Authors All Around the World
Wrote the Stories We Call the Classics
Wouldn’t it be exciting to read these great books with people from ALL around the world?!!
Join The Literary Classics Reading Challenge and
create a story worth sharing around the globe.
June 1, 2012 to June 1, 2013
Challenge ONE: Your Personal Classical Reading List
1. Connect with other people who want to read the classics.
2. Enjoy old stories that are new to us.
Guidelines for Entering the Challenge:
1. Place the challenge badge on your blog. Copy the code underneath the challenge button on the sidebar.
2. Write a post on your blog and explain two things:
- your personal challenge –the list of literary classics you will read during the challenge period along with any treats you will give yourself as you reach mile markers you set for yourself
- an invitation for your readers to join you in our reading challenge.
3. Place a link in your post that brings your readers to this page.
4. Comment below telling others about your goal. Include:
- The country where you live. Include this whenever it is possible. It will be so fun to see the diversity.
- A link to your blog in the comment section.
Progress, Accomplishments, and Winners
The check-ins are not required in order to join us. On those weeks when life is crazy, don’t sweat it, just come back when things settle down and check in. We’ll be here waiting for you.
Completed Books -Check-In
When you finish reading one of your classic titles whether it’s a book, short story, novella, or poem go to the Completed Books Check-In page on the sidebar and place your blog in the appropriate linky tool section. There is a linky tool entry spot for each month of our challenge.
Friday Reading Progress Check-In
On Friday visit my blog and add a link to your blog post sharing with others your reading progress or something interesting about the book you are reading.
Then click on the person’s link right before yours. Read his/her post and leave a comment. This way we not only share with the world how great the classics are, we also encourage each other to keep reading.
Monthly Give Away
Your name goes in a hat each time you leave your link at the Friday Progress Check-In. On the first Monday of each month a winner will be drawn and posted on the Monthly Winners page located on the sidebar.
Success Stories – Check-In
When you complete your challenge visit the Reading Challenge Success Stories page on the sidebar and place a link to your blog.
Yearly Give Away
- At the end of 12 months the person who read the most classics will win a Kindle.
- At the end of 12 months the person leaves the most links will also win a Kindle.
Monthly Winners (posted on first Monday).
Two Grand Prize Winners (posted on June 1, 2013).
How To Spread Our Classic Story…
…All Around the World!!
- Follow me on Twitter, @Ali__Dent and I will follow you back.
- Tweet about The Literary Classics Reading Challenge, using #ClassicLit and a link to this page. You can copy this tweet if you like to save time but I’m sure you can think of more creative ways to get others excited about this challenge.
We’re reading the classics. Join us: http://wp.me/P1FPGR-JH #ClassicLit
- Like this page, AliDentWriter and join the Facebook page The Literary Classics Reading Challenge. We can discuss the stories we’re reading.
18 years old and up
I have a fantastic group of author friends who agreed to donate their stories. The winner will choose a book from this list.
17 years old and younger
I have a $10 gift card from Amazon just for you if your name is drawn.
Yearly Prizes— awarded June 1, 2013
- The person who reads the most classics will win an eReader.
- The person who leaves the most links will also win an eReader.
3 Important Rules for Comments, Tweets and Facebook Conversations:
- We never, ever, ever make fun of each other’s opinions or talk down to a member.
- We never, ever, ever, make fun of or bash an author.
- This is a group for all ages. Discussion content must be “G” rated.
For ten years I’ve read the classics by joining together with other mothers and children in a club called Living Outside the Lines: Conversations in HIStory. Before founding this club, I had never read a unabridged classic. I concluded that since I wasn’t a natural born reader and I was a slow reader that I ought to shy away from books especially ones that sound important and deep. The classics intimidated me until I began reading them with other people who hadn’t read them either. (Follow this link to read about the journey of “A Classic Story.”
I was shocked, delighted and amazed that I could read the classics, understand and enjoy them. Since 2002, I have enjoyed introducing others to these treasurable reads. I’ve watched reluctant and avid readers make new friends with “old” books.
I am looking forward to the same experience with you.
Let’s get started with…