Announcing…. Back to the Classics Challenge 2013!!

Dec 26, 2013 by

Announcing.... Back to the Classics Challenge 2013!!

You asked for it….   so here you go!  I am now formally announcing the Back to the Classics Challenge 2013!!  This is the third year in a row for this challenge, and I hope that you are ready!
I am making a few small changes this year, including requiring less categories to complete.  Wait, did I say *requiring*?  Yes, I did.  This year will feature 6 required  categories that all participants must complete.  Then, I will have additional categories that those super-motivated participants can choose to complete if they’d like.  All reviews must be linked on the appropriate pages again, and those will be listed on the left hand side of this page.  When you’ve finished, you will also need to link a wrap-up post.  Everyone who completes the 6 required categories and the wrap up post will be entered to win a $30US gift card or choice of book(s) from The Book Depository.  Any one who completes 3 categories from the optional list will earn one additional entry into the prize drawing.  Any one who completes all 5 categories from the optional list will earn two additional entries into the prize drawing.
  • All books must be read in 2013.  Books started prior to January 1, 2013 are not eligible.  Reviews must be linked by December 31, 2013.
  • E-books and audio books are eligible!  Books can count for other challenges you may be working on.
  • If you do not have a blog, you may link your review from Goodreads or other publicly accessible online format.
  • Please sign up for the challenge using the linky below BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2013. Please link to your sign-up announcement post (if possible/applicable)
  • You do not have to list your books prior to starting the challenge, but it is more fun that way 🙂  You can always change your list at any time.  You can read the books in any order (including mixing in the optional categories at any time)
  • You can decide to attempt the optional categories at any point (you can also bow out of the optional categories at any point as well).
  • Please identify the categories you’ve read in your wrap up post so that I may easily add up your entries for the prize drawing!
The Required Categories:
  1. A 19th Century Classic
  2. A 20th Century Classic
  3. A Pre-18th or 18th Century Classic
  4. A Classic that relates to the African-American Experience – This can be an African-American author, or a book relating to slavery, civil rights, or African-American culture.
  5. A Classic Adventure
  6. A Classic that prominently features an Animal – This can feature animal characters or animals in the title (real or imagined)
Optional Categories:
    A.  Re-read a Classic
   B.  A Russian Classic
   C.  A Classic Non-Fiction title
   D.  A Classic Children’s/Young Adult title
   E.  Classic Short Stories – collection must include at least 3 short stories by the same author, or at 
                                              least 3 stories collected together by genre, time period, etc.
As in years past, I just want to take a moment and let you know that especially for the purposes of this challenge, I do not subscribe to any set definition of a Classic. I think that anyone looking to participate in this challenge already has their own personal definition that works best for them.  If you are choosing to include a title that you feel may be questionably described as a Classic, please just explain your position in your review.
As always, I hope you have fun with this Challenge!  Good Luck!
Sign up here:
1. Sarah Reads Too Much 38. Amara @ Amara’s Eden 75. Kirsten
2. Annette @ Impressions In Ink 39. Courtney @ Chaos Theory 76. Lady In [email protected] My RandRSpace
3. Sha Re Kay @ Lost In Kudzu 40. Kristin @ Lukten av Trykksverte 77. Sarah @ Coffee & Tea
4. Tanya @ Mom’s Small Victories 41. Samarpita Sharma 78. t It An IUm Apr Il
5. Adam Stone 42. Elida 79. Whitney (She Is Too Fond Of Books)
6. James McShane 43. Hanna @ Booking In Heels 80. Christine @Buckling Bookshelves
7. Maggie Reed 44. Susan @ Reading World 81. Shan
8. Bill Jones, Jr. 45. Jim @ Several Four Many 82. Matt @ Matt’s Book blog
9. Beth 46. Brandyn @ Going for Goldilocks 83. Irish @ Ticket to Anywhere
10. Allie @ A Literary Odyssey 47. Anastasia @ Birdbrain( ed) Book Blog 84. Indiana Jane
11. Adam @ Roof Beam Reader 48. Heather @ Capricious Reader 85. Julie @ Books Are Portable Magic
12. Hezzy 49. Mary Beth @ Research Boring? Not in My Book 86. Dana @ School For Us
13. [email protected] Tale of Three Cities 50. Jean @ Howling Frog 87. Leah Smith
14. Gina @ Book Dragon’s Lair 51. Summer Wathen 88. Ape the Grape
15. Sue Wargo 52. Manno 89. Logan E. Turner
16. Fanda @ Fanda Classiclit 53. Elida @ My first, my last, my everything! 90. Kimberly @Inspirefly
17. Melisa @ Surgabukuku 54. Jo Anne Isgro 91. Morwen
18. Wendy Kirkland 55. TFrances @ Ms. Buff’s Blog 92. Chrissi
19. Erica @ Ink Spots and Roses 56. Becky @ Becky’s Book Reviews 93. Asha @ Asha’s Literary Corner
20. Aliene Believe 57. Alyssa @ ACReads 94. Lisa @Bibliophiliac
21. Cat @ Tell Me A Story 58. Amanda Sue 95. Emily @ Classics and Beyond
22. [email protected] Reader’s Block 59. Story 96. [email protected] Carrot and the Reader
23. Christina 60. Heather @ Ex Libris 97. Leah @ Japan Journal
24. Arenel @ Slightly Cultural, Most Thoughtful and Inevitably Irrelevant 61. bmwheelon 98. Karen @ Books and Chocolate
25. Monica @ Between The Pages 62. Pia @ Kulturkroken 99. The Reader
26.  nica @ A Thousand Lives 63. Hannah @ once Upon A Time 100. Retha @ Bible Fascination
27. Joyful Reader 64. Dalene @ A Date with a Book 101. Maenad
28. Darlene @ Darlene’s Book Nook 65. Gretchen 102. Andrea
29. Melissa @ Avid Reader’s Musings 66. Rob @ Loose Logic 103. Mabel Jane
30. Andi @ Random Thoughts of a Scriboholic 67. JaneGS – Reading, Writing, Working, Playing 104. Laura S.
31. Geoff @ The Oddness of Moving Things 68. Ashley @ The Bibliophile’s Corner 105. Beverly Stuart
32. Melissa @ Must Read Faster 69. Melissa @ Jayne’s Books 106. Alexis
33. Rachel @ Resistance is Futile 70. Kristina @Kristina Yarn 107. Alexis @ Lexi Swoons < 3
34. Risa @Breadcrumb Reads 71. Alouette 108. Col Reads
35. Alpa @ 1 More Page Please 72. Kristi @ Books and Needlepoint 109. Chimpini
36. Alyssa @ The Reader’s Refuge 73. Srivalli 110. veronica
37. Lindsey @ Babies, Books, and Beyond 74. [email protected] Mogul Diamonds 111. You’re next!

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