January 1-December 31, 2011
The Life (and Lies) of An Inanimate Object is hosting the Classics Forever Challenge. She writes:
"Classics are books that everybody owns but that nobody has read."
who said that? idk.
Classics are Classics because they’re classic… does that make sense? no? that’s ok.
So that means they’re worth reading. C’mon, you know you want to read Crime and Punishment and War and Peace… (Kidding.) But maybe Dracula and Lady Susan merit a read?
1. no new books. quite obviously. It needs to be in the public domain, meaning the copyright has expired… about 100 years old.
2. Since the copyright should be expired… you know what that means, right? Yes! you can probably download it online for free! Or if you’re like me, you can find tons of printed versions at used book stores or goodwill, or get a book on paperback swap.
3. Any format: e-books, bound, audio, etc.
4. crossovers are fine
5. No condensed or abridged versions. Read the real book, read the whole book.
Level 1: 1-3 books
Level 2: 4-7 books
Level 3: 8-12 books
Level 4: 13+ books
To join, go to the Classics Forever Challenge.