Blogging, Bookish and Real Life News:
So it happened 🙁 They believe in the spirit of Santa but not the actual guy. 8 years ago I had found a letter on Pinterest that put into words exactly what I would want to say and I read them the letter. They cried, I cried but they both thanked me for making Christmas awesome. It was really my pleasure to do it, my mom made it awesome for me and I did the same for them. I loved every minute of it and would do it again in a heartbeat. I told them no worries though, Christmas morning will not change…your stocking will still be full and presents will still be under the tree and it will still be awesome. They are sad about our Scout Elf, Elfie Pickle but I have a new game to play that involves the whole family and we are giving it a test run until Christmas. I will let you know details next week we just started it today so the rules might change. Speaking of Christmas….
Christmas is only one week and one day AWAY! Can you believe it, I have so much to get done still but I spent most of this weekend organizing the menu for Christmas Dinner and just getting any last minute things so that next week we don’t have to go crazy trying to get stuff since the stores are going to be CRAZY! I was suppose to wrap Friday but my little guy (he’s 13 and an inch taller than me) got sent home sick and he stayed with me on Friday. So nothing was wrapped until Saturday but it’s done! YAY! I am so freaking EXCITED! Also all the decorations are still in one piece and the tree is still standing…those kittens are the best babies!!! (I might have given them a stern talking to about the decorations and tree, so that might have helped)
Now for the good stuff…We made some major changes to one of our challenges and one that I hosted with someone else is now hosted by us, I also have a NEW Challenge. I hope you will be able to join us! We are so excited for these challenge and they can all be found on BecauseChallenges.com website.
2019 Reading Assignment, if you joined last year it was basically you list the books you want to read and read them each month. That was a fun challenge but a lot of people are mood readers so instead, he hired 3 teachers and they set up class. So Spring Semester is now taking class registration. You can sign up for one class or all 3. Our Author Love challenge is now part of the reading assignment.
A Year in Anthologies I had a conversation a few months ago about not getting to Anthologies and then I had a great idea. Why not make it a challenge to read as many anthologies as you can, the bigger the better. You can pick one or a few as long as you read the entire thing by the end of the year…also the more pages the more points you get in the giveaway.
2019 Bookish Resolutions I used to host this with another blogger but she’s now a pretty popular author so Berls agreed to help me out, so basically you just make your list of resolutions and if you can complete them by the end of the year you get a point in the giveaway but wait there is more….We also are linking this challenge with our BRAND NEW! Bookish Bootcamp that will be similar to Bloggiesta and also Task it Tuesday will be back starting in Jan. You can find all the details on the sign up.
I am so excited about these challenge and will have my sign up posts this week for them. Again I do hope you will be able to join us! 🙂
Last Week on the Blog:
- [12 Dec] Waiting on Wednesday ~ Gimme, Gimme, Gimme!
- [16 Dec] Christmas, Santa 🙁 and Challenges ~ WIR & SP
What you might see this week:
- Reading Assignment Goal Post
- A Year in Anthologies Goal Post
- Bookish Resolutions Goal Post
(Read, Currently Reading & Next)
What I grabbed
I was hoping to get my OwlCrates this week but we didn’t get it. I will probably get them on Monday so I’ll have books next week. 🙂
So tell me what have you been reading and up to this week?
Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!