Saturday, December 02, 2006

Booklogged's 2007 Winter Classics Challenge

I do not often go through reading slumps. While I do have slow downs in the amount of time I spend reading, I generally chalk it up as a normal part of life. It gives me the opportunity to do some of the things I have been neglecting because I am trying to sneak in "a little more" reading.

I am enjoying the book I currently am reading, and yet I find myself avoiding picking it up through no fault of the book. I think it is the time of year. So much else has my attention.

I dedicated this evening to updating my blog. Putting together some of the ideas that had been percolating in my mind for the last couple of months. I added the list of books that I have read so far this year, updated my links, and decided to join in another challenge.

I stumbled on the 2007 Winter Classics Challenge quite by accident. Recently I have felt tied to reading books outside of what "felt" right in the moment and so it was with some reluctance that I decided to take on this great challenge. I think it will be worth it though. The classic novels I have selected are ones I have been wanting to read for quite a while now. I own all of them already and therefore this is just another added way of getting more TBR books off my shelves. That should make hubby happy.

The 2007 Winter Classics Challenge involves reading five classics during the months of January and February. My selections are as follows:
1. Emma by Jane Austen [finished 02/11/2007]
2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury [finished 01/13/2007]
3. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett [finished 02/18/2007]
4. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller [finished 01/29/2007]
5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy [finished 01/12/2007]

Emma is a crossover from the 2007 TBR Challenge I will be starting in January. I figured one duplicate would be okay in the long run.

The coming year is promising to be a good one reading wise! I am looking forward to the many adventures that await me.


  1. I will be doing both, the 2007 TBR challenge and booklogged's Classics Challenge, and I might have a couple of crossovers, too.

    I love your list - "Emma" and "Anna Karenina" are favorites and should I ever do a re-reading challenge, both classics would be on my list. I look forward to coming back here and reading what you thought of the books.

  2. Hi, I'm doing the Classics Challenge too. Read Farenheit 451 last year, very interesting book! I haven't heard of the 2007 TBR challenge, must check it out. Thanks for linking to me, always nice to find another book obsessive :-)

  3. Lotus ~ I have been wanting to get to Emma and Anna Karenina for quite some time now but always seem to pass those two books up each time. This is a great excuse to finally get to them. I am so glad you find them re-read worthy. That says a lot!

    Good luck with the challenges. I always enjoy visiting your blog and reading what you have to say about the books you're reading.

    Lazy Cow ~ I love that name. LOL I am glad you do not mind the link. I was not sure if I was supposed to ask everyone before doing that or not, and then decided to just go ahead and do it. Your blog is one I frequent. I enjoy your posts.

    My husband's comment about Farenheit 451 was exactly the same as yours! My next question to him, of course, was whether or not he thought I'd like it (he knows my reading tastes well). I've been wanting to read it for some time now.

    Good luck to you with the Classics Challenge!

  4. Lit Feline, So glad you're joining in. As I looked over your list I was remeinded that I wanted to read The Maltese Falcon. Maybe I'll change one on my list.

  5. Hello. I am planning on doing this challenge, too. I read several of your choices this year just by chance or because of other challenges. The Maltese Falcon was really good, loved Frankenstein as well as The Heart is a Lonely Hunter! Enjoy your books!

  6. Great list! Anna Karenina is a great favourite of mine. I hope you enjoy all your choices!



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