Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Classics Challenges

Read seven works of Classic Literature in 2012
Only three of the seven may be re-reads

How Does it Work?

I've organized this challenge to work a little like a blog hop. I hope this will make it more interactive and enjoyable for everyone.

Instead of writing a review as you finish each book (of course, you can do that too), visit November's Autumn on the 4th of each month from January 2012 - December 2012.

You will find a prompt, it will be general enough that no matter which Classic you're reading or how far into it, you will be able to answer. There will be a form for everyone to link to their post. I encourage everyone to read what other participants have posted.

Join the Challenge

Anyone who loves to read and has a blog is invited
You can join at anytime

  1. Write a post on your blog with a list of the seven works you hope to read in 2012 and why you chose them-- but don't feel bound by the list. 
  2. Please include a link back to this page in your post, so others can learn about the challenge and join us. 
  3. Fill out the form at the bottom, linking to your post.
  4. Check back on the 4th of each month.

My Reading List
  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. Emma by Jane Austen
  3. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  4. White Fang by Jack London
  5. The Illaid by Homer
  6. The Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgemery
  7. An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mixing it up 2012 Challenge!!!

I'm so looking forward to this challenge because I get stuck in a rut of just reading one type of book so this will be a good challenge for me. I think I'm going to go for the mixing bowl level which is 9-12 different categories.

The categories I'm going to do for this challenge are:
  1. The Classics
  2. History
  3. Philosophy/Social Sciences
  4. Journalism/Humor
  5. Poetry/Drama
  6. Travel
  7. Sci-Fi/ Fantasy
  8. Graphic Novels
  9. Biography

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

2012 Support Your Local Library Challenge

2012 Support Your Local Library Challenge


  • Anyone can join.
  • You don't need a blog to participate.  If you are a Non-blogger please leave a comment with a link (if you review elsewhere) to your review or with the book(s) you read.
  • Audio, ebooks (some libraries allow ebooks to be checked out), bound books are ok.
  • No re-reads
  • Create a sign up post and post the link in the linky below.
  • Challenge goes from January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

Level 1 - Read 12 library books
Level 2 - Read 24 library books
Level 3 - Read 36 library books
Level 4 - Read 37+ library books

For me: I think I'm going to try for level two because I don't have a library card anymore but I know that my sisters will help me with this.

In the beginning...

So this is where my book blogging adventure is about to start. I realized that I really need to read some of the classics and make my TBR pile much smaller. So this is where I am and where I'll be telling the world what I think of my readings. This is should be very interesting considering I really hate giving book reviews...