Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dystopian August is coming!

Some of you were around for my Dystopian February feature. Well, we had so much fun, we all decided it needed to happen more than once a year and Dystopian August was born. It's going to be even bigger and better than February because first of all, it has a button!



Isn't it lovely? (Thanks Daniel!) But the coolness doesn't stop there. I'll be reviewing over 20 dystopian books - old, recent and forthcoming (and assigning them a famous Zombie Chicken Rating from 1 - 5 based on their must-read status - or lack thereof), interviewing a ton of fascinating authors, giving away a boatload of books, and much more.

Since I am way more organized this time around, I am also including a community component and I'll be soliciting your help. The first activity on the agenda is a set of Dystopian Reader Questions that I'd like you to answer. I've already put the call out on twitter (from my handle @lenoreva) and gotten amazing response, but I didn't want to exclude anyone in case you missed it there. So if you'd like to participate, either comment with your e-mail address so I can send you Qs or send a message to lenoreva at hotmail dot com with the subject line: Dystopian Reader Questions.

August is going to rock!

51 comments:

celi.a said...

Hooray!

Serena said...

I'm really looking forward to this Lenore!

Cara said...

This is going to be great! :D

Also, I'd love to answer these questions you speak of:
carabee14@gmail.com

Alessandra @Out of the Blue said...

I'd like to take part in your survey, too, please :) I'm halfway through Oryx and Crake by M. Atwood and OMG it's wonderful.

Alessandra
outofblue1(at)gmail(dot)com

diaryofaneccentric said...

Awesome! Can't wait! I'd be happy to participate in the survey.

diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

avisannschild said...

Oh my goodness, that button is SO cute! I'm not sure I've read enough dystopian fiction to answer your questions, but I'd love to take a look at them.

shereadsandreads(at)gmail(dot)com

Clover said...

How strange I just tweeted about doing an informal dystopia week on my blog! I shall wait and join you here instead, if that's all right. I have systolic novels I'm hoping to read and review!

Mariah said...

I would love to answer some questions!

a_readers_adventure(at)yahoo(dot)com

Zibilee said...

Yay! I am so glad this is back!! I would love to participate in your survey as well: zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf said...

Very cool button!

Looks like a fun month. I'd love to answer your questions. Put me in the mood for bringing back my YA Dystopian challenge towards the end of the year! :)

bermudaonion said...

I don't read a lot of dystopia, but I'm game - you can send me the Qs. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Splendibird said...

I missed out on February as I wasn't blogging then, but have been looking forward to Dystopian August since you mentioned it earlier in the year! I would love to answer your questions as well - my email is mountainsofinstead@googlemail.com

Erika Lynn said...

As someone who is still on the fence about if I like dystopia I would really like to play along. Maybe I can be swayed.
sports[dot]erikalynn[at]gmail[dot]com

Mel said...

I would be willing to answer. wheems01(at)gmail.com

Aimee said...

aimee.burr@hotmail.com
Looking forward to dystopian August.

Amy said...

August definitely will rock! I'm looking forward to it :D

Carla said...

Dystopia!!! *dances*

Knighton said...

I love dystopian literature! Please send the questions my way: kirstieknighton@gmail.com

Andi said...

Awesome! I'll be here. I loooove the button, and I was especially excited to see it after you mentioned it on Twitter this morning.

Heather said...

I'm so excited! I found your blog on like March 1 this year, so I totally missed dystopian February. Dystopian August will be epic!!! It's my favorite genre!!

I tweeted at you, but if you still need someone to answer questions I would be happy to help.

Dwayne said...

Not my type of books, but def looking forward to your recommendations:)

erin said...

zombie chicken time!

Angiegirl said...

Yay! Send me the questions! You know where to find me.

Nymeth said...

yay! Can't wait :)

Lorin said...
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Lorin said...

Very cool button! I look forward to your week.

I'm happy to answer the questions. Are they hard? Will there be grades? =)

my new email address:
lorinls (at) earthlink.net

Sorry for the double post!

Michelle said...

I'd love for a chance to participate in your Dystopian August - i loved it last time around. My email is mmillet at gmail dot com.
Thanks and can't wait!

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Yay! What a great month August is going to be!

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Can I just say : YAY! I loved the last dystopian month and I am looking forward to this one.

Also, I would love to have the questions, too! (infiniteshelf at gmail dot com)

Sandy Shin said...

I've been reading a lot of dystopian/sci-fi novels the past few weeks, and am looking forward to Dystopian August!

The button is so, so pretty -- and I'd love to answer the questions, as well. :)

sandyshin7 [at] gmail [dot] com

eldritchhobbit said...

Fantastic! I'm looking forward to this!

I'm glad to answer your questions. My email is ahsturgis at mindspring dot com.

Jacqueline C. (The Eclectic Book Lover) said...

Can't wait!

jax1204[at]gmail[dot]com

Sas (Tea Mouse) said...

I'm really excited!!! The button looks fantastic too. Ahh, it can't be August fast enough!

Sommer Leigh said...

I'd love to answer!

Sommer:
tellgreatstories(at)yahoo(dot)com

sharonlovescats said...

How did I miss this on Twitter? Send Sharon questions! :D

Girl Friday said...

Ohhh, this sounds fantastic! And wow, a whole month of dystopian goodness? I am excited Lenore!

Bookgeek said...

I'm a fan of dystopian fiction so yes, send me questions at
AngelaM@keplers.com

Alison said...

I'd love to see a feature this month on books that dystopian haters will love.

I generally dislike dystopias with the exception of Hunger Games and The Giver (favorite childhood book). I'd like to know some other books that typically appeal to those who may not otherwise enjoy the genre.

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

Looking forward to this. I have books I can review! maybe I will debut my review of Matched then. Ask me questions! I will e-mail you. Probably. :)

Priya said...

Looking forward to this! I haven't read much dystopian fiction, but I'd love to participate in the survey.

priyagan(at)gmail(dot)com

Rosaline said...

I love dystopian lit, and I would love to answer your survey questions:

jennylizr@gmail.com

Rabid Fox said...

This should be interesting, even though I'm not taking part. SHould discover plenty of titles to put on my wish list--and hopefully not become so depressed I slit my wrists. :)

Shelley said...

What an illustration!

I write about a world gone bad, and I think the cause behind the interest in dystopia is a widespread sense of fear about the powerlessness of individuals in contrast to corporations (e.g. BP).

beth said...

I want to participate! bethrevis/gmail

Carrie K. said...

I love dystopian fiction and would enjoy answering your questions. :)

nnjmom at yahoo dot com

Beth F said...

Oh I think I missed your Twitter call:

BFish dot Reads at gmail dot com.

NotNessie @ Today's Adventure said...

I'd love to participate!

adventureinbooks at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

So stinkin' excited!! Seriously, like beyond!!

Alyce said...

I'm a fan of dystopian fiction and would like to participate in the survey also. I loved dystopian February! :)

Okie said...

oooh...sounds like fun. Looking forward to it. :)

Heather Zundel said...

Hi Lenore! I know this is a super-late post, but I can't tell you how excited I am for this. And you even have the zombie chicken!!! *squee* If the questions are still available, shoot me a set. And I have an epically awesome email to send you soon that *might* just tie into this a little. :)