Saturday, May 3, 2008

Elizabeth Gaskell Mini-Challenge

1) Read and/or watch TWO works by Elizabeth Gaskell

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!


Becky (Becky's Book Reviews)
Laxmi (On the Spur of the Moment)
Lena at Reading Obsession
Teddy Rose at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time
Marg from Reading Adventures
Susan of Just Books


Teddy Rose said...

I'm going to paticipate in this challenge. It's perfect timing, as Cranford is starting tomorrow on PBS.

Here's the link to my blog post about this challenge:

Intergalactic Bookworm said...

I couldn't find the section to sign up for the Mark Twain challenge. I have already read Joan of Arc and I am almost done with A Conneticut Yankee. Judy

Becky said...

Judy, I've signed you up already for the TWain challenge. And there is a post called "Twain Updates" Or "Updates for Twain" or something like that. I've now set the blog so that all of the posts will show. It's just a matter of scrolling to see which is the applicable post to comment on. But don't worry about reposting just yet. I'll add this to the Twain one for you.

Teddy Rose said...

Hi Becky,

I completed the challenge. Thanks again for hosting!

Here is the link to my reviews for the challenge: