Friday, January 8, 2016

Challenge Link-Up Post: Re-Read a Classic From School


Please link your reviews for the Re-Read a Classic From School here.  This is only place for the Re-Read a Classic From School category.  It could be a book you read in high school or college, and it doesn't matter if it was a book you loved, or a book you hated -- but please tell us how it compared to the first time you read it!

If you do not have a blog, or somewhere public on the internet where you post book reviews, please write your mini-review/thoughts in the comments section.  If you like, you can include the name of your blog and/or the title of the book in your link, like this: "Karen K. @ Books and Chocolate (Howards End). "


25 comments:

  1. Do you mean High School or Primary (elementary) school? Because there is nothing I want to re-read from HS and only ONE book I want to re-read from primary school, but I dont think it is currently in print, and I have long since lost my original copy. It's been 40 years since I left Primary school.

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    1. Either high school or college, as it states in the directions above. Complete rules of the challenge are here:

      http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/2015/12/back-to-classics-2016.html

      Of course, you don't have to read books in every category to be entered into the drawing. You can skip that one and still have one or two entries.

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  2. My re-read is Milton's Paradise Lost, which we read exhaustively in college and which I loved and continue to list as one of my favorite works. Time to find out if I still love it. I'll be reading it in the next few weeks and will write about it when I'm done.

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  3. Can I do this by posting through my Facebook site.

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    1. You need to be able to link all your reviews directly to the various category challenges in a publicly accessible format, and I don't know if that would work with Facebook. I've had several people use Goodreads if they don't have a blog so I would recommend that if you don't want to set up a blog.

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  4. I'm re-reading The Importance of Being Ernest.

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  5. I have just read The Hobbit. I have reviewed it on Goodreads but can't like it to here, anyone help me?

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    1. The easiest way is to set up a Goodreads bookshelf for the challenge, then link to the shelf. I need to be able to find your review in order to give you credit for your reviews for the challenge.

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  6. I reread My Antonia from high school and loved it even more than I did the first time through! I so love the word pictures Willa Cather paints.

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  7. I re-read HG Wells "The History of Mr. Polly". I hated it at school because it depressed me. In re-reading it I found an often humorous book that made an argument for education that expands minds and souls not crushes them. Thank Karen. I am so glad I re-read this.

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  8. Just posted my Light in August review! Enjoyed re-reading this one.

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  9. I neglected to comment at the time I posted. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a book I read in high school and, as my re-reading revealed, did not really remember at all.

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  10. Sorry, Karen, I duplicated my linkie.

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    1. No problem, I deleted the first one.

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  11. I did a reread of Pride and Prejudice but this time in audio. I chose the narration by Rosamond Pike and it was good! It's also very low priced combined with the free kindle edition, if anyone is interested!

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  12. I reread The Great Gatsby. Really glad I did too as I had only the vaguest recollection of it from H.S. and forgotten, if I even realized at the time, how good a writer he was.

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  13. Hi Karen, just added 'All Quiet on the Western Front.'

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  14. I linked my review for my reread, The Stranger by Albert Camus

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  15. I Just put my link for Brave New World. I am blogging at a different site now.

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  16. I finished re-reading The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.

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  17. I accidentally put the wrong link and had to redo my entry. I re-read Jane Eyre and LOVED it still! ...an made some interesting discoveries....

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  18. Just finished a reread of Great Expectations. I enjoyed it more this second time. http://100greatestnovelsofalltimequest.blogspot.com/2016/11/great-expectations-by-charles-dickens.html

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  19. Just posted about Emma, by Jane Austen - which I read for a college class. https://janegs.blogspot.com/2016/12/potpourri-of-classics.html

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