Monday, May 5, 2008

Brontë & Dickens Challenge

I’ve officially entered my first challenge(s). Yay! Recently I’ve been into reading historic novels—mainly Jane Austen, but I want to expand my list of old books. So I’m joining Becky’s Brontë Sisters and Charles Dickens Mini-Challenges. The goal is to read and/or watch two books or movies by Dickens, and two by a Brontë. I plan on reading:

Jane Eyre
Bleak House

And since I’m fond of watching the movie adaptations either before or after reading the book (for comparison), I’m going to watch the 1985 miniseries of Bleak House. Of course, I might decide to read/watch MORE Dickens and Brontë, but for now I won’t bite off more than I can chew. ;-) Wish me luck!


  1. Jane Eyre and Bleak House are awesome! I might join this challenge.

  2. Jane Eyre. I taught English (high school and college) for years, and this is still my all time favorite book. Ever.

  3. Luck. And I adore Bleak House. Soooo eerie.

    Calling both Ink Mage and Tyto Alba. I have tagged you for a meme! Check out the rules over on my personal page.


  4. Bleak House is mentioned so many times in the book I'm currently reading--maybe I'll have to check it out sometime!

    Would you like to do a link exchange w/ me?

    Thanks! :)

  5. I noticed you mentioned the 1985 verson of Bleak House, may I suggest this version it was broadcast on BBC1 in Autumn 2006. It was an awesome series. Good luck with your challenges. I'm in for the Brontes only.

  6. Thanks for the suggestion, zetor! I'll have to look into that...

  7. Good luck with your challenges!! Sounds like you've got some great ones.


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