Classics Book Tag!

Hello, my lovely people!! I’m so very sorry for my absence… I’ve been a very, very busy Bee and my blogging had to take the back seat. I’ve felt horrible about it, but needs must, unfortunately.

I got this from It’s a Book World. It’s also been doing the rounds of booktube, so definitely have a look for this one!
1. An overhyped classic you really didn’t like:

The Great Gatsby for sure!

I really, really didn’t like it, but I know I’m in the minority. I just felt it was overwrought and way too intentionally symbolic. I found it impossible to care about or connect with any of the characters, so I just really found it a difficult slog.
2. Favorite time period to read about:

I love the 19th Century… I find it absolutely fascinating and love the whole social spectrum. Since I’m so interested in female experience, it’s an absolute feasting ground for me!
3. Favorite fairy-tale:

I love the Grimms ones, but I don’t really have a favourite! They’re all so twisted and fucked up.
4. What is the most embarrassed classic you haven’t read yet:

Arghh, there’s so many… I’m a bit ashamed that I haven’t read more Russian novels. Also any Charles Dickens.
5. Top 5 classics you would like to read (soon):

6. Favourite modern book/series based on a classic:

Oh… this is difficult. I don’t think I’ve read too many that are immediately based off a classic, other than The Hours (and I loathed that with the intensity of a thousand burning suns)

I’m going to go with a Modern classic, and say Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. I adore her, she’s an amazing, amazing author.

7. Favourite movie version/tv-series based on a classic:

I absolutely love the BBC Pride and Prejudice adaptation! It’s amazing. Much love.

8. Worst classic to movie adaptation: 

I can’t really think of the worst… I mean, the Baz Luhrmann The Great Gatsby absolutely sucked as an adaptation of the book, but since I hated the book I liked the movie!

9. Favorite edition(s) you’d like to collect more classics from:

The Folio Society books are to die for… so gorgeous.

10. An underhyped classic you’d recommend to everyone:

Anne Bronte! I love Anne! Agnes Grey was a weird book, but one I think should be given far more attention that it gets.


11 thoughts on “Classics Book Tag!

  1. Yay for Anne Bronte! I think The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is brilliant. It’s my favourite Bronte novel (whisper it: I don’t even like Wuthering Heights) Anne doesn’t get the love she deserves 🙂

    • I haven’t had time to read The Tenant of Wildfell Hall yet! I did like WH but it’s definitely not the fine romance people make it out to be 😛 Anne deserves so much more love! Damn Charlotte for killing hee thunder!

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  3. I also didn’t love The Great Gatsby because I just didn’t like the characters! I know we’re probably not meant to like them that much but I would have preferred to be able to like or at least connect with some of them. I did enjoy the Luhrmann’s adaptation though mainly because it watered down the characters and the visuals were so beautiful I like this meme I think I will have to steal it too 🙂

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