Saturday, June 30, 2012

High Summer Read-a-Thon July 16 - July 22



July 16, 2012 – July 22, 2012
The True Book Addict is hosting a July read-a-thon! Here is more about the read-a-thon:
Books read must be novels or novellas, adult or young adult are fine, but no children's books. Of course, non-fiction is fine too.

You DO NOT have to participate the entire week. Join in when you can, start in the middle, end early...whatever works best for your schedule.

True Book Addict will not be hosting any mini-challenges during the read-a-thon. Trying to keep it more about the reading here by eliminating time spent completing mini-challenges.

There will be a participant giveaway at the end of the read-a-thon for those who sign in at the starting line and complete a wrap-up post. Number of winners will be determined by the number of prize donations I receive.

Other participants may host their own mini-challenges/giveaways, but participation in these is entirely optional.

You do not have to have a blog to participate. You can sign-up, sign-in, and wrap-up...all from Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads. You can also do updates from those locations, if you do not have a blog.

We will be on Twitter during the read-a-thon, tweeting under#HSreadathon. We had some nice little reading sprints last time on Twitter. No prizes, just bragging rights. Fun!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Follow Me Friday #1

 

RULES

To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
    • (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
    • (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
    • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
    • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
    • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
    • Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
    • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
    • If you’re new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Our Feature – Cayce @ Fighting Dreamer

1. I started my blog almost exactly 6 months ago, simply because I wanted a place to talk about the books I’ve read. I’d been reading a couple of book blogs for months and thought “Why not start my own?” So I did. Fighting Dreamer is my first blog ever, and I hope to keep blogging for a long time.
2. My favorite part of book blogging is the community, the interaction I have with the other readers and bloggers. I love getting comments and hearing back from my readers. Through blogging, I have “met” many wonderful people from around the world, and discovered books I would never have known about otherwise.
3. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. I also love Pride & Prejudice, Twilight and books by Stephen King, Agatha Christie. And my newest favorite is Slammed by Colleen Hoover.
4. One of the highlights of blogging is getting to know so many people who share my obsession love of books. And the chance to interact with authors I admire.

Q: Q: Birthday Wishes — Blow out the candles and imagine what character could pop out of your cake…who is it and what book are they from??

It's been awhile since I've read anything with a character I wanted so I'm going to have to say a character from one of my Urban Lit novels.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Reading Road Trip - Play Book Tag

Play Book Tag (a group located on Shelfari) often have games. I have late to the game on this one but I going to play anyway. So here are the deets! It sounds complicated and there's alot of info.

READING ROAD TRIP June 1st 12:00 AM EST to August 31st 11:59 PM EST

Summertime is finally here! And what better way to celebrate than to go on a road trip....a Reading Road Trip! Below you will find the rules and guidelines.

Goal: To read books that take place in all 50 states plus Washington DC.
Rules:
1. The characters must actually go to the state and mention it or a city in the state by name. If the location is visited in a flashback in which the story switches to the time period when the characters were actually there then that counts. Simply telling a story about when a character was there without the story switching to that time does not.
2. When you post your review, you must include the name of the state you are claiming points for and a short sentence about what the characters did there.
3. You receive one point per state. (51 points total with DC)
4. A maximum of five states can be claimed with one book.
5. You cannot claim the states until you finish the entire book.
6. Children's books will not count for this challenge.
7. The game will begin June 1st at 12:00 AM EST and will end August 31st at 11:59 PM EST.
Bonuses:
1. If you read one book that visits more than five states, you get a bonus point.
2. You can visit up to ten states twice for an extra point each. You still just get ONE POINT for each of these states. You do not get one point for reading it and a second point for going there twice.
3. If your book also fits the monthly tag, you get two bonus points. The book must be tagged the exact monthly tag on Shelfari to receive the point.
4. If your book mentions a place that is actually a tourist place that is open to the public, you can earn 3 points by telling us basic tourist info about the place: what are their hours? What is the entrance fee? What age group is it targeted to? Four sentences about one of aspect you would be sure to see and why. You can do this a maximum of 5 times but only once per book!
5. When you read a book that takes place in the state you currently live, you can earn 3 points by telling us why YOUR state is the best place to visit on a summer road trip! Include at least three things we could do (i.e. good restaurants, outdoor activities, festivals, plays that are coming to town, the possibilities are endless!) with a couple of sentences description each. You can only do this once. These attractions do NOT have to be mentioned in your book. You are the state expert - show off your home! :)
Note: If you are an international member, please send me a PM and I will randomly select a state for you. If you would like to suggest a state because you have family there, used to live there, have visited and want to brag about the cool stuff you did, you can mention that in the PM and that will most likely work as well.
6. The admins have a summer full of travel planned! We will be announcing one week before our departure the state we are traveling too. If you read a book that takes place in that state by the time we return from our trip, then you will earn a bonus point.
Note: if you have already read for that state and are maxed out on the your extra points for visiting a state twice, you can still earn these points.
Prizes:
1. Completed all 50 states + DC first - $15 Amazon GC.
2. Most points at the end of the competition - $10 Amazon GC.
3. Completed all 50 states + DC with fewest number of books - choice of books from Linda + 5 participation points.
4. Completed all 50 states +DC with most number of books - choice of books from Linda + 5 participation points.
5. Everyone who finishes in the time frame gets 5 participation points.
Score Reporting:
There will be one thread for score reporting and I will start the thread on June 1st. Please DO NOT make a post for yourself and then post your scores as replies. This makes it very hard to keep track of scoring and shelving.
You are welcome to have your own thread to keep track of what you plan to read and your progress as you go along, but will need to copy your reviews to the main thread to get the points.
If you are claiming points please follow the example format. You will also need to include your review in your post and may include a running total and state count if you like.
State: South Dakota: The main characters visit South Dakota to investigate a mine.
State: Washington D.C.: The main character is a Hill staffer in the Capitol.
Bonus: tagged Suspense
Bonus: The US Capitol is a tourist destination that I would visit. It is free to the public....
Total: 7 points


