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Fairytales

Published March 5, 2012 by caitlinnicoll

Exciting news in the land of fairies and tales! A collection of 500! NEW! fairytales collected by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth have been recently uncovered in Germany. Franz was a contemporary of the Grimm brothers, and combed the countryside for decades, painstakingly collecting these tales for our enjoyment. Sadly, due to disinterest, they were archived instead. But no longer!

Check out the full article from the Guardian here

I LOVE fairytales.

What are some of your favorite tales?

Some of mine include the Little Mermaid, the Stork Wife, the Snow Queen, Rapunzel, and Cinderella.

In other news, how is everyone doing with their reading challenges? the second half of February was kind of slow for me in that I only managed a couple of books.

I’m participating in the A to Z challenge this year. Which I’m kinda excited about. I have a theme planned, but I don’t want to say what it is in case I change my mind. I can be fickle like that.

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2012 Reading Challenge Update

Published January 6, 2012 by caitlinnicoll

I meant to post this at the beginning of the week, but there was a THING that insisted on acting like a rabid porcupine. *glares at computer*

So, is everyone excited about their fantasy and sci-fi reading challenges? I AM!

Already, I’m 3 books into my fantasy challenge (it’s amazing how much one can accomplish with no internet for a week. Seriously. You should see my notebook. FULL of words). I haven’t read any sci-fi books though. Yet. SHATTER ME is waiting quite impatiently. But so isn’t ANGELFALL. We’ll see which one can scream louder.

How is everyone else doing with their challenges? Are there any books you’re excited to read this year?

Here are a few of mine:

I’m sure I’ll think of about 500 more throughout the course of the year.

Also, I’m going to do monthly (maybe more) updates on my progress, and I would love to see how everyone else is doing.

 

2012 Science Fiction Reading Challenge

Published November 24, 2011 by caitlinnicoll

the science fiction reading challenge will run from January 1st, 2012 – December 31st, 2012. Sign up begins today and lasts until February 1st, 2012.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1. Sign up with the link below. If you don’t have a blog, you can link your Goodreads  account.

2. Grab the image on the left for your site.

3. Choose your level.

4. Leave a comment letting me know what level you’ve chosen.

Challenge Levels:

Hacker: 5 books

Android: 10 books

Alien cyborg: 15 books

Bladerunner: 30 books

Torchwood: 50 books

Captain of the Starfleet: 75 books

Jedi Master: 100 books

Timelord: 130+ books

More info: the books you choose can be in any sub-genre of science fiction (dystopian and steampunk included), and can be adult, YA, or MG. Comics and graphic novels also count.

Bonus if the book is by a 2012 debut author.

If you need suggestions, click here.

Related Reading Challenges:

Bonnie from Bookish Ardour has a fantastic Dystopian and Steampunk challenge. Click on the images below to go to her site for more details. I did both this year, but will probably only do the dystopian challenge next year.

I’m again going to go for the Bladerunner challenge; 30 books.

What level are you going for? Do you have any great sci-fi suggestions?

2012 Fantasy Challenge

Published November 23, 2011 by caitlinnicoll

It has come to my attention recently that there are roughly eleventy billion fantasy books out there that I have not read. To combat this, I’ve decided to create a reading challenge, because I always do better when I hold myself accountable. So, who wants to join me?

the fantasy reading challenge will run from January 1st, 2012 – December 31st, 2012. Sign up begins today and lasts until February 1st, 2012.

If science fiction is more to your tastes, I will also be doing a sci-fi challenge. Details will be posted tomorrow.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1. Sign up with the link below. If you don’t have a blog, you can link your Goodreads  account.

2. Grab the image on the left for your site.

3. Choose your level.

4. Leave a comment letting me know what level you’ve chosen.

Challenge Levels:

Hobbit: 5 books

Elf: 10 books

Vampire Slayer: 15 books

Wizard: 30 books

Brothers Grimm: 50 books

Dragonrider: 75 books

Curse Breaker: 100 books

Titan: 130+ books

More info: the books you choose can be in any sub-genre of fantasy, and can be adult, YA, or MG. Comics and graphic novels also count.

If you need suggestions, click here.

Alternate Challenges:

1. Read only high/epic fantasy

2. Read only urban fantasy

3. Read only historical fantasy

4. If you normally read adult, read only YA/ MG; or vice versa

5. Include at least 5 debut authors

6. Read only books based of myths/legends/ fairytales

I’m going to try for the Brother’s Grimm level; 50 books. I might shoot for Dragonrider.

What level are you going for? Do you have any great fantasy suggestions?