OK FINE, INTERWEBZ. I will do the Back to the Classics 2012 Challenge from Sarah Reads Too Much. JEEZ.
No really, I'm actually very excited about this challenge. I hesitated to join because a) I'm not really a joiner of...things...because I don't like being held accountable to other people and b) I can't plan that far ahead. But the enthusiasm for the challenge has been so widespread, and the categories are kick-ass, and I like Sarah, SO. Here I am, joining and planning. The challenge lasts for all of 2012, which is great because it leaves plenty of time to read other things in between. I am also committing to only read Things Already On My Shelves Because Egads Woman, Stop Buying New Books. The categories and my selections are as follows:
Any 19th Century Classic: Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
Any 20th Century Classic: The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
Reread a Classic of Your Choice: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
A Classic Play: TBD, I'm actually going to SEE one of the plays done during the Richmond Shakespeare Festival in the summer.
A Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction: Curtain by Agatha Christie
Classic Romance: The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
Translated Classic: Dead Souls by Gogol
Classic Award Winner: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Classic Set in a Country You Will Probably Never Visit: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Hellz yeah. That's a mighty fine list. If you're interested in participating, just follow the link above and...participate. Hoozah!