Bunnita's Reading Travel Buggie

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

This is a story about teenage love and angel. It’s suspenseful and a little dangerous. It is a character driven and quite interesting. I wish they would’ve gotten more into the story of Patch as the book focused on the events that the two were going through with only little flashbacks or hints into Patch’s past.
State: Maine: 1pt
Bonus: tagged  Suspense 2pts
Total: 3pts

He Was My Man First by Nancey Flowers and Courtney Parker

This is a story about infidelty, love, trust, and a little obsession. It is fast paced and drama filled. The characters are not likable but real enough. Unfortunately the attitudes of the characters are the attitudes of many people. Women who actively try to take another man woman. Women who blame the woman more than she blame her man for cheating. And men who cheat because there women available to cheat with and woman who will tolerate being cheated on.

State: New York: 1pt
Total: 1pt
Cumulative Total: 4pts


Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine - Hush, Hush
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York - He Was My Man First
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina - Virals
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia - The Rocky Road to Romance
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

2012 Harry Potter Reading Challenge

2012 Harry Potter Reading Challenge

Whether you have read the series 30 times, just once, or are--like me--hiding your ignorance in the closet, this challenge is for you. Don't let the spirit of Potter die with the last movie. Bring it back by reading the books!

The challenge:

Read all seven books in the Harry Potter series during 2012.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • The challenge will run from January 1st, 2012, to December 31st, 2012. Books read before or after this time frame do not count. You can join anytime until the challenge ends.
  • Books can be in any format: Print, ebook, audiobook, etc..
  • You do not have to review the books to participate, although you are more than welcome to. If you choose not to review, you can also do the following and still be eligible for prizes:
    • Answer the discussion questions each month
    • Create a post talking about each book after you finish (any topic)
    • Just update your kickoff post after each book
    • Those without blogs can leave a comment with their thoughts/review/review link.
    • Because this is open to those who have already read HP, old reviews will be accepted. Whether you have read the books within the challenge time frame is on the honor system, so please be honest!
  • Be sure to leave the relevant links in each linky to be entered into the drawings for prizes (more on that below).

Once the challenge begins, there will be a new item in the menu bar titled: 2012 HPRC. This will take you to a page that will list all the related posts and linkys where you can post your reviews or discussions.

All About You Reading Challenge

  from Goodreads
Because this is challenge is all about you, you can choose the order, you can trade out one monthly challenge for one you create, or you can substitute the sign or gem you wish you had for the one that is yours. Just let this challenge reflect the uniqueness of you, because this challenge is, after all, All About You.

