Monday, 19 November 2012

Narrative Poem Reading Challenge 2013


I've been very interested in challenges lately, and I myself have joined several of them, and still, am planning to join more. But that's another business.

I have always loved narrative poems. I do, I like them. But somehow reading narrative poems is more challenging than reading normal poems or normal narratives. Looking at my TBR list, there are many narrative poems that I promise to read, both from the Classic Club's Project, and also from my own curiosity.

So, to share the joy of reading narrative poems, I'd like to propose a challenge: What about reading narrative poems in 2013?


I know that some of you must have joined several reading challenges by now. It can be hectic, reading all those book in a year. To make sure that everybody has fun instead of burden, instead of giving a number of poems you have to finish, I'd just give the levels of reading. Feel free to read just as much as you can. The point of all this is having fun, anyway.

Levels of reading:
  • Homer (< 4 narrative poems)
  • Orpheus (5 – 8 narrative poems)
  • Muses (9 – 12 narrative poems)
  • Apollo (> 12 narrative poems)

Rules:
  • You don't have to follow this blog to participate (though I would love it if you do).
  • The challenge will start on January 2013 and end on December 2013.
  • Only narrative poems will be counted. If it's just a good poem, but not a narrative poem, it doesn't count (though I would happily read your reviews about poems).
  • The length of the poems may vary, from long epics such as Illiad and Odyssey to Poe's The Raven. Don't worry about it. If you read a collection of narrative poems, you may write a review for each poem or as a group of it. But please put all reviews in the master post that will come later on.
  • Please put the button in your blog.
  • You don't have to choose your books now, so have fun along the year.
  • Please sign up through the Linky below.
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27 comments:

  1. Perfect! Just perfect! Thanks for inventing this! Poetry is always difficult, and it's a great motivation to finally read it =)

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    1. BTW, Linky doesn't accept names longer than 50 symbols, so my loooong blog name doesn't fit. Can you do smth. about it? Or is it OK that I've written only the name?

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    2. The problem is fixed. Thanks so much for pointing it out, Arenel. :D

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    3. I've resubmitted it properly =)

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  2. i love poetry but i have never attempted to write down my thoughts about the poems i have read or like. this seems like a good place to start.

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    1. Thanks for participating. Poems are full of interpretations, that's why sometimes I also feel reluctant to write my thoughts down, thinking that people might not think the same way. But it's good to share, isn't it?

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    2. i think so too Listra. by the way, i blogged about the challenge and shared it all over :P

      2013 Narrative Poem Reading Challenge

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  3. Listra, I would love to participate -- I'm lacking in the poetry reading department. :)

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  4. Lovely challenge! I'd already intended reading some verse next year. But it doesn't do one any harm to join a challenge and make it official, eh? :D I have five narrative poems down (so far) as personal projects. I don't see myself reading all of them in a year. So I'll like commit to just two or three. I'll have my sign up post up in a day or two. :)

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    1. I'm waiting for that. Don't worry about how much you read, just take as much as you can enjoy. :D

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  5. Yay! I'm hoping to finish reading Paradise Lost next year...I've already started it, so hopefully you don't care about that. But I'm working through it very slowly and it will be nice to have encouragement from other poem-readers! :)

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    1. It's okay. I'm also looking forward to your review of Paradise Lost. Good luck with Milton.

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  6. Coba dulu ya, belum pernah soalnya.. kalau toh yg kebaca cuma satu gpp kan :D

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  7. I'm looking forward to this one! So far my choices are Faerie Queen, and Paradise Lost. Can I include Canterbury Tales if I already started it? Not terribly far through... :)

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    1. That's alright! We'll read Faerie Queene together on January, right? And I also want to read your thoughts on Milton's PL. Have fun.

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  8. This sounds fun! I am not yet sure what catagory...I love narrative poems, but am not all that familiar with what is out there. I will have to do some searching and see what I come up with and what I want to put into my reading list and where that falls on your listing of catagories. I just wrote a post a couple of days ago ( http://inflammationof.blogspot.com/2012/11/pause-breath-and-enjoy.html ) about how I am wanting to bring more poetry back into my life...so I am super happy to have come across this challenge you've created! Thanks!

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    1. You're welcome. I'd be happy to read all your reviews on narrative poems.

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  9. I've got a late entry for you ;) http://o-delaisse.tumblr.com/post/38380031131/a-late-contender-for-the-narrative-poem-reading

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  10. This is such a great idea, thank you for hosting!
    I'm so excited! :D

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  11. Your blog is so neat. I have a hundred blogs. Need to form just one blog maybe???

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    1. Maybe. Thanks for stopping in.. :D

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  12. This time, we got the following crossword puzzle clue : Classic narrative poetry that also known as Classic narrative poetry 4 letters . First, we gonna look for more hints to the Classic narrative poetry crossword puzzle . Then we will collect all the require information and for solving Classic narrative poetry crossword . In the final, we get all the possible answers for the this crossword puzzle definition.

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