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Classics Challenge 2011: Half-Way Mark

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.

Participants: 35

Reviews: 30

Top Reviewers

Jaycie @ Project Read  Jessica’s Musings, Pages of Julia’s Blog

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!


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Welcome to the Classics Challenge 2011


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

1. Courtney @ Stiletto Storytime 16. Rae Reads (Mesmeric Revelation) 31. Maria at To Read, Perchance to Dream
2. Katy @ A Few More Pages 17. Jessica @ Jessica’s Musings 32. Kris @Imaginary Reads
3. Laurel Ann (Austenprose) 18. Cristina @ Rochester Reader 33. Charla Wilson
4. Lee @ Butterfly Blessings 19. Okie 34. Linda
5. Julia – pagesofjulia 20. Michelle @ The True Book Addict 35. Kelly Lock @ Tea in a Teacup
6. Heather 21. Jaycie Smith 36. Tikabelle
7. Makenzie 22. Georgiane 37. K @ Baffled Books
8. Ricki @Reading Challenged 23. Tressa 38. Samantha @ Caught in the Pages
9. Aurora’s Creative Corner 24. Dara (Tales from the Writing Front) 39. Raychelle @ Steele Reviews
10. Melissa @ Jayne’s Books 25. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson) – pagesofjulia 40. Ruby a year of reading my books blog
11. Katya 26. Main Street (Sinclair Lewis) – pagesofjulia 41. K @ Baffled Books
12. Vidya 27. Darlene 42. Tressa
13. Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous 28. Frances 43. Rae @ Silence in the Library
14. Sarah 29. Maria 44. faith hope & cherrytea
15. Jaime Anastasiow 30. Mariah @ Living, Loving, Laughing, Reading 45. You’re next!



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