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The Classics Challenge

Trish is hosting Classics Reading Challenge.   The Challenge will begin April 1, 2010 and end October 31, 2010.   Last year I have read numerous classic works and find it to be an indispensable genre in my reading habit.  
I will be committing to read the Classics Feast level of six books with Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society thrown in as bonus. 
What is meant by classics are loosely defined, all the better as I have several classics on my pile are:
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, To Kill a Mockingbird, Wuthering Heights, Lord of the Flies, Burmese Days by George Orwell, Fountain Head by Ann Ryn, Herzog by Saul Bellow, Singapore Grip by JG Farrell, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, some García Márquez, Gabriel and some translated classics.  Just too many to choose from.
My thanks to Trish for hosting it and to Mel U who introduced me to it.  
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A bookaholic that went out of control.... I eat, sleep and breathe books. Well, lately I do other stuff.

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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Mockingjay
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City


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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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