Due to lots going on at work, and my fighting a coldish thing, I’ve been sleeping a lot and have not been around the internets of late. I’m still here, reading, just not writing, and am excited about two reading events coming up in January. I wanted to want to tell you about them.
One event, organized by Ana and Iris, invites readers to settle down during the month of January and read some of those long-awaited books. You know, the ones that have been sitting on your shelf for ages and ages, waiting to be read, while you get distracted by a fancy cover or something just published by a favorite author. I have a couple of stacks of them..Please note, this is not a challenge but because things are often better when we share them, an event that will hopefully get us reading those books we’ve been meaning to get to for ages.
The second event is organized by James, of Ready When You Are, C.B., and his lovely dog Dakota. This year they invite us to join the TBR Double Dog Dare. This is the third year James has called the Dare, which runs from January 1st through April 1st, and encourages us to read only books already sitting on our shelves or books requested from the library before January 1st. You can make exceptions for book club choices or other events. Last year I allowed myself a couple of books for the Science Fiction Experience that Carl V. organizes, but other than those books, I managed to stick with the Dare for the entire three months.
Between these two events, I am hoping to read many of the books that have managed to sneak into the house over the last year. I’m not really sure how this happens. They just seem to suddenly appear. Just this week I found these two sitting in a box on my doorstep..