Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Year of the Historical : Reading Challenge for 2010

I wish I had been informed of this earlier! What a fun challenge for me! I am still going to give it a shot even though January is almost over. This is great since I've been focusing a lot on nonfiction lately rather than the historical romance that I love so much.

Here are the rules as I understand them:
  1. Sign up for the challenge at the original blog post (not mine).
  2. Read one book per month. A grand total of 12 in the year.
  3. Anything historical applies but it must be historical: young adult, romance, fiction, thrillers, mysteries, etc. Make sure it is set prior to the present day. (I like Regencies, LOL.)
  4. They can be re-reads, new reads, or new-to-you-but-old reads.
  5. Post a review at the end of the month for the book you read that meets the criteria for this challenge. Make sure the review is marked in some way to signify that it is for this challenge. For example, I will label mine ~Year of the Historical~ {month & book title}.
  6. No nonfiction, biographies or reference books. This is a straight-up fiction challenge.
I think that covers everything. I am currently reading a Stephanie Laurens Regency and I can probably get it done before February but the review might be a bit late.

Happy reading, writing and blogging!!


QNPoohBear said...

That's not a challenge for historical fiction lovers like me! It sounds like fun if it's not something you normally read. Happy reading!

Jaimey Grant said...

I know what you mean! It's only going to be a challenge for me because I have so many other things going on right now. Anything other than research materials has kind of taken a backseat.

Thanx for commenting! :o)

Gina Collia-Suzuki said...

No problem with the reading... it's the reviewing that I have trouble with. If I fall behind in the challenge, will you give we a swift kick to get me going again?

Jaimey Grant said...

Of course, Gina. I'm always willing to give you a swift kick. ;o)

You know, there's a certain Regency author who would love it if you read and reviewed one of her books for the challenge. *hint hint* ;o)

Thanx for stopping by. I may need some reminder to post my reviews, too. My fantasy writing has been taking up so much of my time that the secular reading and reviewing have suffered.


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