Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Graphic Novels Challenge

OK, OK, I give in. After a little gentle arm-twisting (it didn't take much really) from Andi, Iliana and Dewey, I've decided to join the Graphic Novels Challenge. By joining now, half-way through the year, the goal is to read 3 graphic novels by the end of December. I'm already planning to read Maus I and II for My Year of Reading Dangerously so that'll be one of my choices. For the others I might choose from these that I already have: 99 Ways to Tell a Story by Matt Madden, City of Glass by Paul Auster (adapted into graphic novel form by Paul Karasik & David Mazzucchelli), one of the Tintin stories I have, The Sandman: Endless Nights by Neil Gaiman, or finally reading some manga, or anything else that sounds interesting. I already have several in my wishlist that I've jotted down after reading the reviews from other bloggers so I should hopefully have no problem with choice.
I'm pretty new to the genre having only read Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi a few years ago, and a handful of comic strips when I was younger. (I do love Calvin and Hobbes!) So it'll be fun to read something that's different from my usual fare.

8 comments:

  1. Yippee! You'll have fun :)
    My original list for the challenge has changed a lot just because I haven't found some of the books at my library. But, all three books I've read so far have been excellent.

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  2. Yayyy! Welcome aboard. I hope you love Maus as much as I do, and you're the only person I've heard mention the City of Glass graphic novel. I have it on my shelves and really should pull it down for this challenge. I started the first in Neil Gaiman's Sandman series tonight, Preludes and Nocturnes. So far, so good.

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  3. Maybe you can help motivate me to read some of the graphic novels I signed up to read for this challenge. :-) I am glad you are joining in!

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  4. Iliana- I've enjoyed reading about the ones you've read so far. I'm very tempted to get French Milk after your mention of it the other day.

    Andi- I don't remember how I found out it had been made as a graphic novel but after reading The New York Trilogy I knew I had to have it!

    Wendy- You need someone to give you a review copy of a graphic novel or two! :)

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  5. So glad that you are joining in! There are so many wonderful graphic novels out there that it would be a real shame if you didn't! :)

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  6. Thanks Carl. I know you're a big fan of graphic novels. I'm looking forward to trying a few.

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  7. Glad you'll be joining! Did you get invited to the graphic novels blog yet? If you want to be, just email me.

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  8. Dewey- No, not yet. I'll email you.

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