Sunday, December 29, 2013

TSS - Current Good Things!

Good morning, friends! There are so many great challenges and events coming up in 2014, I thought I'd take a few minutes to share a few of them with you. I'm still keeping my challenges down to a minimum, but there are a few I just can't resist. 

Vasilly is carrying on with the Chunkster Challenge this year, and there are two major developments: e-books and audiobooks ARE allowed! Woot! 


Here are some of the books on my "potentials" stack. 


Leah from Books Speak Volumes is hosting the irresistible Jazz Age January. I don't have many jazz age books left on my shelves unread, so I'm not sure yet exactly what I'm going to pick up for this one. I thought about Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, but that takes place on the very tail end of what qualifies as "The Jazz Age," so we'll see if I can find something more suitable. 


The Estella Society and Fig and Thistle are discussing The Frozen Deep on January 7! I've already finished it, and it was a quick, fun, melodramatic read. 


Finally, The Estella Society is tweaking #Estellagram for the new year. Instead of daily prompts, come up with as many creative incarnations of the word of the month as you can! And remember to go ahead and tag them #estellagram! In January we're having fun with PAPER!

Are there any other swingin' events that I need to know about? 












28 comments:

  1. I only just found out about Jazz Age January yesterday but I am definitely signing up! I've read Rules of Civility and think it will be fine because it's very much full of cocktail parties and glamour, the stereotypes of the Jazz Age. It's also awesome :)

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    1. Isn't that a fun idea! I'm so glad you're joining. I decided to go with something more straight forward and within the 20s. The Diviners by Libba Bray!

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  2. Nope. I think you covered them all ;).

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    1. Haha! I forgot a great one! Covers on the Silver Screen!

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  3. I am thinking of sneaking in Rules of Civility too for Jazz Age January. Even though it is indeed on the tail I still feel it qualifies. Maybe Leah can give a green light for that one!

    Good luck with all your challenges!

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    1. I decided to play more clearly by the rules with The Diviners by Libba Bray. Plus, it was a good excuse to download one more potentially awesome ebook. lol

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  4. Oooh Jazz Age January sounds fun!

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    1. Yep! Can't resist that one!

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  5. I spy with my little eye... ;)

    No events for me on the horizon and I don't have any immediate plans except for Possession, but if the right challenge comes along I might play. Thinking maybe Oliver Twist this year...for a twistalong? :)

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    1. LOL

      Ooh, a #twistalong! I would totally be in on that. I read about 2/3 of the book in college and never finished. I could do with a re-read/finish off.

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  6. Oh my gosh, so many good challenges!!! :D

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    1. I know! I always say I won't do them, but I think I can! I think I can!

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  7. Thanks for featuring Jazz Age January!

    Hmm, I'm not sure about Rules of Civility. I haven't read it (although I would like to), but my immediate reaction would be that its 1937 setting isn't strictly Jazz Age... but it does have NYC jazz bars and opulence. It's a little iffy, but I'm not going to nix it.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback, Leah! I decided to go with a book a little more straightforwardly Jazz Age, but still looking forward to this one when I get around to it.

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  8. Jazz Age January sounds fun. I am not sure what I would read... and I love the way you guys have changed estellagram. That reminds me I haven't been on instagram yet today. Weird for me!

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    1. I ended up with a couple of choices for Jazz Age January that I'll post about tomorrow. I'm excited!

      And thank you! The word of the month idea was Heather's, and she's a total mad genius.

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  9. So much fun to be had! I'm looking forward to participating in the Woman in White readalong, because I don't think I'd make it otherwise. And CHUNKSTERS. And Jazz Age. So much goodness!

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    1. I'm so glad you'll be reading The Woman in White with us! Goodness everywhere indeed!

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  10. I won't be able to join you guys in Wilkie In Winter but I'm sure it's going to be great. I am in for the Chunkster challenge!

    Have fun with your reading projects!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you're joining in the Chunkster Challenge!

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  11. Lots of good books to look forward to! I am hoping to read one or two chunky books next year--I seem to have a problem getting through long books lately, so I should probably avoid a reading challenge for them, but I am going to read Wilkie Collins. I just finished The Frozen Deep (have yet to write about it) and have The Woman in White all set to go for a reread. I should probably start now...and I am sure it will take me longer to finish, but I will be reading along in spirit--if on my own slower schedule.

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  12. Did you also see Roof Beam Reader's TBR Chakkenge? I mixed it with my Chunkster Challenge so the overlap allowed me to complete both easily! And I'll get old TBR books read!

    Looking forward to both Chunkster and Jazz Age January as well!

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  13. As I've mentioned before, I am participating in both Wilkie books, especially considering I just got The Frozen Deep for Christmas!

    And, I LOVE the change to #estellagram!! I am horrible at remembering the prompts and then actually taking and posting pictures. I really look forward to all the different pictures during the month on just one prompt. And, it will be so much easier for me to remember!!!

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  14. I'm so glad you're joining the Chunkster Challenge! I'm using it to tackle my tbr mountain. Chunksters take up so much space! Have fun with all of your events!

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  15. I'm so excited for reading the Jazz Age this month. I have recently become very interested in the 20s so I think it will be a good reading month. Happy reading and good luck with your challenges!

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  16. I'm excited about the revamped #estellagram this year!!!

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  17. Thanks for sharing! I'm also participating in Jazz Age January and I'm still doubting about participating in the Chunkster challenge

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  18. Goodness. I can’t read chunksters without my Kindle, anymore! Good luck with the challenges!

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