Thursday, January 1, 2015

Literary Movement Reading Challenge 2015 – Kick-Off



First of all…..Happy New Year everyone! This is my first post of this year. Hope year 2015 brings us success in our personal lives, as well as reading life!

Now I’m happy to announce that the Literary Movement Reading Challenge 2015 is officially started today! For you who just found this challenge, you can join in until the end of January (the 31st of January). For you who have signed up, you can grab your book right now, and start reading it for this challenge! ;)

Here are several points you need to remember…

  • I have provided in the sidebar, the links to all months/movements to submit your reviews/posts. The linky will only be opened on 15th of each month, and closed on 15th of the next month.
  • To complete the challenge, you are required to add brief (or long if you like) analysis about the book/author you have read inside your review. Read more about this on the sign up post.
  • I will post a wrap-up post at the end of the challenge. You can submit your link to your own wrap-up post, or simply to your updated master post (after you added links to each of your reviews). This will help me checking whether you have completed the challenge, and consequently be eligible to be ‘champions’ (read more on this on the sign-up post).


For any feedback/question/discussion, just write in the comment box or mention @Fanda_A at Twitter, using hashtag: #LitMoveRC.

So…. let’s begin our literary journey throughout this year!

P.S. Just curious…which book do you have for kicking this off? Mine is St. Augustine’s The Confessions.


25 comments:

  1. My first is the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. Can't wait to start it!

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    1. The first is always the most exciting!

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  2. Happy New Year, Fanda! My first will be Troilus and Criseyde by Chaucer :)

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    1. Happy New Year! I haven't read Chaucer, hope you'll enjoy it..

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  3. Hooray! I've already started diving into my medieval read. I am so excited about this.

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  4. Happy New Year, Fanda!

    I'm still trying to figure out which poets I'm going to read....also, am not sure what length of poem I'm looking at. Since my head is filled with the terrifying bundles of corrections sitting on my desk next to me, I'm hoping to have something workable up by the end of next week...if not before. :)

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    1. Happy New Year, Saari!

      Hope you'll find something interesting to accompany your bundle of corrections... ;)

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  5. I will be reading Le Morte D'Arthur this month

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    1. Ah, I will be reading that too, after I have finished with The Confessions!

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  6. Happy New Year, Fanda! My first will be Le morte D'Arthur.

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    1. Good choice, Ann! I hope I can catch you up sometime around next week (if I can finish The Confessions earlier...).

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  7. I'm starting off with Beowulf! :)

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    1. I've been dreading this book for sometime, so I can't wait to read your thoughts on it, and maybe I will brave myself next year to get into it!

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    2. Well I finished it all in one day, which I think speaks for itself. ;) I thought it was a great mix of the epicness of Tolkien and the style of The Odyssey.

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    3. Wow... I might try it sometime in the future, then...

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    4. Fanda, (I keep butting in, sorry), you may want to try Ian Serraillier's translation of Beowulf. It is super short, but it is an exciting story about a valiant knight who faces wicked monsters and a dragon. It's actually a little scary, too.

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    5. Haha...that's okay, I love meaningful comments. Hmm...I'm more interested in Tolkien's translation, but I'll keep this in my note. Thanks again, Ruth, for the info.

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  8. Gerald of Wales' "Journey Through Wales and Description of Wales." I think it's about Wales...

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    1. Haha! Seems that you haven't moved on from history this month... ;)

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  9. I think I might end up reading Tolkien's translation of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" - an Arthurian story in verse.

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    1. That looks interesting, I haven't read anything from Tolkien so far (I know--shame on me!). Happy reading (while working), then, Saari! ;)

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    2. It isn't a shame. Not everyone takes to Tolkien. But he's definitely worth a try! :)

      And thank you!

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    3. I just finished Tolkien's posthumously published translation of Beowulf, and it, too, is in verse. It was actually very well done, and enjoyable. (And I am not a fan of any kind of verse or difficult poetry!) However, I will add that it helped me immensely to know the story before hand thanks to all the children's versions of Beowulf I had read to my kids.

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    4. Marked as wishlist! Thanks Ruth... I don't love difficult verse or poetry too, so this might be suitable for me.

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