November Review – 2018 Fanfiction Reading Challenge

2018 Fanfiction Reading Challenge

With the penultimate month of the fanfiction reading challenge hosted by Carrie @ Cat on the Bookshelf coming to a close, I find my reading pace truly slowing down as the weather turns cooler. I seemed to not be able to settle on anything very long and I flitted from one short drabble to another. Quite a number of the stories I have read this month were re-readings of stories that I had recommended before.Read More »

The Versatile Blogger Award

Last night, I logged in only to discover that I had been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Annlyel @ Annlyel Online! This is my first time being nominated for any type of blogging award, so it’s really exciting for me! Thank you, Annlyel, for the nomination! Her blog is great, you should check it out. I love all the “Who’s Your Favorite” posts she does :).

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September Review – 2018 Fanfiction Reading Challenge

2018 Fanfiction Reading Challenge

The third month of the fanfiction reading challenge hosted by Carrie @ Cat on the Bookshelf is winding down, and I find myself a little surprised at the numbers I’ve gotten this month. I was expecting to start slowing down this month as I often have before after the heat of the summer has abated a bit (not that it has much), but that would not seem to be the case.

I must allow that this has month has been chaotic as I live in the part of the country that Read More »

August Review – 2018 Fanfiction Reading Challenge

2018 Fanfiction Reading Challenge

As the second month of working on the fanfiction reading challenge hosted by Carrie @ Cat on the Bookshelf comes to a close, I have to say I’m rather pleased with the data I’ve collected so far. With the rounded average of 1.2 million words a month and the average word count of a novel being 90,000 words, I’m getting through about 13 novels a month or roughly 3 books a week. Not bad. (If I do say so myself.)

One thing I have noticed by recording what I read as I go, is that the more stressful and Read More »

July Review – 2018 Fanfiction Reading Challenge

2018 Fanfiction Reading Challenge

At the beginning of July, I came across a fanfiction reading challenge being hosted by Carrie @ Cat on the Bookshelf and thought that it not only sounded like my kind of thing, but it was also a perfect excuse to get a more accurate picture of my own reading habits.

As I rarely read actual books anymore unless they are nonfiction, I really can’t get an accurate idea of the volume of fiction reading that I do online within any given Read More »

2018 Fanfiction Reading Challenge Sign-Up

This challenge sounds right up my alley. 🙂

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2018 Fanfiction Reading Challenge

After participating in Harry Potter Month, where fanfiction counted for House Points, this year, I’ve wanted a reading challenge for fanfiction. Since I haven’t found an active one for 2017 or 2018, I’m creating one.

Unlike the traditional publishing of books today where the complete book is published at one time, fanfiction mostly relies of serial publishing. Serial publishing in fanfiction creates the more unique problem of what you’re going to do with stories that aren’t finished. To better explain, these are the reasons for my preference for a chapter-by-chapter challenge than a completed-story challenge:

  • Some stories are incomplete or abandoned;
  • Some stories are in-progress and might not be finished by the end of 2018;
  • Some stories are super long (e.g., 150 chapters) or contain a series of books/stories under one title;
  • You might be in the middle of one or several stories right now, so you can start…

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