Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2013

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

As 2012 draws to a close, I am beginning to look ahead to the reading challenges of 2013. I know that I want to participate in more next year, so I am busily finding the ones that appeal to me.  This challenge is hosted by Historical Tapestry, a blog that I stumbled upon the other day and instantly wanted to read the whole thing. Like a book. (Is that weird? Can you even read blogs that way?)

I am a history buff - my degree is in History, and I have always loved it.  But over the years I have noticed I have been reading less and less historical fiction, and I want to renew my interest in it. I think this challenge is perfect for helping me to rediscover my love of history and historical fiction.

There are many different levels you can choose from -

20th century reader - 2 books
Victorian reader - 5 books
Renaissance Reader - 10 books
Medieval - 15 books
Ancient History -25+ books

I am going to start off slowly, and aim for the Victorian Reader level. If I read more and become a Renaissance Reader, then that is even better.

I am excited to take part in this challenge, and have a few books already in mind to read.  I am more drawn to books about Medieval history, Egyptian history, Irish and Scottish history, and early United States history. And does Regency romance count? Lol. This will be a fun challenge, and one that I will learn from as well.

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