I know, I know. I’m involved in a lot of reading challenges this year. But I couldn’t pass this one up. It fits in with many of my other challenges and there is a chance to win an Amazon gift card. Seriously, how can I not join? Not only do I love challenges but a chance to win books…ummm hello I’m in!
This challenge is hosted by Quirky Girls Read. Due to laziness I am copying and pasting the rules:
The Classic Bribe – Challenge & Giveaway:
- Read at least 1 Classic over the summer – between Memorial Day and the end of Labor Day Weekend, September 3rd
- You can have begun the Classic prior to Memorial Day, but it needs to have been completed between the challenge dates above
- Post a review on your blog of each Classic that you read during the challenge period and reference a link to this “The Classic Bribe” challenge page
- Link to each of your reviews separately by clicking on Mr. Linky below
- Each linked review counts as 1 entry – no entry limit per blogger – read and review as many as you like
- Each entry builds up $1 toward an Amazon gift card – the more entries the higher the balance can grow – capped at $35
- Random winner selected Labor Day weekend from all entries – no restrictions on region
- Winner receives the full Amazon gift card balance accumulated based on entries received
If you want to join in on the fun and read at least one classic this summer please hop on over to their blog. Come on people, classics can be beach reads. And there is a bribe.
i too was tempted by this but if I set anymore reading challenges i might not get my writing done lol
I totally understand. If this didn’t fit in with my others than I wouldn’t have signed up. Happy writing 🙂
tempting challenge! I wonder what classic you’ll read.
By the way, I love your blog idea- all the best for your travels and reading!
Thanks for the encouragement…I’m hoping to read Bleak House, Hard Times, and Gulliver’s Travels. We’ll see how far I get.
A perfect tie-i with your other reading challenge. Am I correct in assuming this is open only to US residents?
I don’t know if it is open to non-US residents. I think the gift card will be American dollars, but you raise a good point. More than likely I won’t win. I never do…but I like the challenge of trying 🙂
Challenge is open to anyone in any country – bit yes, the gift card will be in American $.
Thanks for taking part and sharing our giveaway/challenge. Can’t wait to read you reviews!
-Molly @ Quirky Girls Read
Thanks for hosting the challenge…I’m a sucker for classics and challenges!
This one looks exciting, I don’t think there are enough hours in the day for me to start a new reading challenge. o.O Good luck with it. 🙂 The three books you’re hoping to read are brilliant. Are you a big fan of the classics?
I do love classics and I’ve been reading a lot of them lately. I need to fit in more recent works. But like you said, time is an issue.
How do you do it, TBM?! I don’t know how you keep up with all of these challenges–I can barely keep up with your posts! 😉
Still—I’m tempted to sign up for this one, too…
LOL…first you ask me how I do it and then you say your tempted. I love it! I hope you join!
Well, I’ve been hankering for a bit of Jane Austin, lately. 😉
And, seriously–the amount of challenges that you meet in one day is truly impressive!
Well I do combine them so it isn’t that impressive. I love Austen…love her!
This looks like a neat challenge! I’m tempted to sign up, but I’ve already signed up for a lot and have an ever expanding TBR pile… 🙂
I bet some of the stuff you read this summer will be a classic…I don’t really stick to a strict definition of classics though so hopefully I’m not leading you astray.
Not about this at all, though I got Bring Up the Bodies from the library, so shall soon have my nose in that, but it is te last day in May and 8 know your birthday was this month, so I am sending you a belated happy birthday message and hoping you have many happy returns of the day.
Thanks Isobel. You aren’t too far off from my birthday actually. The family was in town on my birthday which was nice. It gave me an excuse to do some day trips that I’ve been wanting to do. And I know your bday is in May as well. Hopefully we can find a time to get together this summer and I would be more than willing to buy a round. I think you like wine and a good pub. Better late than never.
I googled Bring Up the Bodies and that sounds good. I’m a huge fan of historical fiction. That was one of the genres that really got me into reading when I was younger. And crime fiction. Enjoy!
Read Wolf Hall first. Your local library should have several copies. A walk in he country with a pub sop at midday would be nice. In warm weather I revert to water. It is more thirst quenching. 🙂
So many wonderful things to do and not enough time to so it all! I can never understand people who are bored 🙂
I’m with you Gilly…who has time to be bored?
You are busy, busy, busy with these challenges! It’s all good though!
I enjoy them! And it is a good way to meet other bloggers.
Loved to but can’t .. Good luck, wishing you’re the winner 🙂
Thanks…I would like to win as well, but will be happy just to participate.
Sounds like an ingenious way of doing a reading challenge. I should probably team up with Amazon as well. Very nice!
Well if you want my opinion, yes! But I love to get more books 😉
I think I may have to do this. Might be a good time to read Out of Africa
That book is on my list…I hope you join. I love reading challenges.
It is a really fun idea, and I like their contest rules. I can’t join right now with so much else going on, but I do hope to participate in spirit as I’m wanting to try to re-read a few of the Anne of Green Gables books this summer.
Any ideas on what you’ll read?
I still haven’t read Anne of Green Gables. I really should put that higher on my list. I loved the TV series when I was little.
I’m hoping to read Bleak House and Hard Times. And I’m currently reading Gulliver’s Travels for Once Upon a Time.