Monday, July 28, 2008
classics challenge 2008
Classics Challenge 2008:I am a little late to the party but luckily for me, I started reading a classic at the beginning of July.
So, here is the list of my chosen books:
July- Emma by Jane Austen
August- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (my should- be- a- classic pick from the list. I just checked it out of the library. I hope it is okay to be here instead of in the last month.)
September- The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton or Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
October- Dracula by Bram Stoker or Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
November-Dubliners by James Joyce
December- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
I believe that qualifies me for Option 2, not sure about 3.
1. My favorite classic is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2. The classic I had the toughest time finishing is Paradise Lost by John Milton
3. I would recommend anything by Jane Austen to someone who doesn't read a lot of classics or who doesn't generally like classics because they can't relate to the characters.
4. To me, a classic book is a book that stands the test of time, relevant today, makes you think.
5. The type of relationship I have with classics is good. I try to read a few classics, ones I have not read, every year. They are so much better now than when I tried to read them in school. :)
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