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message 1: by Jenny , Founder, Lead Mod, Eternally Books (last edited Oct 19, 2010 03:57AM) (new)

Jenny  (JennyBr) | 4256 comments Mod
November challenge - Choices challenge

Duration - November

Choose your level and categories! This month's challenge is to read books which fit in the categories below. See below for the challenge levels (easy/meduim/hard)

How to play - select your challenge level then choose your categories.

The categories
1. Urban Fantasy - Any urban fantasy book.
2. Paranormal Romance - Any paranormal romance book.
3. On recommendation - A PNR/UF book that has been recommended to you. Who by?
4. Off the shelf - A book you've been meaning to read for ages, read it now!
5. Old favourite - A book by one of your favourite authors (or a reread of a favourite book)
6. New to me - A new to you author.
7. New release - Any book released recently.

Challenge levels
EASY 2 books - Choose from categories 1 to 3.
MEDIUM 4 books - All of the categories 1 to 3, PLUS one from categories 4 to 7.
HARD 7 books - ALL seven categories!

Try to keep your choices mainly PNR/UF (the old favourite is exempt from this rule!)

Any queries give me a shout!!


message 2: by Jenny , Founder, Lead Mod, Eternally Books (last edited Nov 19, 2010 03:17AM) (new)

Jenny  (JennyBr) | 4256 comments Mod
Participating in the November challenge are:


♫ Andrea the imaginatively bankrupt ♫
Angie
Angie
Barbara
Beth
Brandi
Carolyn F.
Chinyere
Christy
Dalmatian29
Daphne
Dejsha
Denise - completed 15 November
Desiree
Diane
Emily
Erin
Ezinwanyi
Gabrielle
Jayne
Jen ~ theMagicFaerie
Jennifer
Jenny
Jessica :)
Joyce
Judithe
Kathy
~♡Katie♡~
Kerstin
Kim
Kristi
Krysta
Lacy
Laura Lulu
Lexa555
Lisa
L. J. (Lou Rohde)
Loni
Lori
Lou
Maggie
Mariya
Megan aka *Mheghan*
Melissa
Michelle
Michelle (post #83)
Michelle M
Miri
N. L.
Platas0827
Rachel
Rafaela
Rebecca
Ruby
Sabrina Fair
Samantha - completed 19 November
Samantha
Sandra
Sandy - completed 8 November
Sarah
Sarah
Saℜah
Schelle
Shanon
Shannon
Shera (Book Whispers)
Sooz
Steph
Stephanie
Suzanne - completed 18 November
Thelma
Theresa
Tracy - completed 17 November
Trish
Valerie
Valorie
Vanessa
Yvaine


message 3: by Jenny , Founder, Lead Mod, Eternally Books (last edited Oct 19, 2010 05:36AM) (new)

Jenny  (JennyBr) | 4256 comments Mod
November challenge - Choices challenge

Duration - November

Challenge level - Medium

1. Urban Fantasy - Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
2. Paranormal Romance - Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
3. On recommendation - Still choosing

To decide which!
4. Off the shelf -
5. Old favourite -
6. New to me -
7. New release -

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) by Nalini Singh


message 4: by Mariya (last edited Nov 25, 2010 11:01AM) (new)

Mariya (cr6zym0nkeyiz) November challenge - Choices challenge

Duration - November

Challenge level - Medium


6/6 COMPLETED

1. Urban Fantasy - Queen of Shadows by Dianne Sylvan
2. On recommendation - Mind Games by Carolyn Crane
3. Off the shelf - Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep
4. Old favourite - Halfway to the Grave by jeaniene frost
5. New to me - Firelight by Sophie Jordan
6. New release - Nightshade by andrea cremer

Queen of Shadows (Shadow World, #1) by Dianne Sylvan Mind Games (The Disillusionists Trilogy, #1) by Carolyn Crane Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1) by Jennifer Estep Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Firelight (Firelight, #1) by Sophie Jordan Nightshade (Nightshade, #1) by Andrea Cremer


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I am totally in I'll update with my titles!!!


message 6: by Valerie (last edited Nov 29, 2010 01:04PM) (new)

Valerie (1_angryprincess) | 10 comments I'm in as well!

The picks:
1. Urban Fantasy - A Local Habitation
2. Paranormal Romance - Enchanted, Inc.
3. On recommendation - unholy ghosts
4. Off the shelf - as lie the dead
5. Old favourite - Bone Magic
6. New to me - Three Days to Dead
7. New release - Jane and the Damned

1 A Local Habitation (October Daye, #2) by Seanan McGuire 2 Enchanted, Inc. (Book 1) by Shanna Swendson 3 Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #1) by Stacia Kane 4 As Lie the Dead (Dreg City, #2) by Kelly Meding 5 Bone Magic (Sisters of the Moon, #7) by Yasmine Galenorn 6 Three Days to Dead (Dreg City, #1) by Kelly Meding7 Jane and the Damned (Immortal Jane Austen, #1) by Janet Mullany


Kathy (kpssart) | 1 comments I'm in but i need recommendations.


