Friday, December 13, 2019

Back to the Classics Challenge 2019: Final Wrap-Up Posts


Have you finished the Back to the Classics Challenge?  Congratulations!  This is where you'll link up to your Challenge Wrap-Up Post, after you've completed a minimum of six different categories from the original challenge post.  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 below.  Please read the directions carefully. 

By linking or commenting here, you are declaring that you have completed the challenge; that each book reviewed fits the correct definition of the category, and was published before 1969 (except for posthumous publications); and that your reviews for each category are linked to the correct post. If I cannot find links to your reviews, I cannot give you credit and thus enter you into the drawing.  THIS is where I will look at the end of the year and randomly choose the winner for the bookish prize. 


Please remember to indicate the following within THIS POST, linked below, or in the comments section below if you do not have your own blog:


1. Which book corresponds to each category;

2. The number of entries you have earned for the prize drawing; 
3. Links to your reviews. 

If you do NOT include links to your original reviews IN THIS POST, I CANNOT ENTER YOU INTO THE DRAWING.


Remember:


  • If you've completed six categories and you get one entry.
  • Complete nine categories, and you get two entries.
  • Complete all twelve categories, and your name is entered into the drawing three times!
UPDATED, VERY IMPORTANT: 
Please be sure and include some kind of contact for me within your final wrap-up post. This year, I will be contacting the winner privately BEFORE posting their name publicly on this blog. If I cannot contact you, I cannot award your prize. If there is no contact on your blog post, please email me at karenlibrarian13 [at] yahoo [dot] com. 

LATEST UPDATE: It looks like I can also message the winner via Goodreads, so if you are posting reviews via your Goodreads account, I can contact you that way also. Thanks to Rachel for suggesting it!

Congratulations, and thanks again for participating in the Back to the Classics Challenge!

32 comments:

  1. Hi Karen. Thanks again for doing this once more. I can't believe another year has passed by. I read this carefully, and went to edit my post to add how many entries I got, and my contact email.

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  2. I missed you Karen! I hope your move went well.

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  3. Welcome back!

    Sadly posts on Goodreads can't be longer than 420 characters, so the categories are in order by number of your original list, with a link to my shelf in the comments!

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  4. I have completed all 12 of the categories as follows so I have earned 3 chances to win. My reviews are all on GoodReads:
    19th century For the Term of His Natural Life by Marcus Clark https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1781338459?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
    20th Century Power Without Glory by Frank Hardy https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2657664166?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
    Woman Author The Harp of the South by Ruth Park https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2657665278?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
    Translation Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2657681650?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
    Comedy Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2657669199?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
    Tragedy The Tragedy of Puddn’head Wilson by Mark Twain https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2631187657?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
    Very Long Classic The Wings of the Dove by Henry James https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2657675067?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
    Novella Princes in the Land by Joanna Cannan https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1860449640?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
    From the Americas Tomorrow I’ll Say Enough by Silvina Bullrich https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2657676691?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
    From Oceania Voss by Patrick White https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2081273094?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
    From a Place You’ve Lived The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2657677610?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
    Play The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2657678589?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1
    Once again, I have been inspired to go on a mind-opening reading journey inspired by your choice of categories. I know it’s a great deal of work, but it is much appreciated.
    Thank you, Karen,


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  5. Yay! I'm glad you're back! I will be posting my wrap-up in a few days or so. How did your move go? Will there be another Back to the Classics Challenge in 2020? If so, will you or someone else be leading it?

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    1. I'd really like to know about 2020 as well! I've loved this challenge these last two years!

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    2. I am also eagerly anticipating the Back to the Classics Challenge in 2020! :)

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  6. Finished 8 books. Made the decision today to not finish a ninth because I was bored, so only one entry for me.

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  7. Yay Karen! I did it!! What a sense of accomplishment. I will update my post as soon as I hit publish on this comment to let you know a way to contact me but you can always go with FB, FB messenger, Twitter, goodreads... and Litsy? or you there or on IG? Whatever. Email is probably the worst, tbh. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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  8. I am hoping that this link makes it easier to see my reviews of this year's books.
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/38248002-pat?shelf=classics-challenge-2019

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  9. Thank you Karen. This was very challenging for me as I could barely read 7 classics in a year of reading almost 300 books!

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  10. Thank you for hosting this lovely reading challenge, Karen! I loved taking part. I've just posted my 2019 wrap up - and I hope to participate in the challenge again, if you decide to host it in 2020 :)

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  11. Woot! I've read 36.5 books this year!

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  12. Hey Karen - is this coming back for 2020? Hope you're well!

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  13. I didn’t do as well on the challenge this year… oh, well!


    Here’s a link to my Goodreads Shelf for this challenge: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/29349600-rachel-b?shelf=back-to-classics-2019


    I read 7 books total, so I qualify for ONE entry in the drawing.


