Sunday, January 5, 2014

Challenge Link-Up Post: Final Wrap-Up


Congratulations!  You've completed the Challenge!  Please link your Challenge Wrap Up  Post here.  This post is only for Challenge Wrap Up Posts.  If you do not have a blog, or anywhere you post publicly, please write up your post-challenge thoughts/suggestions/etc in the comments section.

By Linking/Commenting here, you are declaring that you have finished the challenge, that each book reviewed fits the correct definition of each category and was written before 1964; and that your reviews for each category are linked in the correct post.  THIS is where I will look at the end of the year, and to choose the random winner of a bookish prize(s).  Please remember to indicate within your post how many entries you have earned for the prize drawing.  You earn one entry for completing the six required categories, an additional entry for completing three of the optional categories; complete all five optional entries, and you receive two additional entries for completing all of the optional categories.  The most entries one person can earn is three.  

Thank you!  Congratulations again!

10 comments:

  1. I'm all done--with all the optional categories as well. I'll get my wrap-up post done (probably tomorrow) and posted ASAP.

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  2. I am very pleased that I was able to complete the Back to the Classics 2014 Challenge. At first I thought I would just read the six “required” categories, but the thought of tackling From Here to Eternity (which I did not read until the very last) made me procrastinate and try out the optional categories first.

    This is the first time I have ever participated in an on-line challenge, since I don’t have a blog. The experience was really great. Great because it gave me the motivation to read certain books that had been on my shelves and/or TBR for forever and great also because it made me think more about the reviews I posted on Goodreads. In fact, the reading part was not as much of a challenge as the review part was.

    Aside from the satisfaction of finishing, the absolute best part was choosing the books to fit the themes and seeing what everyone else opted for. There is not surprisingly very little overlap...so many great books to choose from. I think I may have fudged it a bit with From Here to Eternity, since it really isn’t a war novel and it might be stretching it to consider Dracula a thriller (I would place it in horror, I think). But no matter, what is done is done and while I liked some books more than others, I am really happy to have read all of them. My favorites were Oliver Twist (total Dickens fan girl) and The Priory by Dorothy Whipple (I didn’t want it to end!).

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  3. Great challenge - I did all the required categories and 3 of the 5 optional ones. So glad you're hosting again in 2015!

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  4. Is the linky down? I went to post a link to my wrap-up, and there is no linky "box" to add myself to the list. Here is my link. I did all the required and 4/5 optional categories. http://susancoventry.blogspot.com/2014/12/back-to-classics-challenge-2014-final.html

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    1. Sorry, my Linkys were down earlier today, I needed to update some information on my account. It's all good now, and I've added your link. Thanks for participating in the challenge -- good luck in the drawing!

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    2. Thanks! I'm planning my 2015 books now!

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  5. This is my first year participating in the Back to the Classics Challenge, and I enjoyed it! I did not grow up reading a lot of classics, and I have purposefully tried to incorporate a few into my reading in the last few years. This was a fun way to do it. I was able to complete all of the categories.

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  6. I thought I was cutting it a bit fine, with 3 books to go at the beginning of December, but I'm all done 9 days early!

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  7. Finished with every required and optional category, with just a few days to spare! Thank you for hosting this challenge :) - Maggie @ macarons & paperbacks (formerly An American in France)

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  8. I had everything covered in regards of books in the beginning of December (even though a few posts were later). All of a sudden during Christmas break I remembered the movie-adaption category and ended watching it in the nick of time. :-P

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