Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

I wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Well, it is that time of the year again - time to sign up for reading challenges.  There doesn't seem to be as many challenges as there have been in the past, but luckily for me, I had already decided which I wanted to participate in.  This year, I am returning to three old favorites and two new challenges.

The War through the Generations 2013 American Revolution Reading Challenge sounds very interesting.  My goal is to read 4-10 books in any genre with the American Revolution as a primary or secondary theme.  I even have some books picked out about the American Revolution.

And I will be returning to the 2013 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge hosted each year by Historical Tapestry. And since the Medieval period was always a secondary interest of mine, I thought I would go for the Medieval level of 15 books.  I know, almost everything I read for The Children's War is historical fiction, but not everything I post qualifies.

The third reading challenge I am returning to is Rose City Reader's European Reading Challenge.  I am going for the Five Star (Deluxe Entourage) level of reading at least five books by different European authors or books set in different European countries.

The two new Reading Challenges I have decided on are:

The 2013 Cruisin' thru the Cozies hosted by Socrates' Book Reviews.  I am going for level 1, Snoop,  and reading at least 6 books.  There are still a few mystery books I want to read that take place in WW2 and that would have lots of appeal to YA or N/A (New Adult) readers.

And last, but not least, I am participating in 2013 Pre-1960 Classic Children's Books Reading Challenge.  This is a good challenge for me since I have not been very good about my From the Archives book reviews.

I am looking forward to a very interesting reading year in 2013.


  1. You've got a busy reading year ahead of you. I might sign up for that last one. I've got a bunch of lesser known works on my shelves that need to be read.

  2. I know, but for the most part it pushes me to read more and I can get lazy about that. I also have lots of old children's books from 1930-1945 I would like to introduce people to. Part of the fun of blogging is writing about lesser known books.

  3. Happy New Year, Alex! The Pre-1960 challenge sounds perfect for you -- I'm looking forward to your posts about that.

  4. Welcome to Cruisin' thru the Cozies! Enjoy it!

    Happy New Year!

  5. You have some interesting challenges for the new year. Lot of reading that I think you will really enjoy. :)

  6. Oh- and Happy New Year to you! :)

  7. Happy new year, Alex.
    I've already signed up to my reading challenge and I really like yours.
    Interesting book choices and a good variety.
    Wish you a good read and good luck with your challenge, you'll have a busy but wonderful year.

    Jeff Rivera

  8. Happy new year, Alex. I signed up for my first two challenges, Where are you reading? And Foodies read. I'm pretty excited :)

  9. Happy New Year!

    Glad to have you on board for the Historical Fiction reading challenge again this year!

  10. Ooh! An early kidlit challenge! So exciting! Thanks for highlighting it!