So you know that conversation we had a couple of days ago about me not joining any more challenges and if I did you would remind me? Well I just had to join one more challenge. It’s just a small challenge really with not that many requirements. What? What’s the challenge? Well, I joined Becky
‘s year-long 42 Challenge
The requirements? Here’s what Becky said:
Your mission–if you choose to accept it–is to read, watch, listen, and review 42 sci-fi related items. (Items isn’t the best word, but how else would you define all that this challenge could involve). What’s acceptable? Practically everything: short stories, poetry (???), novellas, novels, episodes of TV shows, episodes of radio shows, movies, comic books, graphic novels, audio books, essays or articles about science fiction or science fiction writers, biographies of science fiction authors. This isn’t quite as intimidating as it sounds. This is much more than a reading challenge. It would be intimidating (in all likelihood) to try to read that many books. But when you make each short story, each TV show episode count as individual items, then it is much more manageable I hope! (This challenge could be as easy as watching Season 1 and Season 2 of Stargate SG-1, for example.)
No lists are needed. Really. If you want to post about the challenge and talk about what you hope to get to that’s fine, of course, but no one will hold you to it!
What’s not to love about this challenge? I don’t usually read science fiction but I still signed up. With kids, a full-time load starting in six days, and 23 other challenges, how hard can it be? I have the whole year and I just finished reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for my first read. I’ll post my review later this week. Until then, wish me luck!