Saturday, 1 January 2011

NEW YEAR, NEW CHALLENGES

Happy New Year, my Janeite friends. May 2011 be full of  emotions and great moments for all of us.
Just to give the new year a good start, here I am with 3 suggestions to make your passion for reading Austen and Austenesque book more stimulating: 3 new Challenges!

1.  HISTORICAL FICTION CHALLENGE 2011 AT HISTORICAL TAPESTRY

To participate, you only have to follow the rules:
  • everyone can participate, even those who don't have a blog (you can add your book title and thoughts in the comment section if you wish)
  • any kind of historical fiction is accepted (Austenesque reads set in the Regency, HF fantasy, HF young adult,...)
  • you can overlap this challenge with others kind of challenges
  • During the following 12 months you can choose one of the different reading levels:
  1. Severe Bookaholism: 20 books
  2. Undoubtedly Obsessed: 15 books
  3. Struggling the Addiction: 10 books
  4. Daring & Curious: 5 books
  5. Out of My Comfort Zone: 2 books


The challenge will run from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011.


2. BEING A JANE AUSTEN MYSTERY CHALLENGE AT AUSTENPROSE
 If you have not discovered one of Jane Austen wonderful mysteries, this is a great chance to join the challenge along with other Janeites, historical fiction and mystery lovers.
Time-line: The Being a Jane Austen Mystery Challenge runs January 1, through December 31, 2011.
Levels of participation: Neophyte: 1 – 4 novels, Disciple 5 – 8 novels, Aficionada 9 – 11 novels.
Enrollment: Sign up’s are open until July 01, 2011. First, select your level of participation.  Second, copy the Being a Jane Austen Mystery Reading Challenge graphic and include it in your blog post detailing the mysteries that you will read in 2011. Third, leave a comment linking back to your blog post in the comments of this announcement post. If you do not have a blog you can still participate. Just leave your commitment to the challenge in the comments below.
Check Back Monthly: The Being a Jane Austen Mystery Challenge 2011 officially begins on Wednesday, January 12, 2010 with my review of the first mystery in the series, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor. Check back on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for my next review in the challenge.
Your Participation: Once the challenge starts you will see a tab included at the top of Austenprose called Reading Challenges. Click on the tab and select Being a Jane Austen Mystery Reading Challenge 2011. Leave a comment including the mystery that you finished and a link to your blog review. If you do not have a blog, just leave a comment about which book you finished with a brief reaction or remark. It’s that easy.
And there are prizes too! Read more HERE


3. THE SENSE AND SENSIBILITY BICENTENARY CHALLENGE AT AUSTENPROSE

Sense and Sensibility was published in 1811 and 2011 is a celebratory year for Jane Austen and her legion of fans. This great event proposed by Laurel Ann at  www.austenprose.com opens the celebrations!


Time-line: The Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011 runs January 1, through December 31, 2011.
Levels of participation: Neophyte: 1 – 4 selections, Disciple: 5 – 8 selections, Aficionada: 9 – 12 selections.
Enrollment: Sign up’s are open until March 1, 2011. First, select your level of participation.  Second, copy the Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011 graphic and include it in your blog post detailing the novels or movies that you commit to reading and watching in 2011. Third, leave a comment linking back to your blog post in the comments of this announcement post. If you do not have a blog you can still participate. Just leave your commitment to the challenge in the comments below.
Check Back Monthly: The Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011 officially begins on Wednesday, January 26, 2010 with my review of the novel The Three Weismanns of Westport. Check back on the 4th Wednesday of each month for my next review in the challenge.
Your Participation: Once the challenge starts you will see a tab included at the top of Austenprose called Reading Challenges. Click on the tab and select the Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge 2011. Leave a comment including the name of the book or movie read or viewed and a link to your blog review. If you do not have a blog, just leave a comment about your selection that you finished with a brief reaction or remark. 
 Lots of interesting prizes for this challenge too! 

Choose your challenge and enjoy reading Austen and Austen-based fiction. Happy 2011 to you all!

3 comments:

Paul S said...

Happy New Year Maria.

Frl. Irene Palfy said...

Happy New Year!!

Love,

Frl. Irene Palfy

Svea ~Muse in the Fog said...

Those look like some fun challenges! I am also doing the Historical Fiction Challenge. Good luck! And of course, Happy New Year!!!