Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

WOW it can't be January already?? I haven't had any mojo recently and have been really busy - as well as my crafty space isn't in my home at the moment and I am just not creating as much as I did as most of my previous crafty time was in the evenings.

To try and counteract some of this sloth I have joined Darcy's Artful Readers Group. We chose 12 books at the beginning of the year and commit to reading one a month, do a review and make something creative based on the book. As this combines my two of my three very favourite things, how could I let the opportunity pass by lol??!

They are to be books you have not read before. Here's my 12. These are not in any order, although I confess to having already already started A Game of Thrones as this is the set book for my Book Club this month (2 birds anyone??!!).

1. A Game of Thrones - George RR Martin
2. Robots and Empire - Isaac Asimov
3. Alive - Piers Paul Read
4. Lustrum - Robert Harris
5. Sepulchre - Kate Mosse
6. The Crimson Rooms - Katherine McMahon
7. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
8. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
9. Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne
10. The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bukgalov
11. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
12. The 39 Steps - John Buchan.

25 comments:

Sarah said...

great list! have fun reading them and I look forward to seeing your reviews and resulting art

Gina said...

Oh my! some totally amazing classics on your list. We read Lord of the Flies at school(1977ish) and is the book I would claim set me up as a read a holic in my youth :D XXX

Cara McKee said...

Hi Lynn

What a good idea... I was inspired by Game of Thrones to make Winter is Coming Yule cards for my pagan friends :-) There's some fabulous direwolves on folksy.

Loving your work!

San @ Made in Hem said...

Such a fun list, I've read a couple of them and there are a couple that made me really curious... Looking forward to your reviews! ♥

Debbi Glennie said...

you'll have to let me know how you get on with Game of Thrones Lynn, have watched the first 2 series on Sky and can't wait for the 3rd, but the books are always better
Debz
x

Tee Thompson said...

What a great list! Bob talks about Moby Dick all the time but I have never read it! It was required reading when he was in school in the 60's...they'd moved on to other things in the 80's. LOL

Maz said...

Some good classics on there (not that I've read them lol). I have a Game of Thrones too so looking forward to seeing what you think.

Darcy said...

great list Lynn, i am looking forward to Sepulchre as her first one was so good.

Kelly M. Myers said...

HA HA "Glitter Monkey" what's that about?

Alison xx said...

Love your list. I've already started To Kill A Mockingbird, will be great to see what you think too. A xx

Janet said...

Fabulous reading list! 39 steps has got to be one of the finest crime novels ever.

Janet xx

Stefi J said...

some good titles, i've had the crimsons rooms sat on my desk at work for almost 12 months really need to read it, i love to Kill a Mocking Bird often think about re-reading it x

Gina Shillitani said...

I read To Kill a Mockingbird many, many years ago... I should reread that one of these days! Have never read any of the others on the list, look forward to finding out what you think of them and seeing your art!

Shirley said...

A couple on your list I have always wanted to read.
Looking forward to reading your reviews.

SusieJ said...

What a wonderful list...you have some of my all time favourites on there...esp. "The 39 Steps".. can't wait to read your reviews!
Hugs xx

Jez said...

What a list - some will be a challenge in a month - but perhaps you are a speed reader. I chickened out on long books, all except for one and that will challenge me in a month.
The crimson Rooms looks interesting, and perhaps I should read Azimov, it's a long time since I read one of his. I have to say I read Moby Dick many years ago,and found it rather deadly. So your review will be interesting. Looking forward to the artwork on all these.

Catie Cuddles said...

Cool list .... I was thinking of maybe downloading some freebie classics for my remaining two spaces ... Moby dick is me I've always fancied ... Might wait for your review before I commit. Lol!

C xxx

P.J. said...

I like that you have a few classics on the lists. Very nice!

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donnalouiserodgers said...

first time read of to kill a mocking bird,\
i envy you, i read it when i was 11 and many times since,

a real classic,

dx

lorig said...

I read To Kill a Mockingbird in school many years ago. I have recommended it to my girls but they haven't taken me up on it yet. We share Around the world in 80 days on our list interesting to see the different ways it inspires us. Looking forward to your reviews on the other books.

Samantha Read said...

Happy New Year Lynn, good to see you back xxx

Manon said...

We will let you get away with a little bit of earlier reading;) I can't wait to hear and see more. Great books
ManonX

Jenny said...

Fabulous book list Lynn... can't wait to hear your reviews...

Jenny ♥

Helen said...

what a fab list. I look forward to your reviews & art. I have the first of the game of throes books, but haven't read it yet.

laurie said...

oh, you have quite a few classics in there!!! what a wonderful year of reading you have up ahead.