Well, I picked up a whole lot of graphic novels recently and I can’t wait to dive into them! In fact, the picture I’m using for this challenge is a few pictures of my graphic novels kind of spliced together. Some I’ve already read, some I haven’t. I’m not sure how many total I have, though, or when I’ll be able to get more, so I’m playing it safe and going with Level 1 Basic. I’m especially looking forward to reading the graphic novel versions of “Fahrenheit 451” and “Moby Dick.” :-D
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)
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.
3. classic adaptation (a classic work adapted into the graphic format)
6. translated from a foreign language
7. a single-issue comic book
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)