Mittwoch, 14. Dezember 2011

The Quietest Time

I don't know if this saying is common in English too, but in German Christmas is often called the quietest, most peaceful time of the year. It's a time when you forget all your troubles and spend all your time with family and friends.

I have no idea who came up with that downright nonsense.

Even as a passionate Christmas lover I'm so stressed at the moment that I hardly have time to read, let alone blog about books anymore. Lately the hours seem to pass like minutes and almost every evening I find at least one or two things left on my undone on my to-do-list.
I have still barely read half of Clockwork Prince which I had expected to finish before Monday, and the Christmas concerts my choir is organising  take up more time than expected.

However, I did have time to sign up for a new reading event:
Fig and Thistle's Charles Dickens Month in January.
February 7 would be Dickens's twohundredth birthday and so all who have joined this fantastic event will focus on him a little in January.
Basically it is just about posting something concerning the great writer every Tuesday, there are no strict rules (one of the reasons I could not resist taking part).

The first month of 2012 is probably going to be a little bit busy now, considering that I have already signed up for A Literary Odyssey's Shakespeare Reading month, but I have 11 other months to recover from that afterwards.
By the way, be prepared for the Challenges's list to grow further, I still have several projects in mind!

1 Kommentar:

  1. I agree with you - Christmas and the time before Christmas are supposed to be peaceful, quiet... but are they ever?
    However, if you feel that the stress becomes too much for you, maybe you should slow down a bit. Actually, I admire you for having the energy to take on so many challenges and reading events. Be careful that you don't put yourself under too much pressure.