Monday Musings and More Contests

Hello all!  It’s time for this weeks Monday musing, and this week the question posed by Should Be Reading is: What is your favorite romantic book –or book that includes a love story?

My first thought when I read the question was “Romances?  I don’t read romances!” but that thought was quickly followed by the realization that there are definitely books I’ve ended up loving for the romance.  I haven’t read a book where the romance really jumped out at me in a while, but mentally browsing books I’ve read in the past one book really stood out to me.  It’s been a while, so I wish I had this book on hand to remind myself why it left such an impression on me, but I vividly remember loving The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause.  I think I might even have cried.  Although I don’t remember all the details, I do remember this being a very moving book and might have to re-read it now.

In addition to answering the Monday Musing question, I’d also like to announce a few more challenges I found for 2012 (I’m a little slow, I know!) which fit particularly well with the reading I’ve been enjoying this year.  Reading through the Dewey Decimal system has made me really want to expand the sorts of books I read.  At first, I’d just wander through the non-fiction section and want to read everything, but now it’s gotten to where I wander the whole library feeling that way!  So, to indulge my desire to sample new genres, I will be participating in the Around the Stack in How Many Ways Challenge at the Palin-esque level, which means I’ll be trying to read books from 20+ genres.  For this to be possible, you’ll notice that the host Dog Ear Discus has defined genres pretty narrowly. I will also be completing the similar Eclectic Reader Challenge hosted by Book’d Out.

And last but not least, I will be starting the Book To Movie Challenge hosted by Para Junkee, because I enjoyed reading and than watching Percy Jackson so much.  I think it will be  a lot of fun to see how well (or not) different books are made into movies.  Feel free to join me!


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2 responses to “Monday Musings and More Contests

  1. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    Glad to have you join me for the Eclectic Reader Challenge!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

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