Sooz Harper (Soozee) | 66 comments I'm up for it, but will have to go the Easy route... Too much work getting in the way of my reading!
Have to think of which ones I want to read for the challenge...


Theresa (theresamcole) | 14 comments I'll play! Not promising I'll make it through them all, but I'll give it my best shot!

Difficulty- Medium

1. Urban Fantasy - Rendezvous Rock by Rickey Bray
2. Paranormal Romance - Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse, #2) by Charlaine Harris
3. On recommendation - The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld,  #1) by Gena Showalter
4. New to me - Tir Na n'Og  Journal One by Marni L.B. Troop


message 10: by Steph (last edited Oct 19, 2010 03:03PM) (new)

Steph (Angel4492) | 52 comments Duration: November 2010
Level: Hard
Read: 0/7

Unholy Magic (Downside Ghosts, #2) by Stacia Kane Bit the Jackpot (Vegas Vampires, #2) by Erin McCarthy Doubleblind (Sirantha Jax, #3) by Ann Aguirre Sex & the Immortal Bad Boy (Immortally Sexy, Book 4) by Stephanie Rowe Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2) by Ilona Andrews Assassin's Honor (Order of the Sicari, #1) by Monica Burns Veil of Shadows (Veil, #2) by Shiloh Walker

Urban Fantasy - Unholy Magic by Stacia Kane
Paranormal Romance - Bit the Jackpot by Erin McCarthy
On recommendation - Doubleblind by Ann Aguirre (rec by DarkHeart, and many others)
Off the shelf - Sex & the Immortal Bad Boy by Stephanie Rowe
Old favourite - Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews
New to me - Assassin's Honor by Monica Burns
New release - Veil of Shadows by Shiloh Walker


message 11: by Jayne (last edited Nov 19, 2010 03:30AM) (new)

Jayne | 7 comments I'll give this one a go... it'll help shift a bunch off my stupidly long reading list :P The list might chance without warning though, it depends on what I find in the library.

1/7 Done

1) Strange Angels :: Done 07/11
2) Dead Until Dark
3) Sunshine (recommended by... I don't remember who. Someone who was at my Sixth Form last year, I think)
4) The Vampire Lestat (it's been sat on my shelf for ages!)
5) The Queen of the Damned (I loved "Interview", so Anne Rice is going on the list twice)
6) Dead Witch Walking
7) Sea Glass (fairly recent release. If not, then it's new to my shelf at least)

Edit on 19/11: Looking ever more unlikely that I'll manage all of them, but I'll keep trying for the easy challenge using the first two on the list. NaNoWriMo has eaten all my reading time. D:


Ruby Pierce | 8 comments I would like to participate. I don't know how many or which categories just yet. I have to check and see what books are available. I am open to suggestions if anyone has any. I love reading just about anything.


message 13: by Jennifer (a.k.a The Book Nympho) (last edited Nov 16, 2010 10:22AM) (new)

Jennifer (a.k.a The Book Nympho) (TheBookNympho) 5/7 Complete

The categories

1. Urban Fantasy - Any urban fantasy book.
Bloodfever: Fever Series (bk#2) by Karen Marie Moning

2. Paranormal Romance - Any paranormal romance book.
A Kiss of Shadows: Merry Gentry Series (bk#1) by Laurelle K. Hamilton


3. On recommendation - A PNR/UF book that has been recommended to you. Who by?
Darkfever: Fever Series (bk#1) by Karen Marie Moning


4. Off the shelf - A book you've been meaning to read for ages, read it now!
Seduced by Moonlight: Merry Gentry Series (bk#3) by Laurelle K. Hamilton

5. Old favourite - A book by one of your favourite authors (or a reread of a favourite book)
A Caress of Twilight: Merry Gentry Series (bk#2) by Laurelle K. Hamilton


6. New to me - A new to you author.
When Blood Calls: The Shadow Keepers (bk#1) by J. K. Beck


7. New release - Any book released recently.
Cross Your Heart: Broken Hearts Series (bk#7) by Michele Bardsley


Challenge levels
HARD 7 books - ALL seven categories!


Lisa (lmmmml) I'm in also. I will try the hard. I need some recommendations also! Will update with my list later.