Month 1: Read your Birthday Month (Spell it out challenge)
M
A
Y
Month 2: Read your Birthstone (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with covers that match the color of your birthstone or 3 or 4 books with the name of your Birthstone in the title

Month 3: Read your sign (Spell it out challenge)
G
E
M
I
N
I
Month 4: Read your Chinese zodiac sign (Spell it out challenge)
H
O
R
S
E
Read your favorite flower (Spell it out challenge) or read 3 or 4 books with your favorite flower on the cover
Month 5: Read 3 or 4 books set in a country you'd like to visit
Month 6: Read 3 or 4 books from your favorite genre
Month 7: Read 3 or 4 books with your child or a friend
Month 8: Read 3 or 4 books written by some of your favorite authors
Month 9: Set yourself a personal goal to exceed the amount of books you normally read in a month
Month 10: Read one of your favorite foods (Spell it out challenge)
Month 11: Read 3 or 4 books by authors you've never read before, but have been meaning to
Octavia E. Butler - Wild Seed (actually wanted to read Kindred)
Month 12: Read your favorite Book Crush's name

P.S. If you want a specific part of the challenge to last longer than a month or shorter it's up to you. You decide. No pressure. It's just for fun. :)

I Love Reading Challenges Facebook

My Group

I Love Reading Challenges is a group at the website Shelfari. We also have a fan page on Facebook. If you have a book blog you may want to consider like our page. We posts reading challenges since this is the primary focus of our group but we also post other things. Chances are that things from your blog are posted there or soon will be. We are all about the book blogging community and share book blogs with each other. Author news, give-a-ways, read-a-thons anything book related can be posted there. Also we would like people to just chat. Chat about books you like, blogs you like or visited, give tips book/blog related subjects. If you like this group you will see something posted at least twice a week.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The 50 States Reading Challenge 2012

The 50 States Reading Challenge 2012




January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

Are you ready to take the challenge!?!

The goal of this challenge is to read books that are set in each of the fifty states. Your books can be of any genre and any format (ie. paperback, ebook, audiobook, etc.). No short stories. Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine. (Re-read reviews must be written within the year 2012; you can not use old reviews.)

You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them. The idea of this challenge came from a Goodreads group.


**Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.
**Non-Bloggers: Sign up in the comments section. Post your reviews with other book sites (ie. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, Shelfari, etc.) and post the link in the comments section of the 50 States Reading Challenge. (will post January 1).

When you sign up on Mr. Linky, put the direct link to your blog post about this challenge. Include a link to this post, so that your followers can sign up too! You can either list your books on your challenge post, sidebar, or a page dedicated to your challenges.

Feel free to sign the Mister Linky with your name and blog name. (ie. Tasha (Book Obsessed)) or just your blog name (ie. Book Obsessed) You are welcome to sign up now, but please check back on January 1, 2012 for the 50 States Reading Challenge Review Link! (You will be able to link your review of the book for others to read and drive traffic to your blog.)
My books:
Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich (New Jersey)
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Minnesota)
He Was My Man First (New York)
Virals (South Carolina)
The Rocky Road to Romance (Virgina)

Once Upon a Read-a-thon

Once Upon a Read-a-thon

It's time for sign ups for the third annual Once Upon a Readathon! This Readathon is hosted by Lori at Pure Imagination, Angela at Reading Angel and Candace's Book Blog. It runs from 12:01 am on July 9th to 11:59 on July 11th.

What is a Readathon?
A Readathon is where you set a goal for yourself to read more books that is beyond your average number of books you read. There is no minimum, it's all up to you! Push yourself to get some of those books read that have been sitting on your shelves for awhile! You can read anything you like. Any genre, any subject.

What you do:
To participate in the Once Upon a Readathon you enter into the linky. It's the same linky on all their blogs, so only enter into it ONCE! Then grab the button and post it on your sidebar to spread the word and so you don't forget. Then, from 12:01 am on July 9th to 11:59 pm on July 11th you read, read, and read some more! Make sure you do at least one update post (if you don't have a blog you may do this on facebook and/or twitter) and participate in at least one challenge.

What you get:
They have one giant giveaway planned that you won't want to miss out on! Lori, Angela and Candace will be giving away a $60 gift card to amazon or Barnes & Noble (or The Book Depository if you're international). There may be some other giveaways as well with the challenges. You are only eligible if you do at least one update post and participate in at least one challenge. They will check!

My List:
Today July 9th
physical book: The Rocky Road to Romance
audio book: Kill Switch, The First Part Last
ebook: Virals

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater



Shiver The Wolves of Mercy Falls
by Maggie Stiefvater
9 CDs, Unabridged
Narrators: Jenna Lamia & David Ledoux
Scholastic Paperbacks

Rating 2.5 stars
book 2: Linger   book3: Forever


From cover:

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.



My review:

Poetic and lyrical this book left me feeling that the author tried too hard. As an adult I am starting to forget some of what it was like back when I was a teenager. The one thing I do remember is that none of us spoke like the teens in this book. We, of course, thought we knew everything. I can’t speak for others. But my life has not been easy. I have been through things as a child and teenager that most adults are lucky to read about or watch on the news so Grace isn’t that foreign to me though my mom was nothing like Grace’s. I just know what it’s like to have to take care of yourself at an early age.

