Fall Into Reading Challenge 2008


Fall into Reading 2008
Host: Callapidder Days
Dates: September 22nd – December 20th 2008
Books required: Participant Decides

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Madapple by Christina Meldrum
Something Wicked by Alan M. Gratz
The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau
Manga Shakespeare: MacBeth Illustrated by Robert Deas
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Windy Poplar by L.M. Montgomery
Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery
Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Secret Garden by Frances Burnett
The Once and Future King by T.H. White
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Pemberley Shades by D.A. Bonavia-Hunt

Mind, Body, Soul Challenge


Mind, Body, Soul Challenge
host: Annie (Reading, Writing, and Ranting)
October 1, 2008 – October 31, 2008
required books: depends on the options the participant decides; 4 for me.

Mind: Option 2. Classic & Literary Variation of Said Classic. I will probably go with something Austen. I’ve got a handful of Austen sequels/prequels/companion books that I’ve been wanting to get to.

Body: Option 1. An audio book. I’m not sure which book this will be. Maybe Madapple. Maybe Adoration of Jenna Fox. Maybe An Abundance of Katherines. But something YA and audio. 🙂

Soul: Option 1. I’ll read a Christian non-fiction book. Right now I’m thinking The Cure by Harry Kraus, MD or Whiter Than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy by Paul David Tripp or Jonathan Edwards for Armchair Theologians by James P. Byrd.

© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews

R.I.P. 3 Challenge


It’s that time of year again!!! Time for the R.I.P. Challenge. Readers Imbibing Peril. Our host is the wonderfully fabulous Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings.

1. R.I.P. III runs from September 1st through October 31st, 2008. But I’m no stickler, start reading now if you feel so inclined.

Mystery.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Dark Fantasy.
Gothic.
Horror.
Supernatural.

2. Choose one of more of the perils listed below:

Peril the First:

Read Four books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose.

Peril the Second:

Read Two books of any length, from any subgenre of scary stories that you choose.

Peril the First:

Read One book of any length from one of the subgenres listed above.

This peril is for those who want to participate but don’t want to get bogged down in a long list of books. It is also for those who feel this type of reading is not their proverbial cup of tea but are willing to challenge themselves by giving just one book a try.

The reviews will be shared through Mr. Linky here.

Becky’s list. (Peril the Third)

Classics I may or may not be likely to read: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, The Monk by Matthew G. Lewis, The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe, The Italian by Ann Radcliffe.

YA books: Vampirates: Blood Captain by Justin Somper, Zombie Blondes by Brian James, Darkside by Tom Becker, Lifeblood by Tom Becker, Evernight by Claudia Gray, Poison Ink by Christopher Golden, Dead is the New Black by Marlene Perez, Oddest of All by Bruce Coville, Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr, Triskellion by Will Peterson, 666 Number of the Beast short stories by various authors, Thirsty by M.T. Anderson, The Ghosts of Kerfol Deborah Noyes, Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley, Heck: Where All the Bad Kids Go by Dale E. Basye, The Mystery of the Fool and the Vanisher by David Ellwand, Billy Bones: A Tale from the Secrets Closet by Christopher Lincoln, Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.

Other adult books: Pemberley Shades by D.A. Bonavia-Hunt.

Becky’s r-i-p3 book montage

A Lightly Gothic Tale of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy
The Monk
The Italian
The Mysteries of Udolpho
Wuthering Heights
Knife of Never Letting Go
A Tale from the Secrets Closet
The Mystery of the Fool and the Vanisher
Where the Bad Kids Go
ghostgirl
The Ghosts of Kerfol
Thirsty
Number Of The Beast
Triskellion
Ink Exchange
Oddest of All
Dead Is the New Black
Poison Ink
Lifeblood
Evernight
Darkside
Zombie Blondes
Jane Eyre
Blood Captain
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July Book Blowout

Another challenge! This one hosted by Blue Archipelago. The goal? Try to read a certain number of books (each participant decides their own target goal) within the month of July. You must post a wrap-up post listing what you’ve read in July by August 7th, 2008.

My goal? 31 books.

0 / 31 books. 0% done!

© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews

Rock Creek Rumblings’ Summer REading Challenge


It’s time for the Summer Reading Challenge. This is hosted by Rock Creek Rumblings. You can find out more about the challenge (and sign up yourself) here. I believe the challenge goes from June 1, 2008 to August 31, 2008. (I think.)

Here is my list:

The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
Peeled by Joan Bauer
Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor
March Through Thunder by Joseph Bruchac
A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Childs
Take Me There by Susane Colasanti
The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner
Newes From the Dead by Mary Hooper
The Lost Queen by Frewin Jones
The Sorcerer King by Frewin Jones
Savvy by Ingrid Law
The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
Jessie’s Mountain by Kerry Madden
Gods of Manhattan by Scott Mebus
Princess Ben by Catherine Murdock
Aurelia by Anne Osterlund
The Search for the Red Dragon by James A. Owen
Blue Like Frieday by Siobhan Parkinson
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Steams of Babel by Carol Plum-Ucci
Starcross by Philip Reeve
Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
Secrets of the Cirque Medrano by Elaine Scott
Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught
Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
The Floating Circus by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

The Stand by Stephen King

Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery
Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery
Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
The Once and Future King by T.H. White
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Beowulf by Seamus Heaney
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Savannah by Eugenia Price
To See Your Face Again by Eugenia Price
Before the Darkness Falls by Eugenia Price
Stranger in Savannah by Eugenia Price

© Becky Laney of Becky’s Book Reviews

Midsummer Night’s Challenge

A Midsummer Night’s Challenge
host: A Chain of Letters
dates: June 1, 2008 – June 25th, 2008
books required: 2–one by Shakespeare

  1. Read A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. Your copy from High School (if you still have it) is fine.

  2. Then read at least one other book/graphic novel connected to or based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream (possible works listed below).

  3. Blog about this supplementary work, comparing it to the original

I’ve read the Manga Shakespeare edition of A Midsummer’s Night Dream. I will *probably* be using that. There are a few books in my tbr pile, however, that feature Titania and Oberon. I might read those if time permits. (Frewin Jones’ Faerie Path series. #2 The Lost Queen and #3 The Sorcerer King.)

I’ve already read this series. But if you’re looking for more books that would probably qualify (check with the host, first) then Michael Buckley’s Sister Grimm series is fun. I don’t think the first book features Puck. But most of the sequels feature Puck. He’s one of the main characters in fact. And in one of the books, the fourth one I believe, they go to New York City and meet King Oberon and Queen Titania.

Series Challenge Season 2

Crazy Cozy Murders is hosting a second series challenge. It *officially* begins June 1rst, 2008. It ends November 30, 2008.

I’m going to try to make my goals very specific this go-round.

The Anne series:

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The rest of the Chronicles of Narnia series (a continuation from round one of challenge)

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The rest of the Twilight series

1) Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

The Lord of the Rings

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