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I'm in for the easy, since this is my first challenge and I don't know how much time I'll be able to spend. I'll update my picks soon.


Ezinwanyi~the Troublemaker   (Oh My Shelves) (Ezinwanyi) I am interested but I have a question:

To participate, do I have to pick & state what books I plan on reading today?


message 17: by Shanon (last edited Nov 23, 2010 04:29AM) (new)

Shanon (Shazamy) | 28 comments November Challenge ~ Choices Challenge
5/5 Complete


Urban Fantasy – The Gargoyle ★★★★★ Nov 24
Paranormal Romance – A Hunger Like No Other ★★★★☆ Nov 5
On Recommendation – The Hunger Games ★★★★★ Nov 12
New to Me – Flavia's Flying Corset ★★★★☆ Nov 8
New Release – Living Nightmare ★★★★☆ Nov 7

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, #2) by Kresley Cole The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins Flavia's Flying Corset by Sahara Kelly Living Nightmare (Sentinel Wars, #4) by Shannon K. Butcher


Carolyn F. | 221 comments I'm in, I'll post later.


Mariya (cr6zym0nkeyiz) Chinyere wrote: "I am interested but I have a question:

To participate, do I have to pick & state what books I plan on reading today?"


u can pick as you go.


~Kate~ (katesbooklife) | 343 comments am in i will let you know what i decide on reading soon


Alexa (Pages of Forbidden Love) | 5 comments Jayne wrote: "I'll give this one a go... it'll help shift a bunch off my stupidly long reading list :P The list might chance without warning though, it depends on what I find in the library.

1) [book:Strange An..."



No offense but I would really not recommend Sunshine. It's pretty boring and I only got half way through the book before I gave up on it. I normally force myself to finish books but I couldn't do it with that one.


Jayne | 7 comments Lexa555 wrote: No offense but I would really not recommend Sunshine.

Ah well. I'll give it a go, I can always change it for something else if I really struggle with it. I've got a whole heap of books to get through, so there's probably something I can use as Plan B if I have to abandon it.


Alexa (Pages of Forbidden Love) | 5 comments Jayne wrote: "Lexa555 wrote: No offense but I would really not recommend Sunshine.

Ah well. I'll give it a go, I can always change it for something else if I really struggle with it. I've got a whole heap of bo..."


Alright whatever works for you.


LethalLovely~Let Me Hold Both Your Hands in the Holes of My Sweater (LethalLovely) Jayne wrote: "Lexa555 wrote: No offense but I would really not recommend Sunshine.

Ah well. I'll give it a go, I can always change it for something else if I really struggle with it. I've got a whole heap of bo..."


I actually really enjoyed Sunshine. I was a little skeptical at first because it doesn't seem like McKinley's style but it worked out in the end. I hope for your sake that it works out for you, Jayne! And if not, like you said, you can always choose something else. The choices for these challenges aren't set in stone. =)


Dejsha | 3 comments I want to try this. I have not participated in a challenge before. I will get my list of books prepared and I will post them tomorrow.

Happy reading all!


JESSICA ~Snuggly Bear Paws~ (Brenian) Kathy wrote: "I'm in but i need recommendations."

Demonica by Larissa Ione, Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole, Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian, Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter, Halo by Alexandra Adornetto, Blood Ties by Jennifer Armintrout. All I got right now


Michelle Rico (meesh119) | 86 comments I'm in. I'll try to challenge myself and shoot for Medium. I'll update my picks later.


JESSICA ~Snuggly Bear Paws~ (Brenian) --CATEGORIES--
URBAN FANTASY - The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
PARANORMAL ROMANCE - Dance With The Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon
ON RECOMMENDATION - A PNR/UF book that has been recommended to you. Who by?
NEW TO ME - Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
NEW RELEASE - Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, # 1) by Cassandra Clare Dance With The Devil (Dark-Hunter, #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick


JUST NEED A RECOMMENDATION


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Jenny  (JennyBr) | 4256 comments Mod
Chinyere wrote: "I am interested but I have a question:

To participate, do I have to pick & state what books I plan on reading today?"


No you can post them up as you read them if you like. Even when lists are posted up at the start of the challenge people change their picks all the time!!


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Jen, what a relief, because my mind changes constantly :)


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Jenny  (JennyBr) | 4256 comments Mod
Lou wrote: "Jen, what a relief, because my mind changes constantly :)"

Me too :)


N.L. Riviezzo (nlriviezzo) I might be in. It's NaNoWriMo so I'm not sure how much time I will have to read.


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Jenny  (JennyBr) | 4256 comments Mod
N. L. wrote: "I might be in. It's NaNoWriMo so I'm not sure how much time I will have to read."

