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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Really Old Classics Challenge 11/1/2009 - 2/28/2010

This reading challenge immediately caught my eye. I have a number of classics in my reading queue, and it seemed like the perfect excuse to dust off that portion of my virtual TBR pile. The challenge is to read just one book. (There's a higher level to read four books, but I tend to read classics slowly, so I won't be going that route.) There's also an extra credit to read a retelling of a classic story. That idea intrigues me, so if I find any interesting books in that vein, I'll do the extra credit portion of the challenge.

The following are the books I have in my Paperspine queue that would fit the challenge. We'll see which one of them shows up first:

Ecclesiastical History of the English People
The Decameron
The Journey Through Wales
The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
The Heptameron
Troilus and Criseyde
Orkneyigna Saga
History of the Britons


Rebecca Reid said...

I'm not familiar with most of those, but I've heard Decameron is awesome!

I'm glad you are joining the challenge!

Megan said...

The Decameron has come to me highly recommended. Some of the others are ones that I found back when I was reading anything having to do with King Arthur I could put my hands on, and Amazon links to those books.