Jun 28, 2008

Read-a-thon Mini-Challenge: Hour 2

Hello, Read-a-thon participants! It's time for the second Mini-Challenge. What I propose is that you take a break from your book and spend at least 10 minutes reading a webcomic. You can take this chance to catch up with an old favourite, discover new webcomics, or explore this storytelling medium for the first time.

Then write a short post about which webcomic you've read and what you thought of it, and come back here to let me know you've done it and leave me a link to your post. Dewey will draw a name among the participants and the winner will get 1 Bookmooch point (if you're not on Bookmooch, it will go to a charity of your choice) and a comic or graphic novel up to $15 on Amazon.

This Mini-Challenge will be open for the next 2 hours: Until 12pm GMT-8.

Unsure of which webcomic to read? Here are a few suggestions:


You can find many, many more webcomics at this Wikipedia list.

(The art in the banner, in case anyone's wondering, is from No Rest of the Wicked, Questionable Content, Goblins and Penny Arcade)

40 comments:

  1. I opened every single link! I will probably read one here and there throughout the day. This is such a fun challenge, thanks!

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  2. I really enjoyed this one! Here's my post

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  3. Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well! This was a cute challenge! Here's my link: http://piperml.blogspot.com/2008/06/mini-challenge-hour-2.html

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  4. oh, my friend has told me about Dr. McNinja...I think I will check that one out for a while, thanks so much for you encouragement...and this mini-challenge!!!! yay!

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  5. Thanks for this. I can't believe I fell behind on one of my favorite webcomics. Here's my post: http://blog.elizabethkateswitaj.net/?p=382

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  6. Webcomics, eh? New word of the day for me.

    Very fun.

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2008/06/read-thon-mini-challenge-hour-2.html

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  7. I just finished this challenge. Here's my post:
    http://1330v.blogspot.com/2008/06/read-thon-mini-challenge-hour-2.html

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  8. Awesome challenge and all new to me. I can see why you love "No Rest for the Wicked." here's my post: http://www.andilit.com/?p=188

    Thanks.

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  9. Awesome challenge. =)

    I used to read QC, but stopped for some reason. Maybe I should pick up where I left. And Nice Hair was brilliant. It makes me sad it doesn't seem to be updated anymore.

    My post is here.

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  10. Thanks for hosting this challenge. Here is my link.
    http://karinlibrarian.wordpress.com/2008/06/28/24-hour-read-a-thon-hour-2-mini-challenge/

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  11. I keep getting a "not found" message for the unshelved bookclub, but I see in Becky's post that she read that, so I don't know what's going wrong when I click.

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  12. I'd never even heard of web comics before this, so it was very interesting. I read Questionable Content, which I thought was very funny. And then I lost track of time. I've been reading for 25 minutes!

    Thanks for a fun challenge!

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  13. Dewey: I hope you find some new webcomics you like :) And thanks for letting me know about the error! Eek, there was a problem with the link. I thought I'd checked them all more than once. Anyway, fixed now.

    Thanks for participating, everyone! I'm glad you're all enjoying the mini-challenge :)

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  14. This was fun. I had never read a web comic before. Here is the link to my post:
    http://readinginappalachia.blogspot.com/2008/06/read-thon-hour-two.html

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  15. Good idea I needed to catch up on my web comic reading.
    Here's mine

    http://confuzzledbooks.blogspot.com/2008/06/web-comic-hour-2.html

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  16. I enjoyed this challenge. Thanks!

    http://abookeveryday.blogspot.com/2008/06/read-thon-mini-challenge-hour-2.html

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  17. Oh, Dr. McNinja was funny...I am posting to let you know I read for 30 min..comics are fun!!:)

    http://exlibrisbb.blogspot.com/2008/06/mini-challenge-and-hour-12-update.html

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  18. Unshelved is really cute:

    http://chris-book-a-rama.blogspot.com/2008/06/read-thon-3-pm.html

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  19. I was very hesitant, but this was a fun challenge. I'm hoping someone will make a "read talk on LibraryThing for 10 minutes" challenge so I can catch up on that. I blogged about my experience in my hour 2 wrap up post.

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  20. Awesome challenge. I used it to try out Penny Arcade, although my favorite web comic is xkcd.

    My post

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  21. I had fun at Animal Crackers and Dilbert. Here's my post. Thanks for this one, Nymeth!

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  22. I actually read some webcomics on a normal basis. Here's my post!

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  23. Really fun - here's my post:
    http://persianpicklers.edublogs.org/

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  24. Thanks for the interesting challenge!

    Link!

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  25. I used to read webcomics all the time. I see you read some that I used to follow religiously. I should get back into them. Have you ever read Dominic Deegan? That was my favourite forever but then the story got a bit weird. I love the cat, though. (I am not in the 24-hour-read-a-thon. Just offering my thoughts)

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  26. I read No Rest for the Wicked: it's great! I'll be posting my summary in the next hour: is that ok? Dewey said it's open until hour 4.

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  27. Thanks so much for participating, everyone.

    Kailana, I haven't read Domic Deegan, no. I have to check it out. I used to read webcomics a lot more regularly too, but I've lost touch with all except 3 or 4. I need to catch up!

    Eva, I think it's fine, yes. Posting here saying you've done it got entered in the draw. I'm glad you enjoyed No Rest for the Wicked!

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  28. Here is the link to my comment

    http://gtreader.blogspot.com/2008/06/hour-2-challenge.html

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  29. http://ststgh.blogspot.com/2008/06/web-comic-thingie.html

    I did it! :D

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  30. THis was a fun challenge - thanks for hosting it! Here is my link

    http://readingderby.blogspot.com/2008/06/mini-challenge-hour-2.html

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  31. Just in the nick of time! Here's my link: http://www.theinsidecover.com/2008/06/24-hour-read-thon-coverage-take-2.html

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  32. I hope I'm not too late (I have some time zone issues)

    Here's my post!

    http://tushuguan.blogspot.com/2008/06/mini-challenge-2.html

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  33. Great idea for a mini challenge! QC is one of my favorite web comics. :)

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  34. Sounds like fun--I'm sorry I missed this one (and a couple of the others while I was out).

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  35. Mine is here: http://thisredheadreads.wordpress.com/2008/06/28/web-comic-mini-challenge/ - my husband found one set in a bookstore

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