Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Witchcraft Reading Challenge

2014 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge

I've never participated in a reading challenge, aside from one in the second grade, but this one caught my eye and I decided to join in. The challenge runs from Jan 1, 2014 – Dec 31, 2014 and you have to read books featuring witches! Any full length book that includes a witch as a main character or includes major witchcraft elements counts, either fiction or nonfiction. I already read a few cozy mysteries that feature witches-so my goal is fairly high. However, I also just looked at the total number of all books I read in 2013, so my goal won't be that high. I'm aiming for the Mother level-reading 11-15 qualifying books. I also intend to write a review for each of these books.

For full challenge rules and more details about joining check out Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Kathy,

    I'm writing today in pursuit of blog tour participants for Curiosity Quills author Ann M. Noser’s soon to be release new-adult, urban fantasy HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS.

    We’re interested in interviews, guest posts, reviews and book spotlights (such as celebrating cover reveal and book release dates).

    The cover reveal is June 2nd, with the book being released on July 15th.

    Here is the back of the book blurb (I hope it sparks your interest!):

    College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice: “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, and don’t tell anyone you see ghosts”. But when charming Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma’s sheltered life shatters.

    Blamed for Mike’s death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back. Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell. The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury. As she stumbles back to the dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home. And he isn't the only one.

    Instead of raising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead—a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a desperate victim determined to solve his own murder, and a frat boy Emma can’t stand…at first. More comfortable with the dead than the living, Emma delves deeper into the seductive Book of Shadows. Her powers grow, but witchcraft may not be enough to protect her against the vengeful river and the killers that feed it their victims.

    Inspired by the controversial Smiley Face Murders, HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS will ignite the secret powers hidden deep within each of us.

    Thanks very much for your time,