This is a day late, but I fell like my life this week is continually a day late.
Normally, dear friends, come autumn with the falling leaves and Pumpkins and Pumpkin Spice Lattes and cranberries, comes November and with that NaNoWriMo. Each year I strive for that so far unreachable hope, thinking one day, I’ll be able to say, I won NaNo.
This year, will not be that year. I am skipping NaNo this year as my final class is right in the middle of November and the idea of writing a sixteen page literary research paper is daunting enough without adding and extra 50K words to it.
But since I enjoy making myself a stressful mess in the fall, I’ve decided to join the Sherlockathon. Starting October 19 and going on until November 23rd, this is a reading contest where contestants try to read a book for ten different categories plus the Bonus one in which you participate int he reading of The Hound of the Baskervilles. The books do not have to all be Holmes related, for example, for “The Plagiarist” in which you must read a book from a pen name, I’m choosing the most recent in the “In Death” Series by J. D. Robb, who we know is the alter ego of Nora Roberts.
There’s a few extra challenges going on via Instagram as well, for example, take a picture of a yellow book for The Adventure of the Yellow Face. Just small easy fun things while you read.
I already have my to be read list curated and ready and will prepare to begin on Monday. I think the book I’m most eager to read is Middlemarch by George Eliot for my “more than 500 pages” challenge.
If this seems like something that might interest you, or if you need a kick to read some books,please feel free to look into it and sign up. The contest doesn’t begin until Monday October 19th, which gives you an entire weekend to find your list. You can find information about it at their website.