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message 1: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2152 comments Mod
Tasks:

1 Read a book with the words magic or magician or witch or wizard in the title.

2 Read a children's book that contains magic. To qualify, the genre "children" must be listed on the main page of the book (right side of main book page) and must have at least 10 users.

3 Read an urban fantasy. To qualify, the genre "Fantasy> Urban Fantasy" must be listed on the main page of the book (right side of main book page) and must have at least 10 users.

4 Read a book with a traditional magic element on the cover e.g. magic staff, cauldron, witch's hat, wand etc.

5 Read a book with a witch/wizard/magician as the main character.

Additional criteria:
A maximum of three books may be written by authors who were born or are currently resident in the USA or United Kingdom. Please indicate when completing the tasks which ones qualify for these criteria.

The rules:
Books must be longer than 150 pages.
Paper, e-books and audio books may be used.
Books read between 1 February 2015 and 30 April 2015 may be used.


message 2: by Carolien (last edited Apr 17, 2015 10:59AM) (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2152 comments Mod
Points:

Lauren: 2/5
Lu: 2/5
Janice: 2/5
Talita:
LiezeL:


message 3: by Lauren (last edited Mar 22, 2015 01:50AM) (new)

Lauren Smith I might be able to do this :)

1 Read a book with the words magic or magician or witch or wizard in the title.
- Akata Witch by Nnedi OKorafor

2 Read a children's book that contains magic. To qualify, the genre "children" must be listed on the main page of the book (right side of main book page) and must have at least 10 users.

3 Read an urban fantasy. To qualify, the genre "Fantasy> Urban Fantasy" must be listed on the main page of the book (right side of main book page) and must have at least 10 users. - Sister Sister by Rachel Zadok Author lives in Cape Town

4 Read a book with a traditional magic element on the cover e.g. magic staff, cauldron, witch's hat, wand etc.

5. Read a book with a witch/wizard/magician as the main character.
- Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone

Additional criteria:
A maximum of three books may be written by authors who were born or are currently resident in the USA or United Kingdom. Please indicate when completing the tasks which ones qualify for these criteria.

Total: 2/5


message 4: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Some questions:

For task 2, could we also use the genre MG or middle-grade, as this also refers to children's books (as opposed to YA)? What about some variation of "children" e.g. "children's fiction"?

For task 3 - Sister Sister, which we're currently reading, qualifies as urban fantasy (fantasy, set in a city), but very few users have actually listed and tagged it, so it doesn't have the urban fantasy tag. Can we still use it? What about books with similar tagging problems?


message 5: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2152 comments Mod
Task 2: MG would count, not YA.

Task 3: I' agree with Sister-Sister qualifying. Part of the problem there is related to the reason I added the additional criteria. It can qualify.


message 6: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Cool, thanks :)


message 7: by Lu (last edited Mar 31, 2015 12:36PM) (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Progress: 2/5

1 Read a book with the words magic or magician or witch or wizard in the title.

2 Read a children's book that contains magic. To qualify, the genre "children" must be listed on the main page of the book (right side of main book page) and must have at least 10 users.

3 Read an urban fantasy. To qualify, the genre "Fantasy> Urban Fantasy" must be listed on the main page of the book (right side of main book page) and must have at least 10 users.
The Opal Deception (Artemis Fowl, #4) by Eoin Colfer

4 Read a book with a traditional magic element on the cover e.g. magic staff, cauldron, witch's hat, wand etc.

5 Read a book with a witch/wizard/magician as the main character.
Destruction (The December People, #1) by Sharon Bayliss

Additional criteria:
A maximum of three books may be written by authors who were born or are currently resident in the USA or United Kingdom. Please indicate when completing the tasks which ones qualify for these criteria.


message 8: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2152 comments Mod
Lauren wrote: "Cool, thanks :)"

Also realised Sister-Sister qualifies for task 5 in the Assassination challenge. Useful book. I like those...


message 9: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Yeah, I using it for v that task too :)


message 10: by Janice (last edited Mar 23, 2015 03:05PM) (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
Progress: 2/5


1 Read a book with the words magic or magician or witch or wizard in the title.

✔ 2 Read a children's book that contains magic. To qualify, the genre "children" must be listed on the main page of the book (right side of main book page) and must have at least 10 users.
Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen (Author born in South Africa)

3 Read an urban fantasy. To qualify, the genre "Fantasy> Urban Fantasy" must be listed on the main page of the book (right side of main book page) and must have at least 10 users.

4 Read a book with a traditional magic element on the cover e.g. magic staff, cauldron, witch's hat, wand etc.

✔ 5 Read a book with a witch/wizard/magician as the main character.
(view spoiler)

Additional criteria:
A maximum of three books may be written by authors who were born or are currently resident in the USA or United Kingdom. Please indicate when completing the tasks which ones qualify for these criteria.


message 11: by Talita (new)

Talita van Dyk (talitavd) | 2 comments 1 Read a book with the words magic or magician or witch or wizard in the title.

2 Read a children's book that contains magic. To qualify, the genre "children" must be listed on the main page of the book (right side of main book page) and must have at least 10 users.

3 Read an urban fantasy. To qualify, the genre "Fantasy> Urban Fantasy" must be listed on the main page of the book (right side of main book page) and must have at least 10 users.

4 Read a book with a traditional magic element on the cover e.g. magic staff, cauldron, witch's hat, wand etc.

5 Read a book with a witch/wizard/magician as the main character.

Additional criteria:
A maximum of three books may be written by authors who were born or are currently resident in the USA or United Kingdom. Please indicate when completing the tasks which ones qualify for these criteria.

The rules:
Books must be longer than 150 pages.
Paper, e-books and audio books may be used.
Books read between 1 February 2015 and 30 April 2015 may be used.

Progress: 0/5


message 12: by Liezel (last edited Feb 04, 2015 06:43AM) (new)

Liezel (liezkl) | 736 comments I'll try this one

1 Read a book with the words magic or magician or witch or wizard in the title.

2 Read a children's book that contains magic. To qualify, the genre "children" must be listed on the main page of the book (right side of main book page) and must have at least 10 users.

3 Read an urban fantasy. To qualify, the genre "Fantasy> Urban Fantasy" must be listed on the main page of the book (right side of main book page) and must have at least 10 users.

4 Read a book with a traditional magic element on the cover e.g. magic staff, cauldron, witch's hat, wand etc.

5 Read a book with a witch/wizard/magician as the main character.

Additional criteria:
A maximum of three books may be written by authors who were born or are currently resident in the USA or United Kingdom. Please indicate when completing the tasks which ones qualify for these criteria.


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