February 28, 2010

February Mr Linky, Mini-Challenge and Review Index

At the bottom of this post, you'll find the Mr Linky for your February graphic novels reviews. Because we're using the free version of Mr Linky, this means that the one for January will disappear. We considered upgrading to a paid account, but Mr Linky is a service we've had enough problems with in the past that we'd rather wait for something better to come along.

Anyway - the solution we came up with was to edit the Mr Linky post at the end of the month and add permanent links to everyone's reviews. But then, inspired by Teresa's Diversify Your Reading project, we had a more ambitious idea. Why not create a permanent alphabetic index of graphic novels reviews, one that anyone, challenge participant or not, could contribute to? We thought this could be a useful resource to anyone considering giving the medium a try but not knowing where to turn. Sadly our previous idea of coming up with a list of recommendations for newcomers wasn't as well-received as we hoped, but we have confidence that this one will be.

If you click here, you'll see that the January Mr Linky was edited into a review index. If you have any reviews to add to the index, no matter how old, just leave us a comment and we'll happily add your links. We would very much appreciate your contribution, so feel free to leave as many links as you want, and also to spread the word.

Last but not least, I wanted to announce the February Mini-Challenge, which is being hosted by my co-host Chris. The goal is to read graphic novels about or featuring animals - please visit Chris' blog for all the details!

Happy graphic novel reading in February!


Lesley said...

I hope it's OK that I put my January reviews in with February's batch!

I love the idea of keeping a running list of books like you've created and think I will steal it for my own challenge - thanks!

For an alternative to Mr. Linky, try Simply Linked - it's free and is what I'm using for my challenge and so far, I have no complaints. I can have multiple link lists open at a time, too.

Thanks again for hosting this challenge! I'm reading a lot more graphic novels that I would typically read in such a short time frame, but I keep discovering new titles that sound too good to resist. :-)

Heather said...

Have you heard of MckLinky?


I just heard of it yesterday and haven't tried it yet, but maybe it's better? It's definitely free!

Ana S. said...

Lesley, it's perfectly fine! And thank you for the suggestion!

Heather: I hadn't, but I think I'll try it next month. I'm about through with Mr Linky :P

Also, I'm commenting to say I added a post to the Mr Linky that isn't a GN review, but I thought it'd be of interest to challenge participants. If anyone else happens to have any posts about comics, or reviews of books about them, feel free to add them too!

Aris said...

Hi there,

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Try it here : www.inlinkz.com