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 have these books sitting on the shelf; 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.
Ashley@Dreaming through Literature
Claire@Art and Soul
Charley@ Books and Bakes
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!