Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Classics

I enjoy a good book as much as the next gal or guy, although, I never go for anything too heavy.
Anything with a good romantic story line is fine, even a little family drama. No one better than Danielle Steele, Lavyrle Spencer, Barbara Delinsky to name a few. I find I can read books set in America better than I can books set in England, never understood that, maybe something about how they write the story!
But would you believe I have never read the 'Classics'. The likes of Jane Austin.....
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Emma
  • Sense and Sensibility
Even E M Fosters's 'Room with a View"

Don't get me wrong, I studied the basic literature in High School, the likes of 'Macbeth' by Shakespear and 'Silas Marner' by George Elliott.
But I have never had the urge to read anything deeper and at the moment with the boys being so young I find that my only reading time is at bedtime and by then I am too tired to concentrate on a heavy novel, I just need something light and simple.
Now I love a good movie, so like many others I have seen all adaptations of most of the books I have mentioned. I have even seen at least 3 versions of Pride and Prejudice (1 I will write about another time) but never once in all the years I havebeen watching these adaptation have I ever had the fancy to want to read the good old classics.

Well that time has come. I have decided 2009 is to be the year and if I struggle take my time with them, then my goal is to extend it into next year, but not past Nov 2010, when I will turn 40! My mission will be to have read them before I am 40.

So I will start with Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Room with A View, although not sure which one I will actually read first although Pride and Prejudice may be the one as I remember the movie so well!
So if you can think of any other Classics that would be great to aim for then let me know what they are and I will add them to my list of books to read in the next 21 months!

P.S I started reading Pride and Prejudice about 2 weeks ago and haven't even got past page 3 yet!


Needled Mom said...

I loved all those as well as Little Women and Gone With the Wind. I hope you get the time to enjoy them,

Kent and Leisy said...

p and p is kent's FAVORITE book of all time. I do love the classics but they are too intense for me right now. I'm with you about reading the not so heavy books! try "a tree grows in brooklyn". i'ts a classic but a little less deep than the others!!