If you haven't been by in a while, I made some changes to the challenge rules in that you're not required to write a review or commentary every month. Of course, I encourage you to talk up the books on your own blogs, but if you like, you can also simply keep a running list of the books as you read them. However, if you manage to keep up the pace and read at least one book per month, I will be doing a drawing and giving away a prize every four months to one reader who has stayed on track. So be sure to visit my blog at the end of every month to link your list with Mr. Linky so I'll know if your eligible for the drawing. Visit the sign up post HERE for more details. January's Mr. Linky post --and perhaps a discussion prompt-- will be up on Saturday, January 30, so stop by sometime over the weekend to add your link and join in on the book chat.
I still can't believe it's the last week in January already. It seems it was just yesterday that I was reviewing my 2008 reading stats and making crazy plans to join all of those reading challenges for 2010. And then, poof! It's nearly February, already! Well, there's one week left in January, and I plan on making it a productive one where reading challenges are concerned. I pulled out Ceremony In Death from my TBR boxes this morning (still haven't unpacked my books since moving back into the house back in May!), and will start it tonight.
I also finally started reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows over the weekend. This last book in the series has been at the top of my TBR pile since it came out in 2007, and thanks to the motivation behind the Big Book Challenge I recently joined and the persistent nagging of my 10 year old over the last few weeks, I'm finally going to read it. Now that I'm reading it, every morning she wakes up and every afternoon she gets home from school, she asks what part I got up to since she last asked. It's quite cute.
I hope you all have a great week reading!