The challenge will be very similar to the way Sarah created it. Like last year, there will be six required categories that all participants must complete. Everyone who reads and reviews six eligible books and writes a wrap-up post will automatically be entered into the drawing for an Amazon gift card for $30 (U.S) or a choice of book(s) from The Book Depository.Reglene er som følger:
There will also be five optional categories for additional entries. Participants who complete three of those (with corresponding posts) will also get an additional entry into the prize drawing; those completing posts in all five categories will get two more entries, for a total of six. To receive the maximum of six entries, you would need to post eleven times.
I am making one slight change, other than varying the book categories. I'm a little stricter than Sarah regarding the definition of a classic. In my opinion, a classic is a book that has endured for some reason; therefore, I am defining a classic as a book that was published at least 50 years ago. Therefore, any book published after 1964 is ineligible.
* All books must be read in 2014. Books started prior to January 1, 2014 are not eligible. Reviews must be linked by December 31, 2014.
* E-books and audiobooks are eligible! Books can count for other challenges you may be working on. However, books may NOT crossover categories within this challenge. You may NOT count the same book twice for different categories in this challenge.
* If you do not have a blog, you may link your review from Goodreads or other publicly accessible online format.
* Please sign up for the challenge using the linky below BEFORE MARCH 1, 2014. Please link to your sign-up announcement post (if possible/applicable).
* You do not have to list your books prior to starting the challenge, but it is more fun that way :). You can always change your list at any time. You can read the books in any order (including mixing in the optional categories at any time).
* You can decide to attempt the optional categories at any point (you can also bow out of the optional categories at any point as well).
* Please identify the categories you've read in your wrap-up post so that I can easily add up your entries for the prize drawing! Adding links within the post would also be greatly appreciated.
1. A 20th Century Classic (1901-2000): Erich Maria Remarque - All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)
2. A 19th Century Classic (1801-1900): Jane Austen - Mansfield Park (1814)
3. A Classic by a Woman Author: Virginia Woolf - Orlando (1929)
4. A Classic in Translation (If English is not your primary language, then books originally published in English are acceptable. You could also read the book in its original language if you are willing and able to do so): Honore de Balzac - Pere Goriot (1834)
5. A Wartime Classic (2014 will be the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Any book relating to a war is fine, WWI, WWII, the French Revolution, the War of the Worlds): Ernest Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940)
6. A Classic by an Author Who is New to You (This can be any author whose works you have not read before. It doesn't necessarily have to be an author you've never heard of): Francoise Sagan - Bonjour Tristesse (1953)
1. An American Classic: J.D. Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye (1951)
2. A Classic Mystery, Suspense or Thriller: Joseph Conrad - The Secret Agent (1907)
3. A Historical Fiction Classic (This is any classic set at least 50 years before it was written. Gone with the Wind, The Scarlet Letter and A Tale of Two Cities are considered historical fiction, but Jane Austen-novels are set in the period they were written and are therefore not historical fiction): Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter (1850)
4. A Classic That's Been Adapted into a Movie or TV-series: Jane Austen - Persuasion (1817)
5. Extra Fun Category. Write a Review of the Movie or TV-series adapted from optional category #4. Optional category #4 and #5 go together, but you have to write a separate blog posting for this category.
I 2013 har det gått ganske greit, eg fullførte alle dei krevde kategoriane. Fleire av bøkene står i bokhylla (trur eg mangler 3 av 10 bøker!) og burde strengt tatt ha lest dei for lenge sidan. Det aller beste med denne utfordringa er at eg vel bøker sjølv, og kan passe dei inn i andre utfordringar, som t.d. 1001-lista. Hiv deg gjerne på!