Thursday, February 28, 2013

March's Make A Wish Reading Challenge

As many of you know, I am the moderator of an online Goodreads book club. I recently became the moderator of a second book club, Who's Your Author?, which read mainly Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. The following is a challenge I posted in that group. If you're interested in joining us, please feel free to do so. I had a blast creating this one and hope you enjoy it.


The Invitation: 

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To get to the event on Goodreads, CLICK HERE.


The Challenge:

Dear Members,

Dawn, Sandra, Alisa and I met up the other day in a quaint little Dublin cafe to discuss our plans for the group. While talking over tea and coffee, we noticed an unusual poem engraved in tiny script on the wall near our table. Here's a picture Sandra snapped with her cell phone:

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Now, we wish we could share with you the directions to where we found the leprechauns, but the following morning once our task was complete, all written instructions and memories of the journey were gone. We went back and tried to find the cute cafe in the heart of Dublin we'd been at the previous afternoon only to find it gone as well and when we inquired about it no one knew of the place we were talking about. That previous day had been the 20th. It was the last of the seven full days and night the message was said to be revealed. What we can tell you is that each of us managed to capture our very own leprechaun and after a lengthy discussion we each opted to take the three wishes as opposed to the gold. As none of us were from Ireland, we figured we'd have a difficult time trying unload all that gold or explain to customs where it all had come from. So we decided to attempt to barter with our leprechauns and the following is what we came up with.

 Each of you will get one and only one wish. The leprechauns that we managed to snag were all in favor of book clubs. They even confided to having one of their own. By the end of our dealings, Dawn, Sandra, Alisa and I jokingly started calling the friendly quartet the leprechauns for literacy. lol So the deal we made with the leprechauns is this, you may make one wish, but (and this is a HUGE but) you can use the word 'and' within your one wish. So think before you make your wish. Since we opted for wishes as opposed to gold, you are not permitted to wish for for money or wealth. You can go anywhere, experience anything, wish for your heart's desire, but keep in mind they aren't cupids so you can't make someone fall madly and passionately in love with you either. Sorry. Just remember for every thing you wish for you must read a book.

Levels of play: 
Modest; Read 1 - 3 books 
Practical; Read 4 - 6 books 
Wealthy; Read 7 - 9 books 
King/Queeen of the Castle; Read 10+ books 

You may use pictures on covers or words in titles of the things you want. You may also do a spell-it-out challenge where you pick a word and spell it out using the letters in the word and associating them with the first letter in the title (A, An, the, etc can be skipped and you may use the next letter in the title), the first letter in an authors first or last name, or you may use the first letter of a character's first, last, or nick name to do the spell-it-out portion.

Example of a spell-it-out challenge:
R - Remy Chandler, a character in A Kiss Before the Apocalypse by Thomas E. Sniegoski
I - Inconceivable by Shannon Woodward
N - Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh
G - Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman

Example of a wish challenge with covers and titles:
Weekend in Paris My Demon Lover Princess of the Midnight Ball (Princess #1) Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #1) Dance with a Vampire (Vampire Kisses, #4) Last Kiss Goodnight (Otherworld Assassin, #1) Dangerous in Diamonds (The Rarest Blooms, #4) Happily Ever After

I wish to spend a Weekend in Paris with My Demon Lover and be Princess of the Midnight Ballwhile wearing Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) and I'll learn How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf after ditching my Demon Lover to Dance with a Vampire who will give me a Last Kiss Goodnight while I look Dangerous in Diamonds and afterwards live Happily Ever After.

: No leprechauns were hurt in the making of this challenge.

PPS: The moderators of Who's Your Author? are in no way liable or responsible if said leprechauns default on said wishes.

 PPPS: If we actually had to state the above and you truly believed our little tale, then we truly are little worried about you.

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