Okay I might me being silly here but what is "NaNoWriMo"?


N.L. Riviezzo (nlriviezzo) National Novel Writing Month. Sort of a 'competition' to write 50,000 words (of a novel) in 30 days during the month of November.


message 35: by Denise (last edited Nov 15, 2010 06:56PM) (new)

Denise | 5 comments Count me in for the easy challenge. I'm in the middle of a huge challenge in the M/M Romance group so my reading time is limited :)

1. Urban Fantasy Stolen -finished 15 Nov
2. Paranormal Romance The Darkest Whisper - finished 4 Nov

For fun:
7. New Release Torment - finished 9 Nov


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Jenny  (JennyBr) | 4256 comments Mod
N. L. wrote: "National Novel Writing Month. Sort of a 'competition' to write 50,000 words (of a novel) in 30 days during the month of November."

Sounds like a lot of work!! Let us know how you get on :)


Valorie Jessica :) wrote: "--CATEGORIES--
URBAN FANTASY - The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
PARANORMAL ROMANCE - Dance With The Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon
ON RECOMMENDATION - A PNR/UF book that has been recommended to..."


I took a quick peek at your to read shelf, and noticed you have the ACRO series by Sydney Croft on there. I would recommend any of those. I really enjoy that series.


Valorie Count me in again! I'll post my list later.


Sandy | 31 comments I'm in but I'll have to decide how many I'm going to read later.


message 40: by Tracy T. (last edited Oct 26, 2010 10:49AM) (new)

Tracy T. (traecrochet) | 179 comments Going for the hard challenge. Books may change at any time.

0/7

The categories
1. Urban Fantasy:Broken
2. Paranormal Romance:Dark Needs at Night's Edge
3. On recommendation:TBD
4. Off the shelf:The Flame
5. Old favourite:Sideways Stories from Wayside School
6. New to me author:Dragon Actually
7. New release:Misguided Angel

Broken (Women of the Otherworld, #6) by Kelley Armstrong Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark, #5) by Kresley Cole The Flame (Sons of Destiny, #7) by Jean Johnson Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar Dragon Actually (Dragon Kin, #1) by G.A. Aiken Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods, #5) by Melissa de la Cruz


message 41: by Lisa (last edited Nov 08, 2010 08:03AM) (new)

Lisa (lmmmml) 2/7 done!
UF:Unholy Ghosts
Para.Romance:Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3)
Off the Shelf: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Old fav:Divine Misdemeanors
New Release:Jane and the Damned
On Recommed:Grave Witch
New to me:Blood Law


Mariya (cr6zym0nkeyiz) Lisa wrote: "Here is my tentative list:
UF:Unholy Ghosts
Para.Romance:Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, #3)
On Recommedation:??
Off the Shelf:Dead in the Family
Old..."


Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1) by Kalayna Price Grave Witch by Kalayna Price


Lisa (lmmmml) Thank you so much!


N.L. Riviezzo (nlriviezzo) Jen ~ theMagicFaerie wrote: "Sounds like a lot of work!! Let us know how you get on..."

Sure. I do plan to squeeze some reading in too and knowing me, said books will probably qualify for this challenge. ;)


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Krysta (KrystaFig) | 2284 comments Mod
I'm in. I'll probably do an easy/medium challenge this time though.

I'll post my titles soon!


Kim (Raper) (KimMadRap) | 2 comments well,I have read Damien, Elijah, Gideon, The Fire King, so far


message 48: by Jenny , Founder, Lead Mod, Eternally Books (new)

Jenny  (JennyBr) | 4256 comments Mod
N. L. wrote: "Jen ~ theMagicFaerie wrote: "Sounds like a lot of work!! Let us know how you get on..."

Sure. I do plan to squeeze some reading in too and knowing me, said books will probably qualify for this ch..."


At the rate you usually read you'll probably still be finished the challenge first despite the writing challenge!!


Rachel (treychel) I am going to have to go medium. I do not see myself reading 7 books in a month...WAY too busy for that, but I definitely see myself reading more than 2! Will have to decide what to read though. The hardest decision!


Ezinwanyi~the Troublemaker   (Oh My Shelves) (Ezinwanyi) Thank you all for answering my question.
Now, how do you get your words to be "BOLD" and how do you get the italics and finally, how do you get book covers instead of having to type the title.

1. Urban Fantasy: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
2. Paranormal Romance: Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
3. On recommendation - TBA
4. Off the shelf - Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian
5. Old favorite - TBA
6. New to me – Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
7. New release – Shades of Desire: A Jude Magdalyn novel by L. M. Pruitt.


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