Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Victorian Challenge 2012

January 1st to December 31st, 2012

For the Victorian Challenge, we will focus on the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. We will count books that were written by Victorian authors during this time period, books set during the Victorian age, or books about a Victorian author, history, manners, architecture, Queen Victoria etc. Also besides reading books, short stories, audiobooks and movies will also be accepted. The sky is the limit; I would love to make this a true celebration of all things Victorian.
I would also like to challenge myself to have one Victorian author to focus on for each month of 2012. I will post something about that author each month and will read, listen, or watch something related to that author as well. Fellow challenge goers can join me if they would like, or can take the challenge in any direction that they choose. I had a poll in November to help pick the twelve Victorian authors readers of this blog were most interested in focusing on and the following authors were picked:
  • January: The Bronte Sisters
  • February: Charles Dickens
  • March: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • April: Emily Dickinson
  • May: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • June: George Eliot
  • July: Oscar Wilde
  • August: Anthony Trollope
  • September: Elizabeth Gaskell
  • October: Mark Twain
  • November: Lewis Carroll
  • December: Louisa May Alcott
I was part of a great Victorian Challenge in 2009. If you need ideas for books you would like to explore, take a look at this site.
Challenge Details
  1. The Victorian Challenge 2012 will run from January 1st to December 31st, 2012. You can post a review before this date if you wish.
  2. You can read a book, watch a movie, or listen to an audiobook, anything Victorian related that you would like. Reading, watching, or listening to a favorite Victorian related item again for the second, third, or more time is also allowed. You can also share items with other challenges.
  3. The goal will be to read, watch, listen, to 2 to 6 (or beyond) anything Victorian items.
  4. Please sign-up by posting your blog entry on the number of items and what items you would like to do for this challenge below in Mr. Linky (Don't just post your blog's URL). Don't worry, you can do different things than you have listed. I myself am not always good at sticking to lists!
  5. I will put up a post each month with Mr. Linky on it for posting your reviews. Look at the right sidebar for the latest link.
  6. Enjoy!
For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.