Thursday, December 12, 2013

Read Scotland 2014 Sign Up

 Read Scotland 2014 hosted by Peggy Ann.

Okay folks, I'm trying my hand at setting up a challenge! Has to be a first time for everything, right? I have found that I love reading Scottish literature and am looking forward to spending some time there in the future. 2014 will be a decisive year for the Scots, as they are voting on Independence from Britain next year. What better way to celebrate than a reading challenge!
Challenge levels:
Just A Keek (a little look): 1-4 books read
The Highlander: 5-8 books
The Hebridean: 9-12 books
Ben Nevis: 13+ books

Read and review Scottish books -any genre, any form- written by a Scottish author (by birth or immigration) or about or set in Scotland.

Challenge runs January 1 to December 31, 2014
Books you read may count for other challenges.
You don't have to have a blog to participate. If you have a blog, post a challenge sign-up and link that post (not your home page) to the links below. Grab a copy of the challenge badge if you want to post it too. If you don't have a blog let me know in a comment below that you are participating and what level you are aiming for.
Post your review on your blog and link the review to the Read Scotland 2014 Review Page I'll be putting up the first of the year. If you don't have a blog and still want to review you can:
1: post a review at any bookseller that allows reviews, and link to it
2: send me a review by email and I will post it here for you.
3: Join the group I started at Goodreads HERE
Or you can also just let us know how your coming along in the comments below the links on the review page.

Here are a few links to start you on your way finding Scottish writers or settings! Don't forget the new authors James Oswald and A.D. Scott, they didn't seem to make any of these list!
List of Scottish Writers
100 Best Scottish Books of all Time
Five New Scottish Writers
Just Scottish Women Writers
Fantastic Fiction - Scotland Authors
Books From Scotland - Author List
Find a book set in Scotland @ Book Set In...
and the ultimate search site...
Stop, You're Killing Me! 

I am Danish but I have lived in Scotland for several years in different parts of the country and I am pleased to take part in this challenge.

I am going to add books to the list, it doesn't mean I will read them but they fit.

My goal will start at The Highlander: 5-8 books as that is one of the places I have lived. Depending how it goes I might upgrade later in the year.
Update 4th of July: I have now finished 8 books and will upgrade to The Hebridean: 9-12 books
Update 10th of August: I will upgrade to the last level Ben Nevis: 13+ books and when I have added 15 books in total I will have completed this challenge

List of books:
  1. John Macnab by John Buchan 
  2. The Highlander's Hope by Cali MacKay
  3. Hell of a Journey: On Foot Through the Scottish Highlands in Winter by Mike Cawthorne
  4. One Sweet Moment by Maggie Craig
  5. A Highland Home by Cali MacKay 
  6. A Highland Heist by Cali MacKay
  7. It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet by James Herriot
  8. Drip Drop Teardrop by Samantha Young
  9. A Croft in the Hills by Katharine Stewart  
  10. Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter 
  11. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Kerry Barrett
  12. Winter's End by Clarissa Cartharn 
  13. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang 
  14. Blood Faerie by India Drummond  
  15. Christmas Romance in Scotland by De-ann Black

1 comment:

  1. AWESOME blog and GREAT post. I have visited Scotland a number of times. It is one of my favorite countries. Love Portree the best. :)

    I am not going to participate in the Scotland challenge because I don’t do well with challenges. I get too stressed about challenges.

    I do love books set in Scotland. I have read two books I really like. They were The Island House by Posie Graeme Evans and Angel Harp by Michael Phillips.

    I am stopping by from Peggy Ann’s list of people participating. You have a beautiful blog.

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