Saturday, April 25, 2015

Readathon Mini-Challenge: Classic Words of Wisdom.


Welcome readathoners!

Hopefully by this early point in the readathon you're feeling inspired and full of love for your bookish pursuits today. I'm hopefully deep into my first book and chugging along right beside you. :)

For this mini-challenge, I'm challenging you to something I am super passionate about-the classics! I started my blog a number of years ago with the sole intention of reading as many of the classics as I could to better myself as a teacher. And while I certainly read an eclectic mix of books now, I'm always drawn back to the classics and their words of wisdom.

So, for this challenge, you need to create a post highlighting your favorite "Classic Words of Wisdom" and then explain their meaning to you.

The prize?

Here is my collection!
Your choice of any Penguin Clothbound Classic, shipped from BookDepository.com (please make sure they deliver to your country if you're international-they ship to most places!).

To enter, write your post, then return here and link it up on the MisterLinky. Also, please comment with an e-mail so I can get in touch with you easily! When my challenge closes after Hour 4, I will pick a random winner. :)

Thanks for playing, and as inspiration, I offer you my own "Words of Wisdom."


These words, from David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, are words that have become incredibly important to me recently. As someone with big dreams, I always tell myself "I wish" when things are difficult or problems step in the way of what I'm trying to accomplish. It's good to tell myself "I will" and be a person of action. That's a philosophy I've adopted over the last few months, and I'm amazed at how much stronger I've become.


84 comments:

  1. Lovely blog and lovely challenge! Thanks for hosting. emwilson@gmail.com

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  2. I love the classics I've read! I have so many on my TBR pile.

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  3. Wonderful mini challenge Allie! My answer is up on my master post for the day. I had a hard time just narrowing down to one quote, but the one I picked has always been a favorite. And you know how in love I am with the Penguin Clothbounds, you can see part of my collection at the top of my Dewey post! avidreader25 [at] gmail.com

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  4. “Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
    ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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  5. Thanks for a great challenge. Hope you are getting lots of reading done so far! Here is my email: sam_smith73@hotmail.com

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  6. when we are putting quotes from classics,let me put in a comment a quote about classics:

    “A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”
    ― Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature

    Have a nice readathon :*

    Iluzija
    xsellenax@net.hr

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  7. Hello! Thanks for the mini challenge :) My answer is up, and my email is danika.scevers@gmail.com
    Happy reading everyone!

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  8. Thanks for the mini challenge! My answer is up and my email is chelseadgbartlett@gmail.com!

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  9. Posting here, for I have no blog. Maybe I should start a thread in goodreads group, but I'm just not in the mood. :)

    Anyways, there are so many things that one could quote here, so it took me some time, but I finally settled on Tolkien's classic: "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost."

    In the end quote simply means that looks can be deceiving, which I believe we've all learned at one point in our lives or in another. I have to say, that I try to live by it, not searching for something that looks like gold, but rather for something that is gold.
    And sometimes I just like to wander places as well, although that is not too often.

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    1. Ooops, forgot email. stanic007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Wonderful challenge. Thanks for opportunity :) Here is my mail: katerina.kopistova@seznam.cz

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  11. Nice idea for a challenge! My mind, of course, immediately went blank.

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  12. Thank you for hosting this challenge, it's really fun. If I'm not mistaken, you are member of the Classics Club, aren't you? :)

    Happy readathon!

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  13. Great challenge! I put my answer up on my readathon megapost, so you'll have to scroll down to Hour Two to find it, sorry! My email is chuffwrites@gmail.com. :)

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  14. Excellent challenge idea; thanks for hosting! kirsten@femmeflavor.com

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  15. Great challenge! Though I wish I had read more classics before today, but I do have a couple on my tbr pile~

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  16. One of the reasonI picked up reading again was to try and read all the classics. I have a thing for the Russian classics.

