Why don’t we read more classics? Do we consider them boring? Do they remind us of the novels that we were forced to read in high school? Why do most of us dread the idea of reading a classic novel?
I must admit that I am guilty of irrationally dreading the thought of reading a classic novel. I have no idea why, especially considering I I have read a few in the past, and for the most part, I enjoyed reading them all. I think the problem is that we automatically associate them with being boring and bland.
Well guess what?! There are so many wonderful classics out there and it’s about time we start reading them more often! I have found that I enjoy reading classics a lot more when they aren’t shoved down my throat. Once I finished school and I had the opportunity to pick and choose the classics I wanted to read based off of my own preferences, I started to enjoy reading them a lot more.
As I have grown older, a lot of my favourite novels have become classics, including: A Clockwork Orange, The Rules of Attraction and On The Road.
Although I have read a few classics, there are so many more that I would love to read as soon as possible, such as: The Picture of Dorian Grey, Fahrenheit 451 and Catch 22.
iClassics is a Kickstarter hoping to fund the creation of interactive apps to promote the reading of literary classics for all ages. In order to help promote this wonderful initiative, iClassics has started a #SaveTheClassics themed tag that I will be taking part in and you should too!
- Answer a few of the questions below.
- Link to the iClassics project
- Tag three bloggers/friends that might like this challenge and continue it.
- Use the hashtag #SaveTheClassics
Questions + my answers:
What is your favorite classic book?
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
If your life was a classic what would it be?
Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde? I haven’t read it yet, although I really want to, but I definitely get some pretty good mood swings once in a while!
With which writer from the past would you like to have dinner?
Probably Jack Kerouac or William S. Burroughs…although, it may not end well.
Which classic literary character best describes you?
That’s a tough one. I’d like to be able to compare myself to someone like Jack Kerouac who travelled across America and wrote about his adventures, but alas, I am not yet well travelled. My goal is to be able to compare myself to Jack Kerouac in the near future!
What’s the first classic that you read?
I read a bit of Shakespear for school and I’m sure I read other classics throughout high school as well, but I think the first memorable classic that I ever read was A Clockwork Orange. It really set me up to read many more classics in the future.
Which classic book could be the best gift?
Oh man, there are so many correct answers to this question. I think I might have to say On The Road or, you guessed it, A Clockwork Orange, because they are both at the top of my list of favourite classics.
I would like to tag:
Alicia @ HashtagLoveBooks
Jorelene @ Page Chronicles
Michelle @ Book Adventures
I hope you enjoyed this tag + this wonderful initiative! Here’s to reading more classics!!