Friday, August 27, 2010

The Really Old Classics Challenge


Well it's that time of year again, the Really Old Classics Challenge is getting ready to start (in 4 days) and I couldn't be more excited about it.  Now you may want to know what a really old classic is, so I'll tell you.  A really old classic, at least for this challenge, is anything written prior to 1600 AD.  I'm going to be honest with you, I haven't really read a lot from that time period, but what I have read I've liked and I'm thrilled to discover even more works of literature that weren't on my radar before.

What I'm really excited about is that I'm one of the co-hosts for this challenge and since this is my first time hosting one, I'm looking forward to interacting with everyone who participates and seeing what it is they choose to read.  My two co-hosts are Heather J of Age 30+ ...A Lifetime of books and Michelle of Literarily Speaking.  A few months ago, early Spring I think, Heather had asked on Twitter if anyone was interested in helping her out with it this year and I jumped at the chance.  So I would like to thank her for the opportunity.

The best part of this challenge is you only have to read 1 qualifying work between Sept. 1st through Dec. 31st.  How easy is that!  Now there are other options as well as extra credit that I know all of you will do.  So go on over to the sign up page and join us on our journey into Really Old Classics.

4 comments:

Trisha said...

I'm definitely joining you guys this year!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Clever name of the challenge!

StephanieD said...

Reading anything before 1600 A.D. is truly a challenge, Ryan. I'm interested to see what you decide on.

Heather J. said...

I'm so glad you volunteered to co-host with me - this will be fun!