Monday, May 3, 2010

Oh-La-La! French Historicals Challenge UPDATE...

May is already here (time flies!) and an update on the French Historicals Oh-La-La Challenge is really due.

So far there are 33 Participants on board!  Wanna know who they are? (The little number by their name refers to the number of challenge books they've read so far).


If you want to join, all you have to do is Blog about this Challenge with link to this page and then  send me an email (enchantedbyjosephine@gmail.com) and I'll add you to the list.

The Challenge ends on Dec. 31st...and then I'll have some Giveaway goodies for winning participants.

(Pssst:  I've already started collecting some good ones for the Giveaway!!)

Of course you must send me the links to your reviews- that's the only way I can keep count of how many books you've read.  So far, I've had the pleasure to read such wonderful writing on books that sound fabulous.  
Take a look at what some of the participants have been reading:

Pierre et Jean, by Guy de Maupassant- Reviewed by Mel of The Reading Life
Indiana, by George Sand- Reviewed by Mel of The Reading Life
The Dance of Death, by Gustave Flaubert- Reviewed by Mel of The Reading Life
Nana, by Emile Zola - Reviewed by Mel of The Reading Life

The Wandering Prince by Jean Plaidy- Reviewed by Lizzy of Historically Obsessed
Powder and Patch by Georgette Heyer - Reviewed by Lizzy of Historically Obsessed 
Claude and Camille, by Stephanie Cowell - Reviewed by Lizzy of Historically Obsessed 
The Scarlet Lion, by Elizabeth Chadwick -  Reviewed by Lizzy of Historically Obsessed 
The Greatest Knight, by Elizabeth Chadwick - Reviewed by Lizzy of Historically Obsessed 


A Place of Greater Safety by Hillary Mantel  - Reviewed by Lady Quinlan of Let Them Read Books
Through a Glass Darkly, by Karleen Koen- Reviewed by Lady Quinlan of Let Them Read Books

The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick - Reviewed by Heather (Dolleygurl) of The Maiden's Court
Claude & Camille, by Stephanie CowellReviewed by Heather of The Maiden's Court
The Scarlet Lion, by elizabeth ChadwickReviewed by Heather of The Maiden's Court

Mistress of The Sun by Sandra Gulland -  Reviewed by Marg of Reading Adventures

The Greatest Knight, by Elizabeth Chadwick - Reviewed by Marie of the Burton Review 
The Scarlet Lion, by Elizabeth Chadwick - Reviewed by Marie of the Burton Review
Claude and Camille, by Stephanie Cowell - Reviewed by Marie of the Burton Review
The Queen's Dollmaker, by Christine Trent - Reviewed by Marie of the Burton Review

Watermark, by Vanitha Sankaran -Reviewed by Arleigh of Historical-Fiction.com
The Queen's Dollmaker, by Christine Trent -Reviewed by Arleigh of Historical-Fiction.com

Powder and Patch, by Georgette Heyer -Reviewed by Arleigh of Historical-Fiction.com

Claude and Camille, by Stephanie Cowell -Reviewed by Arleigh of Historical-Fiction.com

The Scarlet Lion, by Elizabeth Chadwick -Reviewed by Arleigh of Historical-Fiction.com

The Scarlet Lion, by Elizabeth Chadwick - Reviewed by Allie of Hist-Fic Chick
Claude & Camille, by Stephanie Cowell - Reviewed by Allie of Hist-Fic Chick

For The King, by Catherine Delors -  Reviewed by Miss Moppet of The Misadventures of Moppet

Versailles: A Novel - Reviewed by Amber of Treasure for Your Pleasure
Vive La Revolution: A Stand Up History of the French Revolution - Reviewed by Amber of Treasure for Your Pleasure
The Royal Diaries: Marie Antoinette, Princess at Versailles - Reviewed by Amber of Treasure for Your Pleasure
The Bad Queen: Rules and Instructions for Marie Antoinette - Reviewed by Amber of Treasure for Your Pleasure
Marie Therese: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter - Reviewed by Amber of Treasure for Your Pleasure 


The Italian Woman, by Jean Plaidy - Reviewed by Cat of Tell Me  A Story
Nana by Elmile Zola- Reviewed by Cat of Tell Me  A Story
Blood Royal by Vanora Bennett- Reviewed by Cat of Tell Me  A Story 

 Fantastic!  Thank you so much for participating!
P.S. Please let me know if there are any errors in the stats update;)

10 comments:

Arleigh said...

Woohoo I'm doing pretty well, huh? It helps that most of my MUST reads this year have been French :D And now you can add The Confessions of Catherine de Medici (I'll send you the link when the review posts).

Ms. Lucy said...

Perfect Arleigh!

Lady Q said...

I've got two reviews coming to you this week: The Scarlet Lion and Watermark!

Marie said...

Awesome! I will have Confessions by Gortner to add, but not sure after that. Thanks for posting this Lucy!

Miss Moppet said...

Thanks for posting this! I have to check out more of these reviews. BTW I should mention that the Catherine Delors book I reviewed was actually her first novel, Mistress of the Revolution, not For the King.

mel u said...

I will be posting on Dumas' Georges later this week also-

actually you have 32 ladies and me in the read along-

Ms. Lucy said...

Goodness- looks like soon everyone will be headed for Imperatrice Level..

(Imperateur Level for you, Mel- Sorry about that!)

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

oh my...better get cracking! I've read one but not reviewed. You're getting me fired up and love getting a list of possible reads!!
K.

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

Fabulous! It is so great to find a whole bunch of French historicals reviews all in one place! And I love seeing what others thought of the books I've read...always nice to get differing opinions and to discover new POVs.

Viola said...

I've written a review of my first book for the challenge. You can see it at: www.royalrendezvous.blogspot.com!