Hello, hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It's time again for the THIRD annual Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge! Am I just a wee bit excited? (Just a wee bit, yes.)
As I've mentioned before, I like kicking the year off with one of my favorite, imaginative authors - L.M. Montgomery. Her works are cozy reads for me and offer an escape to the magical Prince Edward Island. It is a delight to revisit her works and challenge you to either make you first visit, or perhaps visit with some of your old Montgomery friends like Anne, Emily, Jane or Pat.
Today I invite you to leave a comment in the comment section saying that you intend to participate in the challenge. I encouraged you earlier to write up a post on your own blogs stating the following:
a.) You intend to participate.
b.) Listing which of her books you intend to read (or which movies you intend to watch.) Audio books do count, yes.
You have a full month to participate in this challenge. It will conclude on Friday, January 28th at which point you can come back here and share all of your Montgomery-related posts with the rest of us.
(I dislike using Mr. Linky because he sporadically disappears on me. So just leave a comment in the comment section.)
As for what I intend to read this month, I think I'm going to go with the following:
- Magic Island: The Fictions of L.M. Montgomery - This book is an overview of Montgomery's fictional works. I purchased it at the tail end of last year's challenge but didn't get around to completing it.
- The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery: Vol. 2, 1910-1921 - A fabulous and dear friend of mine gifted me with this for my birthday last fall and I've been saving it to read this month!
- Rainbow Valley - I left off the Anne series last January by completing Anne's House of Dreams so I think I'm going to try to polish off the Anne series (again!) during this challenge.
- Rilla of Ingleside
- The Blythes Are Quoted - which Jonathan bought for me because he is kind enough to feed my obsessions.
We'll see what I manage to accomplish, but that gives you a list of my goals!
Furthermore, I have a few Montgomery-related giveaways to scatter about over the course of the month so pay attention for those.
In the meantime, I can't wait to find out which of you are willing to accompany me on this journey and I look forward to sharing the fun of it with you!
Here is the code for the button you saw above, should you care to use it in spreading the word.
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