Yep, it’s a classic.

28 Sep

I realized fairly recently how few of the classics I’ve read. So I’ve been slowly working through them, slipping them in between other books. I’ve discovered that I have to space them out, because honestly, I usually find them dull. While I don’t mind reading the classics, I can’t ravage through one and ask for a second.

The last classic I read was Frankenstein, which I finished about two weeks ago. I don’t even know when I started it, but I had to take a break in the middle to read something else. Yeash. No offense to Mary Shelley. It was definitely worth the read, but it’s not my new favorite book ever.

Random note: I had no idea that Frankenstein was the doctor who created the monster and not the monster himself. Also, I hated the movie (Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the classic one both).

So after putting two other books in between, I’m now on To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, which I somehow managed to escape from high school without reading. I’m not very far in yet, but it’s interesting. Better than Frankenstein anyway.


Posted by on 2010/09/28 in Books


5 responses to “Yep, it’s a classic.

  1. angelafristoe

    2010/09/29 at 23:39

    I have the same issues with classics. I find it hard to get into them and often they seem weighed down with description. There are a few I love – Who Has Seen the Wind, Stone Angel, and even To Kill a Mockingbird (although my high school teacher pretty much ruined it for me).

    I’ve been trying to do the same thing as you – work them in, and as sad as it is the bathroom seems to be the best place for me to fit them in 🙂

    🙂 Ang

    • CB

      2010/09/30 at 15:20

      I completely agree about classics often being weighted down with description. That was a huge part of my problem with Frankenstein. ‘I get it! The mountains are pretty. Move on.’

      So far, I’m really enjoying To Kill a Mockingbird. I’m a little over halfway and I’m hoping to finish it tomorrow.

  2. Kendra

    2010/09/30 at 19:57

    See, I find this odd because I have the same problem with many of the classics, they can be boring to me. But Frankenstein was one of the few I actually enjoyed. But forget “A Tale of Two Cities” or “The Great Gatsby”. I read “1984” recently though and it was very enjoyable, kind of along the same lines as “Fahrenheit 451” which is another one of my favorite classics.

    • CB

      2010/10/01 at 13:00

      I asked for ‘1984’ for my birthday. I haven’t read it, but am looking forward to it. I loved ‘Fahrenheit 451’. And I don’t think I’ve ever read anything by Charles Dickens. I should probably add that to my to-read list.

  3. Jillian ♣

    2011/05/14 at 13:33

    I loved Frankenstein! It was so much more than I expected.


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