Purpose: To read and review works of Fantasy, Science-Fiction, or Magical Realism (for my literary folks).
Details: From now until March 4th, the Mister Linky widget will be available so people can sign-up to participate in the Magical March Reading Challenge.
Throughout the month of March, a Mister Linky will be available for pre-registered challengers to link-up their qualifying reviews. There are different “classes” of magician, outlined below, and completion of the various levels could earn you a prize!
Other: There will be “Weekly Wand Mini-Challenges” posted on each Saturday of the month. These could be trivia challenges, random tasks, blogger treasure hunts, etc. Winners of each challenge will earn a Wand, and those Wands will be tracked to be entered to win another magical prize!
Magician’s Class: 1-2 Books Read & Reviewed 1 Book $10 or Less
Sorcerer’s Class: 3-5 Books Read & Reviewed 1 Book $12 or Less
Wizard’s Class: 6-7 Books Read & Reviewed 1 Book $15 or Less
Grand Merlin Class: 8+ Books Read & Reviewed 1+ Book(s) $20 or Less
You don't have to visit here too often to work out that fantasy is my favourite genre. If I'm feeling in a slump or in need of a comfort read, it's where I turn. My reading and blogging in 2012 so far has been haphazard, which is irritating me, so it makes sense I suppose that I turn to a fantasy based reading challenge to get back "in the zone", as it were. I'm going to aim for Sorcerer's Class and, although I will no doubt change my mind (I'm contrary like that), my current plan is to read:
Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks
The Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
For the rules and the sign-up post, head over here. You know you want to!