Today I'm sharing with you The Classics Tag: ten short questions about classics for the fun of it. I am not going to tag anyone else, but if you feel like doing this tag on your blog, consider yourself tagged. The original tag can be found here.
1. An overhyped classic you really didn't like:
The Catcher in the Rye. The story isn't too bad, but I fail to see what makes this a life changing book for so many people.
2. Favourite time period to read about:
The 1800's: Austen, Bronte, Stoker, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky etc.
3. Favourite fairy-tale:
Hansel and Gretel
4. What is the most embarrassed classic you haven't read yet: (this question sounds strange!?)
The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. I am not embarrassed about it, but it's definitely one most of my bookish friends have read.
5. Top 5 classics you would like to read (soon):
6. Favorite modern book/series based on a classic:
I tend to avoid these kind of books. Longbourn is a book I have read, which is based on Pride and Prejudice, but it was a real waste of my time. Let me know if there are any worth reading.
7. Favorite movie version/tv-series based on a classic:
Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley. I watch it every year, and even my husband loves it.
8. Worst classic to movie adaptation:
Anne Karenina,...with Keira Knightley. One of the worst movies I have ever seen. I had such high expectations of this movie.
9. Favorite edition(s) you'd like to collect more classics from:
The Wordcloud Classics are a favourite, and I really like the Penguin English Library editions.
10. An underhyped classic you'd recommend to everyone:
The Age of Innocence. The ending is heart wrenching. One of the best novels ever written.
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It's been more than a year since I quit blogging, and I'm so glad to be back again. Instagram, my favourite social is great for quick posts, short posts, but when you want to post a list, or a schedule, or thoughts on a book, its not the place. I know that I won't be the most regular poster, and I also don't need too many commitments in my busy life, but reading books is something I do daily, so posting every once in a while about the books my kids and I are reading, shouldn't be too big of a problem.
Lately I've seen quite a few people posting about the Classics Club challenge. The goal is to read 50, 100, 200, or more, classics within the next five years, and to post a review of each finished book on your own blog. Of course I must join!
I have chosen to commit to 100 classics, to be read within the next five years. That looks like a lot, but 20 books per year, sounds a whole lot easier to do.
Here the books I've chosen for this challenge, in no particular order:
I know for a fact that when I have a plan in place, I read more purposefully and it encourages me to keep going. Most of these books that my boys will read in the coming years, so its good for me to preread them, and to be able to discuss these with them. My start date is 1 January 2018, and the date I have to be finished with this list is 1 January 2023.
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“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
“You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
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