Sunday, January 2, 2011

Victorian Reading Challenge 2011

Bethany at is hosting the Victorian Literature Challenge 2011.

I am joining on the Sense and Sensibility level which is one to four books. I should be able to manage that. I plan on reading at least one Wilkie Collins book this year.

Welcome to the Victorian Literature Challenge 2011

What you need to know:

This challenge will run from 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2011.
Participants can sign up at any time throughout the year.

Read your Victorian literature.
Queen Victoria reigned from 1837-1901. If your book wasn't published during those particular years, but is by an author considered 'Victorian' then go for it. We're here for reading, not historical facts! Also, this can include works by authors from other countries, so long as they are from this period.

Literature comes in many forms.
There are so many Victorian reads out there, including novels, short stories, and poetry. One poem doesn't count as a 'book': pick up an anthology instead!

Choose your books.
List your books before you begin, or pick up titles along the way. It's up to you! You can review them if you choose to, but it's not necessary. If you don't have a blog, that's fine! Link to a Facebook, or a page somewhere where you can list what you've been reading. If you can't link up, no problem - feel free to just comment and enjoy.

Spread the love.

Post the reading challenge on your blog - make your own post(s), or stick the button on the side of your page. The more the merrier, after all. Let's build a big community of Victorian literature lovers!

Choose from one of the four levels:

Sense and Sensibility: 1-4 books.
Great Expectations: 5-9 books.
Hard Times: 10-14 books.
Desperate Remedies: 15+ books.


Bethany said...

Yay! Thanks for joining in the Victorian lit challenge :)

I love your blog - it's so cute!

MeLiKeYcLaSsIcS ^_^ said...

Woot woot! Finally, a blog I can relate to as Victorian Literature is a subject I'm very passionate about. I actually want to pursue a doctorate in the field, so this challenge will help out with that. ^_^ Go Desperate Remedies!

MeLiKeYcLaSsIcS ^_^ said...

This is the blog of my dreams! Do you know how hard it is to be a guy in Queens, NY who loves Charlotte Bronte and Charles Dickens? It's almost unbearable! I'm definitely aiming for more than 15 books. My list, for now, is as follows:

Hard Times by Charles Dickens
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Professor by Charlotte Bronte
Middlemarch by George Elliot
The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell
Nicholas Nickelby by Charles Dickens
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde
Tess of the d'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Mansfeld Park by Jane Austen

MeLiKeYcLaSsIcS ^_^ said...

Can we re-read novels as well? I'd love to tackle "The Old Curiosity Shop" and David Copperfield again along with Villete and Jane Eyre. ^_^

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