01 December 2010
I am going to try for somewhere between the levels of Hard Times and Desperate Remedies. A lofty goal, yet I hope I can succeed. I haven't quite decided on which books I'm going to read -- perhaps you can suggest your favorites for me?
Hosted by words, words, words, here are the details:
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 these particular years, but is by an author considered "Victorian," go for it. We're here for reading! 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," though. Instead, 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
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