It’s Christmas Eve, which means New Years isn’t too far away! Of course, you’ve probably at least started thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. (Although if you haven’t, it’s okay; I haven’t, either!) Don’t forget, though, that with your resolutions, there should be something about books!
If you’re a regular at the library, that means it’s likely that you have some books on your Christmas list (unless you, like Heather, don’t reread books and therefore never have physical copies). And you might be planning to spend some of the money you’ll get from relatives on books, as well. Before you go around willy nilly with your library card or cashed checks, take a look at this 2015 Reading Challenge:
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I saw this on tumblr and thought it would be a fun idea, and even came up with some ideas on what books to do for what. See below:
A book with more than 500 pages: Ellen Hopkins’ YA books tend to never be fewer than 500 pages, and they’re all spectacular. Find them at the library here. Alternatively, Mark Helprin’s Winter’s Tale is a little over 700 pages, and Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is over 1200 pages, if you’re up for that.
And the list goes on. Some are more difficult than others (I’m looking at you, A book that takes place in your hometown), but with determination–and a lot of luck–I believe this can be done… even if you have to write one yourself (still looking at you, hometown book; what book takes place in Flower Mound?? Who would want to read it??? The only one I know of is on the history of Flower Mound…)
Regardless, I wish you all a Merry/Happy [insert your holiday here]!