Sunday, January 1, 2017

Back to the Classics Challenge 2016: The Winner!

And the winner of the Back to the Classics Challenge 2016 prize drawing is . . . .

Rob, you've won a gift card worth $30 (US) from or $30 in books from The Book Depository!!  Congratulations!!!   Please contact me at karen librarian 13 [at] yahoo [dot] com so I can send you your prize.  

And many thanks to all the bloggers who participated in this event! More than 150 people signed up, and 37 people completed the challenge. But don't forget, we're all winners, because we've all crossed some classics books off of our to-read lists!!  I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and that you've signed up for the Back to the Classics Challenge 2017.  I'm very excited about starting on my own list and reading everyone's new posts.

Later this week I'll start posting the links for your 2017 reviews. Thanks again to everyone for participating! 


  1. Yay! Thanks for hosting the challenge. It's a lot of fun. I'll be joining in on the 2017 challenge as well.

  2. Congratulations Rob! Let us know on your blog what book you purchase with the prize monies! I would be interested to know :)

  3. Congratulations Rob, and thank you Karen for the beautiful encouragement to read the classics.

  4. Congrats to Rob!
    Hey, question? You say 37 completed the challenge? Was that only 37 who did all 12 or ??? Just curious; I'm telling people that I was one of the 37 but now I'm not so sure! (I only read 9) Thanks ;)

    1. 37 actually linked up a post with a final-wrap up. Sixteen people actually completed all 12 categories and had three entries into the drawing. The others were still in the drawing but had one or two entries.

  5. Hi Karen, I sent you an e-mail but haven't heard anything. No worries if things have come up, but I thought I'd send you a note on here just in case it was ending up in your spam filter. :)