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An Over-Hyped Classic
People are CRAZY about this Shakespeare play but I did not like it one bit! And I know a lot of people love the film version of this play, but I did not like that either.
Favorite Time Period To Read Classics from
I love modern classics- specifically anything 1920's onward! I love the Lost Generation and Modernism and anything that was a result from WWII.
Favorite Fairy Tale
My favorite fairy tale Blue Beard was a recent discovery. This fairy tale is so strange, violent, and disturbing, but it is so curious and puzzling that it really intrigues me. I also love how often it is alluded to, retold, and reworked in modern fiction.
Most Embarrassing Unread Classic
I need to read Frankenstein ASAP! I loved Gris Grimly's graphic novel adaptation, and ever since reading that I have been itching to read the original.
Top Five Classics I Want to Read Next
Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams, Sylvia Plath
Tess of the D'urberville, Thomas Hardy
Sense and Sensiblity, Jane Austen
And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie
A Room with a View, E.M Forster
Favorite Modern Retelling
I love that both Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones' Diary make me laugh out loud! Bridget is such a great character, and so is Lizzie. If you love P&P I highly recommend reading Bridget Jones! Plus, Collin Firth is in the movie adaptation of Bridget Jones! (Swoon!)
I just read Emma not that long ago, and I loved matching up the plot and characters to Clueless! Please don't get me started on the timelessness of Jane Austen again, because once I start, I can not stop!
Least Favorite Adaptation
This one takes the cake for the scariest adaptation for sure! If you have not seen this, or didn't even know it existed, it is the single weirdest thing I have seen in my entire life. My fourth grade teacher showed it to us and I'm still recovering. Dorothy is in a mental institute receiving shock treatments because the adults think she is crazy for talking about Oz. No, I'm not kidding you.
I would give my future first born child for a collection of the Penguin Deluxe Classics, or any of the special edition classics that Penguin puts out. They sure do know how to publish a beautiful book!
An Under-Hyped Classic
The End of the Affair by Graham Greene caught me off guard. It was my first Greene novel and I am so glad I started with this one. The writing is beautiful and this book has so many layers and huge themes to it for such a short book. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton is one of my all-time favorite books ever, and it is not talked about enough! Ethan is such a vivid character and the symbolism of the pickle dish is one of the greatest examples of symbolism I have ever come across in all my reading.
And You! If you read and discuss classics on your blog, please do this tag and leave me a link to it!
I am always on the hunt for new blogs that talk about classics.