One more challenge so I had to create this blog for keeping up with my now THREE reading challenges for 2010! I am very excited about this one because it will be a sort of break between my other two since they are so similar. You can read more about the 451 Challenge (and see the master list of books) by clicking on the button in the sidebar, but here are the basics:
Here is how it will work: between January 1, 2010 and November 30, 2010, participants are challenged to read books on the 451 master list. There will be several levels of participation:
Spark - read 1-2 books from the master list Ember - read 3-4 books from the master list Flame - read 5-6 books from the master list Blaze - read 7 or more books from the master list
Re-reading is acceptable, as are crossovers with other challenges. Audio, print, and e-books are all acceptable. Each month, participants will be encouraged to post their reviews on the challenge blog, and each review posted will be an entry into a grand prize drawing for a $25 gift card to the online bookseller of the winner's choice.
Jane Eyre is on this list, so I already have one book down! I am jumping in on the Blaze level! Bring it on!
All About the Brontes Challenge: (6 total, books and/or movies by June 30th, 2010) Agnes Grey, by Anne Bronte (novel) Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte (novel) Wuthering Heights (2009 Masterpiece Theater, film) Wuthering Heights (1992 film)
Victorian Reading Challenge: (4 or 8 novels, by Dec. 31, 2010) Agnes Grey, by Anne Bronte Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte Tess of the d'Ubervilles, by Thomas Hardy Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens COMPLETED 4 BOOK Challenge
Period Film Mini Movie Challenge: (6 films) An Ideal Husband (1999) Wuthering Heights (2009, Masterpiece Theater) Persuasion (1995) Vanity Fair (2004) Wuthering Heights (1992) Alice in Wonderland (2010) COMPLETED CHALLENGE!
451 Challenge: (7 books from the list, by December 31, 2010) Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster