Monday, December 28, 2009

A reading challenge or two

I love all things Bronte. If you know me, or have read my blog before, you most likely know about my obsession with all things Austen or Bronte. I love all three of the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen more than I can express. I also love many other authors, but these four super talented women take the top of the list for sure!! I found out about a challenge to read or watch 3-6 Bronte related books/movies between January-June 2010 and I am in!! I will have to get home and decide for sure what I want to put on the list, because that time will fly by, as I know, but I am really excited to put myself to the challenge and get some Bronte reading done!! If you want to join me, you can read more about the challenge here.

1. & 2. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall -Anne Bronte (and the movie)
3. Jane Eyre's Daughter -Elizabeth Newark
4. & 5. Wuthering Heights -Emily Bronte (and the movie) (not sure if I could really get these also, but I will put it on the list as the optimal goal, I will be happy to read the other two and watch the first movie-which was one of my christmas presents!)

I also read about a Victorian Reading Challenge here. (And of course I signed up for that as well!! I must be insane!!) This one is for all year, so I think I do have a really good chance of completing this one too!! (Depending on what level I go with!!)

1. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall -Anne Bronte

2. Wuthering Heights -Emily Bronte

3. Treasure Island -Robert Louis Stevenson

4. Around the World in Eighty Days -Jules Verne

(Now I know some of those are doubled up, but lets be honest with ourselves, THANK THE LORD FOR THAT!! Like it would even be in any way shape or form feasable for me to read much more than that within the time frame we have....but if there is time, I will add more from that era in, because I have a ton I would love to read!!)

Also for the Movie Mini Challenge:

1. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

2. Northanger Abbey

3. Persuasion

4. Emma (I read about a new version of Emma that will be premiering on PBS Masterpiece in January!! I am soooooo excited to see this one-must remember to set dvr!!)

5. Sherlock Holmes (Hopefully the new one in Theaters now-that is one my hubby wants to see anyhow so sounds like a perfect date night to me!)

6. ?

(Now hopefully I haven't set myself up for failure here...I also have a TON of other books I really NEED to read ASAP, as well as all my sewing and other obligations....I tend to overextend myself! I am really excited to see if I can do it!!)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!


Carrie said...

how fun! You convinced me, I signed up for both! Let's see how I follow through. So far, I have one movie for the Victorian mini was already at my house from Netflix..have you seen An Ideal Husband?
I am feeling a little overwhelmed just from signing up for them, but YOU also have all your quilting swaps and challenges going on too! I can't imagine!

Laura's Reviews said...

Thank-you for joining my All About the Brontes Challenge. You have great choices and I look forward to reading your reviews!

Andy's Bethy said...

Sounds like fun, but I am unsure. I signed up for several of those things last year, and I can't even remember what they were. I am eager to hear how it goes for you. I may read with you, but forget the movies!!!

Carrie said...

I am so happy you signed up for these challenges! I have been inspired to read again!!!! I was kind of in a slump for a while! now I get to combine two loved hobbies- reading and blogging! It has become slightly obsessive! ha ha!