The Classics Book Tag

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:

http://itsabooksworld.booklikes.com/post/1104267/the-classics-booktag-original

  1. 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.

  1. On the Road
  2. The Return of Sherlock Holmes
  3. Raise High the Roof Beam Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction
  4. Giovanni’s Room
  5. Dracula

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!

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