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Back To The Classics Challenge 2012

Back To The Classics Challenge 2012

I’m taking a break from the weekly book write-up to formally announce my intention to join the Back to the Classics Challenge 2012. I never joined book challenges before, but after reviewing my 2012 reading plan, I think I wouldn’t be making huge adjustments. Wait, I have a 2012 reading plan? Yes, but let’s not talk about that now. And going back to the challenge, why not? Anyway, the challenge has nine categories. Here are they along with the books that I picked. Any 19th Century Classic – The Red Badge Of Courage by Stephen Crane There are a lot of 19th century novels out there, so the choice for this category is the easiest. Any 20th Century Classic – Ulysses by James Joyce I’m both excited and terrified to read this. Excited because this book is Modern Library’s Number 1 book, and terrified because reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man was a bad experience. There might be an encore, but I hope not. I might be reading this with a …