Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 Regency Romance Reading Challenge

My name is Leya (better known as Wandeca) and I'm an addict.  I'm addicted to reading challenges!  Can't you tell?  This year one of my resolutions is to finish anything a start, that includes books, craft projects, and reading challenges!

I saw this challenge over at Aneca's World, and I couldn't resist.  I'm a sucker for a good regency novel, and if it's a romance I'm a goner...

The 2013 Regency Romance Reading Challenge is being hosted by Austenprose.  Here are some details of the reading challenge (taken from Austenprose):

We are very pleased to announce the Regency Romance Reading Challenge 2013 featuring the very talented author Candice Hern. If you are unfamiliar with Candice, I am excited to introduce her to you. She writes witty and romantic traditional Regency romance novels with endearing heroines and swoon-worthy heroes highlighted by incredible historical accuracy. If you enjoyed any of Georgette Heyer’s great romance novels or laughed along with Lauren Willig’s characters in the Pink Carnation series, I highly recommend joining in the challenge—affording you the perfect opportunity to discover Ms. Hern’s great novels and short stories along with other Janeites, historical fiction and Regency romance lovers. 
We will be reading and reviewing one title a month and posting on the third Wednesday through September.  Here is our schedule: 
The Regency Romance Reading Challenge Review Schedule: 
Wed Jan 23 – A Proper Companion  Wed Feb 27 – A Change of Heart Wed Mar 27 – An Affair of Honor Wed Apr 24 – A Garden Folly Wed May 22 – The Best Intentions Wed Jun 26 – “Desperate Measures” Wed Jul 24 – Miss Lacey’s Last Fling Wed Aug 28 – “Lady Ann’s Excellent Adventure” Wed Sept 25 – The Social Climber (new novel yet to be released)

Time-line: The Regency Romance Reading Challenge runs January 1, through September 30, 2013. Levels of participation: Neophyte: 1 – 2 novels & short stories, Disciple 3 – 5 novels & short stories, Aficionada 6 – 9 novels & short stories. 
Enrollment: Sign up’s are open until July 01, 2013. First, select your level of participation. Second, copy the Regency Romance Reading Challenge graphic and include it in your blog post detailing the novels or short stories that you will read in 2013. 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 Regency Romance Reading Challenge 2013 officially begins on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 with my review of A Proper Companion. Check back on the 4th Wednesday of each month for our next review in the challenge. 
Your Participation: Once the challenge starts, leave a comment including the novel or short story that you finished and a link to your blog review. If you do not have a blog, just leave a comment about which novel or short story you finished with a brief reaction or remark. It’s that easy.
Sounds like fun, doesn't it?   If you're interested in joining the challenge or want more info please click here.

I'm going to try to do the Disciple level of participation.  Wish me luck!

1 comment:

Laurel Ann (Austenprose) said...

Thanks for joining the challenge. I hope you enjoy Candice's fab novels.