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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ghostly Challenge 2012

Ghostly Challenge 2012

2012 is finally here and with a new year we have new plans and new exciting books to read. Since this is suppose to be the last year ever, how about we get to know a little more of the after life?
This challenge is simple and really fun. It's about read books with ghostly themes or plain and simple books about ghosts. It doesn't have to be scary, just have anything about ghosts in it.

There are 5 levels and you can pick anyone you like:

1. Still Living - Choose 6 books to read

2. Are We Dead Yet? - Choose 12 books to read

3. Wasting Time Between Lives - Choose 18 books to read

4. Unfinished Business - Choose 24 books to read

5. Lost Souls - Choose 30+ books to read

Here's the dealey-o:

* The reading challenge is open to everyone.

*It will be from January 1º to December 31/2012 and you can join in anytime you want.

* You don’t need a blog to participate.

* If you don’t have a blog, you can leave a comment with your book selection in this post.

* If you don’t have a blog and would like to write a review – you are welcome to do a guest review on this blog.

* If you are going to participate in this challenge, please post about it on your blog or on your Good Reads profile and add a link back to this post.

* You can grab the challenge button below to use it on your blog.

* eBooks, audio, it all counts.

* Please sign-up using the link below and be sure to use the direct link to your post so that people will be able to find this challenge.

Join in:

If you don't have ideas of what to read for the challenge, here are some books you may like:


  1. I LOVE this challenge!

    I am so participating!!

  2. Ohhhhh,, Thanx *-*

    We'll have lots of fun =D

  3. YAy! I am third. I put in the title instead of my blog name, would have been better LOL! Can't change it, but it is fine. Thanks so much Heidi for pointing me here and thank you Lila for this awesome challenge and the suggestions. Some of those are on my TBR list, will be nice to get through them this year LOL! Thank you again :)

  4. these books look great count me in!!

  5. Ok I just signed up and I think I'll go for level 1 to be on the safe side. Can you host a progress bar for this that we can grab? That way it'll be easier for us to track our progress. Thank you and Happy New Year!

  6. Hi Diana *-* Yeah I saw it LoL
    I was looking all over for a ghostly challenge and couldn't find anyone and Heidi was the one that told me to host one. She is the best.
    I love some visual aid LoL,, I'm driven by eye candy and I love those covers.
    Thank you for join in the challenge. This will be lots of fun.

  7. Hi Cambria =D

    I'm so happy you join in *-*

    This will be really fun and we can even do some budy read. What do you say?

  8. Braine @ Talk Supe

    Thank you for join the Ghostly Challenge. Wi'll have lots of fun with it.
    I mean fun, fun cose ther's some funny ghosts books too. LoL

    About the progress bar, girl, you made me run for the money there LoL
    I look all over to how to make one of them and I finelly found. Here is the post and where I found it:


    I'll put mine up. =D

  9. Oooooooh, a ghost challenge! That is unique!! Must join :)

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  10. Hi, Darlene. Welcome to Ghostly Reading Challenge.
    This will be real fun. =D Thanx for join in.

  11. I'm so excited to join this! And I love the button! Can this challenge overlap others and can our lists change?

  12. Hi Midnyte Reader.

    Thank you for join in The Ghostly Reading Challenge. We'll have lots of fun =D
    You ask if this challenge can overlap another, sure it can. And about the reading list, nothing is written in stone here, yet LoL So feel free to change your list as much as you want it. I sure do this all the time. You never know we=hen the book of your dreams (or nightmare) will appear, right? LoL

  13. Hey everyone! If you like indie reads, Scott Nicholson has a couple of ghost & zombie books that's selling for FREE in Amazon in Kindle format. I got a couple of books to help me meet this challenge. Just want to share, I'm reading Creative Spirit and it's like the 6th sense meets Stephen King.

  14. Braine @ Talk Supe thank you so much for the tip. I'll check it out :)

  15. Is there a linky for our reviews? I have two so far:



  16. Hi, Darlene. I'm posting here and on goodreads and putting the button of the reading challenge :)
    I liked your reviews, but I have to say, wow, i are in a lot of reading challenges girl LoL

  17. Hi again! Is there a place to link our post reviews? Also, does a book count if there are ghosts in it, but they are not necessarily the main subject? Thanks!

  18. Hi Again :D Yep, I just add a link so we can add the link to our review for the challenge :D I just put mines :)

    There's no need to be an all ghost book. If it has ghosts it counts. :D

  19. Caught up with my ghost posts. I accidentally forgot to pst the link the first time for First Grave on the Right. So sorry about that. But hope you like my choices so far LOL! Having a lot of fun. Thank you so much :)

  20. Hi! The one subject matter I like best is ghost material! Of all the community reading events I've joined, this is the first ghost one I've found and I'm very glad!

    Before I sign-up for more reading (even if this is MY REALM); I'd like to ensure the hostess replies. I've been disappointed others don't look at messages. I may likely cancel one to do this instead. Having access to the person running things is important. Huge thanks. :)

    1. Howdy! I’m glad you like it. I was looking for one and couldn’t find, so Heidi (my budybook and bff) told me to host one. :P

  21. It looks like 'Lila' is great at answering. I'll get my questions going.
    1: It says "December 1-31"; it goes for one month at the end of this year? Any prizes or just fun as a community?

