2013 Zodiac Challenge

July 10, 2013 Challenges 0 Comments

2013 Zodiac Challenge

This challenge is taken directly from Romance Readers Reading Challenge (try saying that three times fast). I thought I would change things just a little and post reviews of all of the books on my list rather than just reading them. 

Here are the rules:

Duration: April 1st – September 30th, 2013

All 6 tasks need to be completed. You cannot move onto another level, without completing the previous one.

For the first level, you can choose to do your own zodiac sign or you can do the zodiac personality quiz and do the zodiac sign that best represents you.
If you opt to do the quiz, please state your real Zodiac, as well as the quiz result

If you finish the first level and want to do it again, feel free to pick a different sign – the only catch is that you need to pick one that is in a different ruling element (fire/earth/air/water), than the first one you did. For example, you could do Pisces for your first level which is a Water element, for your second (and subsequent levels), you would pick a sign from Earth, Air, or Fire.

Books must be minimum of 100 pages or 30k words
Books can ONLY be used for one task
Contributions to anthologies can only be used if they reach the 100 pg minimum or you use the whole anthology for a task (i.e. you couldn’t read 2 stories in the same anthology for different tasks, unless their individual pages exceed 100 pages each)

1. Spell It Out: 
You can use book or series titles, or authors’ first or last names to spell your word. You can ignore a, an, the articles.

S – Silk is For Seduction by Loretta Chase
C – Cover Me by Catherine Mann
O – Old Haunts by E.J. Copperman
R – The Reluctant Reaper by Gina X. Grant
P – Performance Anomalies by Victor Robert Lee

I – Immortal Trust by Claire Ashgrove
O – One Hot Cowboy Wedding by Carolyn Brown

2. Zodiac Sign Number: The Vampire and the Virgin by Kerrelyn Sparks (Love at Stake #8)

Aries: 1st Zodiac sign – Read a book that is first in a series or has the number 1/one/first/1st in its title
Taurus: 2nd Zodiac sign – Read a book that is second in a series or has the number 2/two/second/2nd in its title
Gemini: 3rd Zodiac sign – Read a book that is third in a series or has the number 3/three/third/3rd in its title
Cancer: 4th Zodiac sign – Read a book that is fourth in a series or has the number 4/four/fourth/4th in its title
Leo: 5th Zodiac sign – Read a book that is fifth in a series or has the number 5/five/fifth/5th in its title
Virgo: 6th Zodiac sign – Read a book that is sixth in a series or has the number 6/six/sixth/6th in its title
Libra: 7th Zodiac sign – Read a book that is seventh in a series or has the number 7/seven/seventh/7th in its title
Scorpio: 8th Zodiac sign – Read a book that is eighth in a series or has the number 8/eight/eighth/8th in its title
Sagittarius: 9th Zodiac sign – Read a book that is ninth in a series or has the number 9/nine/ninth/9th in its title
Capricorn: 10th Zodiac sign – Read a book that is tenth in a series or has the number 10/ten/tenth/10th in its title
Aquarius: 11th Zodiac sign – Read a book that is eleventh in a series or has the number 11/eleven/eleventh/11th in its title
Pisces: 12th Zodiac sign – Read a book that is twelfth in a series or has the number 12/twelve/twelfth/12th in its title

3. Ruling Element: Hot Zone by Catherine Mann
The signs of the zodiac are broken down into the elements of fire, earth, air, and water. Read a book that has your element in the title or cover or the element colour on the cover.

Fire – Red/Orange – Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
Earth – Brown – Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn
Air – Light Blue – Gemini, Libra and Aquarius
Water – Dark Blue – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

4. Chinese Zodiac: When Summer Comes by Brenda Novak
Read a book that has your Chinese zodiac animal in the title/on the cover or featured in the book (To find your animal click on link chinese-astrologyDog

5. Career: Love Irresistibly by Julie James
Read a book where one of the main character is in a job that is most compatible with your zodiac sign

Aries – entrepreneur, soldier, rescue worker; in the fields of government and politics, television, or recreation.
Taurus – accountant, educator, engineer, lawyer, designer, landscaper, chef
Gemini – stockbroker, switchboard operator, technical support, teacher, architect, machine operator, rescue worker.
Cancer – gardener, social worker, childcare, human resources, lawyer, teacher, CEO, soldier.
Leo – CEO, performer, tour guide, real estate agent, interior decorator, fashion designer, government, salesperson.
Virgo – editor/writer, teacher, critic, technician, translator, detective, statistician.
Libra – diplomat, dancer, salesperson, host, negotiator, travel agent, supervisor.
Scorpio – detective, lawyer, educator, scientist, surgeon, physicist.   
Sagittarius – minister, animal trainer, editor, public relations, coach, anything having to do with travel.
Capricorn – manager, administrator, editor, banker, IT, or anything science-related.
Aquarius – scientist, inventor, organic farmer, aviator, designer, musician.
Pisces – artist, nurse, physical therapist, philanthropist, veterinarian, psychologist.

6. Birthstone: Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan
Read a book where your birthstone appears in the title or the colour appears on the cover (birthstones)

January – Garnet (Red)
February – Amethyst (Purple)
March – Aquamarine (Light Blue)
April – Diamond (White/Silver)
May – Emerald (Dark Green)
June – Pearl (White/ Pink)
July – Ruby (Red)
August – Peridot (Light Green)
September – Sapphire (Dark Blue)
October – Opal (White) 
November – Citrine/Topaz (Orange/Amber/Yellow)
December – Turquoise (Dark Blue)


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