Saturday, December 31, 2011

Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf Hosts & Creates the 2012 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge

Hey all blog readers,

At the very last minute decided to enter this Reading Challenge (the third and final Reading Challenge by the way!) because have always been infatuated with witches and witchcraft. Have received quite a few review titles for books under this title, so found this be fun to get in reviews for you readers.

Especially since interested in reading this 2012 some more of Paulo Coelho's novels since only read Brida before but not his highly recommended novel The Alchemist and The Witch of Portobello. Also titles like Legacy by Molly Cochran.

My movie reviews and anime reviews might just suffer for this.
Oh, well, was always to impulsive for my own good. If you read on you'll see I have to choose levels to complete but want Crone but not too confident I can find that many books to read. Liking the sound of Crone but too bad.
Have chosen instead the level of Maiden and hope to move up in my level . Really excited to see how it will all go.
I'll be posting reviews toward books for the challenge and afterward mention progress in wrap-up posts. I have signed up for e-mail subscription for Melissa's blog to see how it all moves.
~ Want to join? No blog required but to post reviews on a review site.
                ~ Enter the Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge ~

Melissa's Rules and Regulations (P. S. not as strict as it sounds)

Challenge Rules:
  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012.  I will be posting a place to link up a sign-up post (below), reviews and a wrap-up post. (Note: You do not have to review the books to participate, but only those who link up reviews will be entered for the prize)
  2. Grab the reading challenge button (code & button below) and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate- you could track your progress and post reviews on  Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, etc.
  3. Any full length book that includes a witch as a main character or major witchcraft elements counts.  They may be fiction or non-fiction.  However, they should not be reference books which are not read cover to cover-I will leave this to your discretion.  
  4. Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
  5. Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  6. 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.
  7. When you sign up in the linky put the direct link to your post about joining the 2012 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge.
  8. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  9. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2012, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  10. Have some Witchy Good Fun !!!

The Levels:

Initiate:  Read 1 - 5 Witchy Books
Maiden:  Read 6 - 10 Witchy Books
Mother:  Read 11 - 15 Witchy Books
Crone:  Read 16 - 20 Witchy Books

Sd (for series' I've just ome book suggestions to get you startelisted the 1st):
(Most of these I have not read and am not recommending-just sharing the list of books that I will be looking into and considering for the challenge! Please feel free to add your suggestions in the comments and I'll add them to the list!)

Practical Magic - Alice Hoffman
Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
Casting Spells (Sugar Maple, #1)- Barbara Bretton
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) - Deborah Harkness
The Trouble With Magic (Bewitching Mysteries, No. 1) - Madeline Alt
The Book of Shadows (Herculine #1) - James Reese
New England Witch Chronicles - Chelsea Bellingeri
The Near Witch – Victoria Schwab
The Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family, #1)– Melissa de la Cruz
Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)- Jessica Spotswood
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
Second Hand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1)- Juliet Blackwell
It Takes a Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery #1)- Heather Blake
Once a Witch (Witch #1) - Carolyn MacCullough
Book of Shadows (Wicca, #1) - Cate Tiernan 
Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia & Abby, #1) - Shirley Damsgaard 
Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) - Rachel Hawkins
The Witching Hour (Lives of the Mayfair Witches #1) - Anne Rice
The Night Strangers - Chris Bohjalian
Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (Jolie Wilkins #1) - HP Mallory

Bucklands's Complete Book of Witchcraft - Raymond Buckland
Drawing Down the Moon - Margot Adler
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner - Scott Cunningham
Natural Witchery: Intuitive, Personal & Practical Magick - Ellen Dugan
Magick in Theory and Practice - Aleister Crowley 
The Spiral Dance by Starhawk
The Golden Bough -  James Frazer
A Witch’s Bible: the Complete Witch’s Handbook - Janet & Stewart Farrar
Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life - Pauline Campanelli
Witch Crafting - Phyllis Curott
Witchcraft Today - Gerald Gardner
A History of Witchcraft - Jeffrey Russell

The Prize:

Witchy book of choice up to $10 from the Book Depository!

Participants who have officially signed up by linking up a sign-up post declaring their level  will be given one entry for every review they link up.  The more reviews you write and link up, the more entries in the contest!  An additional entry will be given to any who complete or exceed their challenge level!

Grab the Button!

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Persephone said...

I'm glad that she provided a lit of books to read cause I don't read a lot of book about witches. I really haven't found my niche when it comes to books lol. I supposed that's why I joined so many challenges. I'm glad that we both signed up for the same two challenges. Can't wait to see what books you will read.

Cassandra @ Book & Movie Dimension a Blog said...

That's definetely good. I got many ideas for books too from her lists.

Nice of you to stop by Persephone. Looking forward to your reviews/progress.

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Thanks so much for joining my Witches & Witchcraft reading Challenge!!!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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