Monday, March 1, 2010

March Mini-Challenge



First, I need to announce the winner of the February mini-challenge. Random.org has chosen......

#15 - Karen from Gig Harbor High School Library!

Congratulations, Karen! Take a look at the prize bucket and send me an email (address is in the sidebar) with your choice and address.

The March mini-challenge here at the Challenge That Dare Not Speak Its Name is actually a crossover challenge! We're working with the dear hosts of the Graphic Novel Challenge this month, and this challenge actually counts towards both!

The challenge: Read a graphic novel with GLBT themes or that is written by/adapted from a GLBT author.

Don't know any? You're not alone. Soon, we will have a guest post or two on the subject that will hopefully give you some ideas, so keep an eye on the blog!

So what next?

Once you read one of these graphic novels, leave a link to your post in the Mr. Linky. I will draw two winners (since this counts towards two challenges) of all participants at the beginning of next month. Both winners will be able to pick from the prize bucket.

Mini-challenges are, of course, totally optional. :)

**Note: This particular mini-challenge is open to anyone. You don't need to participate in the GLBT Challenge to participate here.

16 comments:

vorvolaka said...

Oh boy, I see a Strangers In Paradise reread coming up!

Sara said...

I have a book that I'm getting rid of, that you can have for the prize basket if you want.

Amanda said...

Sara - if you send me an email (address is in the sidebar) with the information, that would be wonderful!

Karen said...

I'm so excited to have won! I sent you an email with my address and I chose Naomi & Ely, by Rachael Cohn and David Levithan. Thanks! Also, I know a couple of titles for this next challenge: Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Fun Home by Alison Bechdel.

Rob said...

Congrats, Karen...I lived in Gig Harbor many years ago and enjoyed going to your library. Your book site looks great! How's the bridge traffic these days? Is the Beach Basket still around and their Christmas shop?

Chris said...

Yay March Mini Challenge :D I'll get the post up on the main blog shortly!!!

Amanda said...

Awesome, thanks Chris!

Andrea said...

I thought you might find this Library Journal article of interest http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6660740.html?&rid=#reg_visitor_id_2#&source=title if you haven't already seen it.

Amanda said...

That's wonderful Andrea! I hadn't seen that. We have a guest post coming in the next couple days, but I'll post a link to this article a few days after that. Thank you so much!

hcmurdoch said...

Ok, I've got a challenge question. I got so inspired and excited by this challenge in January (hadn't really read graphic novels before) that I read 9 of them. And, of course, they are starting to fall into the mini-challenge categories. Can I submit January reads for a couple mini-challenges? for the March one I read Pedro and Me, which was really good and fits so well.

Amanda said...

Only books read in March count towards this mini-challenge. If you read Pedro & Me (great GN!) in March, you can count it, but if you read it back in January, it wouldn't count.

Karen said...

Thanks, Rob,
Yes the Beach Basket is still a part of the waterfront in Gig Harbor. I'm at the high school library and I love my job every day!

Karen said...

I forgot, Rob,
The bridge traffic is a piece of cake since they built the second bridge, but the toll is a bother.

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

I loved Fun Home.

My first graphic novel... I also got Mr Linky right. Yeah!

Amanda -
Do these mini challenge books count toward the main challenge books read as well?
If so should we link them there too?

Thanks.

Amanda said...

Shellie - Yes definitely they count towards the main challenge!

oneblacksheep said...

I really enjoyed this mini challenge :)