Friday, April 16, 2010
Fangtastic Fiction Challenge 2010
Oh, and do forgive the puns.
The base challenge here (“Newly Turned”) is to read four books, one from each of the four categories below: classic, horror, romance and young adult. If a book can fit into two categories (or more), simply pick one category and then read another.
Once you have completed that, you can go wild with what books you read for your challenge list, so long as they have vampires in some form as a prominent part. For every additional four books you read, you go up a level. Where the base challenge is the equivalent of the first stages of a vampire, think of each four books as a century added onto their existence.
How old can you go?
This is the category for vampire tales that were written prior to 1900. Examples of such books would be:
•Dracula – Bram Stoker
•Carmilla – Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Things That Go Bite In The Night
This is the category for works firmly entrenched in the horror genre. Examples of such books would be:
•Salem’s Lot – Steven King
•Let The Right One In – John Ajvide Lindqvist
Kiss Of The Vampire
This is the category for all books that have romance as one of its main genres/focusses. Examples of such books would be:
•Dead Until Dark (etc) – Charlaine Harris
•Jessica’s Guide To Dating On The Dark Side – Beth Fantaske
High School Is Hell
This is the category for all vampire books that fit in the young adult category. Examples of such books would be:
•The Vampire Diaries – L.J. Smith
•The Morganville Vampires – Rachel Caine
Bonus Challenge/Activity: Screams On Screen
As a bonus challenge/activity, why not take in vampires on the large and small screens as well? Keep track of how many movies or TV seasons you watch, whether it’s Buffy, True Blood or The Vampire Diaries on your TV, or Lost Boys, Underworld or any film adaptation of a vampire novel, and see how many you can total up during the year!
This challenge runs the entire length of 2010, so from January 1 to December 31.