December 31, 2012

2013 Challenge Button

Thank you to the generous talents of Carrie @ West Virginia Red Reads we now have a button for the 2013 Challenge.  Feel free to add this to your blog and use it when mentioning the challenge.  Right click and download the small or big one.

Thanks Carrie!!


December 20, 2012

Graphic Novel Challenge 2013 Sign-Ups

It's almost time for the 2013 challenge to start and so we'll start taking names of participants now.  There will be two ways to play and two levels this year!  Please write a sign-up post on your blog and then sign-up below with a link to your specific sign-up post.  Here is how the Challenge will play this year:

runs from Jan.1 - Dec. 31, 2013

Level 1: read and review 12 books during the year (you could spread them out and read one a month or have a blast and read all 12 in a row!)

Level 2: read and review 24 books during the year (same as above only you would read two a month for the slow rate)

Game Play

Basic: no change from last year. just read any book generally considered a graphic novel, manga, or collection of comics, write a review and link to your post.

Advanced:  For advanced play we are going to play categories.  Players will pick 1 book from each of the 12 categories below.  If you are playing at Level 2 you could double up, choosing two from each category, or use the remainder as free picks.  You only have to read one book from each of the 12 categories.

1. manga
2. superhero
3. classic adaptation (a classic work adapted into the graphic format)
4. memoir
5. fantasy
6. translated from a foreign language
7. a single-issue comic book
8. science-fiction
9. crime or mystery
10. fairytale or mythology (true to the original or fractured, such as Fables series)
11. children's book (specifically written for children)
12. anthology (a collection of short stories by different authors/artists)

Any questions just ask in the comments.

December 1, 2012

December Reads

And here we come to the conclusion of our 2012 Graphic Novel Challenge! This is our month to catch up and finish off the challenge. So many of you are close!

Congratulations to Jim for completing the challenge and then some!

Next year, the challenge will run the same way with the basic challenge to read and review 12 graphic novels over the course of the year.  However, I thought I'd mix it up and add some variety by adding themed challenges/levels as well.  What I have planned will be a lot of fun and add some excitement but for those who don't like change the basic way we've always played will still be an option.  I will also be changing one rule on how we keep track of how many books you've read.  You'll be responsible for reporting in, rather than me keeping tally but more on that in January.

For now, let's see how many can join the nine of us who have completed the 2012 Challenge by the end of the year.  Are you up to it??

Twelve and Over:
Nicola: 118
Tom: 35
Karissa's Reading Review: 29
Aaron: 21
Mervi: 19
Jim Black: 16
T Frances: 15
John: 14
Sandy: 12

Joseph: 11
Joe: 10
Larissa: 10
Tattoogirl: 8
Bex: 6
Reading Challenged: 4
Kat: 4
The misanthropologist: 3
Tif: 3
Chris@ Nerf Reader: 3
Healiel: 2
GuadiRC: 2
Nancy: 1
Jean-Paul: 1