This year I will be hosting the Fairytale challenge for the second time. Let’s go through the details:
- The challenge runs from January 1st to December 31st 2016.
- You can sign up on your blog, Goodreads, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter: whatever suits you. Make sure you link to a specific post/tweet/photo/etc, instead of a regular link to your account. (Or have some proof by posting the banner in your sidebar!)
- The goal is to read fairytale retellings, but if you want you can also pick other retellings. Think about mythology, myths, legends and folk tales. It's all up to you!
Here are a couple of books you can pick from:
my bookshelf with fairytale retellings.
Listopia best books of mythology.
Listopia mythologies and retellings of fairytales & classics.
- You can read Middle Grade, Young Adult and Adult books for this challenge.
- Obviously, the book doesn't have to be published in 2016 and re-reads count.
- Physical, e-books, Audio books and novella's all count.
- Cross-linking your books from/with other challenges count.
- There are 6 different levels you can aim for:
-Enchanted Moura: 1 – 4 books.
-Goose Girl: 5 - 9 books.
-Evil Queen: 10 – 15 books.
-Wise princess: 16 – 20 books.
-Kuma Lisa: 21 – 25 books.
-Cheshire cat: 26+ books
- Every beginning of the month I will make a link-up post where you put all your reviews and update posts. These link-up posts will have informative/fun introductions, just like last year. I will also focus more on other retellings and there will be a giveaway in December. You can win extra entries throughout the entire challenge.
- Format for the link-up:
UPDATE @ your name/blog name.
REVIEW – book title @ your name/blog name.
- Use the hash tag #fairytaleRC on Twitter and Instagram.
The official retelling challenge button.
Also new, you can now showcase a button if you have reached a level!
Enchanted Moura: a supernatural being from fairytales of Portuguese and Galician folklore. She often appears singing and combing her long hair; which is golden as gold or black as the night. She promises treatures to whom sets her free by breaking her spell.
Evil Queen: also known as The Wicked Queen of Queen Grimhilde from Snow White.
Goose girl: Princess is betrayed by her maid and has to work as a Goose girl until she can prove she is the real princess.
Wise princess: about a princess who knows everything, except about true happiness. She dies in the end, but she has managed to find happiness and that makes her the most wise of all.
Kuma Lisa: is a fox from Bulgarian and Russian folklore, who usually plays the role of the trickster as an archetype.
Cheshire cat: from Alice in Wonderland.
I can’t wait guys, let the sign-up begin! You have until February 1st.