It’s an exciting day today at Girl with her Head in a Book – I’m announcing my very first ever blog event!
From 18th to 24th April 2016, I am going to be Brooding about the Brontës and I would welcome as many people as possible to join me!
All the fun around Book Blogger Appreciation Week got me to thinking about other blogging fun and games and although I loved Austen in August last year, I feel that the Brontës are rather under-represented in the book blogging community. I asked around and it seems as though there is no equivalent event for them.
This year is Charlotte Bronte’s 200th birthday and is also the year that I am the same age as Anne Bronte when she died (Anne has always been my favourite of the sisters) so once I decided, I felt very excited about the whole idea. Luckily, a few blogging friends have already agreed to guest posts so I am really looking forward to the conversation and to hearing from as many people as possible.
To participate, please sign up in the comments below – I will be posting regular reminders in the build-up towards the event and a central link-up post once everything kicks off.
My very helpful boyfriend helped me to put together some images to help advertise the event, so if you plan on participating, please do feel free to share them on your own blogs to help spread the word. Unfortunately hot-linking is disabled on my site so you will need to download.
I am hoping that people will review Brontë-related books, have Brontë-related discussions and in general just have a good brood along with me about what it was that made their writing so amazing.
I am going to be aiming to read the following:
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
Charlotte Brontë, Claire Harman
The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects, Deborah Lutz
There are also a few spin-off reads that I’m hoping to get to as well – Yuki Chan in Brontë Country is one, Reader, I Married Him is another – please do feel free to share other recommendations!
I look forward to having a good brood, to reading some good books and generally having a Brontë party right here on my home territory, all are welcome to join in too!