Artful Readers Club

I'm taking part in Darcy's Artful Readers Club. the idea of which is to pick 12 books you haven't read but plan to read throughout the year. Then at the end of each month you link up over at Darcy's with a short (I'll try and keep it short!) review and a piece of art or craft inspired by the book. Read more over here. It's taken me ages to choose my 12 books, hence my posting so late in the day. I've been right up till tonight swapping titles in and out. But these are the final 12 that made the cut...



My bookshelf will remain on my sidebar all year and that one is clickable if you want to investigate the titles further :)

I'll obviously be reading other books throughout the year but these are my definite ones for the challenge and the reviews will be accompanied with 'inspired by' art/craft. They're in no particular order and I have no clue at the moment in which month I'll read each one... apart from the two Scrooge ones. I'll be saving those till the end of the year. The Christmas Carol is because I love all the Scrooge adaptations but have never yet read the original. 

My books come from charity shops, borrows, presents, kindle downloads... I save up Amazon vouchers from online surveys to buy myself new ones... wherever I can lay my hands on them basically ;) Like every one else in the challenge who have probably got piles of books collected and hoarded - now's the time to make inroads into getting them read whilst providing a bit of artistic inspiration at the same time.

My book for January is going to be (would you believe I am actually sat here still trying to decide which one...) The End Specialist by Drew Magary which I believe I bought in the Kindle sales last January!

I'll post my first book club review and art piece on the 25th of January - thanks for stopping by.

Oh... and Happy New Year :)

23 comments:

  1. yay glad to have you on board honey, interesting list you have there. Looking forward to your review of the brave painting one.

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  2. This is such an interesting challenge and I'll be interested to read your reviews and see your artwork.

    xx

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  3. Great list Carmen! And WTG on getting the bookshelf thingy......I'm failing miserably!!
    Hugs xx

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  4. Looks like a great list. Looking forward to seeing your reviews. A xx

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  5. Can't wait to read what you think of Brave Intuitive Painting, it's on my wish-list for a while now! :)

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  6. Oh craft books and zombie books this should make an interesting review - loving most of your choice - still not got a hard copy of A Christmas Carol!

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  7. The End Specialist sounds really good - let's hope they do a better job with the subject matter than they did on Torchwood.
    Great list all round - bring it on!

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  8. A great list. I hope you review tht Brave painting one first. And the one called Burrufu ( I think) ,
    Looks interesting. Hope it's in English!

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  9. Looking forward to reading your reviews and seeing your artwork.

    Janet xx

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  10. Looking good Carmen...I could read all of these also :)

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  11. Haha..I am Scrooge/Zombie sounds awesome....and we all know you is a readaholic! :D XXX

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  12. Your bookshelf looks wonderful! It's tough choosing just 12 books. :) I'm excited for this month's link party to see what everyone has done. :)

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  13. I love the sound of this - ooh, I'm so tempted to give it a go myself! Christmas Carol would probably make it onto the list here too. TSO asked me to get her a copy and I boobed and ordered the one from the newest film version instead. She wants the real thing, she says, so that will be on our Amazon list this year.

    I'm delighted to hear you had a great Christmas with more books and other lovelies. Happy New Year to you and yours Carmen!

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  14. Quite a list, though I'll be honest I haven't heard of many. That's the beauty I am seeing in this challenge. So many different titles and genres!

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  15. need a good weep?

    I recommend you buy The Book Thief and keep it in reserve,

    really,


    looking forward to what i knwo will be amazing reviews that will have me buying more books, really really looking forward to your art work,

    dxxxxxx

    and Hippo Nude Yeer

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  16. Seeing 'Brave Intuitive Painting' on your list has made me think I should add some of the art books that are sitting on my shelves to my list. I have only dipped into these books and maybe this would be a great opportunity to actually read them!

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  17. Really looking forward to reading your reviews, I have only read a Christmas Carol so all the other books are new to me.
    Producing a piece of artwork for each of them will be great,.

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  18. Great list - I loved the Night Circus.

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  19. Look forward to your reviews & art

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  20. i get my books from a variety of sources also. it looks like some wonderful selections - happy reading!

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  21. Just wanted you to know I can't see your blog bookshelf unless I use my translator. And I can only leave a comment in translator, too.

    I dropped by because I can't see Darcy's links, and since you stopped to see me, I can at least return the favor. I can't wait to see your review of "The End Specialist." It looks fascinating.

    I also saw your year in review above and enjoyed every photo and word you wrote. Such a fun wrap-up and a very positive one, too. Glad your son has made his way into the world. Last time I was here, you had just announced your pregnancy. Yep, it's been that long!

    So, happy belated New Year and hope to see you on the 25th.

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  22. Oh my goodness you are going to read Flora Bowley's book!!! What a treat! I went to a retreat with her last November and attended her class (as well as Teesha Moore's and Maddie Mulvaney's too)it was A-MAZING. We danced and we painted and we ventured out into nature - it was fabulous. I hope you enjoy her book and get to take one of her classes one day (I'd recommend it to anyone). I have a write up on the retreat on my blog if you're interested. Have fun reading your books and I'm obviously really looking forward to your review and art coming from this book.

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  23. This is such a good idea.

    I have Flora's book and did her online art class last year.

    I love the variety of books you chose. A stunning idea!!

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