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  17. Great starting activity. Full of meaning and not too complicated which is good since I am not fully awake yet.
    Thanks for hosting!
    -Jamie @ Vailia's Page Turner
    darjlj75 (at) gmail(dot)com

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  18. Great challenge :)<3 wulfie@hotmail.ca

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  19. I love this challenge! My email is kattiesbooks-blog@yahoo.de. Thanks for hosting this. :) I posted as Tascha @ kattiesbooks on my Tumblr. :)

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  20. Such a great challenge! My email is kellyhoggons@gmail.com

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  21. I have so much to read and so much to learn! Classics all the way!

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      rinki.debnath@gmail.com

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  22. Great challenge - thank you for hosting! Mer_elliott @ shaw.ca

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  23. My email is: bookmooyt@gmail.com

    YAY, good luck with the readathon :)

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  24. For me, Ray Bradbury is a classic writer. His words have challenged and guided me along the way. One guiding light: "There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." (Forget to add my email earlier: vikksimmons@gmail.com)

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  25. Thank you so much for the chance! Happy reading :)
    ireneejensen@ hotmail.com

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  26. Awesome mini-challenge! My email is helloseattle@gmx.net :)

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  27. Had an immediate "I don't think I've read a "classic" in a decade" panic. But then I remembered poetry TOTALLY qualifies and I was cool. Answer up and my email is strina.k at gmail.

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  28. I loved this challenge as I love quotes and I always record my favourite ones. Thank you!

    visabellad(at)gmail.com

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  29. Great challenge! Email as requested: blackandredcat@hotmail.com

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  30. Thanks for hosting this! Posted mine on twitter as @outlandishlit. My email is spectralcountry [at] gmail [dot] com

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  31. Great challenge! I put my post in the Mr Linky and my email is zombiechaosblog at gmail.com

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  32. Great idea for a challenge - I'm going to bookmark it and come back later to read what everyone else has chosen! My email is: emp501@hotmail.co.uk (I'm 'Ellie P' on the linky!)

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  33. Defiantly one of my favourite challenges. Such a good idea!

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  34. Fun challenge! Finally a use for my running list of favorite lines! My email's reel2reelmail [at] gmail.com

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  35. Awesome mini challenge! I linked up above as "Jessica Barnes @ Book Reviews from a Christian Gal". My email is jessicalbradley92@gmail.com (I just got married recently and have not switched email accounts to my new name).

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  36. My email world4anna@gmail.com

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  37. Thanks for putting together the challenge! rivercityreading [at] gmail [dot] com

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  38. Thank you, Allie! What a great idea and a great way to show some love for classic literature!

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  39. Thanks for hosting :) Great quote.

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  40. "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Best opening line ever! Thank you Tolstoy and Anna Karenina for changing my liteary life forever. regina DOT renee (at)gmail.com

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  41. I couldn't help but choose an Anne of Green Gables (well, technically Anne of the Island) quote. I've been rereading them and remembering how much I loved them when I was younger. Great challenge idea!
    Email: books.etc.blogger AT gmail DOT com

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  42. Hi there! My email is colefree224@aol.com.

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  43. A fun challenge! I just had to choose the opening leged of The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough. kirjahilla[at]gmail,com

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  44. This was a great challenge. It really made me think about what quotes actually mean to me. :)

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  45. Thanks for the challenge!

    My email is olga@victorstar.com

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  46. Awesome challenge--this was a lot of fun! I'm ofabookworm AT gmail DOT com. Crossing my fingers... those Penguins are beaaauuuuuutiful :-)

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  47. Thanks for the challenge! Enjoy the readathon! nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com
    (posting as Cerebral Girl)

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  48. Mini Challenge : Classic Words of Wisdom hosted by A Literary Odyssey

    From the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

    "stay gold"

    I like what this represents. Don't let the world you live in corrupt you, change you, be good, be strong, keep your innocence.

    http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2015/04/deweys-24-hour-read-thon.html

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  49. Fun! My email: Chrisbookarama at gmail dot com

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  50. Mine wasn't really about wisdom but I chos it because that book taught me to never give up. Love isn't easy but you shouldn't let that scare you off.. My e-mail: 0thewriter0@gmail.com

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  51. I love classics, I am so happy to participate!

    stangeorgiana93@gmail.com

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  52. All done :) gotta love a bit of Alice in Wonderland :) Sofiee

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  54. Mini Challenge!
    Classic Words of Wisdom
    So, for this challenge, you need to create a post highlighting your favorite "Classic Words of Wisdom" and then explain their meaning to you.

