Hello, people of the internet!
As you can probably tell by the title of this post, today I’m going to do the classics book tag. I’m aware that this tag is almost as old as the internet itself, but you know I love classics so, here I am.
So, let us start!
- An overhyped classic you really didn’t like.
My answer is a common one, which is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. This book was far too melodramatic for my liking. Personally, if the plot is more drama intense I need there to be a self-awareness from the characters, which is not the case in this book.
- What is your favourite time period to read about?
I have to go with the late 19th century and the yearly 20th century. There is a revolutionary feel in books from that time which I love.
- Favourite fairy-tale.
I’m not an avid fairy-tale reader or fan. So, I don’t know. I had a Grimm Brothers’ book when I was younger I liked, does that count?
- What is the most embarrassing classic you haven’t read yet?
I have never read a book by Jane Austin, feel free to judge me. I picked up Sense and Sensibility once and just wasn’t feeling it.
- Top 5 classics you would like to read (soon).
I do know this one, I have a list:
- A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf.
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey.
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
- Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
- And the one I just bought, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.
- Favourite movie version/tv-series based on a classic.
The 1954’s adaptation of Nineteen Eighty-Four by the director Rudolph Cartier.
- Worst classic to movie adaptation.
I don’t know. I really don’t like the 2012’s adaptation of Anna Karenina but I highly doubt it’s the worst classic to movie adaptation, it’s just not for me.
- What is your favourite edition you’d like to collect more classics from?
Easy, Oxford World Classics. They have both a good font and a nice size. Not to mention, the introductions and notes. Love it.
- An underhyped classic you’d recommend to everyone.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy! I have to recommend Mother (in the original: Мать) written by Maxim Gorky in 1906. It’s about revolutionary factory workers, as well as the story of the radicalization of an uneducated woman/mother. It’s amazing!
So, that is it. That is all I have for you today, hope you enjoy. Talk to you next time.
Bye, keep on reading!