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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Classic Double Challenge: December

It's December, which means it's your last chance to read book pairs for the Classic Double Challenge this year.  I'm probably only going to squeak in one final pairing, so I won't be completing my goal of four pairs. :(  But, don't fret!  I'm bringing the challenge back next year, so don't stress over it!.   Watch for the sign up and information on the 2013 challenge this coming week.  And I'm so excited that January will kick off my very first Retell Me a Story event, celebrating retellings.  Do check out my Retell Me a Story post if you missed out on that announcement, but I'll be talking about it more as the time gets closer. 

I'm so glad I started this challenge, and I'm especially thankful for those of you who signed up, even if you never did manage to complete your goal.  What matters to me is your willingness to even join in the fun and spread the word, not to mention bringing light to shine on old classics as well as new books.  

Hopefully many of you will be back for more next year and you'll be as excited to read as I am.  I'm still revamping and updating my giant list of possible retelling pairs and always wanting to know about ones I've missed.

So, for the final month this year, what do you love most about this challenge and what do you think I could do to make it even better?  Or you can just tell me what retellings you are excited about or hoping to read next year.  Really, any kind of comment will make my day :)


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13 comments :

  1. I'm so glad you're going to do this challenge again next year! I really slacked the second half of this year on all my reading, so I didn't do as well as I wanted. I have lots of fairy tale re-tellings on my shelf that I hope to get to soon.

    I'm really looking forward to your re-telling event, too! :)

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    1. Yeah, I've done a lot of slacking too :). Hope you enjoy the retelling event!

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  2. Ugh! I meant to do this. I still have one month so don't count me out just yet. :)

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    1. No stress! You can come back next year too :)

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  3. I loved the format of the challenge. It made me actually read a classic this year, which I really needed to do! I hope to read a couple of pairs next year-maybe a fairy-tale retelling and possibly Romeo and Juliet and a twist on that play. I would also like to read another Jane Austen book, since Persuasion was the first one I have ever read and that was for the challenge this year!

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    1. Me too! I love getting the classic love in there. I'm so glad you enjoyed participating!

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  4. I also loved the format of the challenge. I just did too much, I think.

    Also, I never got an email from you for that one month. You think it might have gone to spam? (I only check from my Apple Mail not in Gmail, so I wouldn't know.)

    Glad it's coming back next year as well!

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    1. Hm, you didn't get it? I'll have to send it to another address or something. Thanks for reminding me, I forgot :)

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  5. I set the goal to two match ups this year, but I really thought I'd do more than that. Thing is, I read several things that qualified, but never wrote up the comparisons properly. Ah well, it turns out two was a realistic goal because that's how many I officially did. Here's to doing better next year!

    Thanks for hosting this!

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    1. Ah, you don't have to write up the comparisons to count it - I sure haven't! I need to set some more realistic goals myself :)

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  6. Just in the nick of time I was able to post today (finally) about my (one) pair. I'm sure I'm looking forward to next year's challenge and especially next month's event. Thanks for hosting!

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  7. (Oh no! Looks like my comment didn't make it. Sorry if it appears twice!)
    I was finally able to post my thoughts on my one pair today, just in the nick of time. Thanks for hosting, I'll be sure back next year for the challenge and for January event too!

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    1. So glad you were able to squeak your read in on time (I barely made it too :). Looking forward to next year too!

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