice to try something new. Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. You had me at I love reading but now I am really curious about this reading challenge on FB and how you have set it up for your patrons at the Library. I work at a Library too and think this is an awesome idea :)

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  3. I love reading right next to stitching and do really enjoy cozy mysteries. Are you on Goodreads? Who are your favorite authors?

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  4. I love to read , and cross stitch , funny we all like much the same, hugs.

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  5. thrillers for me every time too!

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  6. Cozy mysteries are a favorite of mine too. Which authors/series are your favorites? I branch out from time to time, but always seem to have a cozy or two at home waiting to be read. Are you on Goodreads? Look me up.

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  7. I'm now Following You :) I'm planning on learning some stitching,Your's is so pretty.Denise

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  8. Reading challenges are a lot of fun. I also joined two on two German reading groups. I try to read and get rid of a good part of my TBR book pile, and that's the biggest challenge of all, lol.

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