Tuesday, December 31, 2013

British History Reading Challenge 2014

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I have looked for a reading challenge for British history books and have not found one, so I've decided to host a challenge.
I love simple stuff, life itself is complicated enough and reading should be a pleasure not more pressure.
The minimal rules are:
  1. Reading challenge is from January 1 through December 31, 2014.
  2. Read at last three British History books in 2014.
  3. You may listen to an audio book, read an e-book or hard copy, watch a movie. 
  4. The reading challenge pertains to non-fiction or historical fiction, I have to draw the line at no purely fiction material. 
  5. If you would like, leave a comment that you're joining as well as leaving links in the comment section of books you've reviewed. No Mr. Linky. 
  6. You may use the above illustration for your participation in challenge.

29 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting!!! Here is my post about the challenge. I'm so excited to begin reading!!!

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  2. Just signing up for this challenge, perfect for me since I will inevitably read some British history and some historical fiction also relating to British history this year. Looking forward to discovering new titles via this challenge. link to sign up post: http://genteelarsenal.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/more-challenges-all-things-victorian.html

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  3. I'm thrilled you will be joining me.

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  4. I'm also in! I read way too much about Britain, might as well discuss them with others. http://notesfromtheofficersclub.blogspot.com/2014/01/2014-british-history-reading-challenge.html

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  5. Sign me up! Here's a link to my post:
    http://maphead.wordpress.com/2014-challenges/

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  6. Thank you so much for joining me. I'm sorry to be late in welcoming you but the flu bug has made it to our home.
    I plan to visit each of your blogs and make sure I'm a follower.
    Thanks so much!

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  7. I'm in! Here's my challenges post for 2014: http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2014/01/09/reading-challenges-for-2014/

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  8. Back again this morning with a plea for help. I made a list of books about England that I may read this year. I want to know which you've read and liked and what other suggestions you might have. Thanks!

    http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2014/01/10/my-year-as-an-armchair-anglophile/

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  9. I'm not a blogger, can I join? I usually use Goodreads for my challenges... Thanks! ;)

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  10. Of course you can join Jeff, welcome aboard! I'll try and find you on Goodreads.

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  11. Hi Annette I just finished posting on what is my first read for this challenge, which was D.J. Taylor's history of the between the wars generation Bright Young People. Hope this is the right spot to post the link: http://genteelarsenal.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/the-lost-generation-of-londons-jazz-age.html thanks for hosting this one.

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  12. I just completed my first book for this challenge! Newton by Peter Ackroyd: http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2014/02/21/book-review-newton-by-peter-ackroyd/

    My review includes a link to the Pinterest board, with map, that I made of the places where Isaac Newton lived and worked.

    Joy's Book Blog

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  13. <a href="http://movingfloor.com>I'll be joining you.</a> I'm starting with <i>A Short History of England</i>. I don't know if HTML works in these comments. Sorry if it ends up a mess!

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  14. This challenge is right up my alley! Love all things British and can't wait to learn more about their fascinating history. Thanks for hosting!
    Link to my challenge page is: http://havebookswilltravel2014.blogspot.com/p/reading-challenge-british-history.html

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  15. I finally finished my Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson. Excellent (but very long) historical fiction set in the last part of the 1600s with Isaac Newton, the Great Plague & Fire, and the beginning of the Royal Society: http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2014/05/09/english-baroque-in-fact-fiction-brifri/

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  16. My third book for this challenge was Sugar in the Blood by Andrea Stuart -- about the development of slavery in Barabados from both the British colonial perspective and the African enslaved perspective. Lots to learn here! http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2014/05/23/sugar-slavery-empire-colony-brifri-bookreview/

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  17. My 4th book for this challenge is The Clockwork Universe by Edward Dolnick. The subtitle is misleading. I thought it was about the Royal Society, but it only gets into that a bit. More about Newton and the scientists who came before him.

    http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2014/06/06/the-royal-society-and-the-clockwork-universe-brifri-bookreview/

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  18. My 5th book: London Under by Peter Ackroyd, a quirky little book about the archaeology, buried rivers, and tunnels under London.

    http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2014/06/13/london-under-by-peter-ackroyd-bookreview-brifri/

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  19. Book 6: The Illustrated Longitude by Dava Sobel, added lots of things to our planned itinerary in London.

    http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2014/08/01/the-illustrated-longitude-by-dava-sobel-bookreview-brifri/

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  20. Book 7: London by Edward Rutherfurd -- more items for our England itinerary, even though it's fiction.

    http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2014/09/04/london-by-edward-rutherfurd-bookreview/

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  21. Book 8: The Secret Lives of Codebreakers by Sinclair McKay.

    http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2014/09/19/the-secret-lives-of-codebreakers-by-sinclair-mckay-bookreview-brifri/

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  22. Book 9: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

    http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2014/10/29/doomsday-book-by-connie-willis-bookreview/

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  23. Book 10: Faith and Treason by Antonia Fraser

    http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2014/11/05/remember-remember-the-fifth-of-november-bookreview/

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  24. Book 11: The Ariadne Objective by Wes Davis

    http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2014/12/20/the-ariadne-objective-by-wes-davis-bookreview/

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  25. Book 12: The Lost World of Bletchley Park by Sinclair McKay

    http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2014/12/25/the-lost-world-of-bletchley-park-by-sinclair-mckay/

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  26. Book 13: The Perfect Summer by Juliet Nicolson

    http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2014/12/27/the-perfect-summer-bookreview/

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  27. Thank you to all of you for participating!!!

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