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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Royal's ROMANCE Reading Challenge

For this challenge you will need to read seven books in six months. To complete the challenge the title or author's name will need to begin with the letters R-O-M-A-N-C-E and must be classified as a romance novel (this includes as romance sub genre including contemporary, historical or paranormal).

To join us in the challenge, put a post on your blog saying you're participating in the challenge and the letters R-O-M-A-N-C-E down the post ready for you to put up your book list. Now you can post a suggested list or you can just put up the letters in preparation. You can change the your choice at any time, books can crossover with any other challenges but must be reviewed to be counted. Don't forget to put up the Button for this challenge in your side bar with a link to Royal Reviews. This challenge begins on June 1st and finishes on November 30,2009, although you can sign up anytime.
Please sign up with Mr Linky, including your name and the link to the POST, not your blog. Then come back each time you've reviewed a book and put it up on Mr Linky's book reviews link. When you finish the challenge there will also be a Mr Linky for that.

For this challenge we are going to give out a cheerleaders prize. This prize will go to a challenge participant who cheers on the other participants and comments on reviews ( person will be decided by the Royal Reviewers).

39 comments:

Jenny Girl said...

I am such a sucker for challenges, but this one will actually help me with my others. I'll post my link a little later.

emeraldfire said...

I'm a challenge addict too. I love to read as well.

Book Dragon said...

Question. Shouldn't it be seven books in six months? Or can one overlap letters?

oh, gads, I'm so anal!

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

LOL yes Book Dragon, you are absolutely right. I will go and fix it now!

Teddyree said...

Have raided my bookshelf & I'm so happy I can just about complete this challenge without buying a book!!

Tami Brothers said...

Great idea!!!

This looks like a ton of fun!!!

Thanks for letting us play along.

Tami

Grilsgood said...

I would like to join, will probably read Judith McNaught, Nora Roberts and Sandra Brown but the library never has what you want the day you want them.

Sarah said...

This will make me read some romance novels again, haven't done that for years! :) Now I'll have a look into your lists, because I have no idea what I should read..

DeSeRt RoSe said...

This sounds like a great challenge, and I'm addicted to challenges :D so I'm totally IN!!!

asoom said...

Hmmm it's hard for me to read a series of books in a row falling under one genre, but perhaps you can give us some good romance novel suggestions.

tea said...

I am soooo excited. The homepage is just lovely. I need to find some titles. Thanks for having this challenge.

Which button is the right button?

tea said...

I see the button.

Tea said...

Will have to withdraw my name for this wonderful challenge. I just have too many challenges unfinished. sniff, sniff.

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Firstly thanks to everyone who has joined the challenge, I can't wait to start reading.

Asoom, you don't have to read the books in a row, just over the six months. I certainly never read that many romance novels in a row. I get too bored. But I will put up a suggestion list next week.

retroredux said...

Oh goody! More Romance:) I'm in:)

Irish said...

I am in but where is the Mr Linky so we can sign up :) ..... Looking forward to doing this one :)

Amy C said...

I think I'm going to participate in this one! Sounds fun :). I'll be back to sign up with Mr. Linky when I get my post together!

emeraldfire said...

I'd love to join up. http://emeraldfiresbookmark.blogspot.com/2009/05/royal-reviews-romance-challenge.html

MsMoonlight said...

**MrLinky has been down for weeks now. I don't know if its working yet or not, but you might want to check on that for this challenge.

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Ms Moonlight, this one is a new one and it is working I've tested it.

Linda Ellen said...

Sounds Fun! I'm taking part! =) Although I'm a bit confused with the Mr. Linky stuff... =/

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Hi Linda, it's just an easy way of keeping track of everyone who has signed up. I will also put up a Mr Linky for your completed books, and then everyone can come and visit your blog and read your reviews.

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Hi Linda, it's just an easy way of keeping track of everyone who has signed up. I will also put up a Mr Linky for your completed books, and then everyone can come and visit your blog and read your reviews.

Mandi said...

I'm in:) My first challenge :)

Linda Ellen said...

Thank you Alaine for explaining to me. Um... I'm new to this, but I'm learning. =)

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Linda, you are very welcome, we are just glad you are joining us in the challenge!

Cecile said...

Hope you don't mind a new follower! I am in the process of signing up with Mr. Linky... and i posted it at my site
http://alliwantandmore.blogspot.com/ but I did it wrong the first time... so i am doing it again....

Blanche said...

Hi!

I'm a new follower too! Great challenge! I added myself to Mr. Linky and I'm ready to get reading!:)

Blodeuedd said...

Yes I am signing up :>
Gotta post the pic on my sidebar when i get home today

host said...

Hi!

Great challenge! I added myself to Mr. Linky and now I'm ready to start reading!

AlleluiaLu said...

It will be nice to read some romance in between the classics and other books I'm reading. I can't wait to get started.

ibeeeg said...

I have a review to add to this challenge.

Should I add it under the sign-up Mr. Linky or is there going to be a seperate review Mr. Linky?
Thanks.

Teddyree said...

Have just posted a review for my first one for this challenge - Magic In The Wind by Christine Feehan The Eclectic Reader

retroredux said...

Just finished my first book for this challenge-Red,Red Rose by Marjorie Farrell. Review here:

http://retroreduxsreviews.blogspot.com/2009/09/red-red-rose-by-marjorie-farrell.html

retroredux said...

Finished my second book for the challenge, for E: Ever His Bride by Linda Needham-5 stars.

http://retroreduxsreviews.blogspot.com/2009/10/ever-his-bride-by-linda-needham.html

AlleluiaLu said...

I finished books for M-A-N-C-E:

Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught
The Last Summer by Ann Brashares
The Angel by Carla Neggers
Pendragon by Catherine Coulter
Full House by Janet Evanovich

Only R & O to go...

ItsGoodToBeBiscuit said...

I've only heard about this today, but i've read E and A. Here's my blog, if you want to follow me:
www.abiisbookshelf.blogspot.com

AlleluiaLu said...

I've completed my "O" selection - "Once Upon A Rose" by Judith O'Brien. Here are my comments about it:
http://bookendcrossing.blogspot.com/2009/10/once-upon-rose-by-judith-obrien.html
Once "R" to go! I'm reading "Time and Again" by Nora Roberts.

AlleluiaLu said...

I'm done! I'm done! Here's the link to my last post:

http://bookendcrossing.blogspot.com/2009/11/royals-romance-reading-challenge.html

I couldn't find the "when you're finished" Mr. Linky, so I'll keep an eye for it. But I'm done!