    19th Century: Great Expectations https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2979512521

    20th Century: Pilgrim’s Inn https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2624329338

    Female Author: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2301528062

    Tragedy: The Mill on the Floss https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2624325926

    Comedy: Stuart Little https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2908082126

    From Place I’ve Lived: Anatomy of a Murder (Michigan!) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2667503128
    From America: Understood Betsy https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2141939719

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  14. Catherine Middleton. Final Wrap-up

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  15. Will there be another classics challenge for 2020?! I'm dying to find out! :O

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  16. Hi Karen, I completed all 12 categories so have three entries. My books were Flatland (nineteenth century), The Wreath (twentieth century), The Wife (by a woman), The Cross (in translation), The Picture of Dorian Gray (comic novel), The Bell Jar (tragic novel), Bleak House (very long), Babette's Feast (novella), Their Eyes were Watching God (from Americas), Palace Walk (from Africa), Died in the Wool (place I've lived = New Zealand) and King Lear (play). All the reviews can be found on my Back-to-the-Classics 2019 shelf on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/74528799-serendipity?shelf=2019-back-to-the-classics). You should be able to contact me on Goodreads or else sandraw67atgmaildotcom. Many thanks for hosting this again. I enjoyed the challenge even if I didn't enjoy all the books I selected. - Serendipity

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  18. My wrap-up: Back to the Classics 2019 Thanks for hosting again Karen (my first link above is incorrect, feel free to delete it).

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  19. I've posted my wrap up and got 11 out of 12 for 2 entries. Like the others, I hope you're up for hosting this in 2020--I'm sure the move back to the US took so much time and energy and hopefully you're settling in and had a nice holiday season.

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  20. Are you planning to do this in 2020? I could be persuaded to join in. I've been doing the classics club for more than 5 years and almost at the end.I don't feel like embarking on anything as big as that but there are still classics I want to get to....

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  21. Thanks again for hosting! Hope you're settling in after your big move.

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  22. I don't have any easily found contact information but I'm happy to pass on the draw, I just really enjoy participating in this challenge. Thank you for hosting it!

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  23. Thanks so much for hosting this challenge these past several years. I've enjoyed it a lot. It has broadened my horizons, leading me to books I would not have otherwise searched out. Since I haven't seen anything yet about the challenge for next year, I'm assuming you're not holding it. I'm so sorry for that. But I hope things continue to go well with your big move and I wish you all the best.

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  24. I have posted my wrap-up. I do not qualify with only 3 books fitting the categories. I have been writing books instead of reading them. I hope for a new chance in 2020. Welcome back, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  25. Thank you for hosting this year, Karen! I really enjoyed participating even with six books. I look forward to reading more next year.

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  26. As others have said, thanks so much for hosting this challenge. I have read things I would not have otherwise read. I am grateful for your nudge with the challenge! :)

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  27. Hi Karen, this is Sasha Hawkins @ Goodreads! Thanks for hosting this! It was a great joy. I completed 12 categories so 3 entries. Here are the reviews:

    1. 19th Century Classic - A Tale of Two Cities https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1714593861
    2. 20th Centry Classic - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1720585680
    3. Woman Author - Frost in May https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2462431112
    4. Classic in Translation - The Phantom of the Opera https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2126631155
    5. Tragic Novel - Anna Karenina https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2128369069
    6. Comic Novel - Three Men in a Boat https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2298794422
    7. Very Long Classic - Wives and Daughters https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1736399252
    8. Novella - The Garden Party https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2274120388
    9. Classic From the Americas or Caribbean - Their Eyes Were Watching God https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2262567959
    10. Classic From Africa, Asia or Oceania - Things Fall Apart https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2127243772
    11. Classic From a Place You've Lived - Noli Me Tangere (Philippines) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2096257433
    12. Classic Play - Faustus Kelly (in the Stories and Play book by Flann o'Brien) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2693520411

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  28. Hi Karen, this is Sasha Hawkins @ Goodreads! Thanks for hosting this! It was a great joy. I completed 12 categories so 3 entries. Here are the reviews:

    1. 19th Century Classic - A Tale of Two Cities https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1714593861
    2. 20th Centry Classic - Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1720585680
    3. Woman Author - Frost in May https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2462431112
    4. Classic in Translation - The Phantom of the Opera https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2126631155
    5. Tragic Novel - Anna Karenina https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2128369069
    6. Comic Novel - Three Men in a Boat https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2298794422
    7. Very Long Classic - Wives and Daughters https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1736399252
    8. Novella - The Garden Party https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2274120388
    9. Classic From the Americas or Caribbean - Their Eyes Were Watching God https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2262567959
    10. Classic From Africa, Asia or Oceania - Things Fall Apart https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2127243772
    11. Classic From a Place You've Lived - Noli Me Tangere (Philippines) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2096257433
    12. Classic Play - Faustus Kelly (in the Stories and Play book by Flann o'Brien) https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2693520411

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