Sunday, May 8

Challenge: Dusty Volumes

So, the folks over at Midnyte Reader had a brilliant idea: the 2011 Dusty Volumes Challenge! The point is, there are heaps of really classic novels that I've never really managed to get round to - including things like Frankenstein, Dracula, The Woman In White - that kind of thing. And in the Dusty Volumes challenge, I finally get an excuse to read them!

Here's how it works:

  • Write a post about this challenge on your blog with a link back to the original Dusty Volumes post at  
  • Include a list of the Dusty Volumes you hope to read in 2011.  They should have a publishing date before 1960 (find lists at The and Goodreads).  You can add, subtract or change the list at anytime.
  • Grab a button from Midnyte Readers and add it to your post or sidebar.
  • Sign up on the original Dusty Volumes page (link above).  Please enter the link to the Dusty Volumes post on your blog, not your main blog page.  (If you link to your main blog page, unfortunately it will be deleted.)
  • When you write a review on one of your Dusty Volumes, leave a comment with a link to your review on the original Dusty Volumes page.  Or, you can leave a comment on one of their Dusty Volumes reviews when they post them. Also, if/when you write your review it would be great if you could mention that it is part of the Dusty Volumes Reading Challenge.
  • If you don't have a blog:  you can just sign up using your name.  You can link to Goodreads, Amazon, Shelfari, etc.  Or, instead of linking to a review you can leave a comment with your thoughts. 

I'd also love to know when you join in and see your reviews, so stick a link up in a comment on this post too!

Okay, so here's the list of book's I'm planning to read:

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (yes, I'm also doing this for the dystopia read)
1984 by George Orwell (ditto this one)

And anything else I can think of. Stay tuned!
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