    I have a couple from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol

    “I don't think..." then you shouldn't talk, said the Hatter.”


    I like this one a lot, because a lot of times, I say things without thinking.

    “Everything is funny, if you can laugh at it.”

    Kind of how I get through life, if you can laugh at it, then everything is okay.


    http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2015/04/ashs-deweys-24-hour-readathon.html

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  55. I SUBMITTED AS John Collins (not John O'Rourke like my comment name shows)

    email:

    johncollins7@yahoo.com

    What an awesome challenge!

    - John Collins

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  56. Thank you for the challenge, it was great to think about classics. I might start another one soon because of you!

    e-mail: wanderfulworlds@gmail.com

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  57. Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”

    I love this quote from CS Lewis Narnia series. Represents to me more than just Aslan one of my favorite fictional characters, but also my King and Savior Jesus.

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  58. Mini Challenge : Classic Words of Wisdom hosted by A Literary Odyssey

    From the Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

    "stay gold"

    I like what this represents. Don't let the world you live in corrupt you, change you, be good, be strong, keep your innocence.

    http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2015/04/deweys-24-hour-read-thon.html

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  59. Challenge accepted. Such a fun challenge to have done!

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  60. Great challenge! I had a hard time choosing a quote for this one. Email: mgilmore19@yahoo.com

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  62. Awesome Challenge! Email: isabel@gossamerpress.com

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  63. Nice challenge. Hopefully you'll be capable of understanding my post in Norwegian by using Google Translate.

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  64. I love the classics and I need to read more. :)

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  65. As a devotee of the classics, this is probably my favorite mini-challenge! Thanks for hosting!

    A Few Good Books (afgbooks[at]gmail)

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  66. Always love an excuse to peruse my favorite bookish quotes. This was a fun mini-challenge! Thanks! erinreadsblog [at] gmail [dot] com

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  67. Really, really beautiful challenge. I love how you are re-loving the classics because i feel like we all tend to forget about them.
    I also adore how you made the prize match the theme i literally have no words in to express the nervelessness of this challenge. Whatever you're doing, you're doing amazing.

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  68. Rachel from Cabbit Corner here! (http://www.cabbitcorner.com)

    Such a fantastic challenge! Thank you!

    http://cabbitcorner.com/2015/04/25/deweys-readathon-april-2015-hours-2-3/

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  69. Great challenge! My entry is no. 114 on the list, & my email address is caliburnus_23 [at] hotmail.com

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  70. Thanks for hosting this challenge! ~ Christina @ You Book Me All Night Long

    youbookmeallnightlong(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. I love this challenge. There are too many classical quotes I love to choose from, but in the end I chose Lewis Carroll. (novelsandnails.tumblr.com)

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  72. Fun challenge and that David Copperfield quote is great! I used a Narnia quote, but I know there are more quotes that influenced me. I am trying to read more classics this year and am enjoying This Side of Paradise for this challenge.

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  73. I had so much fun doing this challenge, it was so hard to just pick on quote though!
    my email : mybookinstitute@gmail.com

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  74. This was a great mini-challenge! I went with the first quote to spring to mind, and it actually made me think quite a bit about how I have changed, and how my reading experiences have changed, over time. Thanks! (Your quote is a personal favorite, too).

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  75. Thanks for the challenge!

    tim.guillan@gmail.com

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