I couldn't help myself, but to host my own reading challenge after looking at some of my books on my TBR!
The Retold Fairy Tales & their Enchanted Cousins
2011 Reading Challenge !
To read stories that have taken classic fairy tales that we all know and love, and have woven them into a new alternative tale that mirrors the original.
- Challenge runs from January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011.
- You can join along in the fun at anytime during the year.
- Create a post with the graphic that links back to this post! Sign up using Mr. Linky.
- You do not need to select your books ahead of time. Just make sure that you have a list of them at the end of the challenge.
- You can review on your own blog, or have a little fun and compare and contrast the book you read with a classic fairy tale!
- Cross-overs with other challenges are welcome.
- Retold fairy tales can span across any genre and sub-genre -- including YA (there's some great ones out there!) -- can be any length, and in any format.
- The book MUST be fiction, and be a retold fairy tale.
- You can change your challenge level at any time.
Can Non-Bloggers Join Along?:Absolutely!! Just leave a comment with your book information and what you thought about it!
What's An Enchanted Cousin?
- Because there is a lot of debate amongst what constitutes as a fairy tale (especially between countries), the challenge will also include any "cousins" of fairy tales, but MUST include fairy tale elements that traditionally represent a fairy tale notion.
- Could you imagine the literary debates we could get in to over this?!? Therefore, I am not policing this, just use your best judgment! And have FUN!!!! :)That's what this is all about!
What To Do:
- Create your post with this challenge (linking back to this page), then link up your post using Mr. Linky.
- There is ANOTHER POST where you can link book covers and the Goodreads link associated with the book, to help give people ideas of some books they can read. This does NOT need to be books you've read, just suggestions and books you've found that fit the challenge guidelines. DO NOT use that link to link to your contest!
What's In It For Me?
Every second Thursday of the month during 2011, I will post an author or book spotlight related to the challenge along with a giveaway! At the end of the year, everyone who completed their challenge will be entered into a drawing for a eGC to help them with their next reading challenge!
- Dreamer: 1 -3 retold fairy tale reads
- Magical: 4 -6 retold fairy tale reads
- Enchanted: 6 -9 retold fairy tale reads
- HEA: 9 -12 retold fairy tale reads
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