The Really Old Classics Challenge is a four-month reading challenge, running from November 2009 to February 2010. The purpose is to celebrate really old works, particularly those written before 1600.To join the Really Old Challenge, commit to read at least one work written before 1600 A.D. between November 2009 and February 28, 2010.
Want to join? Sign up in the comments on this page. Let them know if you think you’ll be doing the extra credit.
Optional “Classicist” certification: Become a “classicist” by reading four works written before 1600 A.D. between November 2009 and February 28, 2010.
Extra credit: For a little extra fun, also read a retelling of a classic work. It could be a retelling of the work you read for the first part of the challenge or it could a retelling of any other classic work.
I chose to start with 1 book: The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon (Japanese)
Hopefully I can read more during this time.