Sunday, January 16, 2011

Chivalrous Deeds: A Historical Fiction Reading Challenge for 2011

When I saw this challenge, I knew right away that I simply had to sign up for it! Most of the historical fiction I read is set within one court or another, so I thought this would be a fun way to learn how varied my reading material is... and of course the beautiful challenge button was hard to pass up (I used to have a poster of this painting when I was about 12)! The Chivalrous Deeds Challenge is hosted by Holly over at Bippity Boppity Book. Here are the challenge details:

The Object of the Challenge: As a Knight or Lady Knight, to visit as many courts as possible. For example, reading Victoria Victorious by Jean Plaidy would count as 1 visit/chivalrous deed achieved at the court of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Reading No Will But His by Sarah Hoyt would count as 1 visit/chivalrous deed achieved at the court of Catherine Howard and Henry VIII, etc...


  1. You can visit any court from any point in history as long as the book you are reading is Historical Fiction
  2. You can visit the same court more than once but not consecutively. Knights and Lady Knights have many great deeds to perform and so must not tarry at one court for too long! 
  3. No books started before 1 January 2011 will count for this challenge
  4. Participants can only win 1 prize in this challenge
  5. Entries will be counted by posting a link to your review of the book. You do not have to have a blog to participate as long as you are posting a review somewhere and can provide a link to it (Paperbackswap, Goodreads, Librarything etc...). I will add a place to post these links closer to the end of the year.
Duration: The Chivalrous Deeds Historical Fiction Challenge will begin 1 January 2011 and finish on 31 December 2011.
My Goal: As many as I can!
My Progress:
  1. The court of Queen Victoria
  2. The court of Octavian/Cesar
  3. The court of Margaret of Anjou and Henry VI
  4. The court of Queen Elizabeth
  5. The Court of Emperor 
  6. The Court of 
  7. The Court of Henry VII
  8. The Court of Elizabeth I
  9. The Court of Mary Tudor
  10. The Court of 
  11. The Court of 
  12. The Court of
  13. The Court of Elizabeth I
  14. The Court of Jane Grey, Mary Tudor, & Elizabeth I
  15. The Court of Cleopatra Selene/ Octavian's Rome



Mystica said...

I cannot register for the challenge but I am following everyone's progress with interest.

Stephanie Thornton said...

I just bought The Scarlet Lion for my Nook- thanks for the recommendation on my blog!

And I had a copy of that poster too. It's definitely swoon-worthy!

Holly said...

Yay! Glad you are participating :)

I'm excited to see what everyone ends up reading (and adding more books to my WL of course).

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

We seem to be participating in many of the same challenges :-)

I'm looking forward to seeing your selections, and reading your reviews.