13 Books For 2013

I’ve indulged in a little lot of blog trawling lately; skipping from one to another as you do, and at one stage landed at little white dove where there’s a reading challenge for 2013.

Liking the sound of this, I’ve signed up (see the button in my side bar) to read 13 books in 2013. Earlier in the week when the weather was oh, so pleasant, I took my Christmas book (thanks Kettles), some Christmas cake (thanks Karen) on my Christmas plate (thanks Miss V), with a cuppa in my Christmas mug (thanks Heather), out onto the back deck to start this challenge…

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This is the latest of Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher novels, set in 1920′s Melbourne, with a mystery to be solved by the elegant and indomitable Miss Fisher. Loving it!

Reading has always been a big part of my life. Ma Kettle was a primary school teacher and spent some time as librarian as well, so through her we were encouraged to read. Library cards were de rigour and on holidays when we were away from home longer then the two weeks allowable for loaning books, we exchanged our home library cards for visitors ones at our holiday destination. As a teenager I invariably had three of four books on the go, flitting from one to the other as the mood took me, and devoured quite a few (Gone with the Wind, Famous Five, Secret Seven, Nancy Drew, anything by Mary Stewart). Like my tv viewing, I do love a murder mystery or crime thriller and there’ll be a few of those popping up in the 13!

Ooh, I’m excited by the prospect…….!!

Happy stitching/reading!
Meredithe

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8 Responses to 13 Books For 2013

  1. Suz says:

    Have you chosen all the books for 2013? I’d be interested in seeing your list! I have kept a list of every book I have read (and film seen) in the last 10 years! 2004 was my best year – 42 books! Well before I read blogs, I think!

  2. Sheila says:

    i’d love to get back to reading a bit more, trouble is i do it to the exclusion of everything else. Have been known to read around the clock, non stop. I started off well this year, buying a library bag at my local library for $1.50 and filling it for free with an interesting mix of decommissioned books.

  3. Lynne says:

    I have this book to take with me on the plane on Tuesday. Read all Phynes books and love them. Confess that talking books are my saviour as I get to read and do too. I have one in the car and one in the sewing room. Plus I am usually reading a paper copy too without counting the mags I have to have :-) Hubby is the same and so are my two boys. We always have a book in hand. Way to go.

  4. Lori D says:

    I’m always reading, but would never think to make it a challenge. I just finished Blue Asylum and enjoyed it.

  5. Anne says:

    I love reading – when I was little I worked my way through the children’s section of the Library, then started using my Mum’s card to take out books from the adult section (the librarians never stopped me). I have to have a book to read – even if I am just away overnight, I have to take a book with me! I shall have to see if I can get the Phryne novels for my Kindle.

  6. Helen F says:

    I remember when I was first able to read as a child – I have never had a book out of my hand since! Enid Blyton was a good starting point. I am now reading my last “Warwick Deeping” downloaded to my kindle – - – what next?

  7. thimbleanna says:

    Oooooh, sounds like a fun and lofty goal! I need to get away from this computer more — and spend more time reading! I’m anxious to see the rest of your list!

  8. Jan says:

    Did I tell you I joined up for this too after seeing it on your blog…..up to book 3….I love summer holidays!

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