Back To The Classics Challenge, 2012

I’ve just signed up for my first reading challenge and I’m really excited! If you like reading and would like to join a challenge,  here is some information for you. Sarah of SarahReadsTooMuch is hosting a “Back To Classics Challenge”. The time period for this from January 1 to December 31, 2012.

For this challenge you have to read a book from the following categories :

1. Any 19th Century Classic
2. Any 20th Century Classic
3. Reread a classic of your choice
4. A Classic Play
5. Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction
6. Classic Romance
7. Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language
8. Classic Award Winner
9. Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime.

There is also a prize! People who complete the challenge by the end of 2012 will be entered into a drawing for $30 worth of books.

For the full details about the challenge and sign up page click HERE.

 

 

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News That’s Just Absurd!

In case you haven’t heard it yet Nicholas cage might be a vampire!

Nothing to post about today other than this piece of “news” I found while going through my daily routine of checking Yahoo News. After seeing this the first question that popped into my mind is: ‘Don’t people have anything better to do these days?!’ Someone found some photos taken during Civil War era and in them there is this photo of a guy who looks like Nicholas cage and he put it up on eBay. The rest of the people who were in the album were identified except this guy. The photo is guaranteed to be an original. It was actually going to sell for 1 million. At this point my first question is replaced by “There are people ready to pay 1 million for this!!!!” .But unfortunately for the guy the site pulled the listing.

This is the description given in the site:

” Original c.1870 carte de visite showing a man who looks exactly like Nick Cage. Personally, I believe it’s him and that he is some sort of walking undead / vampire, et cetera, who quickens / reinvents himself once every 75 years or so. 150 years from now, he might be a politician, the leader of a cult, or a talk show host.”

Guess Twilight got it right, vampires CAN be photographed. LOL!