#AtoZChallenge: Week 1 Roundup

Well, my second year participating in the April A to Z Challenge is off to a great start. I believe last year,  was already lagging behind in my daily posts but I’ve been ahead of schedule this time! Fingers crossed I can keep that up.

There’s a break every Sunday (except the last one of this month) to give your fingers a rest – or give you a headstart for the next month! I figured I would take this opportunity to do a little roundup of some amazing blogs that I came across this past week.

So, for your weekend reading pleasure, I submit to you: The A to Z Roundup, Part 1.

Madly In Verse: Nilanjana Bose, who I’ve come to know through our participation in the WEP challenge (and who is both a brilliant writer and all-round awesome person) provides a handy guide to Arabian culture and clears up some common misconceptions.

Iain Kelly Writing: Do you like a good mystery? A thrilling whodunit? Then check out Iain Kelly’s serial murder mystery about a crafty killer and the cop hot on his(?) trail.

True North Bricks: Who doesn’t love LEGOs? This fun little blog by a Finnish-Canadian LEGO fan is a visual treat for adult collectors and a trip down memory lane for those that grew up with the colorful bricks.

Sorchia’s Universe: Another serial story, this time in the realms of Gothic fantasy and magic. Warring families, uneasy alliances and dark visions abound.

Wolf of Words: A blog about a lover of film and pop culture that really resonates with me.

Space, Time & Raspberries: Follow the saga of a poor chap named Elliot, who’s just trying to find his way through the world in search of adventure. As a bonus, you get to read the previous year’s A to Z entries as a companion piece to each chapter!



Of course, this is a very narrow list. There are hundreds of people participating and I’ve only been able to visit so few of them. As the weeks go by, this list will be updated and expanded.

Once you’re done checking out the above blogs, I’d recommend heading over to the A To Z Challenge site, where you’ll find plenty more to choose from!


17 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: Week 1 Roundup

  1. Hi Artman – well done … and good to summarise some bloggers for others to find. The first week is a relief to get to! Yet I always love the Challenge and meeting new friends etc and learning lots – cheers and see you tomorrow – Hilary

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  2. Thank you for the honor of recognition. I’ve been enjoying your unusual tales — should I be concerned that a couple of them don’t seem quite so unusually strange to me? :/ I’m eager to read the rest of them!

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    1. Well, one man’s strangeness is another’s normal. 🙂

      And you’re most welcome. I’m eager to see where Elliot’s journey takes him. Plus, as a second-time participant who really didn’t read enough of the other blogs last time, it’s great that you’re providing a little recap!

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    1. Hahaha, great little poem! I’m quite guilty of that. Really need it drilled into my head.

      You’re very welcome. 🙂 Your slice-of-life type posts are always a joy to read.


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