Monday, July 20, 2009

DBR Blogoversary Challenge!

Sara L from Dragonfly Book Reviews is hosting the DBR 1st Birthday Challenge! Here's the summary, links, rules and all that good stuff for your veiwing pleasure, as well as the button:

Summary:I have chosen 8 categories and each has 5 books in it, with the plots relating to the name of the category. I have read and reviewed all these books (you can read the reviews by clicking the titles of the books). I have tried to make it possible for bloggers overseas to join in by putting up books I think aren't just published in the UK, although I know some are. If you can't find any of the books I've chosen for a category in your area, then e-mail me (dragonflybookreviews(at) with the book you would like to read for that category instead, and I'll verify that it belongs to that category. Hopefully this challenge will let you discover some good reads and push you towards reading that book you've always wanted to. For the first 7 people that complete the challenge (the deadline is 11th November 2009) I will award a prize, and there will be random competitions and offers throughout the next fortnight as celebrations for DBR's birthday.

You must read at least one of the books for each category, in no particular order.
No matter when you start, the deadline for everyone is 11th November 2009 - you can finish before then.
The first 7 people to finish (including bloggers from the US, Canada and Austrailia) will get a random book sent to them. Please e-mail me when you are finished so I know - dragonflybookreviews(at)
You must write a quick review of the book on your blog as proof that you read it, and mention the challenge on your site too - the more the merrier!
You have to e-mail me if you want to read another book for a category - only if none of the books listed are availiable in your area.
Please send me a link to the review/summary when it's posted - dragonflybookreviews(at)
Because of the fact you have to post when you've read the books, etc, this challenge is only open to Bloggers, Wordpress-ers and owners of a blog-type site, but you can still take part at home! Or you can quickly make your own blog -
You can only read a book for one category - even if it's listed in two.
Have fun - it's a celebration challenge!!!

And then, here are the categories:


My Swordhand is Singing - Marcus Sedgwick
Jude (also known as Framed) - Kate Morgenroth
Silverfin - Charlie Higson
Crossing The Line - Gillian Philips
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury

Then - Morris Gleitzman
Once - Morris Gleitzman
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne
Remembrance - Theresa Breslin
Shrapnel - Robert Swindells

The Pretty Committee Strikes Back - Lisi Harrison
Extreme Kissing - Luisa Plaja
Finding Cassie Crazy - Jaclyn Moriarty
Gossip Girl - Cecily von Ziegesar
Young, Loaded and Fabulous - Kate Kingsley

Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
Marked - P.C. and Kristen Cast
Fragile Eternity - Melissa Marr
The Hunted - Alex Shearer
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury (you can't choose this if you've already chosen it for Horror/Mystery/Dark)

If I Stay - Gayle Forman
Then - Morris Gleitzman (you can't choose this if you've already chosen it for War)
Ethel and Ernest - Raymond Briggs
Ways to Live Forever - Sally Gardener
Brilliance of the Moon - Lian Hearn

Set in another time
The Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale
Dragonfly - Julia Golding
Kezzie - Theresa Breslin
Carbon Diaries 2015 - Saci Lloyd
Double Cross - Malorie Blackman

Set in other countries
Tokyo - Graham Marks
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne (you can't choose this if you've already chosen it for War)
Kumari: Goddess of Destiny - Amanda Lees
Ophelia - Lisa Klein
Dragonfly - Julia Golding (you can't choose this if you've already chosen it for Set in another time)

Choose from the 5/5 books
Zelah Green, Queen of Clean - Vanessa Curtis
Big Woo! - Susie Day (also known as Serafina 67 *urgently requires life*)
Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
Rain - Kate le Vann
Princess Academy - Shannon Hale

NOTE - I know I'm pushing it a bit with some of the books, but they're good books. Enjoy the challenge!


Now everyone- don't you have a challenge to get to? ;)




Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Meggin!

Anonymous said...

Yaaaay! Meggin, you won an award :)

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