Sunday, December 5, 2010

Georgette Heyer 2011 Reading Challenge

My Mr. Linky link messed up and I lost those links. So please sign up in the comments area from now on.

So it's already December, which means it's almost time for the 2011 Reading Challenges!!



I've decided to host some of my own reading challenges for the 2011 year and the first challenge I've decided to host is a Georgette Heyer Reading Challenge. This is going to be a laid back challenge with not very many rules because it's just for fun. A while ago I set a goal for myself and that was to try and read all Georgette Heyer's Historical Fiction novels in two years. So I thought this challenge would motivate and help me complete my personal goal. So if you want to join in with me please feel free to do so! This challenge is open to EVERYONE you don't have to have a blog to participate. Have fun!

Rules:
  • The book must be by Georgette Heyer obviously and it must be HF. It can't be one of her mystery novels.
  • You must read at least 3 books and they can't be one's that you've already read because that sort of defeats the purpose.
  • This is a year long challenge so you have until January 1st of 2012 to finish your personal goal.
  • It's not mandatory to post a review but it would be nice so other people can read them but Non-bloggers please include your information in the comments below.
  • When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to the post about the the Georgette Heyer Challenge. Include the URL so that other participants can find join in and read your reviews and post.
My Goal is to read 5 books but that may change depending on how busy or not so busy I am. I will post my book list here along with a link to my reviews. Enjoy!

1. Black Sheep Read Review
2. The Conqueror
3. An Infamous Army
4. Royal Escape


33 comments:

  1. Good luck with the challenge :)
    I haven't read any Georgette Heyer yet, what is the best one to start with?

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  2. Thanks Sam!

    Well, I actually haven't read any of her work yet but i've heard so much great stuff about her books that I'm dying to start, which led to me to create this challenge.

    I heard Arabella was a favorite of many so I'm going to try and get my hands on it. I did a post on Georgette on Friday which lists all her work. This may help you decide if you want join the challenge :)

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  3. I'll definitely participate! Heyer's works, at least those I've read so far, are such fun. I've linked to my own blog so others can check out my progress :-) Thanks for hosting, Taylor. My goal will also be five books.

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  4. @Avid_Reader Thanks for participating! Make sure others will have a way to see your reviews if you post any! Looking forward to see what you read :)

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  5. I have never heard of Heyer, but now I have to look her up and get one of her books. Which one do you recommend I get first?

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  6. Johannna i'll post a link to my post about Georgette Heyer down below this comment. Like I told Sam, I've never read any of her work but It's been nothing but praised which is why I decided to host this challenge. I've heard Arabella was one of her most popular books. She's written a lot of books so there's a bunch to choose from.

    Thanks for participating! Looking forward to seeing what you discover and think!

    http://allthingshistoricalfiction.blogspot.com/2010/12/friday-author-in-spotlight-featuring.html

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  7. Ive read them all - can I start over?

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  8. Of course Jane! They must be good for you to want to read them over :) Which book was your favorite?

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  9. Hi, Taylor! I'm always up for adding more Georgette Heyer books to my list, and I love hearing what others think about her novels. You're right -- Arabella is a cute one and a good place for people to start. I have several in mind for 2011, so thanks for hosting this challenge!
    Joanne @ Slice of Life

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  10. Thanks for participating Joanne! I'll be sure to stop your site soon!

    Taylor

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  11. Hello, I'm so excited to have found your site - it looks wonderful and I LOVE historical fiction - it's been an addiction for several years now.
    Also I see you like cats! Says it all.
    Grace x

    (sorry, I think I did the link thing twice by accident as it didnt seem to go the first time. Oops!)

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  13. I put bunches and bunches of Georgette Heyer books on my wishlist on BookMooch, but I don't have a single one yet. If I get some, I will definitely join in!

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  14. Ok Debbi! Remember you have a year to complete your personal goal. :)

    Taylor

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  15. I'm in! I'm going to try for three books -- I picked sort of randomly so I welcome any suggestions!

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  16. Love your website, Taylor! You've done such a lovely job here. And I'd love to participate in your Heyer challenge next year....I've got a dozen of them laying around and I need incentive to read them. :)

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  17. Im In!!! I just read my First Georgette Heyer this month. Venetia was wonderful and I cannot wait for more!!!

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  18. I'm in. I have a whole lot of Georgette Heyer on my shelf and I have yet to read one. For shame, I know.... I think I can manage reading 3 this year. Can't wait to get started :)

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  19. Hi Taylor - new follower to your blog and long-time fan of Heyer! I signed up for your challenge and here's my post on it: http://booktalkandmore.blogspot.com/2010/12/georgette-heyer-2011-reading-challenge.html

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  20. I've signed up for this challenge. With my love of historical fiction, I can't believe I've never read any Heyer. I think 2011 is a good year to start.

    http://tfrances.wordpress.com/2010/12/31/reading-challenge-georgette-heyer/

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  21. I have been wanting to read some of GH's Historical fiction I love her Mysteries.

    http://dazeesworld.com/home/2011/01/01/georgette-heyer-historical-fiction/

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  22. Thanks for hosting this challenge! Here is the link to my sign-up post: http://rovingreads.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-more-challenge-for-2011.html

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  23. I am really looking forward to this challenge! My sign-up post is at http://litandlaundry.blogspot.com/2011/01/are-you-up-for-challenge.html

    Thank you very much for hosting this. I found The Black Moth for the Kindle for 99 cents at Amazon, so I'm starting with that one.

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  24. @Threeundertwo

    Thanks for participating! I haven't read The Black Moth so can't wait to see what you think of it!

    Taylor~

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  25. I am totally in on this one. I've been meaning to read all of Heyer's romances and it was one of my resolutions for this year.

    Here is my intro post.

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  26. I finished my first selection for the Heyer reading challenge - I hope this is the right place to share links: http://booktalkandmore.blogspot.com/2011/01/review-reluctant-widow-by-georgette.html

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  27. I'm planning on accepting this challenge! I recently acquired a few more of her books through a used bookstore.

    Here's my list:

    The Devil's Cub
    Cotillion
    Lady of Quality

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  28. Here's my first Georgette Heyer challenge review, Beauvallet, and it was a good one!

    http://joanne-sliceoflife3.blogspot.com/2011/01/beauvallet-by-georgette-heyer.html

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  29. I loved The Masqueraders, it had delightful humor. This sounds like a great challenge to get me reading some more of Heyer's books.

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  30. Hi, Taylor -- You left a note for me on my blog (Slice of Life) about using the Beauvallet review in your Heyer update. Yes, you may cerrtainly use my review.

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  31. My review of Faro's Daughter: http://booktalkandmore.blogspot.com/2011/04/review-faros-daughter-by-georgette.html

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  32. Hi,

    I love GH and find the following particularly good:
    These Old Shades
    Masqueradors
    Devil's Cub
    The Grand Sophy
    Frederica
    Sylvester
    Venetia
    The Corinthian


    If you're new to GH I don't recommend The Reluctant Widow or The Toll Gate as they're very slow. Also watch out for some of the minor characters, one of GH's favourite ploys was to use them for humour and they are very funny, but they talk for a very, very long time!

    Happy reading
    Ang

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