VICTORIA DAY LONG WEEKEND READING CHALLENGE
Anyone else reading during this gorgeous May long weekend?
Particularly as we have the extra day for celebrating Queen Victoria,
I wondered if you’d like to connect and share
what and where you’re reading.
Keeping it low key is totally fine –
just be sure to enjoy some Birthday Celebrations!
I look forward to seeing your shares.
Jump in anytime!
Comment if you’re joining and add your participation below,
then add your reads via ‘reply’ below your comment to keep track
[my example in comments]
Tweet, Instagram, FB or Pinterest using #VictoriaReading
Let’s add some #VictoriaReading Fun to our weekend!
Your participation is a gift. Thank You!
Lots of discussion happening on twitter as the day progresses –
a headsup if you’re following my feed @_eHope
will get you in the loop.
So far, I’ve completed a Pride and Prejudice dramatized audio – totally fun take –
Earned the International Women’s Day 2017 badge for it!
A new release chicklit ebook by Aussie author, Carla Carusso, Run to the Hills.
Listened to a few Agatha Christie audios via hoopla
Yellow Iris, The Man in the Mist, The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife,
Through a Glass Darkly
that brought me to 150 reads and some new badges!
~ Participating, reading an ebook, reading 3 books ~
My main read underway is the fascinating WWI new release from
Canadian author, Kim Izzo,
Seven Days in May
Fascinating insights to the WWI era on both sides of the Atlantic,
the sailing of the Lusitania being the main event.
England and NY featuring in the storytelling. Characters, each well developed within their past and present settings as relevant. Unique aspects of the war are explored with varying degrees of personal and political impact.
Exceptionally well written, tension saturates the atmosphere
as this well paced drama unfolds …
Intro review also Posted Here
A One Day Event
Saturday May 13th 2017
Have you pledged to read in 2017 ?
Set your reading goal HERE then grab your books
for a day of reading, snacking, contests, and special treats
all just one day from 9 a.m. til 9 p.m.
All the Readathon Details HERE
I’m in !
Twitter follow me @_eHope
Third year! I love this one. Want to know more?
Here’s the scoop via booktube …
Thanks to Uk hosts Elena and Janet for making this year’s
Buddy Reading such a Great week.
I’ll be reading with buddy Lucy Fictional 100 blog
and host of the Northern Lights Reading Project
1– Read a book with your book buddy:
We’ve chosen a Viking novel, “God’s Daughter “ , by author Heather Day Gilbert
~ Completed May 6th ~
I found it a unique read from an era I haven’t read – 1000 AD
2- Read a book with your buddy’s fav colour cover –
yellow for Lucy / periwinkle for moi
hmmm – a few options in mind, I’ll post once I’ve settled on which one.
3– Read a book beginning with your buddy’s initial in title –
I’ll be reading “L” for Lucy
Always intrigued with WW I and II stories, this was no exception.
~ Completed May 7 ~
4– Your buddy picks a book for you to read from 3 of your choices:
1- 2- 3-
We haven’t chosen our options as yet, but will fill in the blanks soon…
1~ 2~ 3~
5– Read a guilty pleasure book – just because! Read for fun / escape /enjoyment…
Still time to join us at twitter #BookBuddyAThon
and today we’re off to keep up via UK time …
Here’s my signup post for next weekend’s Readathon participation.
Anyone collecting their books already?
See you there !
Great reading day here ! How effective was the Challenge for you?
I completed an entire 1790s mystery suspense novel
by Eleanor Kuhns
CRADLE to GRAVE
Enjoyed the focused reading time and glad to have time available
once my errands were completed!
Find more stats and be sure to enter books read into the data form
at the Dewey’s Readathon Site linked above.
See you there in October !
An entire listing of countries and wintry reading listed for easy selection
along with opps for your recommendations in comments.
I love reading seasonally so I’ll continue my wintry choices
for this challenge and add my appreciation with recommendations as
listed in the earlier Christmas Spirit wrapup post.
