Saturday, June 06, 2009

June Mini-Challenge

Okay, rewritting for clarification sake! Sorry it wasn't clear before. This is why you shouldn't rush! Anyway, as part of the Dewey Reading Challenge I am hosting a mini-challenge for June. The whole thing is outlined in this post. The challenge is combined with the Once Upon a Time Challenge, which Carl is hosting, so if you are not a member of the Dewey challenge, but are a member of that one, you can still participate. Basically, you have to post a list of books for people to ask you questions about, you answer the questions at a later date, and you are entered to win a prize. So, these are the Once Upon a Time books that I haven't reviewed:

Marked: A House of Night Novel by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (Book 1)
Pay the Piper: A Rock 'N' Roll Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple (Book 1)
Playing With Fire by Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant Series, Book 2)
The Garden of Eve by K.L. Going
Mister Monday: Keys to the Kingdom (Book 1) by Garth Nix
I Was A Rat! by Philip Pullman
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder (Storm Glass Trilogy, Book 1)
The Thief (Book 1, The Queen's Thief Series) by Megan Whalen Turner
Evernight by Claudia Gray (Evernight Series, Book 1)
The Good Neighbors: Kin: Book One by Holly Black & Ted Naifeh
The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech
The City and The City by China Mieville
Skellig by David Almond

Okay, so now, questions? Ask away! (That's a lot of books... I have read 23 books for the OUaT challenge so far, actually. Reviewing them seems to be the problem!)

Is this clearer? Let me know if I still can't type coherently!

Other lists:

Anyone else?


  1. I'm very interested in reading Skellig. That's a great list of book for the challenge!

  2. What's the June Mini-Challenge? I hadn't heard of that one.

  3. So we just ask you questions about any of these books?

  4. How does Storm Glass compare to Snyder's books in her previous trilogy?

    What was your favorite part about The Thief? Are you going to read the other two books? (That's a tough one to review without giving away the ending!)

    What did you think about Evernight? Compare it to Twilight...

    Oh, and how was book two in the Skulduggery Pleasant series? As good as book 1?

    I think that's all the books on the list that I have questions about. :)

  5. Thanks for the questions, Melissa.

    Everyone else, I edited the post...

  6. Questions:

    Which do you prefer - 'older' children's lit (like 'I Was a Rat' and 'Skellig') or more current stuff?

    'I was a Rat' is one of Philip Pullman's earlier book (pre Dark Materials). How do you think it compares to his later work and why do you think this and other earlier works did not receive international acclaim like 'His Dark Materials'?

    I've heard mixed things about 'House of Night' books - was Marked good, bad or ehhh?

  7. Thanks for the questions, Jodie!

  8. What do you think Skellig was? Does it matter to you?

    Without giving anything away, were you surprised to find out that I Was a Rat! was a reworking of a well-known fairy tale? What did you think when it was revealed? (Also, I was almost 100% sure this book was more recent than HDM!)

    Green Angel: What did you think of the way Hoffman mixed fairy tale elements and a dystopian world?

    The City and The City: I realize this is not a question, but tell me everything! Okay, a question: is it awesome? If so, how awesome? :P

    Playing With Fire: does it live up to the first book in the series?

    Pay the Piper: had you ever read any other retelling of the Pied Piper? If so, how does this compare?


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