The Classics Circuit provided blog tours from fall 2009 until the fall of 2011. It is no longer operational. This site and links to reviews and blogs remain active for your interest and reference only.
The purpose of The Classics Circuit is to encourage the reading of classic works by celebrating them on book blogs. We’re currently focusing on the older classics written by authors who are now deceased.
This site is a gathering place for links to reviews of classics on blogs throughout the blogosphere. Reviews will not appear on this site, but rather on the sites of participant bloggers. As each tour runs, tour followers visit participant blogs to see thoughts on the assigned author or theme. One does not need to have a blog in order to follow a tour. A blog is required for those wanting to be a tour participant.
The process is one for the entire blogging community.
- Readers suggest books or authors that they would like to see promoted via a tour; one needs not to have read a work or author to make a suggestion.
- Occasionally, we will collectively vote for an author for the upcoming tour(s).
- Selected authors (whether chosen by committee or collectively) are scheduled for an upcoming tour.
- Interested bloggers sign up to be a participant in a tour. Tour participants must have a blog in order to be stop on the tour.
- Tour participants will be assigned a day that The Classics Circuit will visit their blog. We will provide links to participating blogs and their assigned days on this site.
- Tour participants post to their blog a review or other item of interest relating to the tour on the assigned day The Classics Circuit will visit their blog.
- Tour followers visit participating blogs on the assigned tour day and celebrate the classic authors by reading, commenting, and otherwise learning more about the author or theme.
We hope that your favorite classics might also appeal to others. This is a chance to promote your favorites to the reading and blogging world! Of course, just as with any other blog tour, participants in The Classics Circuit may give negative feedback about a classic they’ve read, but as an advocate to the classics, you are willing to encourage and participate in a tour regardless. There may be value to all types of discussion of the classics.
Thank you so much for your eagerness to read and promote the classics on the web.
If you’d like to help out behind the scenes, send an email to rebecca [at] rebeccareid [dot] com. You do not need to have a blog to help behind the scenes.
updated 22 August 2011