It’s so hard to believe that half of our time has already gone by. However I must say I have been really happy with the turn out for this event (which has been my first sponsored challenge). We’ve had a great number of reviews posted for the number of participants. And we’ve also given away some great prizes since anyone in the Classics Challenge gets automatic and extra entries in my regular giveaways. However for the next six months expect to see a few prizes given away to just Classics Challenge participants. Perhaps some mini-challenges to come. Below are some basic stats including my personal progress. I would love to hear how everyone is doing…meeting their goals…planning to read? Comment and Share.
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Most Reviewed Books
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Personal Progress of Stiletto Storytime
1.) The Histories by Herodotus (Re-Read)
2.) Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (Re-Read)
3.) An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser (Re-Read)
4.) Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (Re-Read)
5.) Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (Re-Read)
6.) Christy by Catherine Marshall (Re-Read)
Remember there is still always time to join if you haven’t already.
We would love to have you along for the journey!
Welcome to the Classics Challenge 2011 hosted by Stiletto Storytime
Choosing my reading challenges for the year is always one of my favorite things to do. This year I really wanted to incorporate a challenge into my classical reading tastes. I love classic literature. I love discovering those classics that have gotten away from me or re-reading my favorites. It’s been a love of mine for almost as long as I have been reading. In college I chose to study English Literature and then moved on to get my Master’s in Library Science so that I could share my love of classics with others. So in that spirit I have decided to host my very first challenge:
The Classics Challenge 2011
The challenge is simple: Read classic literature. It can be from any period or genre you choose. The only rule is that it must in some way be considered a classic. What is a classic you ask? A classic to me is a book that has in some way become bigger than itself. It’s become part of culture, society or the bigger picture. It’s the book you know about even if you have not read it. It’s the book you feel like you should have read.
There are four great levels in this challenge designed to suit any reading level and the main goal is to share classics you may or may not have known about otherwise. I encourage you to sign up below and add the challenge button to your blog. The Classics Challenge Page will also allow you to add your reviews as time goes by. Every few months I will post a wrap-up along with my own periodic reviews of the classics I am enjoying. And of course I will also be giving away prizes as the year progresses to those who participate. The challenge will run from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. You can join at anytime. If you have a blog fantastic! If not then we still want you to read along with us. You can post reviews from any platform or just follow along and participate in comments.
Student: Read any 5 Classic Books
Bachelor’s Degree: Read any 10 Classic Books
Master’s Degree: Read any 20 Classic Books
P.H.D.: Read any 40 Classic Books