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Subject: with one month left
Date Posted: 11/25/2012 9:54 AM ET
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How's everyone's 2012 challenge going?  Still enjoying it?  Hated it and stopped in July?  Super inspired by it and chomping at the bit for 2013?

I'm on my 11th classic- An American Tragedy.  In December I'll read my classic fantasy (yay! The Hobbit!).  I really like all but two of the books I read (The Fountainhead and Of Human Bondage).  And my January classic, Confederacy of Dunces, might be my #1 favorite book for 2012.

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Date Posted: 11/25/2012 2:40 PM ET
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I was going to wait till December to ask how everyone's challenges have been going, but it's close enough. I'll be finishing on time this year (last time it took till the following February to complete).

I'm also glad you answered which books you enjoyed most. I want to wait a bit on that one. I will say that my least favorite was Babbitt.


Date Posted: 11/25/2012 5:44 PM ET
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I finished my challenge back in May. Nothing that I read bowled me over, so I'm ready for next year's challenge.  I hope there will be something that really stands out this time.

Date Posted: 11/26/2012 12:48 PM ET
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Picked up Uncle Tom's Cabin again last night. I am 75% done. I know i've read this book before but I don't remember a thing so it's like reading it for the first time.

Finally got to Simon Legree, it's about time. 

I don't think I'll get around to reading the biography selection. My book is dull, dull, dull. How can so many people make Mark Twain dull? Well, they do. I am done with that.




Date Posted: 11/27/2012 12:33 AM ET
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I'm on the auto/biography category now - reading Augustine's Confessions. It's been great so far, but I just made it to book VI - neoplatonism. When I read Plato's Republic earlier this year, I loathed it with every fiber of my being. So, now I'm trying to force myself through this chapter. I know neoplatonism isn't the same as platonism, but the Republic traumatized me. lol  Hopefully, after this chapter, everything will be good again. I choose to be optimistic. :)