Monday, February 1, 2010

League of Reluctant Adults Challenge!

Yes, I'm jumping on the wagon late, but it IS before Midnight and it's still February 1st! I've been following The League of Reluctant Adults blog for quite awhile now and have been reading their books as fast as I possibly can since they are full of paranormal goodness. Today they added one of my favorite authors, Rob Thurman, to The League. I could no longer resist joining the NAC Mini-Challenge: League of Reluctant Adults from Literary Escapism. The challenge called out to me, and dared me to join in a snarky, yet somehow mesmerizing voice(within my mind, of course). "Join you freaking idiot, join! Or I shall rant and rave at you for an eternity or until you lose what little sanity you have left."
Here is the shortened scoop on the challenge, but you can get the details by clicking the above link at the challenge site:

The Challenge will run from February 1st through the 28th. All reviews must have a February 2010 date. The goal is to read up to 5 different authors from the list. (View Here) The idea is to try a new author (it is a New Author mini-challenge), however, if you’ve already read all 20 of them, you can still participant, but don’t re-read a novel. Try something new.

I will update the challenge on this post as I read the books.
I wonder if that voice will stop nagging me now?

(Reviews linked from the titles)
1. Madhouse by Rob Thurman
2. Immortality Bites Books by Michelle Rowen
3. Night Life (Nocturne City, Book 1) by Caitlin Kittredge
4. Dead to Me by Anton Strout
5. The Nymphos of Rocky Flats by Mario Acevedo
6. Greywalker by Kat Richardson


Congratulations to Our Contest Winners!

I determined the winners of the contests for a copy of Veracity and a copy of The Devil in Merrivale by using the random number generator at Below are the two winners, whom I have already emailed. Congratulations, and thanks to everyone for leaving your comments and suggestions!

Veracity Winner:

Melissa (My World) said...
I have to say I thought I would have to read all three of these books in High school when I got there. And to my surprise I didn't have to read even one of them. I was really surprised. I think they were starting to be part of the contraversy everyone talks about so the school stopped before a big deal was made of them.Although part of me wishes I did. This book does sound good!

(Please stop by and visit Melissa at her blog: My Words and Pages.)

The winner of the copy of The Devil in Merrivale:

E.J. Stevens said...
Great giveaway! My favorite mysteries as a kid were the Agatha Christie 'Miss Marple' books. I devoured them. (Everyone should visit E.J.'s wonderful blog From the Shadows!)