Christmas books

Christmas is upon us and I am yet to reread Christmas Carol…but I’ve been pondering a few other things. There is an impressive list by ProWritingAid team here: https://prowritingaid.com/art/814/best-christmas-books-ever-written.aspx

I am reading things off this list and just some thoughts.

And also, I want to wish everyone a Happy Christsmas / Happy Holidays / Season’s Greetings.

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Reading challenges 2020

I want to join these three challenges in 2020 for more fun:

https://www.escapewithdollycas.com/2020-reading-challenges/2020-alphabet-soup-reading-challenge/

BOOK BINGO: http://unrulyreader.com/announcing-book-bingo-2020/

52 CATEGORIES: https://mommymannegren.com/2019/11/13/the-2020-reading-challenge-52-books-in-52-weeks/

I will keep them on separate pages under “Reading Challenges” on the navigation menu.

I am also reading things from this list: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050hqy1?page=2


Find more reading challenges here: https://www.girlxoxo.com/the-master-list-of-2020-reading-challenges/

Reading challenge 2019 completed

The year 2019 has brought me back to reading after a period when I neglected it. The work that had the most impact on me in recent time was Fahrenheit 451 and its original version, the Fireman. It was THE book that made me realise that I should read as much as I can. The photo on top, the quote is how I feel about books and reading. I want to share what I read via blog and via Instagram, – trying to make photo sessions for books has become something of an engaging activity for me. I like it, it’s fun. There is much to be said against social media, but I believe in their good sides. They enable sharing.

So, below are some highlights from my 52 books challenge. I am looking for new reading challenges for 2020. Reading 52 books can get tricky. Sometimes, you get too busy, sometimes too tired…I do find that I Iose focus. Also, I think I need to reread a lot of my older faves and some classics. I already can’t wait until I reread some books in the list below! But there also still so many new. exciting, lovely books to read.

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Tsundoku and book sources

 Tsundoku 

積ん読

Leaving a book unread after buying it.

What I imagine are piles of books strewn around the room. Or stocked up neatly on the table. Waking up first thing in the morning and seeing books somewhere right above your head is somehow reassuring. Somehow owning more books than you can read is exciting because you know adventure is waiting for you in each one. I used to buy them impulsively myself. Not a lot. Biut still, I would spend hours on end in book stores. It was never possible to me to leave without a book. But I don’t do it any more.

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