The Classics Book Tag

Hi everyone so I found this book tag: Classics Book Tag which is originally created by It’s A Books World.  As a fan of classic literature I thought this would be a fun tag to do.  So let’s get started…..

An overhyped classic you didn’t really like.

I always use Catcher in the Rye for my answers but to change it a bit, I’m going to say Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Can I just say this book was boring—I don’t get the love for this book. Sure Anna Karenina was portrayed as a victim of her society at that time, but I don’t really care. I didn’t like it; and the length of the book was unnecessary.


Favourite time period to read about.

Definitely the Victoria Era!


Favourite fairy tale.

Darn. Growing up fairy tales were my favorites to read, so it’s difficult to just pick one. (Truthfully, I hate these “favorite” questions)  Most of my favorite fairy tales would probably be tales written by the Grimm Brothers such as Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, etc….


What is the most embarrassing classic you haven’t read?

Honestly I don’t think it’s embarrassing that I haven’t read a particular classic book, but I hate admitting that I haven’t read The Great Gatsby because I’ve met people who will give you “that look” and say “Oh my gosh why haven’t you read it?!” Even my friends who don’t read have read this book because it was required reading for their English curriculum. I was assigned Of Mice and Men at that time. Don’t worry I will read it! I have the book, but I just haven’t been in the mood to read it.


Top 5 classics you would like to read soon.

  The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Okay I actually started reading this book, but it’s taking me too long to finish it. This is one of the top classic books that I’ve been wanting to read.

 A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Note: I own all these five books, hence, I listed them as the first five classics I want to read soon; therefore, this may be subjected to change.


Favourite modern book/series based on a classic.

While it’s only loosely-based on Jane Austen’s Emma, I absolutely adore this movie.  I think I’ve watched this movie at least 20 times.


Favourite movie version/tv-series based on a classic.

 

I’m going to choose two for this one. I enjoyed the film adaptation of  Pride and Prejudice  and the To Kill A Mockingbird (I don’t even like watching black and white films, but this adaptation was great)


Worst classic to movie adaptation.

Great Expectations is the one that comes to mind first. I believe it’s the one with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke.  There’s probably others, but this one was such a disappointment.


Favourite edition(s) you would like to collect more classics from.

These Barnes and Noble leatherbound classic editions are just too gorgeous. If not these, the Penguin Classics Limited edition are also very pretty.


An underhyped classic you’d recommend to everyone.

Animal Farm by George Orwell

While George Orwell is known the great 1984, I think Animal Farm is just as great. Others may beg to differ when it comes to considering Animal Farm being underhyped, but when you say Orwell, everyone automatically thinks of 1984.


As for tagging other bloggers, I’ll tag those who to my knowledge are readers of classic literature.

Amy@Curioser and Curioser
Ashley@Dreaming through Literature
Claire@Art and Soul
Charley@ Books and Bakes
Emily@The Diary of a Bibliophile
Summer@XingSings

If I was wrong in my assumption then you can totally ignore this tag. And for anyone else who I might have missed, and wants to do this tag then, I tag you as well!

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27 thoughts on “The Classics Book Tag

  1. To be honest, I liked Of Mice and Men probably more than I liked The Great Gatsby, but I am a Steinbeck fan. (; However, the 20s is definitely a cool decade and the characters in Gatsby are so flawed but iconic, too. Hope you like it when you get to read it, Erika!

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    1. I hope so too! But I was actually fine reading Steinbeck even though most of my friends were reading Gatsby because I ended up liking Of Mice and Men a lot. 🙂

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  2. I think Clueless is the best modern adaptation of a classic out there. It’s a fantastic use of Emma, such a good translation of the ideas in the book to the 1990s. The other one I always remember is Ten Things I Hate About You which did wonders with The Taming of the Shrew.
    Thanks for tagging me! 🙂

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    1. Yes Ten Things I Hate About You was great as well! It’s also another favorite of mine.

      Your welcome! Looking forward to reading your answers. 🙂

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  3. Oh my god, you MUST read A Tale of Two Cities (it’s my favourite Dickens, right after Oliver Twist!). Oh, and The Count of Monte Cristo, too. AND The Great Gatsby, of course. Oh god, and Gone With The Wind ahhh that book is brilliant. ALL of them are brilliant, you must read them all!! XD

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  4. I looove the Pride and Prejudice movie adaptation! Never watched the Great Expectations movie though… I really need to read Animal Farm, I loved 1984 and I hope I’ll really like this one too ☺️

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  5. Great post! Definitely read The Scarlet Letter; I very much enjoyed it…A Tale of Two Cities on the other hand I didn’t love (granted, I only read different chapters in school not the whole thing). I’ve never read Animal Farm, but everyone tells me I should! Also the P and P movie is my favorite!!! I adore that version!

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