I haven’t hid the fact that I don’t care much for classics, but I can’t really escape them. I’ve read a few classics for school, and a few for fun. But honestly? I don’t feel like I’m missing anything with classics. There are a few that I enjoyed, but the majority, I know I either won’t read them or probably won’t like.
There are several classics I’ve come across, and most of which I didn’t enjoy. I think I was around seven when I read my first classic, Black Beauty. I wasn’t a fan.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was a classic on my summer reading list for 2013. It has 180 pages. Took me two weeks to read.
That’s a no…
And there are several others I read like Animal Farm, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest (I barely remember what happened in this play, but it’s something else I read last summer), Moby Dick, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and a few others that I read that I feel I could have lived without reading. I remember a friend in school reading Around the World in Eighty Days, and I tried to read it because she was, but I wasn’t feeling it.
But what deems these books as “classics”? Is there an official list? (Probably not.) Is it a matter of opinion? I think so, though it seems like with most of these books, it’s common knowledge that they’re classics. But I’ve spoken to people who don’t like them.
What are your thoughts on the subject? Do you like classics? Or maybe you don’t. Let me know!
Also I wanted to mention that Yvo @ It’s All About Books nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award! Thank you so much for the nomination, Yvo. 😀 I love the blogging awards, and it’s so nice that you guys consider me when you’re writing your responses. ^-^ I don’t know if I’ll have time to write a whole response to this post, as school is pretty intense this year, but I wanted to thank her for the nomination. 😀 Hopefully I’ll have some free time one of these days and I’ll put together a post for this award!