Monday, February 1, 2010

A Challenge

I've seen other bloggers' various challenges throughout the blogosphere and have never actually signed up for one myself. I think this might be an issue with finishing things... I dunno. I'm pretty good about setting a reading schedule for myself with reviews and maybe it's fitting challenges in on top of that. Maybe I should set up my own challenge. It's a thought.

Anyway, a handful of the authors I've been reading lately are all members of the League of Reluctant Adults, a fantastic crew of urban fantasy and paranormal authors who've teamed up for a really funny blog that's also a great place to find new author recs (or new to you author recs). Of the list of participants (and I hear there's to be a new one announced shortly), I've already read eight of the of the twenty authors. So when I saw the League post to Literary Escapism's New Author Mini-Challenge: The League, well I figured I should take part. And, as the icing on the cake, The League are offering prizes!

So, here are the rules:

If you haven’t tried anything in the UF/PNR genre yet, then now is definitely the time to do it. Here are the pertinent details for the challenge:

  1. You do not have to be a participant of the New Authors Challenge, but if you’re not, why not?
  2. The Challenge will run from February 1st through the 28th. All reviews must have a February 2010 date.
  3. The goal is to read up to 5 different authors from the above list. There are 20 different authors, so finding five shouldn’t be too hard.
  4. The idea is to try a new author (it is a New Author mini-challenge), however, if you’ve already read all 20 of them, you can still participant, but don’t re-read a novel. Try something new. Not only is this an excuse to try a certain group of authors, but it’s also a great chance to help promote them.
And here's the link to Literary Escapism's post where you can officially sign up for the min-challenge and/or the New Authors Challenge.

For the mini-challenge, which starts today, the new-to-me authors I'll be reading are:

Caitlin Kittredge (Street Magic)
Molly Harper (Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs)
Diana Rowland (Mark of the Demon)
Richelle Mead (Succubus Blues)
Kat Richardson (Greywalker)


Cheryl said...

Good luck on the challenge. I will have to check it out.

Vickie said...

YAY! I've read three of your choice authors. I still haven't made up my mind which five or more I will read from the list. I've read quite a few of the Leaguers and I want to try new ones.