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Manga/Graphic Novel/Video Game Novel Challenge 2012

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Manga/Graphic Novel/Video Game Novel

Challenge 2012 (M/G/V)




Hey Everyone! I don’t know if there’s anyone doing a challenge quite like this for 2012, I didn’t find one when I searched, however, if you are hosting a similar challenge and my challenge interests you or sounds somewhat similar, contact me and maybe we’ll join together!


Since my blog is a combination of geekiness with Video Games, Graphic Novels, and the like, I thought it would be fun to try and incorporate some type of challenge that will allow me to tie all of that together into some form of awesomeness. So for 2012 I decided to create the M/G/V Challenge.









Challenge Details:


  • This challenge will run from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. You can sign up at any time.
  • You do NOT need a blog to participate as long as you have a Goodreads page or somewhere that you can review the books that you have read. Nor do you have to live in the United States.
  • You do NOT have to read an ARC, or books published in 2012. And all book formats are acceptable, print, digital/ebooks, etc.
  • Any book counts as long as it fits into one of the 3 chosen categories: Manga (all types of comic books are acceptable), Graphic Novels, Video Game Based Novels (Such as books based off of Warhammer, World of Warcraft, HALO, Mass Effect, Dungeons and Dragons, etc).
  •  If you are participating in more than one challenge, books are allowed to cross over into this challenge.
  • Every month in 2012, I will make a post for the Manga/Graphic Novel/Video Game Novels Reading Challenge 2012 (M/G/V for short) on the last day of the month so you can link your reviews.  Based on participation, monthly link ups may be combined.






  • We are now offering a Mid Challenge Giveaway of a $25 iTunes or Barnes & Noble Gift Card in July! 
  • There is GRAND PRIZE, open Internationally, at the end on December 31st for one person who completes one challenge level (and links their reviews each month), which would consist of $60 worth of free books, or the equivalent of 1 video game (So spread the word, I would need at least 8 to 10 participates to have a drawing).
















Challenge Guidelines:


  • If you have a blog, create a post announcing your participation in the challenge. Please include a link back to this post (from your actual post announcing your participation in the challenge, not a link to your blog) and grab a challenge button.
  • Non bloggers: participate by linking up your profile URL from the site you plan to post your reviews on such as Facebook, Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing, Amazon, etc.
  • You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them, the choice is yours.
  • Crossovers to other reading challenges are acceptable.
  • You can choose to read  books from each of the categories (as explained below) or you can read books from a combination of 1 or 2 of the categories (ex: if you are not interested in reading Video Game Tie-in’s but read a lot of Manga or GN’s). For instance you can read 11 graphic novels and 1 video game based novel. Or, all the books can come from one category. The choice is yours as long as you are reading!




5 Challenge Levels (based on Video Game Settings of Course):


  • Level 1 Arcade Gamer – Casual Player
    • Read 4 books from each category or Read a total of 12 books from 1 or 2 categories.


  • Level 2 Tomb Raider- Normal Player
    • Read 8 books from each category or Read a total of 24 books from 1 or 2 categories.


  • Level 3 Warcraft – Hardcore Player
    • Read 12 books from each category or Read a total of 36 books from 1 or 2 categories.


  • Level 4 Call of Duty – Veteran Player
    • Read 16 books from each category or Read a total of 48 books from 1 or 2 categories.


  • Level 5 HALO Style – Legendary Player
    • Read 20 books from each category or Read a total of 60 books from 1 or 2 categories.



The objective is to challenge yourself and see how many books in the above genres you can read next year. You can always go up a level but you can never go down. This is a great challenge for people who have never tried a Graphic Novel or Video Game based novel, for people who are discovering them for the first time, and for those of us who are gamers that read books based off of some of our favorite games! If you are unsure if a book will fit into any of the aforementioned categories or you have general questions, don’t hesitate to CONTACT ME.




Thanks everyone in advance for your participation. And don’t forget to spread the word!




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