Monday, January 2, 2012
Victorian Challenge 2012
Welcome to another year of book blogging! I hope your holidays were filled with good times and good memories! I have enjoyed visiting my favorite blogs and reading about your goals and proposed challenges for 2012, and I'm ready to join you on your reading journey in 2012.
My goal in creating this blog has always been to use Books, Belles, and Beaux as a way to share my thoughts on the books I read, learn about new authors, and connect with other readers. I like to keep the number of challenges to a minimum, and this year I have chosen to participate in just one challenge. Laura at Laura's Reviews has enticed me with the Victorian Challenge she will be hosting in 2012. Here are the details from her blog:
"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.
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 times 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) Victorian items."
My first book selected for this challenge is:
Charlotte and Emily by Jude Morgan
Good luck in your challenges!