(cross-posted at Our Mutual Read)
The Blog Jar, you'll note that I've been a bit consumed by the Victorian. It all started with reading Bleak House at the beginning of the year and the need to read Victorian novels and short stories, peppered with Neo-Victorian tales, has carried through the year.
This is my first go at hosting a challenge, so I welcome any tips. I would especially welcome a tech-savvy soul to construct some buttons for the challenge (hint, hint, wink, wink).
First off, some details: This challenge will run from January 1st, 2010 to December 31st 2010. And it is completely okay to double-dip, what you read/watch here can count on other challenges!
How to participate: email me or leave a comment to this post and I'll add you to the blog so you can publish your reviews/updates on Our Mutual Read. Also, I'll add your blog to our participant list.
Next, decide on what level you'd like to participate:
~ Level 1: 4 books, at least 2 written during 1837 - 1901. The other books may be Neo-Victorian or non-fiction.
~ Level 2: 8 books, at least 4 written during 1837 - 1901. The other books may be Neo-Victorian or non-fiction.
~ Level 3: 12 books, at least 6 written during 1837 - 1901. The other books may be Neo-Victorian or non-fiction.
Then, determine if you are up to a mini-challenge:
Period Film Mini-Challenge -- watch at least 6 films that take place between 1837 - 1901 (they don't necessarily have to be based on a book) and post a review.
Short Story Mini-Challenge -- read 12 short stories written or taking place between 1837 - 1901 and post a review.
What do you think? Who's on board?