I wasn't planning on joining anything in 2012, and if I did, it wouldn't be many. Considering 2011 was a bust of everything I had such high hopes for, the idea of participating in 2012 was unnerving.
But... I'm feeling pretty invincible after finishing Wolf Hall last night.
When I read that Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings was hosting a Science Fiction Experience from January 1, 2012 to February 29, 2012, and NOT a challenge, I was nervous, yet intrigued. Carl also hosts the RIP Challenge, which 2011 was my first time joining. This helped me realize I do better with shorter events than year-long ones. I've only put a toe in the water for Science Fiction in the past, so I figured, why not? It couldn't hurt. Besides, I have these books from George R.R. Martin that I'm eager to try. So I'm ready to jump into the fray.
As Carl writes in his intro, there are no rules. Just have fun. It's not a challenge, and it also encompasses both reading and television participation. I think I might be ready. What about you?