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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Challenges: Morbid Romantica and Retold Fairytales!

I generally try not to join many challenges, as I like to be able to just pick something up for the pure fun of reading it, and not because it fills a quota.  However, if the challenge falls in line with what I'm likely going to read anyway, then why the hell not?  Here are 2 such challenges, and I accept!

Steampunkery & Book Reviews

Lost Romantica - Read 1 Book from 12 themes.
Crushing Romantica - Read 3 Books from 12 themes.
Falling for Romantica - Read 5 Books from 12 themes.
Cannot Pull Away Romantica - Read 6 Books from 12 themes.
Morbid Romantica - Read 9 Books from 12 themes. 

The themes are things like zombies, shifters, steampunk, etc, but you can read outside of the themes too.  I'm going to give a hesitant Cannot Pull Away (6 books), though in all likelihood, I'll end up at the Morbid level. ;p

 Potential books:
  1. The Dead Tossed Waves (since I never got to read it for September Zombies)
  2. River Marked, Patricia Briggs
  3. Heartless, Gail Carriger
  4. You Suck, Christopher Moore
  5. Unearthly, Cynthia Hand
  6. Fallen, Lauren Kate (will be reading this for book club)
  7. Beautiful Creatures, Gracia & Stohl (will go hand-in-hand w/ Southern Lit Challenge)
  8. Firelight, Sophie Jordan
  9. Demon Princess, Michelle Rowen

The second challenge is:


Challenge Objective:
To read stories that have taken classic fairy tales that we all know and love, and have woven them into a new alternative tale that mirrors the original.

 Challenge Levels:
  • Dreamer: 1 -3 retold fairy tale reads
  • Magical: 4 -6 retold fairy tale reads
  • Enchanted: 6 -9 retold fairy tale reads
  • HEA: 9 -12 retold fairy tale reads 

I'll go for the Magical level for now, but who knows where I'll end up.
Potential Books:
  1. The Princess and the Hound, Mette Ivie Harrison
  2. Princess of the Mignight Ball, Jessica Day George
  3. Princess of Glass, JDG
  4. Cloaked, Alex Flinn
  5. I, Coriander,Sally Gardner
  6. Once Upon a Marigold, Jean Ferris

I'm mostly going to try to read down my tbr pile with these challenges.  Nearly everything listed I own, so I need to work my way through them, and this gives me an excuse.  That being said, I am always open to suggestions...



  1. Thanks for posting :)

    I'll have to look and see if I can find enough books for the second challenge.

    Mad Scientist

  2. Good luck. I like the second challenge a lot, going to check it out. ;)


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