I love reading classics. I don’t read exclusively classics, nor do I read them often, but every once in a while, I love picking one up because like I said, I love reading them. Reading classics is not just for the sake of reading ‘good literature’ but because reading them presents a certain richness, a different feel to the whole process of reading and let’s face it, it’s not for nothing that these works have survived over all those years.
So, yep, let’s get into this tag!
An over-hyped classic you really didn’t like
Okay. Let’s just get it out. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery. I thought Anne was so annoying. Oh my God. Like, initially she was cute and her back story was sad and all but by the end she just kept talking so much and much and much that I had to, literally, *another secret is out*, DNF it. Yep, I didn’t complete the book.
Your favorite time period to read about
Victorian era. Probably. Some of my favorite classics are set in the Victorian era so, yeah.
Your favorite fairy tale
I’m obsessed with long, beautiful, shiny hair and Rapunzel probably isn’t te best story out there, but Rapunzel movies are the best.The hair.
A classic you’re most embarrassed about not having read
I’m not embarrassed about not having read any classic, or for that matter, any book at all. But, there’s one book which I wish I had already read, and that is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
Five classics you want to get to soon
Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
Hamlet – William Shakespeare
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
Your favorite modern book/series based on a classic
I don’t know, honestly. God, this is becoming such a boring post.
Your favorite movie/tv show based on a classic
Pride and Prejudice (2005) version. And BBC Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
Worst classic adaptation
No idea. Yep. Definitely extremely boring.
Favorite edition of classics you want to collect
I want to collect the Folger Shakespeare Library editions of his plays. They are beautiful and compact and well-presented and the illustrations are pretty good too. I even like the compactness of the Collins and the Penguin classics.
An underhyped book you would recommend
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
I don’t know why but I haven’t heard a lot of people talk about this book, which is surprising because it is absolutely amazing. It’s beautiful and mysterious and the story is haunting and impactful. Would totally recommend.