It's time! It's time! (Happy dance!) Welcome to the FOURTH annual L.M. Montgomery Reading Challenge! (I have to use lots of exclamation points, see? I think LMM would approve. !)
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 a relaxing way to ease into the next reading year. It is a delight to revisit her works. But perhaps it is your first time? Please, join the party!
As for which titles you choose to read this month, that is totally up to you. You are welcome to read as many of her books - or as few - as you would like. This challenge will run the entire month, wrapping up on Thursday, January 31st.
Today, at the start of the challenge, I invite you to leave a comment in the comment section saying that you intend to participate in the challenge. I also would encouraged you 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.
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One of the things I like about Montgomery's books is that they are full of small towns and relationships. Therefore I really like it when participants take the time to hop around and see what others are reading - and why. Converse with one another! Touch base from time to time and perhaps you may discover a few new things about Montgomery or some of her characters along the way.
With that all explained, here is what I hope to read during the month of January:
- Pat of Silver Bush
- Mistress Pat
- Magic for Marigold
- Magic Island: The Fictions of L.M. Montgomery, by Elizabeth Waterston
- Our Island Story, by Carrie Ellen Holman
Beyond that - we'll just see. These are my goals.
Now I'm curious to hear what yours are! As my youngest likes to yell:
One additional note: this challenge is running alongside the Reading to Know Book Club for the month of January. This month we're focusing on children's classics and you are invited to read any L.M. Montgomery title of your choosing. Either which challenge you are participating in, I'm just trying to get you with one title. ;)