December 19, 2011

2012 Challenge Button

Sandy has made us a gorgeous button to use for the challenge so feel free to upload it to your blog to help promote the challenge either in your posts or in the side bar. Isn't it gorgeous?

made by Sandy at Scribing Shadows.

December 3, 2011

2012 Sign Ups

Hello Folks! This is Nicola @ Back to Books here. I will be your new host for the Graphic Novels Challenge. I've been a member of this challenge since the beginning when Dewey started it. I read a huge amount of graphic novels & manga each year and was a Panelist for the Cybil Award Graphic Novels Category for two years, 2009/10. I love it when new people discover that GNs are not just for kids and are not just collections of comic books. Of course, some of them are those things, not that there's anything wrong with that!, but there is a world of viable literature that can be found in the graphic form also.

Whatever kind you like to read, as long as it has a comic balloon or two we'll classify it as a Graphic Novel, even if it's non-fiction!

One change I'm making this year is simplifying the goal. This year we will make the target to read 12 books between Jan.1 and Dec. 31, 2012. This will give us a goal to reach.

Of course, if you reach 12 books feel free to continue posting links to your reviews throughout the year for others to discover new titles.

Everything else will stay the same. I'll be updating the side bars and adding your names to the participants list as you join.

Sign-Up for the new year!

July 2, 2011

June-July Reviews

Hey guys! I was just sitting here hanging out when I realized that it's July! It's time for a new Inlinkz to go up! After you link your reviews for June and July, let me know how your graphic novel reading is going so far this year in the comments. Are you getting a lot of graphic novels read? Haven't found any that you really loved or maybe you found one that you would recommend to every comics lover?

June 1, 2011

Giveaway Winners!!!

The winner of the first package from our May giveaway is:
John Mutford from The Book Mine Set!!!!

The winner of our second package from our May giveaway is:

Congratulations!! Email me your mailing address at 1330v blog AT gmail.

Don't worry guys! There's more giveaways coming up!

May 6, 2011

A Quick Reminder: Free Comic Book Day

This is just a reminder for participants living in North America that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! For more information, go here.

May 1, 2011

May Giveaway

We're five months into the challenge and I thought now is the perfect time to host a giveaway. I'm giving away two very different packages.

In package one is Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not) by Jason Shiga and The Lagoon by Lilli Carre. If you have a taste for eclectic stories, this is the package for you. Empire State is an ARC since today is its publication date.

Package two features Lucy Knisey's French Milk - the non-fiction account of the month she spent in Paris with her mom; Astronaut Academy by Dave Roman (pub date June); and Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge (pub date today!). Both Page by Paige and Astronaut Academy are ARCs.

All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know which package you want to win. If you don't have a blog, leave your email address too so I can contact you if you win. This is an international contest. I'll pick a winner at the end of the month. Good luck!

May reviews link-up!

It amazes me how fast this year is going! Leave your link of any reviews of graphic novels that you write this month!

April 2, 2011

Read-a-thon is Here!

Just in case you guys don't know, Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon is coming up! The event is hosted every April and October as a way for bloggers to celebrate their love of reading. If you haven't found a chance to read any graphic novels yet, the read-a-thon is a great excuse to participate. You don't have to read the whole 24-hours. The event isn't a contest just a way to enjoy ourselves and have fun. There's also mini-challenges (games) and plenty of prizes. I hope you can join us!

March and April reviews

Sorry about being so late guys. If you reviewed a graphic novel in March and would like to link it, please do. Link your April reviews too!

February 6, 2011

February Reviews Link-up

Can you believe it? It's already February! Time is going by so fast. Last month we had 59 different review links. Challenge participants reviewed books like the popular Bone series by Jeff Smith to graphic novel adaptations like Neil Gaiman's Coraline. Keep those reviews coming!

January 1, 2011

January Reviews Link-up

Welcome to the 2011 edition of the Graphic Novels Challenge! In a few days I plan on spotlighting a graphic novel that I highly recommend along with a giveaway for that same book. So stay on the look out for that upcoming post. If you read and review any graphic novels this month, please add a link to it so that everyone else can go and comment on your post. Happy New Year!