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For those who are new to this perpetual challenge, we're thrilled to have you along! Please tell us a little about how you got buried so deeply beneath your own library of unread books. Let us know which level of the challenge you're signing on for, and which book you're requiring yourself to finish before December gives way to 2012. Henceforward, you can link up a new post at the beginning of each month, reporting how you did, and what you'll read next. Returning readers, welcome back! How did November go, and what are you planning on reading in December?
As for me, I squeaked my way through my assigned book for November--a non-fiction work on Egyptology called Red Land, Black Land--with only hours to spare before I ran out of November in which to read it. I DID conquer it, however, and it now lies in my Victory Garden. I must confess, I feel pretty pleased with myself. You can read my full review of the book here, but the short version is that I really enjoyed it, and recommed it to anyone who is interested in ancient Egypt. If that very specific subfield of non-fiction isn't a major fascination for you, then you might want to skip this one.
Regarding my required reading for December: I don't know about you, but there's quite a lot going on in my non-internet life as well as in my corner of the blogosphere this month! I think a little good old-fashioned double-dipping is the order of the day. I'm going to rely on my book from The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge--The Chimes, by Charles Dickens--which also meets the requirements of "Read Your OWN Library," so isn't that helpful? Can't wait to hear from you all!