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Back to the Classics Challenge 2013

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I’m also joining the Back to the Classics Challenge again this year, as I really enjoyed the 2012 challenge. There are six required categories and five optional categories. My list may change, but here are my tentative choices. Required: A 19th Century Classic – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson A 20th Century Classic – The End of the Affair… Read more »

The 2013 TBR Pile Challenge

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The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues was my last book for the 2012 TBR Pile Challenge. I got through 12 books that had been on my shelf since at least 2010, so thanks to Roof Beam Reader for the push. I finished just in time to start the 2013 challenge! The challenge is to read 12 books (allowing… Read more »

Back To The Classics Challenge – Complete!

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I finished! Here’s what I ended up reading: Any 19th Century Classic – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Any 20th Century Classic – Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. Reread a classic of your choice – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. A Classic Play – The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction… Read more »

The Classics Club

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I’ve decided to join The Classics Club. I’ve been reading more classics lately, and I’d like to continue that trend. And I can’t resist a good list. The goal is to read 50+ classic novels in five years. Will I be blogging in five years? Will I be alive in five years? Will society as we know it still exist… Read more »

The TBR Double Dare

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Since I have an embarrassing 70 books in my to-read list, and will likely have more after Christmas is over, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to take part in C.B. James’ TBR Double Dare. The goal is to read only books from your to-read list for the first three months of next year. I could probably read from mine for… Read more »