Monday, July 12, 2010

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon Mini Challenge : Favorite Fictional Couples!

It's the first day of the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon!  Are you off to a good start so far?  I am excited to help kick off the read-a-thon with a two-part mini challenge today.   :-)  As I mentioned in my Reading List post, today happens to be my anniversary so my mind is on love and romance at the moment and this mini challenge is all about favorite fictional couples.

We are giving away two books featuring couples we love, and all you have to do to be eligible for both prizes is to post about your favorite fictional couple and a crossover couple that you would like to see.  A crossover couple is a pairing that brings together two characters from unrelated books.  You can post your responses on your blog, facebook, or twitter & then share the links to your responses in the Mr. Linky boxes below so that we can all stop by to read about your choices.  You are welcome to post about several of your favorite fictional couples and/or crossover couples, but each participant may only submit one link per mini challenge contest.  If you answer both questions in a single blog post, please share that link in both of the Mr. Linky boxes below so that you will be entered in each half of this mini challenge.  Thanks!  One winner will be selected at random  from each Mr. Linky list once the read-a-thon is over on July 14th, 2010 at 11:59 PM.  (Note:  This contest is international as long as the The Book Depository ships to your location.  You can check that here.)

Mini Challenge Part 1:  Post about your favorite fictional couple and enter to win a copy of Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder! 

A few of my favorite fictional couples include:
1. Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables
2. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice
3. Alanna of Trebond and George Cooper from the Song of the Lioness series
4. Clary Fray and Jace Wayland from City of Bones
5. Yelena and Valek from Poison Study

Favorite Fictional Couple Links:

1. Mrs DeRaps (DeRaps Reads)
2. Grace(Simply Grace)
3. Josh (iNinja)
4. Alessandra (Out of the Blue)
5. Ashley @ Ashley's Bookshelf
6. Alison (LostinBelieving)
7. Mel's Books and Info
8. Raelena (Throuthehaze Reads)
9. Nicole Hicks
10. Daniele (With A Book)
11. Emily (It's Just Life As I Know It)
12. Caitlin (Vision Quest Fail)
13. Sophia
14. Morgan (Smitten With Books)
15. Heather (A Bibliophile's Paradise)
16. Reading Angel
17. Christina at Books Are Life
18. Khelsea @ Once Upon a Review
19. Bev
20. Cass (GBU Book Reviews)
21. Diana (Books by their Story)
22. Proud Book Nerd
23. Andrea (A Chick Who Reads)
24. Margi Borck
25. Pure Imagination
26. Mystee {A Moment With Mystee}
27. April Nichole's Blog
28. Candaces Book Blog
29. Marissa Lynn ( Through the Radio)
30. Riv Re
31. toothybooks
32. Jan (Eating YA Books)
33. Patty (Yay! Reads)
34. Amy @ i heart reading
35. Beverly @ The Wormhole
36. Karen @ GHHS Library
37. McKenzie (The Book Owl)
38. Shari(My Neurtoic Book Affair
39. Cait (Escape Through the Pages)
40. Birdie (Feathered Nest)
41. Cade (Braintasia Books)
42. Caitlin (ScarrletReader)
43. Kailia (Reading The Best of The Best)
44. Kristen (Bookworming in the 21st Century)
45. Jessica (Confessions of a Bookaholic)
46. Ashley (Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing)
47. Veronica
48. Nina (JadorehappyEndings)
49. Kisha
50. Bianca (Wicked Good Books)
51. Truth Be Told Blog
52. Kate @ I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read!
53. Jada(Moonlight Reviews)

Mini Challenge Part 2:  Post about a crossover couple you would love to see and enter to win a copy of City of Bones by Cassandra Clare!

A few crossover couples I would like to see:
1. Isabelle Lightwood from City of Bones & Nick Ryves from The Demon's Lexicon
2. Bertie from Eyes Like Stars & Puck from The Iron King
3. Maia from City of Ashes & Derek from the Darkest Powers series
4. Katsa from Graceling & Silas from Sisters Red
5. Claudia from Incarceron & Cassel from White Cat

Favorite Crossover Couple Links:

1. Amber
2. Mrs DeRaps (DeRaps Reads)
3. Alessandra (Out of the Blue)
4. Ashley @ Ashley's Bookshelf
5. Alison (LostinBelieving)
6. Raelena (Throuthehaze Reads)
7. Nicole Hicks
8. Caitlin (Vision Quest Fail)
9. Sophia
10. Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info
11. Heather (A Bibliophile's Paradise)
12. Reading Angel
13. Josh (iNinja)
14. Lizzy
15. Khelsea @ Once Upon a Review
16. Cass (GBU Book Reviews)
17. Diana (Books by their Story)
18. Andrea (A Chick Who Reads)
19. Margi Borck
20. Pure Imagination
21. Candaces Book Blog
22. Riv Re
23. toothybooks
24. Patty (Yay! Reads)
25. Amy @ i heart reading
26. Beverly @ The Wormhole
27. Karen @ GHHS Library
28. McKenzie (The Book Owl)
29. Birdie (Feathered Nest)
30. Cade (Braintasia Books)
31. Caitlin (ScarrletReader)
32. Kailia (Reading The Best of The Best)
33. Jessica (Confessions of a Bookaholic)
34. Ashley (Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing)
35. Nina (Jadorehappyendings)
36. Kisha
37. Bev
38. Truth Be Told Blog
39. Veronica
40. Kate @ I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read!


Vampchic said...

Tanya Denali from The Twilight Saga and Simon from The Mortal Instruments series.

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I posted my couples together--Hope that's okay!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I posted my couples! Great contest, thank you!


throuthehaze said...

I just made mine into one post :)

Nicole H. said...

I used Twitter for them separately- posted links in each box. :)

Caitlin said...

Thanks for the great challenge :)

Sophia said...

My favorite fictional couple is John Tyree and Savannah Curtis from Dear John~~

Lori said...

This is a great challenge! I will be posting my answers later today! Thanks for hosting!!

Anonymous said...

I'm posting answers to both on my blog. Great questions!

Khelsea @ Once upon a review said...

Just posted my answers on my blog! :)
Great mini challenge! Very...challenging hah its hard to pick a good crossover couple

Bev Hankins said...

Just posted the answer to the favorite couples mini challenge. I'll have to think about my crossover couple. I really want to link up Phryne Fisher (from the series by Kerry Greenwood) with someone...I just don't know who yet.

GBU Book Reviews said...

The crossover was hard!! Posted mine together.

Candace said...

Bertie and Puck is a good one!

Marissa Lynn said...

Posted my favorite couples!!!

Riv Re said...

Nice mixes. I threw James from Ballad into mine.

Patty said...

Posted borh parts all in one place, hope that's fine. Good ones :)

Beverly said...

Nice picks! I have chosen mine - stop by to check them out at The Wormhole.

The Book Owl said...

What a fun challenge! I linked to my post which includes both answers.

Birdie said...

I've posted mine together.
This was a fantastic challenge. I suspect I cheated a little on the crossover, but I had great fun doing it!

Thank you so much for hosting this mini-challenge!

Anonymous said...

Great challenge!

Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic said...

Thanks for the challenge!

Ashley said...

I posted mine together! It's at the bottom of my update post.

Bev Hankins said...

Put both my mini challenge answers in one post. The crossover couple was a bit harder for me.

Violet said...

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our read-a-thon mini challenges! It was so much fun reading through your answers! :)

Violet said...

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our read-a-thon mini challenges! It was so much fun reading through your answers! :)

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