Monday, 31 October 2011

Spooktacular Challenge Round Up

Marie at Ramblings of a Daydreamer held a
2011 Spooktacular October Paranormal Reading Challenge.
So here’s the deal if you decide to participate: for every paranormal book you read and review in the month of October, you’ll be entered in the giveaway to win one of the paranormal books below. All you have to do is sign up between now and October 7th, then starting October 1st, whenever you read and review a paranormal book, come back here and post a link to the review in the Mr. Linky. This post that you’re reading is just for sign-ups - starting October 1st, there will be a new post where people can leave their review links. Each review is an entry in the giveaway, and on November 1st, one winner will be chosen. All reviews must be posted for the first time between October 1st and October 31st, 2011.

The challenge part: you have to read and review a minimum of THREE paranormal books during October. You don’t have to choose them ahead of time, but you have to read at least three. For many of you, this will be no problem at all. If you don't think it's possible, don't sign up for the challenge.

Here's what we needed to do:

*Optional, but recommended: create a post or a page on your blog with the challenge graphic to help spread the word, and keep track of your progress once the challenge starts. If you decide to do that, make sure to either post a link back to her blog, or have the linked graphic on your post so that, again, people can come join the fun. You need to have at least one or the other to be eligible – the button in your sidebar and/or a post about the challenge.

*The challenge says paranormal, but she is going to go with a loose definition: basically, if it has any 'otherworldly' element to it, she will accept it, which means that she is not going to say no to books that may fall into the category of fantasy or urban fantasy. Think faeries, vampires, werewolves, shifters, mermaids, angels, demons, witches, sirens, banshees, etc.

*If this challenge crosses over into other challenges you're doing, that’s fine.

*On October 1st, she will start a new post with a new Mr. Linky where you can add links to your reviews. Don’t forget to add your reviews to be included in the giveaway, and don't forget you need at least three during the month. The more reviews you post, the more entries you have to win.

*To sign up, leave your name and blog URL in the Mr. Linky on her blog (for example, Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer), then leave a comment on the post post with your email address so she have a way to contact you if you win (for example yourname(at)hotmail(dot)com so that spambots can't collect your email address).

*The giveaway at the end is open internationally as long as Book Depository ships to your country.


I have a few books already in mind for this challenge, I don't think I will actually read all the books below but my theory is if I make a list then I am more likely to read them.
I like lists...lists are good :D
Forever my Maggie Stiefvator
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent
Red Glove by Holly Black
Mediator Series books 1-4 by Meg Cabot
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting
Shifters 1-6 by Richelle Mead
Progress so far:
Department 19 by Will Hill [review]
The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de la Cruz [review]
Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz [review]
The Shadowing:Hunted by Adam Slater [review]
Forever my Maggie Stiefvator [review]
Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz [review]
Hunted by Cheryl Rainfield [review]
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead [review]
Destined for an Early Grave by Jeanine Frost [review]
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson [review]
Tris and Izze by Mette Ivie Harrison [review]
My Soul To Steal by Rachel Vincent [review]
OK, so I didn't really make a big dent in my ever growing pile of books to be read, but I managed to get a lot of review books read, which I guess is better, and I did have fun doing this challenge.

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