I can not tell you why I didn’t too much care for this book. It just did not pull me in. I didn’t get lost in the story. Getting lost in a story is how I know that it is good. The dialoug could be horrid. The plot could be thin. The character could be unlikable. But if it can pull me in to the point where I feel like I’m watching a movie not reading the book then more often than not I’m going to like the point. Shiver did not have that effect on me. On to the story…

Grace was bitten by wolves as a child and ever since has been fascinated with them. The golden eyed wolf holds a special place for her. Her wolf. What she doesn’t know is that the wolves that bite her and the golden eyed wolf are werewolves. Sam is the golden eyed wolf. He works in a book some during the summer months when he can remain human. In Shiver, the relationship between Grace and Sam is formed. She learns about what the wolves really are. In the end the impending cold threatens to take Sam away until next summer…unless they can think of a cure.

I thought the cure in the book was clever. I also like this take on werewolves. They are not the horror movie werewolves. Instead they are humans who become wolves. Losing their human thought capabilities and becoming mostly wolf for the exception of their human eyes. The end of the book couple when the fact that I generally like to finish a series I’ve started convinced me to move on to Linger the second book. If you like YA books, werewolves, and a teenage love story than you will probably enjoy this book. TBR list 4
#Series Sunday
Challenges:
2012 Paranormal Romance Reading Challenge
2012 50 State Reading Challenge
2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich

hardcover pgs.166
rating 4stars

Plum Lucky is a between-the-numbers book.  These books could be considered part of the Plum series or a series on their own. It would be book 14 in the Plum series (if listed in order) and book 3 in the between-the-number series.

Stephanie is driving with Lula when they spot Grandma Mazur with a duffel bag fighting a little person who resembles a leprechaun. In the morning, hottie Diesel shows up at Stephanie’s looking for a place to crash while he looking for a skip. While Stephanie is contemplate what she is going to do with Diesel her mother calls to enlist her to find Grandma Mazur.

On a hunch, Stephanie figures grandma went to Atlantic City to spend a little of her Social Security check. She stops at the bonds office to inform them of where she is about to go so of course Lula and Connie come along.

Sure enough, Grandma Mazur is at Daffy Casino in Atlantic City. Only she is not spending money for her Social Security check but money from the duffel bag. That’s right. The duffel bag was filled with money and, since this is a Stephanie Plum book, trouble.’

With a cast of characters that include Stephanie, Lula, Connie, Grandma Mazur, Diesel, mobster Lou Delvina, Snuggy (the lucky unlucky leprechaun), and Doug the horse Plum Lucky doesn’t crap out.


*rating factors - fun, fast paced, and short pages. One to two day read

Challenges:
2012 50 State Reading Challenge (New Jersey)
Soundtrack Challenge: Dirty Dancing
2012 TBR Challenge
Stephanie Plum Series

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth


Insurgent (noun) – a person who acts in opposition to the established authority, who is not necessarily regarded as a belligerent pg.458



Oops she did it again? Insurgent by Veronica Roth is the second book in the Divergent trilogy.  The series takes place in dystopian Chicago. The city is divided into five factions called Amity, Dauntless, Erudite, Abnegation, and Candor. During the choosing ceremony, 16 years must choose which faction they will become apart of. Then there are the factionless. To become factionless is a fate worse than death the society is told. They are not mention much in the first book but is the main presence in the second.

Insurgent picks up where the first book left off, literally. At first I thought that maybe this book would be just a filler novel. Just when you have that thought, she hits you with a mystery. Marcus (Tobias father and a leader of Abnegation) and Johanna (spokesperson for Amity as that faction has not set leader) are walking in the orchid with Tris overhears a conversation about important information which is the reason why the Abnegation were killed during the stimulation attack. This is the basis for this book. What information is so important it was worth killing and dying for? Of course there are side stories and twist and turns along the way. The love story between Tobias and Tris is in the open. Tobais family story is told. Tris learns more about her family including brother, Caleb which I must say I did not see coming.

The true shocker is the ending cliffhanger. The important information you are teased with throughout the book. I can’t tell you obviously it would ruined to book for some of you. So I will say this. If you like the first book then this is a must read. However, don’t think you will be satisfied with the ending because you won’t. It is a cliffhanger. It set you up for the next book. Those you have not read the first one can read this one and enjoy it but it is really not a stand alone book. There are references to previous events that you would most likely want to know about. All in all it is a good book. So did she do it again? Yeah, she did.
TBR list 3
Rating 4stars
Hardcover 525pgs
Challenges:


Quotes

“It smells green, the way a leaf smell when you tear it in half.” pg 17

‘ “Sleep” he says. “I’ll fight the bad dreams off if they come to get you.” ’ pg 50


Things to think about:

The way Amity keeps peace. Is that really peace? Or is that in itself a betrayl of what Amity is suppose to be about?

