Monday, January 14, 2013

Reading new addiction

I had no idea what a reading challenge was until I noticed that a few of the Scouts were talking and taking part in them. I did a little research and found that there are a ton of awesome reading challenges for every genre for every reader.

Being a paranormal romance writer, I naturally gravitate to reading that genre of books also. I don't know how many times I've tried to explain to my husband that I have to read the newest paranormal romance book as it is "research" and helps me to sharpen my writing skills. So for me, this reading challenge is a great excuse to buy and read more books.

I have opted to take the reading challenge from Megan Likes Books, as she's a girl after my own heart, with a devotion for paranormal romance novels.

2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge

Here's the information on my reading challenge, feel free to join me!

Welcome to the 2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge hosted by Megan Likes Books and Auntie Spinelli Reads! There are so many awesome sub-genres of paranormal books, that it's easy to find one you like and stick with it. So that's why I decided to make a reading challenge with the goal of reading about all kinds of paranormal creatures.

The goal is to read one book featuring each of the following paranormal creatures:

Other (ie: sirens, unicorns, centaurs, timetravel etc.)

1. This challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.
2. You must have a blog to able to participate, since reviews must be added to the linky.
3. When you sign up with the linky, please put the link to your post about joining the Paranormal Reading Challenge.
4. You're welcome to list your books beforehand or just add as you go.
5. Sign-ups are open until December 1, 2013
6. At the beginning of each month, I will post a kick-start post, each month featuring a different category of paranormal creature. This post will also include a linky to include your reviews from that month.
7. Each review you link will qualify you for an entry into the monthy giveaway and if your review includes the feature paranormal creature of that month, you get a bonus entry.
8. Each book can only count for one category, even if it contains more than one paranormal creature. For example, Twilight contains both vampires and werewolves, but you can't use it for both the vampires and werewolves/shifters categories.
9. Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into a grand prize giveaway at the end of the year.
10. If you read multiple books from one category, feel free to add them to the linkies. Don't stop at just one!
11. Book can count for other challenges.

Each month, we'll be featuring one of the creatures on the list at both Megan Likes Books and Auntie Spinelli Reads.

January - Vampires
February - Angels/Nephilim
March - Fey
April - Demons
May - Aliens
June - Zombies
July - Witches and Wizards
August - Mermaids
September - Dragons
October - Ghosts
November - Werewolves/Shape-shifters
December - Other

So if you opt to join in with this challenge or if you have a recommendation of another, let me know. Also if you can recommend any books, please do!!!

Happy reading and writing!

1 comment:

E.B. Black said...

OMG! This sounds like so much fun! I'm going to challenge myself on my blog, too, I think, but I'm a bit burned out on paranormal books, so I'll probably just do my own unique challenge for myself.

Probably something like a year of romance books, once a month. Or one of just any speculative fiction in general. =D Yay. Thanks for the inspiration.

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