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“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Let's Get Graphic!

The Graphic Novel Challenge 2013

Ready for our first reading challenge? Here it is... The Graphic Novel Challenge 2013 hosted by Nicola of Back to Books! The details are as follows...



Levels 

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)


I'm challenging myself to read 12 books, so it's the basic challenge for me. How about you? Up for a little reading outside your normal reading box? If so, follow the link above to the Graphic Novel reading challenge signup page. In the meantime, I'll be posting my reviews of any graphic novels I've read... and I've already got two reviews coming soon! 

Happy reading... Suzanne

3 comments:

Nicola Mansfield said...

Welcome to graphic novels challenge, Suzanne! I look forward to your reviews!

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the warm welcome Nicola! And thanks for hosting this fun challenge!

Carla said...

I have not read much of graphic novels yet. I did one which I can't remember the name of right now, didn't really enjoy the story. And last year, I picked up The Action Bible in hardcover which I just skimmed and would like to really read this year.

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