    2: Instructions indicate reviews are voluntary but then I see a spot for review links. Mind clarifying? :)

    3: Does it matter how long ago ghost-related material is read, if reviews are new? Or should reading follow event dates? If I joined late, I could include books matching your date at least. When I understand what the dates are. LOL!

    1. Well, I try to always reply as much as I can. :) Thanx.

      1- It's a typo *giggle* sorry. I meant January till December :) No prizes, just to share and have fun with it :P

      2 - Reviews are voluntary, I just put the linky so people will have where to share the reviews, if they feel like it. To me the review is a big part of the fun and I think many feel the same, so I like to make it easy for all to find the reviews and stuff.

      3 - The book can be as old or as new as you wish. As long as the reading is done in 2012, it's game. This is for fun and people find new and awesome books. And you are welcome yo join in :-)

  22. Hi Lila, hope to hear from you soon so I can start my favourite topic. I wrote a great post you and your readers will like! :) I confirmed a typo. Your event does go Jan 1-Dec 31.

    Questions: are reviews required, or do we just list titles we're reading? Are there prizes?

    Can we count books read before, if our review is in 2012? There are books I read a while ago that I never reviewed before. :) ¡Grácias Lila! http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/into-ghosts/

    1. Sorry if I didn't reply sooner, I try to reply as fast and as always as I can, but my job, school and life itself LoL take a toll on me. :P
      Reviews are always welcome, but I'm not the boss of anyone. This is supposed to be fun, not slavery. LoL
      No prizes other than the fun in doing it :-D
      Is preferable is the reading is from 2012, but if the book is really superduper good and you want to share it with us, feel free to do it :)

      Oh, that reminds me, I have to write my reviews LoL I'm sooo far behind. *sigh*

      Ok, I hope I could answer your questions.

      C yah and thanx for stopping by :)

  23. Nice to hear from you Lila!
    Surely no one is taking school or university in the summer. That would be wrong in Canada, where we cling to our warm weather months with gratitude! :) Okay I understand: reviews and the whole event is for fun.

    Since there is no prize, no rules, so I might count books from the past. Only because I found out about your event very late. It will correct my 'time disadvantage'. However I will try to read 6 new ghost books anyway. I am very glad to meet everyone here and I will sign-up! You will love the post I wrote for you! Hugs, Carolyn M. Riedel.


    1. I'm on vk from school but not from work, so I'm trying to get things on schedule so I don't get behind on my classes. I'm a nerd, you got me :P

      Really love the post, it's FAB!!!

      Thanx so much for join in :D

    2. I'm glad you love it. Would you mind saying so at MY blog? LOL No fair commenting ahere; I need more comments and followers! My picture of a haunted house is in my city. Everyone here might like to see it and how into ghosts I am. ;)

  24. LoL
    So sorry, my browser takes forever to show the comment part on your blog.
    Wordpress really hates my guts *arg* But finally I posted my comment Uhuuuu \0/
    Really cool pic, BTW.

  25. Cool. I only got aware of it now.. Shame! Anyway, I will be starting with the lowest books in the challenge. That is 'still living'.
    I can add books later on, right? Looking forward to this cool challenge..

    1. Oops, I posted the blog url first instead of the post link. Sorry about that. *sheepish*

    2. Welcome Honey :-D

      Sure you can, no problem. Just have fun sharing with us.
      Ow, that reminds me, I'm soooo late with my reviews of my challenges *arg* LoL


  26. thank you for this challenge ! i had lot of fun reading all the ghostly stories. didn't know where to put it but here is my wrap up post

  27. Happy new year Lila and all! I've had a lot of trouble getting reviews to go into your link. Right now, my last ones (below) aren't getting picked up and it's Dec 31! I hope you give time to catch up. If no closing post is needed, I'll just share how I did. :) Carolyn.

    “A Cast-Off Coven” Juliet Blackwell 2010
    “A Witch In Time” Madelyn Alt 2010
    “Home For A Spell” Madelyn Alt 2011
    “Spooky Tricks” Rose Wyler, Gerald Ames 1968

    1. The remaining material still won't link but here's one more, ahead of the level I reached: second highest! I'd love if it you would hostess this again. :) But please choose a smoother link type, LOL!

      “Hexes And Hemlines” Juliet Blackwel 2011

  28. Here is my list for 2012! I read 10 books featuring ghosts. So I am at the Still Living stage really LOL! Thank you so much for the awesome challenge hon. Hope you like my books LOL!


  29. I don't bother with closing posts if I don't have to and all of the reviews worked out. :) I can't find another ghost challenge out there! Even the paranormal one I found asks for specific categories (like vampires, yuck).

  30. Hello ghost fans! I would like everyone to know that I have started my own 3 reading challenges! At least one fits very nicely with the paranormal (real paranormal, vs 'supernatural' characters). It is called "Etheral". I also have a choice of 2 word games and a very different mystery format.

    Please note that I want you to read and review in your language of origin. :) If we're unsure what reviews say, we may ask you. Sincerely, Carolyn. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/riedel-reading-themes/


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