Hi and welcome to the One Two Theme challenge, we hope you decide to join us!

The idea of the challenge is to read about specific topics that interest you, in various degrees of detail. For theme 1 you'll read one book, for theme 2 you'll read two books, for theme 3 you'll read three books and so on. The only rules are these:

The Challenge will run throughout 2011, but feel free to already sign up.

1. You should have a minimum of 3 themes/3 levels, so a minimum of 6 books. You decide how many levels above that you want to go. Feel free to have more than one topic per level.

2. For themes that require more than one book (so all except the first one) you need to read at least one each of fiction and non-fiction.

You can combine this challenge with any others you're participating in.

Your list could look something like this:

Theme 1: Salt
Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

Theme 2: Egypt
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated reference to the myths, religions, pyramids and temples of the land of the pharaohs by Lorna Oakes

Theme 3: Vampires
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
Legends of Blood: The Vampire in History and Myth by Wayne Bartlett and Flavia Idriceanu

Theme 4: The Silk Road
Stories from the Silk Road by Cherry Gilchrist
Silk Road: Monks, Warriors & Merchants by Luce Boulnois
Empires of the Silk Road by Christopher Beckwith
The travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo

That's it!
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