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Thursday, February 4, 2010

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


I feel like it's entirely too early in the year to be saying this, but I've completed my first reading challenge of 2010. Considering it straddled the end of 2009, it's not surprising, but here I am, surprised.

The challenge was to read at least one book written before 1600 anytime between 11/1/09 to 2-28-10. I read The Decameron for the challenge.

There was also an extra credit assignment to read a retelling of a classic book, for which I chose The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

I enjoyed this challenge, quick as it was. I was reminded of my college days, when I had access and time to read more classic (and often time-consuming) work. I don't often have as much time to devote to this more active reading, but I do enjoy it when I do.

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