Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Secret of the Ice Castle

The Secret of the Ice Castle by SeriesDude is fan fiction based on the Dana Girls Stories.  It can be found on wattpad.  It has 21 chapters and it a complete book.  Since the requirements say in any format, I will consider this to be the equivalent of an e-book.  I believe SeriesDude is a friend that loves series books and has written other fan fiction.

It is well written, stays true to the Dana Girl Stories and has a realistic ending.  If anyone is interested in reading this they can join wattpad and choose it for their library.

Friday, February 10, 2017

2017 What An Animal Reading Challenge List

1. The Doctor's Calling by Stella Bagwell.   This boo`k is bout a vet and his assistant who move to a ranch and set up caring for the ranch's animals.  They each have pets and animals and the care of them are central to this romance.

2.  `Literally Murder (Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #4 by Ali Brandon.  Hamlet was the star of a cat video and he is invited to be the star attraction at a cat show in Florida.  One of the things that happens, is that he is catnapped and Darla and Jake have to find who stole him.  He also uses books to give clues to Darla so she can solve the mystery.

3.  By Familiar Means (A Witch's Cat Mystery #2)  by Delia James. Annabelle Britton is an artist wh has decided to make her home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  She has been adopted by a feline familiar named Alistair.  Anna is still learning to be a witch and has joined a coven.  Her Grandma B.B. comes to visit Portsmouth and her old coven.

2017 What An Animal Reading Challenge Sign Up

Any book read for this challenge has to have an animal that plays a major role in the book (which could be fiction or non-fiction).  It also counts if a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you like).  In the past, books would qualify if an animal is in the title or on the cover, but that no longer qualifies.  The challenge is for books related to animals and just because theya re in the title or on the cover doesn't mean it's about an animal.

Level 1 - one to six books
Level 2 - seven to twelve books
Level 3- thirteen to twenty books
Level 4- twenty-one and over

I will be trying level 2.

Monday, January 2, 2017

What's in A Name 2017

The basics
The challenge runs from January to December. During this time you choose a book to read from each of the following categories. (Examples of books you could choose are in brackets – translations and other languages most definitely count!):
  • A number in numbers (84, Charing Cross Road; 12 Years A Slave; 31 Dream Street)
  • A building (The Old Curiosity Shop; I Capture The Castle; House Of Shadows; The Invisible Library; Jamaica Inn)
  • A title which has an ‘X’ somewhere in it (The Girl Next Door; The Running Vixen)
  • A compass direction (North and South; Guardians Of The West; The Shadow In The North; NW)
  • An item/items of cutlery (The Subtle Knife; Our Spoons Came From Woolworths)
  • A title in which at least two words share the same first letter – alliteration! (The Great Gatsby; The Luminous Life Of Lilly Aphrodite; Gone Girl; The Cuckoo’s Calling)
As usual I’ve tried to include some easy categories and some not so. Remember the titles I’ve given here are only examples, you can by all means use them if you want to but it’s not necessary. There are plenty of other books that will fit the categories and you may have some in mind already or even some on your shelves you can read.
Extra information
  • Books can be any format (print, audio, ebook).
  • It’s preferred that the books don’t overlap with other challenges, but not a requirement at all.
  • Books cannot overlap categories (for instance my example of I Capture The Castle could be used for ‘a building’ or ‘a title in which at least two words share a first letter’ but not both).
  • Creativity for matching the categories is title winot only allowed, it’s encouraged!
  • You don’t have to make your list of books beforehand, you can choose them as you go.
  • You don’t have to read your chosen books in any particular order.

My Books:
A title in which at least two words share the same first letter – alliteration!:
          Strong Silent SEAL (SEALs of Coronado, #2) by Paige Tyler

  • A compass direction - Buffalo West Wing (A White House Chef Mystery #4) by Julie Hyzy
  • A building = The Secret of the Ice Castle by SeriesDude
  • A  title with an "x" in it - Wicked Fix (Home Repair is Homicide, #3) by Sarah Graves