Wednesday, June 20, 2012

2012 Finished Challenge: Once Upon A Time

Books completed for this challenge:

1. Bless This Mouse. Lois Lowry. Illustrated by Eric Rohmann. 2011. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 160 pages.
2. The Bone Magician. F.E. Higgins. 2008. Feiwel and Friends. 274 pages.
3. The Eyeball Collector. F.E. Higgins. 2009. Feiwel and Friends. 250 pages.
4. Wisdom's Kiss. Catherine Gilbert Murdock. 2011. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 304 pages.
5. The Light Princess. George MacDonald. 1864. 110 pages.
6. Enchanted. Alethea Kontis. 2012. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 320 pages.
7. The Lunatic's Curse. F.E. Higgins. 2011. Feiwel & Friends. 352 pages.
8. Glamour in Glass. Mary Robinette Kowal. 2012. Tor. 336 pages.
9. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again. Frank Cottrell Boyce. 2012. Candlewick Press. 192 pages. 
10. A Cat of a Different Color. Steven Bauer. Illustrated by Tim Raglin. 2000. Random House. 200 pages.
11. Young Fredle. Cynthia Voigt. Illustrated by Louise Yates. 2011. Random House. 240 pages.
12. Over Sea, Under Stone (Dark Is Rising, #1) Susan Cooper. 1965. 208 pages. 

© 2012 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

3 comments:

imaloverofbooks 12:15 PM  

What were the requirments of this challenge? I don't see any familiar titles on this list. But then I see that most are pretty recently published. You just amaze me with the number of books that you complete!

FABR Steph 1:39 PM  

You are blowing through these challenges. It is fun to see the variety of books that you have chose. I recently picked up Glamour in Glass.

Chris 10:17 PM  

You did so good!! I completely failed at this challenge :p

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