Category Archives: The Great Reading Competition

It Begins Anew!

The Great Reading Competition is set to begin anew! This time it’s running from January 1st to January 1st, meaning […]

Autumn, 2011: Top 2 Top 100 Lists (Final)

Autumn, 2011: Top 2 Top 100 Lists As the loser of the last pentad, David made a special request: to […]

Let the Games Commence!

It’s on! Fresh off his recent victory, Dave is ready to take on Will (Il Miglior Fabbro) in a brand […]

Autumn, 2010: Pentad I Redux (Final)

Autumn, 2010: Pentad I Redux Towards the end of our last competition, Will and I concocted a plan to give […]

Will Strikes Again!

I thought I was cruising to an easy victory, but Will completed three books and is within striking distance. Among […]

Autumn, 2009: The Epic (Final)

The fourth leg of the Great Reading Competition is the largest and most epic to date. The subject: The Epic. […]

Spring, 2009: German Literature (Final)

The third leg of the Great Reading Competition was dedicated to German Literature, which included both works written in the […]

Summer, 2008: Spainish Literature (Final)

The second leg of the Great Reading Competition was devoted to Spainish Literature—that is, literature written by authors from Spain, […]

Spring, 2008: Eastern European Literature (Final)

This initial leg of the Great Reading Competition was dedicated to Eastern European Literature. “Eastern Europe” is defined, essentially, by […]

The Golden Egret

The Golden Egret is awarded to the winner of the Great Reading Competition. The trophy, pictured above, has a long […]