Sunday, January 23, 2011

2011 Valley Of The Kings Reading Challenge

January 1 - December 31, 2011

Miss Eliza at Strange and Random Happenstance is hosting an Egypt themed reading challenge called Valley of the Kings. She writes:

I have always loved Egypt. That fertile crescent of loveliness that has inspired countless writers. I have also wanted to host a reading challenge for quite awhile now. I thought that bringing them together in perfect harmony would be a wonderful event to host on my blog in this coming year. From Agatha Christie to Elizabeth Peters, R.L. LaFevers to Michelle Moran, there are just so many authors enthralled by the land of sand and pyramids. Great leaders from Cesar to Napoleon were held in this lands thrall. Cats were worshiped as gods, as they rightly should be, and when you look at how long our modern history has lasted, it pales to the dynasties of Egypt. So who's up for a little reading challenge eh?
The Rules:
  • You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go.
  • The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you are participating in.
  • You can join anytime between now and the later part of next year.
  • Only print books and ebooks count (no audiobooks).
  • The book doesn't HAVE to be set in Egypt, but has to be significantly about Egypt. For example, the 2nd and 3rd Theodosia books by R.L. LaFevers aren't set in Egypt, but they're all up in the artifacts and mummies.
  • Choose from one of the five levels:
  1. Hawk Horizon: 1-5 books.
  2. Ibis Incline: 6-10 books.
  3. Jackal Jetty: 11-15 books.
  4. Feline Flats: 16-20 books.
There is a page dedicated to you, so you can link up your reviews!

At the end of the year Miss Eliza will pick a participate to win a prize. Could be random, could be most books read, could be best review...

For more information and to sign up, visit the post about the challenge.