Is what Amity does to keep the peace in their society that much different than what Jeannie was doing to keep the truth from the whole society (meaning the mind control)?

So people said they could not get into the story because they could picture a world where those factions exist. Why not? I see it. Though not so clearly defined but we do have people and professions that fit into each faction including the obvious factionless.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Who Is My Favorite Author?

Who is my favorite author?
Whoa. This is a hard question. My favorite author has changed. I'm not going to say who it used to be but I will say that this author made a comment that I felt was disrespectful, ungrateful, and arrogant. It insulted fellow authors and readers of this particular genre. With that said, I would be hard pressed to pick an author. If I had to choose though it would have to be J.K. Rowling. Yes, the Harry Potter lady.

Rowling was able to do several things well. She create a world that was believable and complex. She create characters who had depth. She told story wrapped in a story wrapped in a story. Also what was great about the series is that details that you may have dismiss as either being insignificant or only important for the one book turned out to be a big deal to the series as a whole.

Rowling has a new novel, to be released September 27, 2012, is called The Casual Vacancy. Here is a synopsis.

When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
Seemingly an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, what lies behind the pretty fa├žade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.
And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

Seems interesting right. It is definitely a buy for me as I am wondering if the storytelling will be just as good as it was with Harry Potter. I do not think that she will ever get the same type of response from any other book as she did with Harry Potter. But hey, who could repeat what you couldn't have predicted in the first place. At any rate, J.K. Rowling is my favorite author until further notice. So which author is your favorite? Leave a comment below. If you have a post answering this question please leave the link below I would love to read it.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

2012 Fairy Tale Challenge

2012 Fairy Tale Challenge!

Special Thanks  Ye Olde Faery Shoppe

I am so excited to announce that the Fairy Tale Challenge is returning for 2012! For all those who love fairy tales, both in writing and on the screen, this is your opportunity to share your love with other fans. Just as last year, we will have four different levels:
  • Fairy (Level 1): Read 1 original tale. Read 1 modern tale. Watch 1 film. (Total of 3 selections.)
  • Dwarf (Level 2): Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in a total of 6 selections.
  • Royal Prince or Princess (Level 3): Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in 9 total selections.
  • Happily Ever After (Level 4): Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in 12 total selections.

Here are a few other notes of importance:
  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.
  • Selections can include any age level or genre, from picture books and classics to young adult and even graphic novels. Creativity is completely acceptable here!
  • You do not need to determine your list of fairy tales. Go with what moves you at the time!
  • A blog is not required, but it is encouraged. You are also welcome to keep track of your selections via GoodReads, LibraryThing, Shelfari, or simply the comment section.
  • Reviews are not required, but are encouraged. Other participants enjoy receiving recommendations!
  • A Mr. Linky is below for sign-ups. Another post will be made for adding your reviews. Both direct links can be found on the left sidebar.
  • You can overlap your choices with other challenges.

Where to go from here?
  • Post about it on your blog, announcing which level you hope to achieve and linking back to this post. Feel free to grab the beautiful button art (courtesy of my own special fairy friend)!
  • Post your direct link to your announcement post in the Mr. Linky below. If you have no blog, then post your profile to your social book network or announce in the comment section.
  • Experience happily ever after in your choice of tales (or not, depending on the tale)!
  • Come back and post your reviews under the Fairy Tale Challenge Reviews Mr. Linky.
I'm doing the second level
Dwarf (Level 2): Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in a total of 6 selections.

Movie - Snow White and the Huntsman. I don't know what other people are saying about this movie but I did not enjoy it in the least. It was extremely slow moving. There wasn't much of a plot. Visually, it was stunning. However, going to the movies these days is expensive and I regret the money spent on this. My suggestion is this, if you are on the fence about going just wait for the DVD.

The List
Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

HOGWARTS CHALLENGE.2012 IS OVER

Due to the lack of participation (including myself) I have decided to end the Hogwarts Challenge 2012. I am sorry for those you enjoy the challenge but it just is not as exciting as it was when it first started. I am working on another challenge (a 3 month one) but that will not be annouced until the fall. I hope that you all will enjoy the new challenge. I will have thank you prizes for y'all so look out for a comment on your blogs within the next couple of weeks from me asking for your infomation.