Challenge: 666 Horror/Paranormal Book Challenge

666readingchallenge I’ve had this in my tab list for at least three days now, wondering if I should do it or not. Obviously I decided to jump in and do it. Yay!

Rules
1. You must read 6 books in 6 categories by at least 6 authors
2. Books must be horror, thriller, or supernatural.
3. You cannot include audiobooks, journals, comic books, or manga. You can include ebooks.
4. Keep a running book count/completed list.
5. If rereading a book, you have to have finished it at least a year ago.
6. Books can overlap categories.
7. You can use books for this challenge that you are reading for other challenges.
8. This challenge will run January 1, 2009-December 31, 2009.

Challenge hub at Morbid Romantic.

My list:
Witches/Warlocks
1. Magic or Madness – Justine Larbalestier
2. Balefire #1: A Chalice of Wind – Cate Tiernan

Humans With Special Powers
1. Midnighters #1: The Secret Hour – Scott Westerfeld

Paranormal Creatures/Events
1. Midnighters #1: The Secret Hour – Scott Westerfeld
2. Cirque du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare – Darren Shan

Vampires
1. Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean – Justin Soomper
2. Cirque du Freak #1: A Living Nightmare – Darren Shan
3. Vampire Beach: Bloodlust – Alex Duval

Killers/Stalkers
Ghosts/Poltergeists

Books will be added under their appropriate category once I’ve actually read them.

Links for 2009-1-12

  • I never actually got to the tutu stage when I took ballet classes, but I was jealous of those who got to wear them. I never thought of them as being a problem before watching this video, though! Very interesting.
    (tags: misc video)
  • ‘Despite the falling fortunes of businessmen, Ms Hutton thinks there is scope for their return as Mills & Boon protagonists. Under one condition: “They can lose everything but they have to get everything back.”‘ (via Jezebel)
  • “When Candice’s in-laws were killed eight months ago buying a huge faux polar bear rug for her Christmas present, she lost more than just two of her favorite people: she lost her husband Ian as well. After only two years of marriage, their guilt and pain have left them living together but apart, unable to really talk for fear of what they’ll say to each other. Ian leaves for a month-long contract overseas, and Candice plans to use the time apart to decide whether her marriage can be saved. When her ex walks back into her life as the new client at work, ten years more attractive yet saddened by his own recent loss, she’s left wondering what she really wants from life and love.” (via West of Mars)

Mailbox Monday: January 12

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Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page. Check out her blog for this week’s MM post and to see what other bloggers got in the mail.

A happy week in book land, as my Barnes and Noble discount-books spree from December finally all came in. I got the following 13 books (that number makes me only slightly nervous):

(Trying something new this week. Trying to be more visually stimulating! Better? Worse?)

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