Sunday, December 7, 2014

Reminder: Back to the Classics Challenge Ends Soon!



Hey, remember the Back to the Classics Challenge??  Well, there's still time to post your reviews and your wrap-up posts if you want to qualify for the drawing!!  I had a total of 132 people sign up (including myself) and so far, only seven people have submitted wrap-up posts to qualify.  If you're one of the other 131 people, and you've posted reviews of at least six classic books from the categories, it's not too late for you to write a short wrap-up post to be entered into the drawing for the prize giveaway, a $30 (US) gift card from Amazon.com or the Book Depository.  

The official challenge rules are here, but please keep in mind that I need to see a wrap-up post and don't forget that all books for this challenge must be 50 years old to qualify; therefore, any book published AFTER 1964 is ineligible for this challenge and WILL NOT COUNT.

If you didn't make the original sign up (the deadline was back in March), never fear, because the Back to the Classics Challenge 2015 is definitely on!!  I'll be posting details soon.  

So, how is everyone doing with the challenge?  I've finished ten of the eleven categories, and I'm nearly finished with my last book, a classic mystery.  (Though I'm not putting my own name into the drawing).   Please let me know in the comments section how you're doing -- if you finished, which books did you like best?  Worst?  If you didn't finish, how far did you get?  If nothing else, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you knocked some of those classics off your TBR pile!  

10 comments:

  1. I have finished three of the required categories, and one of the optional categories. I will definitely participate next year too :-)

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    1. Thanks so much for participating! I look forward to your reviews next year.

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  2. I've just started my final book for the required categories -- hoping to finish, review, & post in time :) And looking forward to next year's challenge!

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    1. You still have three more weeks! I'm glad you're so close to finishing the challenge. I just wrote the post for my final category today and I'll be posting it later this week, and my wrap-up post.

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  3. I'm putting up my next post today, then one more to go and then wrap up. Almost done!

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  4. Argh, I *completely forgot* about the 50 years rule. Completely. However, I only read one newer book and it's in the optional section, so I hope I still pass for the basic section? :)

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  5. Okay, I've moved some books around, so I have all categories covered and all posts linked, except I still have to watch a movie and review it, which I hope to do in the next week.

    Thanks for babysitting, Karen! ;-)

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  6. I have one and a half books left to read to complete all the categories, and I've already drafted my wrap-up post, but won't be publishing it until I've finished. Nearly there!

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  7. Okay, Karen, I have all my reviews in order and linked, and I finished my movie review of Othello, so I'm all set. My wrap-up post is now complete! http://cleoclassical.blogspot.ca/2014/12/back-to-classics-challenge-wrap-up.html

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  8. As of this month I have now finished my list! I haven't done a wrap-up post yet. My favorite was Les Miserables, even though it took me the longest time to read it. :)

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