Hi bookish friends! Only three months into the new year and I have already managed to read eight classics. What an incredible accomplishment. Mostly because they scare the crap out of me. I figured what better way to celebrate this small milestone than by completing The Classics Book Tag, which was originally created by It’s a Books World. Click the link to visit the original tag:
- What is an overhyped classic that I didn’t really like?
There are two overhyped classics that come to mind. The first Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and George Orwell’s 1984. Yikes. There, I said it. I read And Then There Were None at the beginning of 2021 and really disliked the novel. I didn’t find it thrilling or engaging in any capacity. When it comes to George Orwell’s 1984 when I first read it, I wondered if I didn’t like it because I had just read Bradbury’s jack kerouac; however, I reread the novel a few months ago and it was such a slog to get through. I do want to read the graphic novel though.
2. Favorite time-period to read about?
As of right now the time-period I am most drawn to is early 19th century literature. I absolutely loved Jane Eyre and really enjoyed Emma.
3. What is your favorite fairy tale?
Growing up my favorite fairy tale was always Jack and the Beanstalk! I still love that story to be perfectly honest.
4. What classic are you embarrassed not to have read yet?
There isn’t necessarily a classic that I’m embarrassed to not have read yet. I do want to read Dracula and, On the Road, though. I feel like both have been calling to me recently.
5. Top five classics I plan to read soon.
- On the Road
- The Return of Sherlock Holmes
- Raise High the Roof Beam Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction
- Giovanni’s Room
6. Favorite movie/tv series based on a classic?
There are so many film adaptations I could list here that I can’t just narrow down to one. First Cruel Intentions and Dangerous Liaisons with Glenn Close and John Malkovich are incredible films based/inspired by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos epistolary novel. There is also the incredible 2006 mini-series of Jane Eyre with Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens. And I’ve been meaning to watch the Anya Taylor-Joy version of Emma. Ahhh. So many choices and decisions.
7. Worst classic adaptation?
Anne with an E – Enough Said!
8. Favorite editions you’d like to collect more classics from?
I really love collecting classics in the Penguin Deluxe Editions as well as collecting the Barnes and Noble editions. Some of them are absolutely gorgeous and I can’t help myself.
9. Bonus question: What is your favorite classic?
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury… It may even be time for a reread!