Friday, December 30, 2011

Announcing the 2012 Fairy Tale Challenge!

Special Thanks to my Personal Faery Friend for the Button Art: Ye Olde Faery Shoppe

I am so excited to announce that the Fairy Tale Challenge is returning for 2012!  For all those who love fairy tales, both in writing and on the screen, this is your opportunity to share your love with other fans.  Just as last year, we will have four different levels:
  • Fairy (Level 1):  Read 1 original tale.  Read 1 modern tale.  Watch 1 film.  (Total of 3 selections.)
  • Dwarf (Level 2):  Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in a total of 6 selections.
  • Royal Prince or Princess (Level 3):  Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in 9 total selections.
  • Happily Ever After (Level 4):  Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in 12 total selections.  

Here are a few other notes of importance:
  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.
  • Selections can include any age level or genre, from picture books and classics to young adult and even graphic novels.  Creativity is completely acceptable here!
  • You do not need to determine your list of fairy tales.  Go with what moves you at the time!
  • A blog is not required, but it is encouraged.  You are also welcome to keep track of your selections via GoodReads, LibraryThing, Shelfari, or simply the comment section.
  • Reviews are not required, but are encouraged.  Other participants enjoy receiving recommendations!
  • A Mr. Linky is below for sign-ups.  Another post will be made for adding your reviews.  Both direct links can be found on the left sidebar.
  • You can overlap your choices with other challenges.

Where to go from here?
  • Post about it on your blog, announcing which level you hope to achieve and linking back to this post.  Feel free to grab the beautiful button art (courtesy of my own special fairy friend)!
  • Post your direct link to your announcement post in the Mr. Linky below.  If you have no blog, then post your profile to your social book network or announce in the comment section.
  • Experience happily ever after in your choice of tales (or not, depending on the tale)!
  • Come back and post your reviews under the Fairy Tale Challenge Reviews Mr. Linky.

Any questions, just leave them in the comments section or contact me directly using the link above. Happily ever reading! 


  1. So excited about this challenge! Thanks for hosting!

  2. Rebecca (RivkaBelle) ... You're welcome and welcome to the challenge! Heading over right now to check out your link!

  3. Thanks for such a great challenge. I've signed up and linked up!

  4. Awesome challenge! Thanks so much for hosting!!

  5. Jessica ... Welcome! I look forward to reading all about your tales!

    Darlene ... You're so welcome! I look forward to seeing what tales you will read this year!

  6. Hello! Thank you for hosting this awesome reading challenge. I'm very excited!

  7. Kara Jane ... Welcome to the challenge! I am heading over to check out your site right now!

  8. Just realized I posted the wrong link above. It's:

  9. ~Robin H~ ... Thanks for the updated link! I will fix it this weekend AND stop by to give you an official welcome to the challenge!! Thank you!

  10. Oh, this sounds like an interesting challenge! I'm so into fairy tale stuff this year, especially with those new tv series. Hm, if I finish the first seasons of Grimm and Once upon a time, would they count as movies?
    I will add a linky as soon as I add this to my endless challenge post :) Thanks for hosting!

    1. Topcho ... I would definitely say that the first seasons would count!! I am personally loving Grimm and considering a specific post myself on that one!! I see you have linked up, so I'm heading over now!!

  11. I linked up. Just wanted to say I love Grimm and Once Upon A Time too. Can't wait for the next season

    1. Bunnita ... Yeah!! I will be stopping by in the near future to pay you a little visit. I finally watched the season finale of Grimm and I definitely cannot wait for the next season!

  12. awesome challenge! i have linked up :D

    1. sary ... Yeah! I will be by later today to check out your site!!


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