Sunday, August 23, 2009

Another Challenge Bites the Dust

Yippeee! I didn't think I was going to finish the Classics Challenge this weekend but I did! After I joined this challenge, I thought I was going to regret being ambitious by choosing seven books. Actually, I almost did since there were books that were a little difficult to continue. I kept going though because the stories got better.

I was surprised at how much fun I had. Now that I'm done, I also have a new appreciation for these classics. To read my musings about this challenge, check out what I had to say here. To see the reviews of what I read in this challenge, go to my Classics Challenge 2009 page. I had to categorize the challenges I joined in different pages in order to keep track of how much progress I'm making in each challenge. Also, I'm kinda anal. Okay, I am anal.

Now it's time to turn my attention to the Japanese Literature Challenge 3 where I originally had one book to read, but I decided to have two instead. My copy of First Snow in Fuji hadn't arrived in the mail yet so I will start on After Dark. I'm so excited to read this book and tell you guys all about it so check back here for my review.


  1. Congrats on completing the challenge! I'm not participating in too many challenges because I'm concentrating on the WWII challenge.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  2. Thanks, Anna. Although I am finished with my chosen WWII books, I am still going to continue reading books in that subject matter. I never get tired of reading WWII books! :)

  3. Congrats on finishing the challenge, Helen! I'm glad you enjoyed it and I hope you'll join us again next year. I love the Japanese Lit Challenge, too.

  4. Hi, Trish! I do look forward to next year's Classic Challenge. Thanks so much for hosting it. I am loving the Japanese Lit Challenge as well.