The Essay Reading Challenge 2010
I am going to aim for 10 essays. I have no idea what yet, but I will add this challenge to my sidebar!
Here are the basics:
~ Join anytime, but don’t start reading until January 1, 2010. The challenge ends November 30, 2010.
~ If you read a book of essays, that book can also apply to any other challenges you are working on.
~ Choose a goal of reading 10, 20, or 30 essays, and then write a challenge post, linking back to this post. Feel free to copy and paste the above image into your challenge post.
~ Copy your challenge post’s link into Mr. Linky below.
~ You don’t have to list your essays ahead of time – just have fun reading throughout the year.
~ I will put up a page for the challenge in my left sidebar, and add a Mr. Linky for essay reviews and wrap-up posts as the year goes on.
~ Everyone who completes the challenge and writes at least one review will be eligible for the giveaway prize: A copy of Best American Essays 2010.
~ New for 2010: You can earn extra credit – and an extra entry in the giveaway – by writing an essay of your own and leaving the link at the challenge page.
~ I will put up a wrap-up and giveaway post sometime early in December – that’s why the challenge only runs through November.
Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon (16 essays)
Graphic Novels Challenge 2010
So - rules and guidelines:I did this challenge this year and read a LOT of them! I am sure I can handle 10+, but since I don't want to stress myself out next year I am just going to go with 10.
- The challenge starts on January 1st 2010 and ends on December 31st (but we don't mind you starting early.)
- You don't have to make a list beforehand (but you can, of course! Lists are great because they give ideas to people who aren't sure what to read. And if you do make one, don't feel forced to stick to it!)
- We simplified the levels of participation: you can be a Beginner (3 Comics or Graphic Novels), Intermediate (3-10) or an Expert (10+). You're more than free to adjust your level of participation after the challenge has begun.
- There will be mini-challenges! Look for a post with more info on that soon.
- Overlaps with other challenges are totally fine.
1. Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs
2. Amulet - Book One: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
3. Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere by Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry
4. Dracula Adapted by Michael Mucci, Ben Caldwell, and BIll Halliar
5. Black is for Beginnings by Laurie Faria Stolarz
6. The Baby-Sitters Club: A Graphic Novel - Kristy's Great Idea (Book 1) by Raina Telemeier
7. Jack of Fables: Book Five - Turning Pages by Bill Willingham
8. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea by Guy Delisle
9. Redwall: The Graphic Novel by Brian Jacques
10. Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia Illustrated by Gris Grimly
11. The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders by Emmanuel Guibert
12. Outlaw: The Legend of of Robin Hood by Tony Lee
13. The Unwritten - Volume 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity by Mike Carey and Peter Gross
14. Jack of Fables - Volume 6 - The Big Book of War by Bill Willingham
15. Fables - Volume 13 - The Great Fables Crossover by Bill Willingham