28 December 2009

I haz joined some more challenges

I found me two new challenges. First of all when I found out Pearl would be holding a challenge I was certain of it that I would never have 10 contemporary romance novels on my shelves. Oh, she proved me wrong but when I rediscovered my Nora Roberts on the shelves I was like; Hhmmmm, I could re-read some of my all time favorite like Carolina Moon, Birthright etc and I have Erin McCarthy with Flat-Out Sexy, Maya Banks with her Sweet series and suddenly 10 books wasn’t all that hard to find. So now I am off to add my name to the list of participants and look forward to reading these books!

List so far:

1. Maya Banks – Sweet Surrender
2. Nora Roberts – River’s End
3. Erin McCarthy – Flat-Out Sexy
4. Susan Elizabeth Phillips – What I did For Love
5. Nora Roberts – Sanctuary
6. Jo Davis Under Fire
7. Nora Roberts – Homeport
8. Maya Banks – Sweet Persuasion

( I will add as I go along)

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

This is what Pearl has to say about the rules and challenge: By contemporary romance I mean straight contemporary, so without paranormal, fantasy or time-travel elements. Sexy, steamy contemporaries are eligible and so are category romances. (i.e. Harlequin Blaze, Harlequin Presents, Harlequin Super Romances, Silhoutte Desires, etc.)


1. Read at least 10 contemporaries between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010

2. You don't have to pre-select your books, you can just add them as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed. Nothing is set in stone! Also, the books you choose can crossover into or from other challenges you are participating in.

3. Feel free to grab the button below for the sidebar of your blog. It would be great if you would link it back to this post so others can find their way back to this post and join the challenge.

4. If you decide to join this challenge be sure to create a post telling others and feel free to add a link back to this post so others can join in the fun.

5. I will be creating review posts where you can link your own reviews, but reviews are optional.


~link to Royals Fantasy Challenge~

Now with already quite a few challenges I said to myself in serious voice; Leontine, you just can’t handle anything more! You will have various things on your plate next year and a TBR pile to consider as well. (Yes, I talk to myself) Still, when I saw a post on next challenge it practically screamed my name, a genre I hold so dead AND it has various subgenres in which I read quite a few books. I’m guessing Urban Fantasy is included as well and I gots me some Ilona Andrews, Erica Hayes and Chloe Neill. I’ve also got Elizabeth Vaughan, Anne Bishop, and Suzanne Collins I’ve got waiting to be read. All books I can add for this challenge so I’m going for the full 20 books to be read.

1. Anne Bishop – The Invisible Ring
2. Chloe Neill – Some Girls Bite
3. Erica Hayes – Shadowfae
4. Elizabeth Vaughan – White Star
5. Ilona Andrews – Magic Bites
6. Suzanne Collins – Hunger Games
7. Laurell K Hamilton – Kiss Of Shadows

(there will be added to the list as I go)

The rules are as followed:

The Fantasy Reading Challenge can include YA Fantasy or Historical Fantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy or any other sub genre of Fantasy. There really are no limits to this challenge as Fantasy is such a wide and varied genre. Just enjoy and have fun! I'm planning on reading the Katherine Kerr Deverry series if anyone would like to join me in a read along.

Challenge Guidelines:

1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.

--Non-Bloggers: Include your information in the comment section.

2. There are four levels:

-- Curious – Read 3 Fantasy Fiction novels.

-- Fascinated – Read 6 Fantasy Fiction novels.

-- Addicted – Read 12 Fantasy Fiction novels.

-- Obsessed – Read 20 Fantasy Fiction novels.

3. Any book format counts.

4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.

5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010. Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge.

6. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to the post about the Fantasy Fiction Reading Challenge. Include the URL so that other participants can find join in and read your reviews and post.

I was skittish in 2009 to join challenges but I guess 2010 will be a challenge rich year *grin* It will be a fun way to add some structure to the reading :)
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  1. Have fun :D
    Oh I always enjoyed the deverry series, before it got sad

  2. Wow, great going, Leontine! I was tempted to join, but since this is my first year of joining challenges, I'm limiting myself to two--the erotic romance by Erotic Horizon and the 100+ reading challenge by J. Kaye.

  3. @Blodeuedd - In a foggy memory I remember reading a novel in the Deverry series, it is the kind of fantasy i also want to add to my list.

    @Silver - I'm doing some minor challenges and also can cross over with some books I have in mind. The 100+ challenge by J Kaye is the Mt. Everest of challenges...I read me a total of 96 books this year and I've got no clue if next year will be better or worse :S

  4. I lurve when you do challenges! Leontine I think something is wrong with me, why don't I like contemporary romance? Am I broken?

  5. Great that you joined two more challenges! I'm doing the contemporary challenge as well! Looking forward to your thoughts already :)
    For me it's the same, I hope the challenges will help me to add some structure to the reading and diminish the amount of books on the TBR pile ;)

  6. Cool list hon...

    I see some of the ones I want to read as well...


  7. You go girl!!!! Rock out those challenges. I am only doing two of them... and trying to conquer my very much Mt. TBR pile. ((pss, I talk to myself too... and answer myself too sometimes... yea, scary I know, lol!!))
    I hope all is well honey! Chat with you soon!

  8. I promised myself I wouldn't join any more challenges-but the Fantasy one is so very tempting...

  9. You go girl! These sound like a lot of fun! I wish you the best of luck in them! I am tempted but I better finish the other three I started first before I commit myself to anymore LOL. This is my first year for ever trying any challenges but I'm loving them so far!!! They are a lot of fun!

    BIG HUGS my friend!

  10. Lots of great challenges! Thanks for the links and good luck :)

  11. @Smokinhotbooks - Nah hon, not broken, you just need to find the right navy SEAL who can work his magic with you or another equally hot guy who can lure you in to the genre *grin*

    @Janna - I'm hoping for a good start in January. I'm already trying to make a pile of books that will give a start in each challenge :)

    @EH - I'm trying to work from my shelves as well as giving it a bit of room to work with new additions to my shelves in 2010.

    @Cecile - ffeewwww, thank the lord I am not the only one who does the talking to herself LOL

    @Buck Eye Girl Reads - That I s what i said to myself as well. No more challenges form me after Pearl's Contemporary one but I couldn't resist the lure of the Fantasy one as it contains so many of my favorite sub genres.

    @JennJ - The Outlander will be one of my first 2010 reads! I need to keep up with your challenge as they take a bit of reading time LOL

    @Inthehammockblog - You're welcome and hope to see you at these ;) challenges

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