Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fairy Tale Read-a-thon, Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the Fairy Tale Read-a-thon 
being sponsored by Debz of Debz Bookshelf.

My Read-a-thon Update

Day Two

  • Total Books Read: 0
  • Total Pages Read:204
  • Books Read Since Last Update: 0
  • Pages Read since last update: 114
  • Total time read: 2 and a half hours
  • How I'm currently feeling: I'm currently reading Storybound by Marissa Burt, I really like it so far.  I'm hoping to get a lot more reading in tomorrow.
MINI-CHALLENGE and GIVEAWAY

Today I have the privilege of hosting the Mini-Challenge and a giveaway. For my mini-challenge, do the following:
  1. Choose your favorite fairy tale (Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, etc.).
  2. Find or identify FIVE retellings of that fairy tale.
  3. Enter the titles and authors in the Rafflecopter form below.  Once you have done this the rest of the giveaway options will be opened and you can complete the ones you wish to.
  4. This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL as long as Book Depository ships to you.
  5. You must be 13 or older to participate. 
 GOOD LUCK! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

14 comments:

  1. I have a soft spot for all fairy tale retellings, but I absolutely love Shannon Hale's the Goose Girl for its beautiful writing and story, and Vivian Vande Velde's The Rumplesliskin Problem for its humor and cleverness.

    Honorable mentions go to: Beauty, by Robin McKinley; Cinder, by Marissa Meyer; A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce; and all of Gail Carson Levine's retellings.

    Pica @ Pica Reads

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  2. Great challenge! I went with Sleeping Beauty and there are just so many different retellings.

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  3. I can never pick a favorite fairy tale, but I really like "Beauty and the Beast," so I went with it. Thanks for the giveaway and mini-challenge!

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    1. I always forget to read what I'm supposed to comment about! My favorite retelling of fairy tale might currently be Nameless by Lili St. Crow, but there are a lot of good ones!

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  4. Ohh, I love fairytales, but Beauty and the beast is my absolute favorite :) Since I read retellings all the time, I can't pick my favorite one, but I did find Cinder very original.

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  5. It's hard to choose just one, but I'll pick one I just read with my kids since it covers a whole bunch of fairy tales -- "Half Upon a Time" by James Riley. We all loved it -- so cute and funny!

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  6. I love any type of fairy tales, old or new, and retellings, too, so of course I've read plenty, but to choose my one fav, not easy, but I guess Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George :)

    Thanks for the mini challenge, it was fun :)

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  7. i love Fairytales so I have many of the retellings of many. I had to pick the first one I read as a child(by self!) is Cinderella! A fav retelling is: Witches Abroad written by Terry Pratchett. The mini-challenge was fun! May be its mini,Big in Books that are Loved!
    Cyndee Thomas

    cyndee(dot)thomas0(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. For the mini challenge I forgot to type in my my retellings so here they are:
    Beauty and the Beast:
    Rose Daughter by, Robin McKinley
    Beauty by, Robin McKinley
    Beauty and the Werewolf (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #6) by, Mercedes Lackey
    Belle: A Retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" by, Cameron Dokey
    Beastly by, Alex Flinn

    My favorite fairy tale retelling is Violet Eyes: A Retelling of the "Princess and the Pea" by, Debbie Viguié although I also really like Scarlet Moon: A Retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood" by, Debbie Viguié.

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  9. What a fun giveaway! I chose a personal favorite, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! My favorite B&B retelling of all the ones I listed is HEART'S BLOOD by Juliet Marillier!

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  10. Beauty and the Beast :D

    rbd1022@hotmail.com

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  11. My favorite fairy tale retelling is a tie between Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakey-Cartwright and Ash by Malinda Lo. I absolutely love them both!

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    Ash by Malinda Lo, although the writing style could use some work, it has a lesbian as the protagonist, that scores serious points in my book :)

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