Sunday, December 20, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

So, another Monday. (Well, it will be, in a few hours.) Almost Christmas. Almost the end of the year. Does that seem possible? I was just getting used to 2015, and here it is almost 2016. What happened?

Didn't finish any books last week. I was looking around for something to read, with a Christmas theme, and found this in one of the boxes of books stored out in the garage:

Murder Under the Mistletoe

I'm not very far along in it, but the description sounded interesting, so I'll see how it goes.

Other than that, I haven't been doing much actual reading lately -- too much real life going on at the moment: Christmas shopping, cards to address and send, gifts to wrap, Christmas movies to watch. And, of course, the ongoing and perpetually amusing Dental Adventures -- but that's not really something you need to hear about.

Recently, my main bookish activity has been discovering new reading challenges to add to the list I'm keeping. And I don't really know WHY I'm keeping it, but once I started, my OCD kicked in and I just had to continue. Nothing I love better than a good list. If you do too -- or if you're looking for a reading challenge to tempt you -- you can take a look at said list HERE. (But be warned -- it has over 100 challenges listed.)

So far, I've only signed up for a handful of the new challenges. For 2016, I'm trying to cut back a bit on challenges. I do think they help to keep me reading, but I also find I don't do as well with programmed reading as I used to. Getting too old and curmudgeonly, I guess.

OK, enough of this brilliance. Now I'm gonna go see what everyone else is reading.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. If you want to let the world know what you're going to be reading this week, head on over to her blog and leave your link. It's also a great way to discover new books and new blogs.


  1. 2015 went with a flick I think, I could easily have enjoyed some more months in it!! I think I have signed up for all the challenges for 2016 that I am going to do. Still will amount to 10 or 11, but better than the 19 or 20 of 2015. I just close my eyes from now on and just don't 'see' challenges! Have a great Christmas.

  2. Thanks for the seeing what challenges are out there, even if I don't sign up for many of them. :)

  3. Yeah, I'm reading at a snail's pace right now too. Merry Christmas!

  4. I had to cut out the challenges, too, a couple of years felt too much like work! It's bad enough having deadlines for ARCs, so I'm limiting those, too.

    But I did sign up for one challenge that Kathryn, at Book Date, is hosting: Reading the Books You Buy. That sounded perfect for me...just a little extra motivation.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  5. Thanks for sharing that reading challenge list. I might have to join a challenge as my study will take away much of my reading time and I need to fit some in. Hope all your holiday preparation will make for a great Christmas with a couple of nice books under the tree.

  6. I love your list! Nice to have as a reference!

  7. I don't do challenges. I admire you that you do them.

    I am going to try a small one, though, for starters this year.

    ENJOY your week, and Merry Christmas. :)

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  8. I LOVE Challenges, however I also understand those who do a few, I enjoy them simply for the categories!! And,great holiday find in your box, I hope you like it!! Happy Holidays!!


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