Okay, I know I said that I was going to stay away from reading challenges this year, so that I could better focus on the books I’m reading instead of trying to achieve goals that may or may not end up involving me reading books I don’t want to read. But Magical March sounds right up my alley, and it fits with, well, just about everything I read anyway, so I figured hey, where’s the harm?
– You must register with the Mister Linky below prior to March 5th in order to be eligible to participate.
– You must read only “new” books – meaning, no re-reads are allowed. Books for other challenges can be cross-used for this one, but you must read the book and review it in the month of March (previously completed books for other challenges do not qualify).
– You must link up each book review to a separate Mister Linky, which will be available on March 5th (once registrations close).
– Challengers must post on their blog an “Announcement” post, indicating they are participating in this challenge and which level they hope to attain. One completer from each “Class” will be randomly selected to win the corresponding prize for that level.
– You do not need to meet your level in order to win a prize. If you aim for “Grand Merlin Class” but only achieve “Magician’s Class,” you will still be entered into the Magician’s Prize Pool!
– You do not need to list your books in advance, but I plan on doing so (to keep me motivated and to help me stay organized).
– Any Fantasy, Science Fiction, or Magical Realism books will qualify. This means you can read Young Adult, Dystopian, Steampunk, or Alternative Histories.
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
I’m aiming for Sorcerer’s Class. 3-5 books with a fantasy/sci-fi/speculative theme. Shouldn’t be too difficult. I’d aim a little higher, but I don’t know what’s going to be happening in regard to my (un)employment this month, so I don’t want to aim too high and then end up failing. Best to stick to what I know I can achieve while still remaining somewhat challenged.
…You know what I mean.