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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