2014 Historical Reading Challenge!


Challenge runs from January 1, 2014 until December 31, 2014

APRIL LINK UP--HERE!


The goal is to read at least 12 Historical Romance! 
  • Level 1--12 historical romance
  • Level 2--18 historical romances
  • Level 3--24 historical romance
  • Level 4--30-60 historical romances
  • Level 5--61-80 historical romances
  • Level 6--81-100 historical romances
  • Level 7--101+ historical romances
**Note**You can change your level at any time. It's just a starting point :)

**Note** I'll be adding a check list of ideas (historical romance w/ arranged marriage, w/enemies to lovers, w/ older heroine, younger hero, etc for those that would like to use that.

    What counts!
    • Every historical romance you read and review in 2014
    • Any time period prior to 1920 qualifies.
    • They can be historical paranormal, historical erotica, m/m, f/f, etc.
    • All historical romances over 100 pages in length--audio, ebook, print
    • Re-reads, cross overs from other challenges
    To Join! 
    • Grab the challenge button and create a post or page on your blog to track progress.
    • Non-bloggers you can use your Goodreads, LibraryThing, etc profiles. Just create a 2014 Historical Romance Reading Challenge shelf 
    • Link your blog starting post/page or your Goodreads/etc challenge shelf in the linky below. 
    • If you'd like to be part of the FB group for the challenge join HERE.


    To add the button to your sidebar...

    <a href="http://www.herdingcats-burningsoup.com/p/blog-page_23.html"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eNcM7iR8Tik/Us3E6ZoXBsI/AAAAAAAAVZ0/CZvNQTY7yHA/s1600/22mini.jpg"/></a>


    Sign Up HERE! Just include your Name and link to your challenge post/shelf. 


    45 comments:

    1. Anna, I misspelled historical....is there any way you can fix that or do I need to re-submit with the correction?

      I'll ask Mel if she wants to link with a button on B2B and do mine from there.

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      1. I got you edited :) Added your name as well so we can tell them apart. If you end up doing it at B2B let me know and I can edit the link no prob :) Thanks for joining in!!

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    2. Awesome idea! I love historicals and I've been wanting to do a reading challenge for them.

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      1. Thanks Jennifer! I've been loving them lately too and thought it would be fun :) Thanks for joining in!

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    3. What a great idea! (have to admit, another blogger friend and I thought of doing the same lol) I read almost entirely HR now, so won't be a problem for me!

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      1. I'm at about 50% historical most months these days. Not sure when that happened but have just been loving them. Did yall start one up? I'll so join in on yours too :)

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    4. This is an awesome idea! I read HR almost all the time now so I think this challenge will be a lot of fun. I can't wait to get started!

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      1. Woot! Thanks for joining in Mandy!! Can't wait to see what you pick for 2014!

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    5. I'm new to the blogging world, and I am a little lost. Where do I grab the button to add it to my post?

      Thanks!

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      1. Hey Book Blondie! Easiest thing to do is right click the image and save it to your computer then add it to your post like you would a book cover or whatnot. I didn't actually create code for it. And welcome to the blogging world!! Woot!

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    6. I like historical romances the best so I signed up for this one but also signed up for a contemporary one to cover all my bases..lol. :)

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      1. Awesome!! Thanks so much for joining in Stormi! We have a FB group set up for the challenge if you'd like to join. It's a closed group and a place we can share reviews, ask for suggestions, etc.

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    7. I know we have been thru this before, but I want to try again. And Historical reading is just my thing. I have a Goodreads place. But what do I do with it for this challenge thing?
      "Goodreads/etc challenge shelf in the linky below." What does that mean?
      When I read and review a historical book, do I list it somewhere for this? Or just on my goodreads place?

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      1. LOL hey Lisa! Alright on Goodreads. You need to make a shelf that says something like 2014 Historical Romance Challenge. Then you use the link for that on the sign up as your web address. And for your name you'd write Lisa (or krazymama) @Goodreads

        Then the 1st of each month I'm going to have a post where you can link your review after you write it.

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      2. I did this, Anna. ;-) I think. haha So proud of myself.
        I put Lisa@goodreads in the first box. My email next. And I think the link to the review at goodreads for the book. So now, next book, do the same thing?? Right??

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      3. Did you enter that on this page Lisa?

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      4. Yes. I filled in those three boxes. Did I do it wrong?

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      5. I'm not seeing it so I think so. Can you email me the info and I'll add it?

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    8. I have no idea if I did this right. I tried to link my Goodreads shelf. Let me know if I need to do something different.

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      1. OK, I see my name there & the link worked but I see now from reading the post above that I was supposed to put @ Goodreads. Can you add that for me?

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      2. Yup I'll edit that in just a bit :)

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    9. Sorry New blogger here, how do I link to my post on my Challenge page?

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      1. Ahh sorry for the delay Nelle!

        at the bottom of the post you'll see 3 empty text boxes...
        In the first add your name Nelle @ xyz blog
        In the second add your email
        Then in the 3rd one just use the web address for the post.

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    10. Hi ya, Hey where is the code for the Historical Challenge button? I'd like to add to my blog's side panel.

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      1. Ooo you know I don't have one made up for it! Let me do a little work and get one made. I so should have done that before now.

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    11. This sounds fun. I can't wait to see what people read. :-)

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      1. Me either! I'm sure I'm gonna end up adding a ton to my tbr because of this. lol

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    12. Sorry Anna! I had to delete my first comment as I'd made a bunch of typos! I'll try it again!

      I think I'll give this challenge a go too if it's OK with you, Anna, as I love historical romance novels! I think I'll start with Level 1, and see where I go from there! I'm looking forward to seeing what other people read too! :-)

      Mandy

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      1. Glad to have you join us Mandy! Everyone's welcome to join in :) And no worries about the other comment. Have so done that myself. lol

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    13. OK, I finished my first historical of 2014, added it to my goodreads shelf with a short review. So what do I do now?

      https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5025489-tonya-gentry?shelf=2014-historical-romance-challenge

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      1. On the Jan link up page (it's below) just add your info to the linky list there.

        Tonya--Name of book (first line)
        Your email (second line)
        Link for the review (third line)


        http://www.herdingcats-burningsoup.com/2014/01/2014-historical-romance-reading.html

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    14. OK, I think I got it. Just let me know if I did it wrong. Thanks!

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      1. Almost :) Not the link to your challenge shelf but to the actual book review. So you would have used this link...

        https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/601111924

        You get that one by after you write your review and refresh the page under the review it should say "see review" and it'll pop up in a new page or open it and you use that link :)

        And woot! I loved that book too :)

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    15. So this may be a really dumb question, but how did you come up with 1920 as the cutoff for what counts as historical? That makes it, what, 96 years ago at least? Does it have something to do with picking a year that very people born in would still be alive today? I'm just curious...

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      1. LOL it was a little randomly picked but not entirely. I didn't want it too close to present time but didn't want to cut out those that hover over the late 1800 early 1900 time periods. My grams was born end of 1920s so figured that would be a decent cut off point.

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    16. does time travel count after all part of teh story is in teh past^^;;)

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      1. There's your comment! I couldn't find this the other day. Yep Time Travel counts! As long as they're spending a good portion in the past I'm good with it. If it's like 10 minutes in the past only not quite but if they spend a while there I think it works.

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    17. OK, I'm done now. Here is my wrap-up post:
      http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2014/02/historical-romance-challenge.html

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    18. Do you plan to host a 2015 historical romance challenge? I would love to join if you do.

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