Tuesday, November 19, 2013

2014 What An Animal Reading Challenge VII

Ok, here's another reading challenge.  I didn't do this one last year, but it looks like a fun one.  I have cozies books I need to read with cats as the theme, so this would be a good one.  And I'm sure I can find some other animal-themed books as well. Since I'm new to this challenge, I'll go with Level One for now, but may go up later.

This is another challenge hosted by Socrates' Book Reviews. To sign up, visit this link.  Below are the details copied from Socrates' blog:

Welcome to the 2014 What an Animal Reading Challenge VII.  The challenge will begin on January 1st. Read on for more details...

The rules are really simple...

1. Read at least 6 books that have any of the following requirements:

a. there is an animal in the title of the book

b. there is an animal on the cover of the book

c. an animal plays a major role in the book

d. a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you'd like).

***** AMENDED:

Level 1 - Read up to 6 books

Level 2 - Read 7-12

Level 3 - Read 13 or more 

2. The animal can be any type of animal (real or fictitious)--dog, cat, monkey, wolf, snake, insect, hedgehog, aardvark...dragon, mermaid, centaur, vampire, werewolf...you get the idea...

3. Challenge runs from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. That’s a full year to read at least 6 books (you can read more if you’d like). 

4. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.

5. You may make a list of books at the beginning of the challenge or you can just list them as you find them.

6. Book titles may be swapped out at anytime (assuming you made a list to begin with).

7. Crossovers with other challenges are permitted and encouraged.

8. You don't have to have a blog or write a review, but you can if you want to.
 If you don't have a blog, just post in the comment section that you'd like to join. You can post your books in there. Or you can sign up by joining my group on Goodreads for this challenge by clicking here.

9. Books can be in any format of your choice (print, audio, ebooks)

If you'd like to sign up, please use Mr. Linky below. Please link directly to your post about the challenge and not to your main blog page.

There will be one linky to sign up, one linky for completed reviews and one linky for completed challenge wrap up posts.

My books for this challenge:

  1. Water For Elephants--Sara Gruen
  2. The First Eagle--Tony Hillerman
  3. Love Bites: Poetry in Celebration of Dogs and Cats--Floyd Salas
  4. Summer Kittens--Janice Bennett/Valerie King/Martha Kirkland
  5. Because of Winn-Dixie--Kate DiCamillo
  6. How to Wash a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  7. How to Tail a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  8. Three Tales of My Father's Dragon--Ruth Stiles Gannett
  9. Flora and Ulysses--Kate DiCamillo
  10. Magical Kittens--Donna Bell/Catherine Blair/Joy Reed
  11. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat--Sofie Kelly
  12. The Mercy  Watson Collection,  Volume 1--Kate DiCamillo
  13. The Mercy Watson Collection, Volume 2--Kate DiCamillo

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

Welcome to the challenge! Have fun!