Sunday, December 20, 2009

Our Mutual Read: A Victorian Reading Challenge

January 1 - December 31, 2010

Amanda from The Blog Jar is hosting her first challenge. Our Mutual Read is all about reading Victorian novels and short stories, peppered with Neo-Victorian tales. Amanda describes the challenge as follows:

Exploring literature from
1837 - 1901 by:
-- reading novels/memoirs/letters/poetry/plays/non-fiction from this time period -- learning about the Victorian era time period non-fiction -- revisiting the past through Neo-Victorian literature -- seeing new interpretations through watching period films
Levels of participation:
  • 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.

Learn more and join by visiting the challenge blog.