Sunday, December 13, 2009

Flashback Reading Challenge 2010


 I'm officially signing up for the 2010 Flashback Reading Challenge, hosted by Aarti at BOOKLUST. Here are the details:

The Flashback Challenge will run from January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010. 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.

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).
So, I'm planning to hit the Scholar level--4-6 books. I'll keep track of my booklist and link to my reviews on this post. I'm kind of excited about this challenge because there are actually quite a few books from my younger days that I've been wanting to re-read.

Tentative list (brainstorming here, so these may or may not be read):
  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Completed:
  1. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (6/2010)
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (8/2010) 
  3. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (11/2010) 
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (11/2010)

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