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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2014 Reading Challenge - Who Wants to Join?

Okay 2013 was a year of ups and downs.   I finally left my husband when I had to move back home to take care of my parents.  I will post more about that soon.  My ex was less than willing to help me help them.  In fact while my mother was in the hospital for a major head injury he on impulse traveled to Canada to watch the Canadian Football Grey Cup (Their Super Bowl equivalent).

Somehow in all that happened last year I read 60 books (almost 61 but I don't think I will finish it before midnight).  My goal for next year is 75.  With that goal and within it I am making a second goal.  I am also participating in a 2014 Witches & Witchcraft reading challenge and have decided that among my 75 books I will read 20 Witchy books, books that feature a witch as the main character or major witchcraft elements in it.  That is the Crone level, which is appropriate as I have been feeling very cronish lately.  Is cronish a word?  Well, it is now!

Below is a button that will tell you more about the challenge.  My first book that I finish in 2014 is a Circle of Three book by Isobel Bird called So Mote it Be.   It is the first book of a series of 13 books about three students who are interested in the craft and an amazing store and coven that takes them in.  Oh how I wish I knew a store like this when I was their age.

2014 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge

1 comment:

  1. Hey Laura,

    I'm writing today in pursuit of blog tour participants for Curiosity Quills author Ann M. Noser’s soon to be release new-adult, urban fantasy HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS.

    We’re interested in interviews, guest posts, reviews and book spotlights (such as celebrating cover reveal and book release dates).

    The cover reveal is June 2nd, with the book being released on July 15th.

    Here is the back of the book blurb (I hope it sparks your interest!):

    College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice: “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, and don’t tell anyone you see ghosts”. But when charming Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma’s sheltered life shatters.

    Blamed for Mike’s death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back. Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell. The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury. As she stumbles back to the dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home. And he isn't the only one.

    Instead of raising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead—a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a desperate victim determined to solve his own murder, and a frat boy Emma can’t stand…at first. More comfortable with the dead than the living, Emma delves deeper into the seductive Book of Shadows. Her powers grow, but witchcraft may not be enough to protect her against the vengeful river and the killers that feed it their victims.

    Inspired by the controversial Smiley Face Murders, HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS will ignite the secret powers hidden deep within each of us.

    Thanks very much for your time,