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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Back To Classics Challenge.

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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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