It seems nearly impossible that December is here and that I've already spent a year being B.R.A.V.E., and that I survived hosting Thanksgiving dinner and made it through the last month of conquering the immense task that is #NaNoWriMo. But alas, I have and I did and December is here and I'm thankful for that fact in more ways than one.
When I thought about December and what it's purpose might be, I decided to make December a party. A party to celebrate the many things that were big, BIG in 2014. This year was big for us -as Team Thomas-, for me -as Amber, for this space -Mr. Thomas and Me. So let us take up a spirit of celebration. Let's enjoy the advent season and this time of excitement and twinkle lights together.
In the depths and drudges of the writing process, I missed out on the start of the Semi-Charmed Kind of Life Winter Reading Challenge... It's the cold weather effect of what reignited my love of reading during the warm months of summer. So, I'm back at it, a month late, and seeing how many words I can consume between now and the end of February -with luck it'll be half the books I've got listed below!
My preliminary list is right here for ya'll:
- 5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules.
- Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond (319 pages)
- 10 points: Read a book written by an author who has published at least 10 books. — Submitted by Megan.
- Small Victories by Anne Lamott (304 pages)
- 10 points: Read a book of short stories. — Submitted by Meredith.
- St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell (256 pages)
- 10 points: Read a book with a food (not a drink!) in the title. — Submitted by Megan.
- Cranberry Queen by Kathleen De Marco (272 pages)
- 15 points: Read the first book in a series that is new to you (so no rereads for this one!). — Submitted by Crystal.
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (830 pages)
- 15 points: Read a book that was originally written in a language that is not your native language. — Submitted by Belle.
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larson (672 pages)
- 15 points: Read a book written by a local author — Submitted by Katelyn.
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (384 pages)
- 20 points: Read a "bookish book" (in which books play an important role)— Submitted by Jen.
- The Bookstore by Deborah Meyer (352 pages)
- 20 points: Read a book with a direction in the title (e.g. north, south, east, west or any combination of those). — Submitted by Donna
- East of Eden by John Steinbeck (640 pages)
- 25 points: Read a book from a genre you don't usually read. — Submitted by Jenn.
- Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (240 pages)
- 25 points: Read a book with a song lyric in the title.
- We Were Liars by E Lockhart (240 pages)
- Song: "We Were Liars" by The Hooters
- 30 points: Read two books with a different meal in each title. — Submitted by Me.