Great Books Week 2011- Day 1

Great Books Week 2011 is honoring Great Expectations in its 150th anniversary year. It’s a haunting classic, with a host of funny, memorable characters and a thought-provoking plot.

Have you read it? If not, you may download it as a free e-book from Project Gutenberg, or as a free audiobook from Librivox. You may also purchase my favorite paperback edition, Great Expectations (Modern Library Classics) from

Or perhaps you’d like to watch the 1946 film version to get a quick overview of the story. You may watch it at the Excellence in Literature site.

Great Books Week 2011 Blog Challenge

Here’s the blog challenge question for Monday, October 3, 2011.

Do you have a favorite Great Expectations character? Who is it, and why do you like him or her?

If you’d like to participate in the challenge, write a post on your own blog on the topic of the day, then jump back to this page to leave your post title and link in the comment section so that others can enjoy what you’ve written. Be sure to share your posts in Facebook, Twitter, and other social media!

Great Books Week 2011 free downloadable posterBackground: In honor of Great Books Week, the annual holiday celebrated the first full week in October, Excellence in Literature and the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE) are hosting a Blog Challenge with a specific daily topic Monday through Friday.

Each blogger that posts a response to each day’s challenge (a total of five posts) will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to The winner will be announced in the next issue of The Edge, NAIWE’s e-mail newsletter (If you don’t receive it yet, you may subscribe at the NAIWE homepage) and on the Excellence in Literature Facebook page. Remember to write the post on your own blog, adding a link to the post that contained the original question. Return to this page and add a comment on this post, with the title of your response and a link to your post.

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.

~Mark Twain