Past Reading Challenges: Akylina

Reading England Challenge: 2015

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I have been intending to expand my knowledge and read more about England and all the different regions and counties it includes and the Reading England Challenge that the lovely Behold the Stars is hosting is a great opportunity for me to do so. Here is a list of the books per county that I would like to read for this challenge:

Berkshire
• The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
• The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde

Cambridgeshire
• Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf

Cornwall
• Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

Cumbria
• The Tennant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

Derbyshire
• Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (re-read)

Devon
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
• The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Essex
• The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (re-read)

Hampshire
• The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Kent
• Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot
• Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Lancashire
• North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

London
• Emma by Jane Austen
• Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Northamptonshire
• Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Nottinghamshire
• Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Somerset
Persuasion by Jane Austen

Surrey
• The Watsons by Jane Austen

Sussex
• Sanditon by Jane Austen

Warwickshire
• As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Wiltshire
• The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Yorkshire
• The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

 

 

Reading Ireland Month Challenge: 2015

 

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Reading Ireland Month is a project hosted by the lovely Cathy746books and The Fluff is Raging. During the month of March, all participants have the opportunity to delve into the Irish culture in any form they desire, whether by reading novels, poems or plays set in Ireland or written by Irish authors, by watching Irish films, listening to Irish music or even by making attempts at producing traditional Irish culinary treats.

Both hosts have kindly prepared lists with suggested books, films, music etc. which you can consult if you are at a loss of what to read, watch or listen.

I’m really excited about this project, since Ireland is a country I’ve always been fascinated by, and I’m planning on participating as much as my free time permits.

Here is a list of the books I plan on reading and reviewing during March (the list may change if anything unexpected occurs, but I will keep you updated):

I also plan on posting about an Irish film every Sunday of the month. Here is a list of the films:

 

Reading Ireland Challenge: 2016

2016

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March is already here and that can only mean one thing: Reading Ireland Month (aka Begorrathon) commences once again! Hosted by Cathy at 746books and Niall at The Fluff is Raging, Reading Ireland Month is a celebration of Irish culture in all its possible forms. Both those amazing people, as well as everyone who is participating, will gift us with posts about books, films, music, recipes, interviews, giveaways and many more things pertaining to the Irish culture.

A list of the books and films I read/watched and wrote about follows below:

Books:

Films:

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