Monday, May 4, 2015

Introducing: A Victorian Celebration 2015!

Welcome to the launching post for an event that I'm super excited to be hosting once again. Way back in 2012, I hosted a 2-month long celebration of Victorian literature. I loved the event as it celebrated many of the things I love about the book blogging life-books, a great community, and lots of amazing posts.

This summer, I'm hosting the second edition of A Victorian Celebration, and I hope you'll join in on the fun. I'm planning on having a few giveaways during the event, as well as guest posts, information about Victorian writers, and lots of posts related to the Victorians.

The Victorian era in literature refers to the time that Queen Victoria was ruling in Britain (1837-1901). It was a time period of great peace and prosperity for Britain and allowed for a lot of artistic and literary expression. Generally speaking, Victorians are only the British authors who published during this time period. However, some like to group American writers and others into the mix since their work can be closely tied together. I'm okay with you reading and linking any books published during this time period, but ideally you'd be reading what are considered to be the Victorians (British writers). 

Starting on June 1, I'll have a Master post up to link your reviews and posts about the Victorians. The event will last until the end of July. You can stop by any time to read other posts and reviews of Victorian literature!

If you're interested in joining along, please sign up below, and feel free to take a look at some of my favorite posts from the last event 3 years ago.



I look forward to celebrating the Victorians with you this summer!



23 comments:

  1. I'm in!
    My Literary Movement Reading Challenge theme for June is coincidentally Victorian, so this would add the fun! Thanks Allie, for hosting it once again. I'll be reading Dickens and Hardy. Bleak House and Far from a Madding Crowd are already sitting on top of my list. Can't wait to begin! ^_^

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  2. Oh I'm so in! Not going to aim high but I think at least one of my outstanding Bronte titles (The Professor or Villette I think) and maybe I'll even attempt Middlemarch finally!

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    1. Middlemarch is WONDERFUL. (Okay, the first 100 pages are a little slow, but it's really worth sticking with!)

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  3. Oh oh oh! This sounds just perfect so I'll definitely be joining in. Thanks for hosting, I can't wait for it to begin :D

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  4. I absolutely love Victorian literature and am so happy that this lines up well with the literary movement challenge. I can't wait to share and enjoy victorian literature with you all!

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  5. It's my year of Trollope, so I'm in! I'll be reading Doctor Thorne in May/June and Framley Parsonage in July/August.

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  6. Most definitely in! This year I'm trying to read a book for each year of Victoria's reign. Hit the half way point just today, looking forward to reading A LOT more with you this summer :) Thanks very much for hosting this again, the last one was a huge success and so much fun!

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  7. I love the Victorian period and this might be just the thing to get me back on track with classics. I look forward to participating!

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  8. Most definitely in! Thanks for hosting again .

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  9. I found out about your Victorian Celebration at JoAnn's blog, Lakeside Musing. I love Victorian literature and am excited about participating!

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  10. I'm in. I have Bleak House on my TBR for June. : )

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  11. I'm in. I have Bleak House on my TBR for June. : )

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  12. I am really looking forward to this and hoping to cross many Victorians off my TBR list.

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  13. I'm signed up. I'll have to decide on a book to read soon!

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  14. I'm in!! I just have to decide what to read. . . I have about 30 books on the TBR shelves that would fit this redialing!

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  15. I know I'm a month late haha but I just heard about this event and I love Victorian Lit! I'm just starting Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell :) - Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks

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