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Subject: another possibility
Date Posted: 10/26/2011 1:47 PM ET
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What if there were two classic challenges? One could be based on the variety of categories (still in the works), and another could be based on a list such as Modern Library's 100 Best Novels.

Is that too much?

                                                                                  Rose

Date Posted: 10/26/2011 4:24 PM ET
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Two separate challenges seem a bit much for me. How about combining the two somehow? Like, have the existing categories, but ask that X% be from an established "best of" list... Or making it like the 'particular author' category - someone can do it instead of completing one of the other categories on the list?

Date Posted: 10/26/2011 11:12 PM ET
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I'd be the fool that would try to do both and fizzle out by June.

Date Posted: 10/27/2011 6:48 AM ET
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Caralen, that's what I suggested on another post: participants could choose x number of categories from the list we finally decide on, with the option to substitute either selection(s) from a Top 100 list, and/or specific authors of the participant's choosing.

I know that's kind of confusing. What I mean is that people can opt out of a category (in my case, it would be fantasy) and substitute it with a Top 100 book (or a book by a particular author).

                                                                                                                      Rose

Date Posted: 10/27/2011 9:39 AM ET
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I think I have reconsidered. After sleeping on it, I realize that even with work, college, and other challenges on PBS this year, I only have 1 book left to finish up. :) Next year, I won't have to worry about school, so I think I may try to finish the regular challenge, then maybe try to add on books from a best-of list as necessary. I think I might be crazy enough to try that. lol