Saturday, November 2, 2013

2014 What An Animal Reading Challenge VII


Welcome to the 2014 What an Animal Reading Challenge VII.  The challenge will begin on January 1st. Read on for more details...

The rules are really simple...


1. Read at least 6 books that have any of the following requirements:


a. there is an animal in the title of the book

b. there is an animal on the cover of the book

c. an animal plays a major role in the book

d. a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you'd like).

***** AMENDED:

Level 1 - Read up to 6 books

Level 2 - Read 7-12

Level 3 - Read 13 or more


2. The animal can be any type of animal (real or fictitious)--dog, cat, monkey, wolf, snake, insect, hedgehog, aardvark...dragon, mermaid, centaur, vampire, werewolf...you get the idea...


3. Challenge runs from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. That’s a full year to read at least 6 books (you can read more if you’d like). 


4. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.


5. You may make a list of books at the beginning of the challenge or you can just list them as you find them.


6. Book titles may be swapped out at anytime (assuming you made a list to begin with).


7. Crossovers with other challenges are permitted and encouraged.


8. You don't have to have a blog or write a review, but you can if you want to.
 If you don't have a blog, just post in the comment section that you'd like to join. You can post your books in there. Or you can sign up by joining my group on Goodreads for this challenge by clicking here.

9. Books can be in any format of your choice (print, audio, ebooks)

If you'd like to sign up, please use Mr. Linky below. Please link directly to your post about the challenge and not to your main blog page.

There will be one linky to sign up, one linky for completed reviews and one linky for completed challenge wrap up posts.

Sign up below to join the challenge! Please link directly to your post about the challenge and not to your main blog page.



Post your links for completed reviews below!




Post the link for your wrap up posts below



I will list what I read as I read them here...

1.  Paws for Murder by Annie Knox (Click here for review.)

2.  Lending A Paw by Laurie Cass (Click here for review.)

3.  The Cat in the Window by Callie Smith Grant (Click here for review.)

4.  Ghost Cat:  Midnight Paws (Click here for review.)

5.  The Whole Cat and Caboodle by Sofie Ryan (Click here for review.)

6.  Maltipoos Are Murder by Jacqui Lane (Click here for review.)

37 comments:

  1. I'm in! Maybe I'll even remember to link up my reviews. :D

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  2. Hi, I'd like to try this one, since I have a few books to be read that are cozies involving cats. I'm choosing LEvel one, since this a new one to me, but I may go past that, depenaing on what I can find.

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  3. I'm in this year. I will link up if I remember, I usually keep a record on my own blog. Thanks for hosting this challenge again this year.

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  4. I'll join also this year (even though my reviews are only in Italian :-( )!! Thanks for hosting this challenge!!

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  5. Going for Level 1 - and raiding my daughter's bookshelf on this one (she's into the warrior cat books).

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  6. I am signing up at Level 2 and will keep track on my Challenges page.

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  7. Going for Level 1 and will keep track on my 2014 What An Animal Reading Challenge VII categories.

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  8. I couldn't pass up the Animal Book challenge. :)

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  9. Sounds great! Looking forward to participating.

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  10. I'm assuming that birds are also ok, since vampires can also be classified as animals in the terms of this challenge? Would be nice to know if they aren't, as so far I'm signed up for Level 2. :)

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    1. That's fine! Welcome to the challenge!

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  11. Hi there, I'm in (it's my first time) ! Thanks for hosting! :)

    http://www.peekabook.it/2014/01/animal-reading-challenge-2014.html

    Valentina
    www.peekabook.it

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  12. Hmm, too bad either of my novels aren't being published until later on in the year. They'd both be perfect for this challenge.

    I wonder ... would a series qualify as one or not?

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    1. Yes, it would. Any animal book counts whether it's part of a series or not.

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  13. Thanks for hosting this challenge again, Yvonne!

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  14. I used The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd because of the birds flying on the cover of the book. Thanks for having the challenge, Socrates.

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  15. Hi Socrates, would "My Life as a Furry Red Monster" fit the challenge? Elmo, the puppet, is on the cover of the book. It's written by Kevin Clash. Can I use it? yes? no? Thanks for the nice note on my page.

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    1. Mmmm...This was a hard one for me to decide on, but I'll say it's okay since Elmo is furry.

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  16. I posted in wrong place. I have not finished reading yet. I did read: Lending A Paw and Murder with Puffins.

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  17. I have now finished. I went for level 1 and I have read 8 books. Mostly about shifters (didn't include my vampire books as I forgot the fit).

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  18. I'm getting a late start but I will catch up soon! I love your challenges. Thanks for doing it.

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  19. For this one, I have two links.

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  20. I am posting my links again, Yvonne. Just to make sure everything is alright. You have the instructions written so easily. Don't why I'm having so much trouble. Hope the headache is over. Have my fingers crossed. Thanks for putting up with my mistakes.

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    1. Hi Tea,

      Your links work fine! Thanks.

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  21. I linked up two reviews (A Killing Notion-link #46 and Let Loose - link #47). As soon as I get caught up with my other four (this week hopefully) I will bump myself up to Level 2 (7-12 books)

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  22. I've completed Level One! Will probably manage Level 2...we'll see what's still on deck.

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  23. I am really enjoying this Animal Challenge. Glad you're hosting it. Thanx.

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  24. I really enjoyed this challenge.

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  25. Sorry, I put my The Rat and The Slug link in the wrong section first. Too early in the morning. Can you remove it from the sign-up section? I did put it in the right section too.
    Thanks again for hosting this fun challenge.

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  26. The Footprints on the Ceiling has a Bunny on the cover.

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  27. I did post my list of 13 books to two places. I probably might read at least one more.

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  28. Hi, I'm finished for this year. I've reached the max of 13. Am looking forward to doing it again next year ;-)

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  29. I just wanted to apologise, because I seem to be a complete moron when it comes to posting my links. I seem incapable of finding the right section on occasion and just noticed that I've posted at least a few of my reviews in the sign-up link part and at least one in the wrap-up section. I may seem like a sub-literate user of the interwebs, and have no real excuse except the fact that I work very long hours teaching secondary school students. Maybe their scatter-brained-ness (totally a word) is rubbing off on me.

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    1. No problem. I fixed everything that needed to be fixed :)

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  30. looking forward to satrting this.. as soon as my exams are over that is :)

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