I'll be at the kitchen table for most of the day, steadily working my way through a stack of ungraded papers. After a grueling October, with many deadlines and long, long days, November is flying by. I had the first week of November off, and read continuously. I'm reading blogs again, and rejoining the community of readers. Which brings me to: challenges and readalongs.
Some people might wonder why take part in challenges and readalongs; because they're fun, and because by doing so you become part of a community of readers. I wrote last week about the Mount TBR Challenge that Bev is sponsoring over at My Reader's Block. This week I'll tell you about some of the readalongs and challenges I'm taking part in as this year winds down and the new year peeks around the corner.
Thankfully Reading Weekend is sponsored by Jenn at Jenn's Bookshelves. It's pretty simple: read as much as you can over the weekend. Hey, it's my birthday (Sunday), I'll read if I want to. Yes, I was a Thanksgiving baby--I was actually born on Thanksgiving day. Every few years my birthday falls on Thanksgiving, but this year my birthday falls on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. That gives me the perfect excuse for spending the day reading.
Thankfully Reading Weekend is flexible: read as much as you can, maybe knock off some of the books for your 2011 challenges, and cheer each other on. There will be a linky for the November 25th post, and a linky for a November 27th for your wrap-up post--but you don't even have to post if you don't want to.
For this challenge I hope to read at least two or three books-I'm so far undecided on what those titles will be.
The Wolf Hall Readalong is sponsored by Nicole at Linus's Blanket and Natalie at Coffee and a Book Chick. I've had Wolf Hall sitting on my shelf since shortly after the hardcover was published, and just haven't gotten to it yet. So I thought it would be fun to participate in this readalong.
If you think you might want to read along, go here for the full details and schedule.
Dead End Follies is sponsoring Smooth Criminals a Reading Challenge for 2012: more specifics on what I'll be reading for this challenge in a post soon. Go here for the requirements for this challenge.
Back to the Classics Challenge 2012. Hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much, this challenge has me thinking and making lists. Longer post later.
Are you participating in any readalongs or challenges? Do you have your list of challenges for 2012?