Tuesday, 1 January 2013

The Artful Readers Club 2013


I would like to wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year.
What plans have you made already ??
Well, my first plan is to join Darcy's new 2013 challenge.
This year it is called The Artful Readers Club 

I have made a commitment to read 12 books this year
 and post a review and an art related project on the last Friday of the month.

On the right hand column of my blog you will find a list of the books I have chosen to read over the year. I have to admit that I am so excited about my choices and want to read them all now !!

Go to Darcy's blog if you would like to join up.

I am happily reading my first book and will be back with my Stampin' Up! projects from next Monday.


Je tiens à vous souhaiter une excellente année bonne et heureuse.

Quels sont les plans que vous avez fait déjà?

Eh bien, mon premier projet est de rejoindre Darcy pour son nouveau défi 2013.

Cette année, il est appelé The Artful Readers Club.

J'ai pris un engagement de lire 12 livres cette année
et puis de vous donner mon avis et un projet artistique lié, le dernier vendredi du mois.

Dans la colonne de droite de mon blog, vous trouverez une liste des livres que j'ai choisi de lire pendant l'année. Je dois admettre que je suis très excitée par mes choix et 
je voudrais les lire tous maintenant !!

Rendez-vous sur le blog de Darcy, si vous souhaitez rejoindre.

Je suis heureuse de lire mon premier livre et serai de retour avec mes projets de Stampin 'Up! dès lundi prochain.

Alison xx


  1. An interesting mix of books Alison, will be interesting to see if Life of Py the movie is close to the book :D XXX

  2. I can't see the list of books for some reason..... but have fun reading them!

  3. (oh and I have read Life of Pi, wonderful book, and it is pretty gruesome in parts, so I am sure they must have toned it down a lot for the movie as I think the film is a PG)

  4. I refreshed the screen and there was your bookshelf in all its glory - nice list!

  5. Yay, there are a couple books there I might want to read. Can't wait for your reviews! ♥

  6. Haven't read any of those but interested to see what you think of Life of Pi as I have it on my shelf to read (but not part of the challenge!).

  7. nice list, I started Life of Pi but it was an ebook and I got sick of reading it on my ipod, I must get a paper copy.

  8. Great choice of books Alison. Looking forward to your artwork and reviews. Happy 2013.

    Janet xx

  9. Read Life of Pi from your list and To Kill a Mocking Bird years ago, so looking forward to what you think of the ones new to me.
    Jen x

  10. Loving your selection of books, particularly the two classics - fabulous stuff!

  11. I've got The Redemption of Alexander Seaton on my list, so it will be interesting to compare reviews. The Life of Pi is on my Kindle, but didn't make it to my booklist, so I'll be looking forward to that review too. Looks an interesting selection.

  12. Wow, I'm seeing so many titles/genres I'm not used to looking at! I look forward to your reviews and art!

  13. I was so tempted by The Life of Pi, especially as the film looks so good and the book is so cheap in the kindle sale. I'll be interested in that review :-) Not read any on your list - am loving the diversity of this challenge already :-)

  14. It will be exciting to read all of the reviews. :) Will you start with Life of Pi? I've seen this book promoted but haven't read it.

  15. Quite a mix of books in your list! I look forward to seeing your reviews!

  16. Hi Alison. You have two of my all time favourites on your list 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'The Life of Pi'. I look forward to your reviews. One of the great things about this challenge will be seeing what others say about such a broad range of books.

  17. Wonderful and exciting book list Alison... can't wait to hear what you think of them...

    Jenny ♥

  18. ook forward to your reviews & art, I've just downloaded The Life of Pi

  19. to kill a mockingbird is such a fabulous read! the other books you've chosen look fascinating, as well. i can't wait to hear what you think about each one.