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I've made it to week two! Last week I promised (threatened?) to tell you about a challenge that I'm currently hosting, and one that I'm thinking of hosting. Here goes!
The Award Winning Science Fiction
and Fantasy Reading Challenge
Last year I attended my very first World Con - The World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention, because it happened to be right here in my area! I really didn't know what to expect, and I got a whole lot more than I bargained for! So many authors I have long heard of, 5 Awarded Grand Masters (Connie Willis, Robert Silverberg, Larry Niven, Joe Haldeman and James Gunn) all in one room, talking about their careers and experiences, not to mention a slew (a literal slew, that's a measurement, right?) of other familiar and beloved names, Scott Lynch, Gail Carriger, JOHN SCALZI! (OMG OMG OMG *flails* *whispers* I got to meet to John Scalzi!) George R. R. Martin (OMG! GRRM! Out on his own, walking around the place, I wasn't sure at first that it was him, BUT IT WAS!) and many more! Needless to say I was very excited about the whole thing and a little intimidated once the reality of what we were doing hit me. We were going to see the Hugo Awards, live! Also, there were astronauts! REAL ones! There was also some tiara wearing, by one of the astronauts, the male one! And he looked very regal too! It was so much fun!
All of this greatness in one place made me realize that while I had grown up knowing many of the great names of Science Fiction and Fantasy, I hadn't read too many of their books, and what a great focus for a challenge! And so I came up with the idea of The Award Winning Science Fiction and Fantasy Challenge including the Grand Masters, the Hugo winners and nominees, because if you've made it far enough to be a nominee for any of these big awards, it must still be a great book even if it doesn't win, along with the other big Sci-Fi and Fantasy Awarded books and their nominees.
It's still open to join, it runs all year, I award prizes each quarter, and if you sign up by July 31st you'll be eligible for the third quarter prizes! If this sounds at all interesting to you, please come check it out! Here are the rules and sign up, and also a link to the pages of reviews that we've read so far this year!
Read the Rainbow Challenge
And now a teaser for the challenge I'm thinking of hosting, if I don't talk myself out of it, starting July 1st:
I'm still working on the details, but it was inspired by how we like to do Book Spine Rainbow pictures as read-a-thon challenges, they are always so pretty, what if we make the challenge to pick out a rainbow and read those books? I want to make it accessible to e-book readers as well, so I need to decide how we'll present our rainbow of books, because there will have to be pictures of course (spines, or a collage of covers is what I'm thinking)! What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? Or if you know that someone is already doing this, please let me know, I don't want to encroach on an already established challenge!
Last Week on The Space Between
I joined the COYER Summer Reading List Challenge!
And I reviewed:
Coming This Week on The Space Between
I'll be reviewing:
I think this cover is just beautiful!
And I'll be posting my June edition of My To Be Read List, hosted by Michelle @ Reading is Better than Real Life, where you get to help me chip away at my TBR pile by voting on what I should read next!
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