Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Four Month Challenge

Virginie Says… @ Virginie Says… has this new challenge going on ..It runs from June 1 to September 30.

The main link for the challenge is here ..

5 Point Challenges

Read a Chick Lit book
Read a historical fiction book
Read a book just because you like the cover Essential Seduction by Nikki Soarde
Read anything by Jean Plaidy
Read a book with a number in the title Rise Of The Bludgens The 4th Breed by Marcus Redgrave

10 Point Challenges

Read a book about Royalty (biography or fiction)
Read a classic
Read a book by an author you’ve never read before Vampire Nights by G.A. Hauser
Read a celebrity biography/autobiography
Read a hardcover book

15 Point Challenges

Read a book with a one word title Serial by Blake Crouch & JA Konrath
Read a book based on a Biblical character
Read a book that was made into a movie
Read a book by an author born in June, July, August or September
Read a book with a summer word in the title (summer, sun, sand, hot, etc.) Hot Blooded by Lisa Jackson

20 Point Challenges

Read a book in a series AND the one after it
Read a Danielle Steele AND a Maeve Binchy book
Read a book from the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die list (
Read a book considered Christian Fiction
Read a book of your choice BUT read it outside

250 Points total

Anyone who joins me and posts their progress to my blog (I’ll post how I’m doing and you can comment how you’re doing) will be entered to win a book by Jean Plaidy.

My Total: 50 Points

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Royal's ROMANCE Reading Challenge

I saw this challenge at Annie's blog and thought it was cute, so I'm joining in :)

The main link for this challenge is here .. At Royal Reviews :)

For this challenge you will need to read seven books in six months. To complete the challenge the title or author's name will need to begin with the letters R-O-M-A-N-C-E and must be classified as a romance novel (this includes as romance sub genre including contemporary, historical or paranormal).

To join us in the challenge, put a post on your blog saying you're participating in the challenge and the letters R-O-M-A-N-C-E down the post ready for you to put up your book list. Now you can post a suggested list or you can just put up the letters in preparation. You can change the your choice at any time, books can crossover with any other challenges but must be reviewed to be counted. Don't forget to put up the Button for this challenge in your side bar with a link to Royal Reviews. This challenge begins on June 1st and finishes on November 30,2009, although you can sign up anytime.
Please sign up with Mr Linky, including your name and the link to the POST, not your blog. Then come back each time you've reviewed a book and put it up on Mr Linky's book reviews link. When you finish the challenge there will also be a Mr Linky for that.For this challenge we are going to give out a cheerleaders prize. This prize will go to a challenge participant who cheers on the other participants and comments on reviews ( person will be decided by the Royal Reviewers).

Done !!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Summer 09 Reading Challenge!!!

Summer 09 Challenge FAQ’s June 1 - August 30

A big Thanks to Beth (Carpoolqueen) and Randi for making this awesome list!!!

1. Select ANY number of books to read that fit the category. (I changed this rule from 5, 10, or 15 books!)

2. Post your list on the discussion board and blog (Name’s Summer Challenge List)

3. If you need title suggestions please use the Discussion titled SUMMER TITLE SUGGESTIONS if you don't see it please search (to try and minimize number of discussions)

4. Once you have read a book please find the corresponding discussion by searching you can search by 09 Summer # and use the number that corresponds with the list. (one will be created for each number on June 1, again, to try and minimize number of discussions) and post the book and title you read and rating, and review.

5. It is not required, but if you could post your review on the blog that would be great.

6. Reviews on the blog please include labels list the rating, author, and # of challenge only.

7. Audio books are okay

8. Rereads are okay

9. You can change your list at anytime

The List:

1. Read a Title with a Sports Theme

2. Re-read a favorite

3. Read a Title by Linda Howard

4. Read a Title published before 2000

5. Hot word for summer (heat, sun, fire, fever, hot, blaze....)

6. Read a book that takes place in a warm location (Florida, Caribbean, Hawaii, etc...)

7. Unlikely here/heroine (whatever that means to you. overweight heroine, nerdy hero...)

8. Author with last name that starts with same letter as your last name.

9. Schoolmarms/Teachers/Governess...(it's summer no more classroom, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks!!)(AAR is a good tool for this one!)

10. Title with a person of royalty (Duke/Princess/Marquis/Queen...)

11. Title with an "S" for Summer
Serial by Blake Crouch & JA Konrath

12. Food type word (Sweet, Tasty, Cake, Lick, Bite...)

13. A Title Read/Reviewed in the Spring Challenge...

14. Reader's Choice...
Vampire Nights by G.A. Hauser

15. Double Trouble, ( a story with a twin or twins )...

Check out AAR!

Visit our challenge group at shelfari!