Monday, September 10, 2012

Downton Abbey Reading Challenge

The Downton Abbey Reading Challenge is going to be hosted by Reading Extensively - you just have to read books set in the time period and post a review, linking up on Reading Extensively. And to make it easier, she has even provided a link to a list of book suggestions on Goodreads! I hope to at least acheive Housekeeper Status, but I am willing to accept Lady's Maid. Or Countess!

I am so excited to participate in this challenge!! I can't express how much my friends and I (particularly one friend...) love this show.  I can't wait for the American season to begin ~ we ended last season by drinking Whisky in our teacups during the show, and I think this is a tradition we will keep. ;)

My favorite characters: Tom Branson (squee! yep totally a fangirl), Sybil, and Thomas Barrow.  I know I am in the minority with liking Thomas, I just am often drawn to desperate, tortured characters.

This challenge begins in January, and it is the perfect opportunity for me to read The House at Riverton - I have been meaning to read this author for a while now, and will kick off the challenge with her!


  1. You can't go wrong with Kate Morton and this seems like the perfect book for this type of challenge. Have fun!

  2. Thomas is a great character to love to hate. I liked him better in Season 1. Season 2 he was a little more blah for me.

    That sounds fun! I might have to try that next year also.

    1. I agree, he was a little blah in Season 2. I didn't hate him either season though. I sometimes root for him, I can't help it! Lol. I can't stand Bates though.

  3. I'm so upset that I didn't hear of this series earlier. Bah. I would have loved it I'm sure but I can't start in on season 2 or wherever it's at now!

  4. Thanks for participating in the 2012 Downton Abbey Reading Challenge. If you wrote a challenge wrap up post, be sure to link it up here by January 31st to enter the prize drawing:

    If you wrote any reviews for the books you read during the challenge, please link them up here to enter that prize drawing:


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