i love classics. yes, i do. i started reading them last year and i want to continue because a good classic has so much to give. i found this tag on books by leynes booktube channel, which is amazing by the way. the original was created by yamini and ange. check out their channels, they are great! ❤
1. why do you read classics and how often do you read them?
i started reading classics because i wanted to know, why people like these books. i was very intrigued and thought to myself, that these books need to be special and i should read them to know, why people are still talking about them, even so many years later. i started reading one classic a month, but currently i am reading two am month, or three. i think buddy reads with classics are great, because you can have the time and talk about these books.
this year i also started my one-jane-austen-book-a-month-project. i am currently in the middle of “sense & sensibility” and then “emma” is left. i am so happy i started this project, because it gives me so much joy! 🙂 ❤
2. what is a period/country/culture that you haven’t read many classics from and would like to?
i would love to read the big famous classics from russia by leo tolstoy or fjodor dostojewski. next month i will be starting my “war & peace”-in-a-year-project and i am really looking forward to it. 🙂
3. which modern book do you think will be a classic in 100 years time?
i am pretty sure, that “harry potter” or “the lord of the rings”-trilogy will become classics at some point.
4. what was the last classic you read?
the last classic i read was “northanger abbey” by jane austen and i really liked it. it was so funny and had many roll-eyes-moments which gave me maybe too much joy. 😀
5. what was the first classic you ever read?
i really don’t remember the books we read in school, but some years ago, i remember reading “to kill a mockingbird” by harper lee. i need to reread it, now that i know some more classics.
6. favourite classic book cover?
hahaha, that question is so mean. there are so many beautiful classics editions out there. but right now, my favorite are the penguin english library editions. i started to collect them, because i want them all on my shelf. ❤ #shelfgoal
7. classic authors you wish had written more books?
right now i kind of wish, that i had more jane austen books. there are only six and i am really getting into her writing and i only have one left 😦
8. least favourite classic?
definitely “dubliners” by james joyce. i did not like that book, although ireland is my country. ❤
9. favourite translated classic?
i haven’t read any translated classics yet. but the time will come. i know it. 😀
10. favourite modern classic (published in/after 1900)?
i don’t really have a favorite that stood out very much to me. but i really liked “the catcher in the rye” by j.d. salinger, “on the road” by jack kerouac, “animal farm” by george orwell and “the great gatsby” by f. scott fitzgerald.
11. classic literary places you would like to visit?
i would love to see mansfield park! ❤
12. first classic you would recommend for a child?
pippi longstocking 😀 😀 😀
13. classics you think are mistitled and what would you title them?
so far, i wouldn’t change the titles of the classics i’ve read. but maybe some day this will happen.
14. your favourite classic you’d like to recommend to everyone?
definitely “jane eyre” by charlotte brontë. i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this book so much!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