Phew- I don’t know about you, but it’s been a busy week/weekend for me! Glad it’s Sunday- it won’t be long before the madness starts up again! Thank you so much to Charley @ Books and Bakes for tagging me to do this one! She runs a lovely and you guys should all check it out!!
An overhyped classic you didn’t really like:
Hmmm, this is hard, cos I rarely think Classics are overhyped- usually with classics I can see the appeal, even if I didn’t like them. But I’m gonna be honest and say I do not like or get Pilgrim’s Progress. Just yeuch- I can totally live without it.
Favourite time period to read about:
Hmm hard- I’d say, late Victorian, because it has everything from Wilde to Hardy! (and Dostoevsky if you go abroad).
Favourite fairy tale:
I *love* the Little Match girl by Hans Christian Anderson
What is the most embarrassing classic you haven’t read?
Quite a few- I’m gonna steal books and Bakes answer here- it’s really quite embarrassing, but I haven’t read Moby Dick either.
Top 5 classics you’d like to read soon:
Ooh time for a guilty look at the classics that have been on my tbr forever *cracks knuckes*…
I have literally no idea why I haven’t read these yet!!
Favourite modern book/series based on a classic:
Hmm that’s a really hard questions! I tend to really hate adaptations of classics into modern settings (yeah, I’m that person). I can’t think of a single book I’m afraid.
Favourite movie version / TV series based on a classic:
I *love* the BBC versions of Bleak House and Pride and Prejudice.
Worst classic to movie adaptation:
The Wuthering Heights 2011 movie was literally the worst thing I’ve ever seen. Partly cos it mostly focused on animal torture, partly cos it had child sex, but also oddly enough cos the person that made the film thought it’d be really “unique” to not include a soundtrack (I can’t remember where I heard this- probably my musician sister- but it kills a movie not to have music *somewhere*)
Favourite edition(s) you would like to collect more classics from:
I also love the penguin soft cloth!!
An under-hyped classic you’d recommend to everyone:
What a great question! Armadale- it’s a really exciting, slightly twisted Wilkie Collins book- go read it!
And that’s all from me for today! Happy *all the things* that are going on today! (Spring/Easter/Pesach) And what is your favourite underrated classic? Let me know in the comments!