BAsPC: Holiday Reading

BA's Posting Challenge 2013-14Welcome to BA’s Posting Challenge for book bloggers! In an effort to consistently create content on BA I thought I would take part in a 30 day blogging challenge (I have to mix it up or else I get bored), but realised I don’t want to, nor do I have the time, to create a post every single day. Instead I decided to attempt to create a post once a week with content other than a review.

This is how BA’s Posting Challenge began.

Now BA’s Posting Challenge has become an annual event spanning the year’s busiest time. November for Wrimos everywhere, December for the holiday season, January for New Year’s and recovery, February for the lovers, and March to finally wind down after all the craziness.

BA’s Posting Challenge is for those book bloggers who want content and can’t think of anything to post, want a break without their blog dying, and just want to join in somewhere with the blogosphere community. This  challenge has a focus on books, book blogs, and personal topics scattered throughout. Find all the topics here.


Holiday Reading: Not everyone celebrates the holidays, but what do you read when you are on holidays and what do you do about your blog?


Up until the beginning of this year I’ve never been a conventional holiday goer. This includes that time when you and your friends are all beginning to work and so, naturally, spend your money on ‘adult’ enjoyment. A few of my friends would frequently go away on trips interstate, there’d be the ones who would go on trips to Bali, and as I got older friends who were saving to go on trips to Europe.

I wasn’t conventional enough to even think about saving my pennies for holidays and trips. I’d spend my time at home reading and catching up on whatever had fallen behind during my time off of work. Jeez, talk about boring. In the last eight years I’ve gotten into the habit of reading over Christmas. It helps reading challenges begin anew each new year, so I tend to go crazy with reading.

I don’t have any particular genre for holiday reading except whatever the hell I feel like reading. Late last year I was sent the two Wolf Creek prequels and was so excited about reading them (horror set in the Outback, what can I say?) I took them on my trip to Melbourne. I ended up finishing one and beginning the next in the four, jam-packed, days I spent there.

So I guess it depends on perception of holidays and whatever books excite me at the time. I’m thinking they usually involve some sort of madness and mayhem in the story. Shorter is better too. I don’t want to be reading a tome over the holidays. Pfft, as if I have time to think.

As for my blog, well, I try to schedule posts when I can. Usually I end up getting much more distracted by the pending holidays and end up being in full swing by holiday time, that my posts can be few and far between. Oh well. At least my guilt drives me to produce several posts after the New Year is done.


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