Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Back to the Classics Challenge

Yay, another new challenge for 2011!

Sarah @ Sarah Reads Too Much is hosting Back to the Classics Challenge running from January to June 2011.

Anyone may participate, even if you don't have a book blog, as Sarah has opened up a comments field.  You may choose the books to read at any time (pre-selected or spontaneous), but your goal is to read at least one each of:

1.  A Banned Book
2.  A Book with a Wartime Setting (can be any war)
3.  A Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) Winner or Runner Up: a list can be found here
4.  A Children's/Young Adult Classic
5.  19th Century Classic
6.  20th Century Classic
7.  A Book you think should be considered a 21st Century Classic
8.  Re-Read a book from your High School/College Classes

This sounds like an awesome challenge!  Hope you'll participate, too :)


  1. Hmmm, this sounds like a tempting challenge. I'm in a classics reading group so I might be able to use some of those books for this challenge.
    Thanks for posting about it.

  2. Oh, this is great. I have been seeing a lot of bloggers on a classic kick. I am definitely a new convert too!

  3. Thanks for joining in, and even posting about it! I appreciate it!

  4. Thanks for posting this. I really need to read more classics so I'll definitely be joining this one!

  5. Although I'm a writer, college teaching is my "day job," and all I can say is that I'm amazed at the amount of reading you're getting done while toiling in the fields of education!

  6. Hi!
    I've joined this challenge too. Thanks for stopping by my place. And I'm following you too. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  7. Nice to hear so many people excited about joining in this challenge!

    Sarah~ You're welcome & thanks for hosting :)

    Shelley~ Well, I have some secrets that help with the reading time: I'm currently a substitute teacher so my work days are flexible (and I'm not bogged down with meetings, planning, etc.), plus I'm a single member family :) Of course, all of the above could change in the blink of an eye!

    Sherrie~ That's sweet, thank you :)