Canadian winters are known for their snowy settings.
Louise Penny has several wintry mysteries to add to your choices.
One listing at Tanya’s blog for
The Guernsey Literary and Potatoe Peel Pie Society
is a fav of mine and one I’d recommend for anyone
looking for a wintry selection.
Feel free to add your fav choices in comments.
Now to decide which wintry countries I’d like to visit. . .
Here’s where I’m hoping to travel in my reading ~
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
I’m on the wait list for the audio version of this one…
and haven’t decided which audio of these I’ll choose for a re-listen ~
Hamish Macbeth options by MC Beaton :
Death of a Dreamer – Death of a Dentist – Death of a Prankster
Here are Wintry Book locations I have read this January ~
Christmas to Remember : Tales of Comfort and Joy – various Cdn authors
A House is Built at Pooh Corner for Eeyore – A.A. Milne
A Jane Austen Christmas– Carlo Devito
A Winter Wrong – Elizabeth Ann West
The Companion of Lady Holmeshire – Debra Brown
A Fatal Winter – GM Malliet
Heidi – Johanna Spyri
At Your Request – J Turano
A New York Christmas – Anne Perry
Wrapping Up the Reading Respite for this Winter …
Reading began midnite Monday January 16th
Carrying through to midnite Monday 29th January.
My RESPITE READING To the End Date :
- 1. A Question of Belief – Donna Leon Jan 16
2. Conductor of Light – Rachel McMillan Jan 16
3. Suspiciously Reserved – Samantha Adkins Jan 16-17
4. Two Testaments – Elizabeth Musser Jan 17
5. Providence – Chris Coppernoll Jan 17-18
6. Tempest’s Course – Lynette Sowell Jan 20
7. Death of a Snob – MC Beaton Jan 20
8. Elusive – Sara Rosett Jan 21
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis Jan 21
10.Pursuit and Persuasion – Sally Wright Jan 22
- 11.-19. Three Blind Mice – Agatha Christie audio collection Jan 22
Three Blind Mice
Case of the caretaker
The Tape Measure Murder
Case of the Perfect Maid
The Third Floor Flat
The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly
Four and Twenty Blackbirds
The Love Detectives
20. Cranberry Bluff – Deborah Garner Jan 23
- 21. Summer Evenings at the Seafront Hotel – V Greene Jan 24
22. Learning to Swim – Sara J Henry – Jan 25
23. Heidi – J Spyri – Jan 26
24. Bethlehem Road – A Perry – Jan 26-7
25. In Wildrose, North Dakota – T Bateman – Jan 27
26. Abandoned Memories – Marylu Tyndall -Jan 28
27. Crispens Point – JoHannah Reardon – Jan 29
28. Death of an Outsider – MC Beaton/S Grindell – Jan 29
HapPy with the time I had available and the outcome. Hope it was for you as well !
Appreciation to Michelle for hosting the motivation!!
Join the bookish challenges at Bekka’s blog for all the details and participation.
HapPy Winter Reading !
green cover – Star Over Bethlehem: Poems and Holiday Stories – Agatha Christie
alternative format – tin can serenade – amanda dykes [epistolary]
set abroad – mistletoe and whine – sam north
sequel – Kissing Father Christmas – Robin Jones Gunn
romance – On Christmas Morning/’Tis the Season – Trish Perry
gr choice nominee
pink cover – Blood from a Stone – Donna Leon
not ya – A Change of Heart – Courtney Walsh
white cover – Christmas journey – anne perry
crime – Christmas Angel – Suzanne Williams
survival –Falling Like Snowflakes – Denise Hunter
blue cover – Christmas with anne – lm montgomery
superhyped – One Enchanted Christmas – Melissa Tagg
nature on cover – A Gala Event – Sheila Connolly
urban fantasy – passenger to frankfurt – ag Christie