I object to calling Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and England one country. They’re wonderfully diverse but this is a creative circle I happily board while it’s still 2012. The hostess doesn’t enforce lumping the United Kingdom and I applaud her extension to January 31, 2013. Too many terminate on new year’s eve and should re-think that. Start elsewhere in the year, like the Canadian challenge.
I dislike end dates on the mind, especially over Christmas. I feel like a university student, racing deadlines; which I’m truly doing with back-to-back novels, day & night this week! However I’m proud of personal achievements and the adrenaline, because I was unfamiliar with reading activities until more than halfway through the year. Starting with the public on month #1 will be a breeze. :-)
LEVELS OF PARTICIPATION
Five Star (Deluxe Entourage): 5 European authors, or 5 different countries
Four Star (Honeymooner): read four qualifying books.
Three Star (Business Traveler): read three qualifying books.
Two Star (Adventurer): read two qualifying books.
One Star (Pensione Weekender): read just one qualifying book.
Jet Setter Grand Prize
The participant who reads and reviews the greatest number of qualifying books (more than five) will get a $25-equivalent gift card to Book Depository.
* I’m uncertain this bonus activity is different from “deluxe entourage” of five books but these are my aim. I have a month to achieve more countries. :) Happy new year to everybody!
“The Maltese Goddess” Lyn Hamilton 1998 –MALTA–
“In The Stone Circle” Elizabeth Cody Kimmel 1998 –WALES–
“Black Amber” Phyllis A. Whitney 1964 –TURKEY–
“This Year It Will Be Different” Maeve Binchy 1996 –IRELAND–
“Thunder On The Right” Mary Stewart 1957 –FRANCE–
“Home For A Spell” Madelyn Alt 2011 –GERMANY–
“Uncertain Voyage” Dorothy Gilman 1967 –SPAIN–
“Hercules & Other Tales From Greek” Olivia E. Coolidge 1949 –GREECE–
“The Mysterious Affair At Styles” Agatha Christie 1920 –ENGLAND–
“The Salzburg Connection” Helen MacInnes 1968 –AUSTRIA–
“A Study In Scarlet” Arthur Conan Doyle 1887 –SCOTLAND–