December 3, 2011

2012 Sign Ups

Hello Folks! This is Nicola @ Back to Books here. I will be your new host for the Graphic Novels Challenge. I've been a member of this challenge since the beginning when Dewey started it. I read a huge amount of graphic novels & manga each year and was a Panelist for the Cybil Award Graphic Novels Category for two years, 2009/10. I love it when new people discover that GNs are not just for kids and are not just collections of comic books. Of course, some of them are those things, not that there's anything wrong with that!, but there is a world of viable literature that can be found in the graphic form also.

Whatever kind you like to read, as long as it has a comic balloon or two we'll classify it as a Graphic Novel, even if it's non-fiction!

One change I'm making this year is simplifying the goal. This year we will make the target to read 12 books between Jan.1 and Dec. 31, 2012. This will give us a goal to reach.

Of course, if you reach 12 books feel free to continue posting links to your reviews throughout the year for others to discover new titles.

Everything else will stay the same. I'll be updating the side bars and adding your names to the participants list as you join.

Sign-Up for the new year!



22 comments:

Lexi-Lupa said...

I want to sign up! I'm so ready for this challenge!!

Nicola said...

Lexi, Add your name to the sign-ups above and link it to wherever you will be posting your reviews. If you don't have a book blog, then your amazon, good reads, etc page is fine too!

Jennifer (An Abundance of Books) said...

I was going to make my own GN challenge, but I'm glad this one is sticking around!

Jennifer (An Abundance of Books) said...

Oh, also wanted to ask, will there be a new button? I'm kind of a sucker for buttons… :)

Nicola said...

Jennifer, I'm a total non button designer :-( But if you or anyone else wants to make one I'd be more than happy to put one up!

Sandy said...

Yay! Signing up! I'll even try and do a review for every book I read this time xD.

And no promises but I will try and see if I can make a button.

Sandy
Scribing Shadows

Nicola said...

Great Sandy!

Steven Ventress said...

This sounds like fun. I too think graphic novels are sometimes passed over as mostly just collections of comics so I'm in!

Nicola said...

Great Stephen! Just dd your name to the sign-ups above and link it to wherever you will be posting your reviews. If you don't have a book blog, then your amazon, good reads, whatever page is fine too!

Sandy said...

I made the button ^_^. I hope you like it but I will perfectly understand if you choose not to use it!


2012 Button

Sandy

Nicola said...

Ack! Sandy! That is gorgeous! Of course I'll use it! Thanks so much!

Jim Black said...

Please change my sign up. I was going to post my reviews on "Comic Book Focus". Instead, they will appear on "Science Fiction Times"(http://sciencefictiontimes.blogspot.com/). Thank you.

Nicola said...

Jim, It's done!

moshimoshineko said...

Awesome! I can easily read more than 12 and graphic novels are the best! Great challenge :)
Thanks for hosting!

Ricki said...

I am guessing manga will count as it has word bubbles? If so 12 willbe a piece of cake.

Nicola said...

Ricki, Manga counts!! :-)

Bob (Beauty in Ruins) said...

Great challenge - looking forward to it.

leonor said...

Just signed up for this challenge. Looking forward to it.

Nicola said...

Welcome Bob & Leonor!

tattoogirlreads said...

I've been reading graphic novels all year and didn't know about this challenge. Can I post my reviews from earlier? Or just from September on?

Nicola Mansfield said...

tattoogirl, Please only post reviews from the day you signed up since this month is special, being a contest running through October and entries are linked to your posts. So to be fair, just link your Oct. posts, this month.

Then I'll let you pick your own starting date and add the others in Nov.

tattoogirlreads said...

Great! Sounds Good. :)