Happy New Year! I hope you were all able to usher in the new year in the perfect way for you. We spent a lovely evening with friends at their home--good eats, good drinks, embarrassingly bad showing at Beatles Trivial Pursuit.
I was all done signing up for challenges for this year. Absolutely done. Was not going to even look at A Novel Challenge. So, of course, you know I did. Where I found about about the 2011 Fairy Tale Challenge, hosted by Tif of Tif Talks Books. How in the world was I going to pass that one up? Since I'm already reading fairy tales for my weekly Fairy Tale Fridays feature, this one should be no problem so I'm signing up for the Happily Ever After level which means I need to read 12 things. There are several other challenges I'm keeping my eye on--I may yet have to sign up for them. But I'll see where I'm at in a couple of weeks before I commit.
Couldn't wait for the Bloggiesta being held in three weeks; I had to do some work in my Google Reader this weekend. I haven't been able to keep up with the number of new posts in my reader for the past couple of months and there were several blogs on my list that haven't posted anything in many months. Hopefully I haven't deleted any of you--if I did, please shoot me a comment so I can add you back on the list! Also, I did something I've never done before. I gave myself a set amount of time to read posts today and when the time was up, I marked the rest as read. Need to start the new year with a clean slate!
I got a Christmas present this week from my son and his girlfriend. They gave me Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales with gorgeous illustrations from Arthur Rackham. You'll be hearing much more about this book on Fairy Tale Fridays. There are tales in this book that are new to me. Have you ever heard of one titled "Fred and Kate?"
What's on your reading agenda for this week?