I thought I was done signing up for 2013 challenges...until I saw this one on Jenni Eylse's blog.It is so awesome I couldn't help signing up too :)
The Classic Double Challenge is hosted by Melissa @ One Librarian's Book Reviews and all you need to do is read a classic and a retelling of it this year. Melissa is being very loose in her definition of classics (any fairy tale, mythology, classic novel works - as long as there is some kind of original story to compare) and retellings (as long as it relates in some way) so this should be a pretty easy challenge to choose books for.
The LevelsSmall: Read 2 related books
Medium: Read 4 books (2 sets of related books)
Large: Read 6 books (3 sets of related books)
Extra Large: Read 8 books (4 sets of related books)
The RulesOnce you decide on your level of participation, post your pledge on your blog/tumblr/goodreads/in the comments and maybe give us some possibilities of what you want to read (obviously, these aren't set in stone). When you complete a pair, feel free to write reviews/reactions/comparisons/whathaveyou about the books and I'll have a monthly link up here to share our progress.
I'll probably not be able to do monthly giveaways this time, but I will have giveaways periodically for challenge participants. And, of course, you definitely want to join in my Retell Me a Story celebration going on in January. That will have lots of fun stuff including author and blogger interviews/guest posts and giveaways.
I'm signing up for the Small level as I want to keep the pressure off. My possible reads are (originals on the left, retellings on the right - some with extra retellings):
If you'd like to sign up too, click here :)