Saturday, January 2, 2010

Flashback Challenge


This challenge is being hosted by Aarti at BOOKLUST. (click Aarti's blog title for sign up)

A truly great book should be read in youth,
again in maturity and once more in old age,
as a fine building should be seen by morning light,
at noon and by moonlight.

~ Robertson Davies ~

The Flashback Challenge will run from January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010. If you're super-excited and want to reread a book before that, feel free, and let me know. If many people do so, then I'll do a December challenge linky post and you can all link to it here. Otherwise, we can hold them over to January.

You can sign up for the following levels:

Bookworm - Up to three books
Scholar - Four to six books
Literati - Over six books

Within these levels, we have mini-challenges! These are:

1. Re-read a favorite book from your childhood
2. Re-read a book assigned to you in high school
3. Re-read a book you loved as an adult

Thus, if you sign up for the Bookworm level, you could ostensibly choose to read one book from each mini-challenge. Or you could choose to do none of the above (though, granted, not sure what you could have possibly read that does not fit into either childhood, high school or adulthood).

Also, would just like to make clear that this isn't specifically limited to books you loved reading previously and want to reread. It could also be a book you don't remember enjoying. Or just don't remember reading. It might be interesting to see how your perceptions may have changed
I'm going to start with the Bookworm level, but may add more.  These are re-reads from my childhood.

1.  A Wrinkle in Time--Madeline L'Engle
2.  Anne of Green Gables--Lucy Maud Montgomery
3.  The Hobbit--J.R.R. Tolkien

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for signing up! I think Mr. Linky should work now, if you want to try linking again.

    Those are GREAT choices for reading! I know a lot of people are reading the whole Wrinkle in Time series this year. I didn't realize that that is where "It was a dark and stormy night" came from!


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