The Alice in Wonderland Challenge!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Announcing my first reading Challenge (with prizes!)...

The Alice in Wonderland Challenge!!

  • Starts September 1, 2009 and goes through August 31, 2010
  • You can join any time during that time frame.
  • This challenge has two parts; you can decide at any time until the end if you would like to complete only the first part or both. However, prizes will only be awarded to those who complete both parts.
  • If you have already completed one of the tasks in the past 6 months you may count ONE towards this challenge.
  • Books may overlap with any other challenges.
  • Books may be read prior to publish date if you are able to obtain a copy. (Don't worry about the advantage someone has because everyone should have the same opportunity to complete the challenge at the same time).
  • When you've made the decision to play, post about the challenge and please link your icon to this post. It doesn't necessarily have to be the link on your sidebar if you put it there and are linking to your post, but at least on the picture when you post about this challenge.
Tasks: (Part 1)
  • Read and review Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Read and review Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • Read and review Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin (publish date December 2009)
  • Read and review one other book from the list of "retellings and sequels" or "literature with allusions and influences" from the list here . If you know of a book that will work that is not on the list, you may use it, but please have it approved as part of the challenge first.
Tasks: (Part 2)
  • Watch and review Disney's animated version of Alice in Wonderland
  • Watch and review one live action (already released) movie version of Alice in Wonderland.
  • Watch and review Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (due for release in 2010)
  • Watch and review one other movie listed under "Film" here
Mr. Linky will be posted once a month (at the end) and you can enter the URL(s) of the tasks you completed during that month. (The winner will not be counted until they have posted their last task on Mr. Linky at the time that I make it available for posting at the end of the given month).

  • The FIRST person who completes ALL tasks (on both parts) AND has all their links posted to Mr. Linky will win a $25 Amazon gift card!!
  • The SECOND person to do the same will win 15 extra entries (to be used all together or split up) for any giveaway(s) they choose.
  • The THIRD person to do the same will win 10 extra entries (to be used all together or split up) for any giveaway(s) they choose.
Anyone who joins this challenge (and posts about it on their blog) will also win 3 extra entries (used the same as above) to any giveaway(s) you choose. Don't worry about forgetting because I will keep track of these.

Please post only the URL of your challenge post on the McLinky below. I will delete the other posts and will ask you to re-post. Thanks!!


Shweta said...

Hi Jenny , cool challenge. I am in and I have posted about it on my blog here

Thanks for stopping by at my blog

Melange said...

I'll so be joining now. And I posted on my blog and will be adding an image to my sidebar tomorrow. Thanks for this, it freakin' rocks.

Dannie said...

I posted about it here:

If I already wrote a review for an Alice-related book before I found out about this challenge, does that count? Cause here's the link if it does:

sharonluvscats said...

Here ya go:

Cate said...

Fun challenge- I'm in!

vampira2468 said...

I want to take part. Might do both parts. Sounds like a lot of fun My blog is here

Sarbear said...

I have a really old copy of this book, with the creepy-cool art in it. It's psychotic genius.

Jenny said...

Creepy-cool meaning the original? Mine has original illustrations and my copy of the book is really old (well like 20 years) LOL but I still think it's cool. =)

sumanam said...

It's fun,Iam in. I put up the link on my blog:

Linda Ellen said...

This sounds like fun! Unfortunately, I'm already taking part in 4 challenges and I'm already planning on taking part in the YA challenge when it starts up again in January. It would be silly of me if I enter a challenge and then I can't complete it. (I'm feeling the strain of 2 of them already.)

I'm glad the MckLinky is working. I think I'll use a MckLinky bloghop every month for the MG Book Challenge. You can do the same for your challenge too if you would like. Have fun! =)

Jenny said...

I understand, Linda Ellen. You can't do them all! But if you change your mind sometime in the next year you can come back and sign up. =)

Yes, thank you so much for the mcklinky thing!! I need to go back and look at the bloghop thing. I just briefly looked at it and didn't get what was different about it.

Carol said...

Wow challenge cool but prize is for sure rite..
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trishalynn0708 said...

I am in. I am so excited! Awesome Challenge!

Andrea said...

Cool challenge! I'm definitely joining.

Kim said...

Just saw this and am considering it. I was swearing off any new challenges--Ha! Like that is going to happen. This looks like a lot of back soon!

Jenny said...

Haha, hope to see you back soon, Kim! =)

Sandra Stiles said...

I am definately in. I have the Disney video because I did costuming for Alice in Wonderland for our school. One of my favorites and right up my alley. Thanks.

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Andrea said...

I'm just checking that a Through the Looking Glass movie would be alright instead of a live action Alice in Wonderland.

Jenny said...

Thanks for the link to the Alice website!

Andrea -- I didn't even think of that... I suppose that would be fine!

sumanam said...

Jenny , I think I made a mistake in putting up my link for the challenge, i wanted to put the link up for the review..pls. let me know how I can fix it, sorry about the mess..

Andrea said...

For the watch a film based on part of the challenge: Watch and review one other movie listed under "Film" here" part of the challenge, can I watch this? It's not listed but it's an anime version of sorts.

butterfly11780 said...

So excited to start this challenge! This is something I would have done in my child lit class in college... Oh how I miss those days! Will get on my post and sign the linky!

Jenny said...

Allison -- a child lit class sounds like so much fun!!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Jenny, I don't know if this is where I was supposed to enter the links...I thought there might be an updated post.

Anyway, I entered Tasks 6 and 7.

The Red Queen said...

Lots of other rewrites/ spoofs of Alice not mentioned in the Wiki link: I've blogged a few here:
Hope this helps!

Marie said...

Wow this sounds like a really fun challenge!

I may join later :)

Grilsgood said...

I dont' have a blog, so here is what i did

1. book Alice Through the Looking Glass
2. book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
3. Alice in Wonderland: The Visual Guide Jo Casey
4. Alice in Wonderland: a visual companion Mark Salisbury

1. movie Alice Through the Looking Glass 2010
2. Movie Alice_in_Wonderland_1903
3. movie Alice in wonderland 1951 ed
4. movie Alice in Wonderland 2000 ed

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