Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Royal Reviews Winter Reading Challenge

This Challenge is the brain child of Diane from The Book Resort (aka The Moody Countess). Even though it's not Winter here in Australia at the moment, in fact we are sweltering in very high temperatures usually only seen in the height of Summer, it's nice to think 'cold' to help keep us cool.

1. Read a book not set in the USA or England.
Mr Impossible by Loretta Chase

2. Read a book with “Ice”, "Frost", "Chill", "Cold" "Winter" in the title.
Black Ice by Anne Stuart

3. For Valentine's Day, choose an author whose first or last name begins with “L”.
She's No Princess by Laura Lee Guhrke

4. Choose a book that is not part of a series.
A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore

5. Read a book written in the first-person point-of-view.
Club Dead by Charlaine Harris

6. Read a book with “Mr”, “Mrs”, “Miss” or “Ms” in the title.
Miss Wonderful by Loretta Chase

For more info about this challenge please head over the Royal Reviews

Historical Fiction Challenge

This challenge is being hosted by the ladies over at Royal Reviews. The ladies will be hosting several challenges in 2010 so check out their blog.
Here are the rules for this challenge.
To kick off our challenge week for 2010 we are starting with a favourite at Royal Reviews. If you've been participating in our Historical Fiction Challenge for the past 2 years then you'll notice we've made some changes. Firstly the challenge will go for the full year as opposed to 3 months that it ran for previously. Then we have different levels for participants. If you're like me you'll dive straight into the Obsessed but then I am a bit of a HF fan!

Challenge Guidelines:
1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.--Non-Bloggers: Include your information in the comment section.

2. There are four levels:
-- Curious – Read 3 Historical Fiction novels.
-- Fascinated – Read 6 Historical Fiction novels.
-- Addicted – Read 12 Historical Fiction novels.
-- Obsessed – Read 20 Historical Fiction novels.

3. Any book format counts.

4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.

5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010. Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge.

I am going to aim for the OBSESSED - I just look at what I have read so far this year and I have read 21 historicals. Maybe I can beat that this year!!