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Subject: rough draft #3--this might be the one!
Date Posted: 11/15/2014 2:15 AM ET
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Okay, I've looked over all the suggestions made, and have made adjustments. The challenge is to read 12 from the following 15 categories (or 6, if you doing the light challenge):

1. made into film--

2. new-to-you author--

3. lost in translation--

4. book you consider short--

5. book you consider long--

6. a book you haven't read yet by a favorite classic author--

7. a classic you've always meant to read--

8. a book you didn't get to in a previous challenge--

9. book that won an award--

10. set in colonial history--

11. set during a war--

12-13. two books set in a particular continent

14. pre-19th century classic

15. wild card



Date Posted: 11/15/2014 9:03 AM ET
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I really like this, Rose!  I'm in.

Date Posted: 11/15/2014 11:17 AM ET
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Rose, it looks great! I'm in as well. I especially like number 8. I have so many of those! Thanks for doing this

Janet E.

Date Posted: 11/15/2014 1:38 PM ET
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Looks good to me. Thanks for all the work!

Date Posted: 11/15/2014 2:07 PM ET
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Janet E., I thought I was the only one with "leftovers!"

Date Posted: 11/15/2014 8:06 PM ET
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Thanks, Rose!

Date Posted: 11/15/2014 11:40 PM ET
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I'm new to PBS, but have made a commitment to revive my love for the classics this year.  Is anyone welcome to join this challenge?

Date Posted: 11/16/2014 6:20 AM ET
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Okay, I'm in. #8 "leftovers" is, I second or third, a really good idea. I have some classic mysteries left over from 2014.

Date Posted: 11/16/2014 1:17 PM ET
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Hi Kristen, 

Anyone  may join the challenge. Welcome!

Date Posted: 11/16/2014 5:59 PM ET
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2.   New to me author -- Living in the Maniototo, by Janet Frame, a New Zealander  If it impresses me, I will probably go on to read another of her books, The  Carpathians.

4.   Book I consider short -- One Writer's Beginnings, by Eudora Welty.  114 pp.  The Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer gives a lesson in how to look at a life, how to see it as an art form, not a chronicle, but a drama.

8.   Book I didn't get to in a previous challenge -- The Saga of Gösta Berling, by Selma Lagerlof.  This first novel by the 1909 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature was the basis of a 1924 silent film of the same name that launched Greta Garbo into stardom.

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Date Posted: 11/16/2014 6:29 PM ET
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Looks pretty good. Lots of wiggle room, this one.

Date Posted: 11/16/2014 6:34 PM ET
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Ok...but what do you do with #8 if you completed the last challenge?

Date Posted: 11/17/2014 9:31 PM ET
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build a better TBR pilewink

Subject: Draft #3
Date Posted: 11/18/2014 12:05 AM ET
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Great list, Rose!  There's something for everyone!


Date Posted: 11/18/2014 1:32 AM ET
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Barbara, you can skip #8. You only have to pick 12 categories.


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