Wednesday, June 1, 2011

July is "Read the Classics" Month @ Debz Bookshelf

So this all started when my mother was seriously bugging me about reading the classics. I have never had much interest in reading them. In my whole life time I have managed to read 3 "classics": The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, and Animal Farm. I'm not sure if Animal Farm counts as a classic, but it's on the list of 100 books to read before you die, nearly all of which are classics.  

So in the month of July I'm committing to reading 9 classics (or books close enough to classics).  I hope others will participate. With all the vampire infested dystopia that everyone has been reading lately, I thought it would be a good idea for people to get back to the basics. 

Here's my list:
To Kill a Mockingbird
Peter Pan
Romeo and Juliet
Wuthering Heights
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Little Women
The Diary of Anne Frank

How this will work:

Anyone can participate! 
Sign Up using THIS FORM!

Now that you're all signed up, 

1. Grab my challenge button!

2. Blog about this challenge! Include the list of classics you're committing to read and why you are participating. There is no limit to how many books to read, or what you consider a classic.
Please make sure you link back to me so others can come participate!

Share the link to  your post about this challenge by using THIS FORM!

You can view all the links HERE!

4. READ! 
I'm sure many of the classics are available for free eBook download @ Project Gutenberg. Libraries should also have classics available. (Or you can participate in SYNC! I just learned about this. Each week 1 YA audiobook and 1 classic audiobook will be available for free download!)

5. When July 31st comes, post your progress. Include your thoughts on the books you've read.  If you haven't reached your goal yet, keep reading on into August!


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