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The Royalty Rules Reading Challenge

>> Friday, January 11, 2008

I thought I was done with adding challenges for a while. I was, until I ran across this one at The Magic of Ink.

From February 1st – April 30th, 2008 –
The Royalty Rules Reading Challenge
Rules: Read two, three, or four books of whatever genre you choose (fiction or non-fiction), whether you want to read about historical kings, modern queens, or fairytale princesses. The only parameter is that the books are about a royal personage, although not necessarily as the main character. It’s perfectly all right if you want to read a book about, say, the queen’s lady-in-waiting, as long as the story incorporates the rise and/or fall of a crowned head, or a sovereign’s entire life.Crossover with other challenges if you like.Young adult or children’s titles are encouraged, but not required.

Once again, it’s a challenge I can add without adding any books to my reading list. There are 3 books I’m reading for other challenges that qualify for this one.

Besides – the challenge logos are just cool.

These are the books I’ve got planned already that qualify for this challenge:
  • Peter the Great by Robert K. Massie (Non-fiction - Peter I of Russia)
  • The Diamond by Julie Baumgold (Fiction - Various French Kings and Napoleon)
  • The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander (Fiction - Nicholas II of Russia and Family)

I’m also looking for a good biography of Queen Victoria, but may not get it selected and read before the end of this challenge.


Eleanor 1/12/2008 4:16 AM  

Well, I'm shocked that you don't have the new Sweet Potato Queen's book on this list.

SuziQoregon 1/12/2008 9:45 AM  

El: HA !!! Maybe I'll have to add that one as a bonus :-)

Bookfool 1/13/2008 7:02 PM  

There's a new Sweet Potato Queen book? Oh, oh, oh!

And, the sentence I originally planned to write, before seeing Eleanor's comment . . . Face it, Suzi, you're a challenge addict. And, you're *good* at completing challenges, so you might as well!

SuziQoregon 1/14/2008 7:27 PM  

Bookfool: Yes there's a new SOQ book - need to get that soon. It's hard to say no to a challenge when I don't have to add any books to my reading list. All 3 for this one are already on other challenge lists, so I'm reading them anyway. The last two challenges I've joined have been that same situation.

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