Saturday, May 3, 2008

Charles Dickens Mini-Challenge

1) Read and/or watch TWO works by Charles Dickens

For example:
Watching two movies
Reading two books
Reading one book; watching one movie

You can always read (or watch) more. But two is the minimum. I don't know that this has ever come up, but you CAN count abridged versions of the novels. You CAN also count audio books.

2) The challenge will run through November 15th, 2008. That gives us a full six months and a few extra weeks to read. I had considered going through December. However, I decided with the fall being what it is--Thanksgiving, birthday, Christmas, Librarians' Choices, and possibly (???) Cybils, that I would not be getting much read for challenges anyway. I figured that you'd be busy celebrating, planning, shopping, dealing with your own chaos and drama as well. So November 15th it is.

I'm going to be super-nice especially since it serves in my best interests. Any book you've read by any of these authors in the year 2008 can count towards your challenge.

*Also re-reads are allowed if you like.
*So is overlapping with other challenges.

3) No blogs are required. No lists are required. You don't have to tell me which books for which authors you're going to read. But I would *appreciate* hearing from you which two books/movies you went with as your choices. I'd also *appreciate* some feedback. For example of how BRIEF that feedback can be you can write "3 musketeers; thumbs up" or "Jane Eyre, recommended" or "Great Expectations, boring" It can be really really really short and sweet. But I would like to know what you ended up with and if you liked it or loved it or hated it. If you do have a blog and want to write a review, go for it. If you give me the link, I will read what you have to say!

Tyto Alba from The Magic of Ink
Samantha (Bookworms and Tea Lovers)
Laxmi (On the Spur of the Moment)
Becky (Becky's Book Reviews)
Naida (The Bookworm)
Lena at Reading Obsession
Judy of Intergalactic bookworm


Susan L said...

Becky, count me in for the Dickens mini challenge as well!

Laxmi Karumbu said...

Wow becky how do you keep track of your blogs!! Thanks for the counter hint :)

Tami said...

We would love to join in on this mini challenge! I just came across your blogs tonight and have been enjoying every minute of looking over them. I have a younger reader (5)and a middle reader (almost 11)so we should be able to keep quite busy doing this!.