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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Back To Classics Challenge.

Blog Sarah Reads Too Much is hosting an all year long Classic Challenge for 2012.  To sign up go here.   My choices for the challenge are as follows:

1. 19th Century Classic - Incidents in the Life of a Slave by Harriet A. Jacobs.

2.  20th century classic - Lord of the Flies by William Golding.  Certain people have suggested this book.  The high school students in the county read this during the fall and I had to admit out loud that I had never read it.
3. Reread a classic of your choice. - It will be Passing By Nella Larsen.

4. Read a classic play. - At one time I owned a copy of Lysistrata by Aristophanes.

5. Read a classic mystery/horror/crime novel. - I'm going to try reading The Picture of Dorian Gray  by Oscar Wilde because I liked the movie.

6. Read a classic romance. - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.  I am always mixing up those Bronte sisters.

7. Read a classic that has been translated into your language from its original language. - This was a hard one but I'm choosing The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems translated from Spanish by Robert Hass, Jack Hirschman, Mark Eisner, Forrest Gander, Stephen Mitchell, Stephen Kessler, and John Felstiner.

8. Read a classic award winner. - I would like to read The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

9.  Read a classic set in a country that you will never visit. - The River Between by
Ngugi Wa Thiong 'O.  The country is Kenya.

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