I will be hosting the Graphic Novel Appreciation readathon from Monday, September 15th to Sunday, September 21st.
You may be wondering why I would want to run a readathon this week when participants may be in school and/or have other commitments. There are several reasons:
- September 18th is my birthday and I wish to host a special giveaway on that day.
- I wanted to spend my birthday week doing something that I really enjoy: reading.
- Graphic novels are often quick reads. For me, it only takes 30 minutes to an hour to read most graphic novels. This is a great way to devote a little bit of time to reading and still be able to attend to everything that you need to get done that week (i.e. schoolwork and ect.).
There will be daily challenges and weekly challenges. These challenges are not mandatory, but add to the fun and interaction during the readathon. The daily challenges will be simple tasks that should take you around 15-20 minutes to complete. For example, one day's challenge might be to recommend a graphic novel based on a genre or topic (i.e. If you like Fantasy, try the Bone series of graphic novels). I will be looking for bloggers who may wish to host some of these challenges. If you wish, you may host a giveaway for those who participate in your daily challenge. I may not have a daily challenge everyday, but I hope to have one at least every other day. If you would like to host a daily challenge, please fill out the 1st form below (the blue one) and I will get in touch with you. More information about the daily challenge is included in the description for the form.
I will also have a few weekly challenges to complete throughout the week. An example of this would be to read at least one graphic novel from a series that you have never read before. These are also not mandatory, but I hope it will encourage you to read more throughout the week.
Anyone is welcome to join, whether you are an avid reader of graphic novels or just interested in reading some for the first time. You do not even have to have a blog to enter! You can participate in the readathon through Goodreads, Twitter, and/or Facebook. Sign-up for participants will begin on September 1, 2014. At that time, I will make another blog post describing how to do this. If you are interested in signing up for this readathon, please comment below so I can determine the interest level. Also, do not forget to follow my blog through one of the links on the right side or follow me on Twitter (@blog_gal) for updates on the readathon.
In order for this readathon to be amazing, I need your help! I am looking for bloggers in countries other than the US that can co-host this readathon with me. The goal is to be able to have twitter chats and sprints throughout the day so everyone can be active. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line "GNA Readathon Co-Host Application".
Additionally, I may be interested in doing guest posts on my blog during the readathon with people describing why they like to read graphic novels. If you are interested in this, please fill out the 2nd form below (the grey one) and I will contact you through email with more information.
Finally, I would like for people who have never read graphic novels to be able to find a few that they would like to read. Therefore, I would like to share reviews of graphic novels on my blog the week before the readathon. This will help others to prepare their TBR piles for the readathon. If you are interested, please email your reviews or links to your reviews for CLEAN graphic novels to email@example.com and I might post your review on my blog. Also, if you have read any amazing graphic novel reviews please send me links to the reviews and I will attempt to contact the author of the review to see if they are interested. Please use the subject line "GNA Readathon Graphic Novel Review" in your email.
If you have any questions about the readathon or any suggestions on how to improve it, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below. Thank you for your support.