Friday Favorites: Classic Books

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Hello, fellow bookworms!

Today’s post is a tag that was created by Something of the Book and she has a whole list of Friday Favorites to follow.

This is going to be very short since I haven’t read many classics and sometimes when I do, they just aren’t for me. I do have some that would definitely be in my top favorite books, So, here we go!

5884951.) Dracula

I had an obsession with vampires as a teen (still do, ha) and I wanted to read every book that included them. Dracula quickly became a favorite and I still find myself quoting a couple of his lines every once and awhile.

 

67998602.) Alice in Wonderland

One time in high school I wrote a 12 page paper on the metaphors and meanings behind different scenes in the book. One of my best and favorite papers! Still one of my favorite books as well.

 

51073.) The Catcher in the Rye

I read this in high school and absolutely loved it! Holden is literally every teen who is full of angst. The author did such a fantastic job and I wish everyone would read this book.

 

14324.) Hamlet

I can’t leave this one out because this is my favorite work of Shakespeare. Poor Ophelia, she had such a tragic end. I mean, most characters did.

 
88525.) Macbeth

This is my second favorite work by Shakespeare. It is yet another tragic play but Lady Macbeth kills it!

 

 

 

There you have it! My lovely list of favorite classics. What is one of your favorites?

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Sense & Sensibility: Book Review

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14935Title: Sense & Sensibility
Author:  Jane Austen
Rating: 3 stars

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I read this book as a read-along on Instagram. I had not read anything by Jane Austen before this and although I like classics, this one was really hard to get into.

One reason I had a hard time was because I didn’t really know what was going on. No matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t. After watching the 1995 movie, with so many HP actors, I finally started to understand the characters and the plot made a lot more sense!

So with the what I know now (thanks to the movie!), Marianne makes poor choices. You would think after being caught in the rain once you wouldn’t do it again. Elinor made smarter decisions and both sisters dealt with rejections in different ways which was interesting to see.

Obviously, we can all agree that John Willoughby and Fanny Dashwood are the worst! They were pretty awful to the Dashwood girls.

Overall, it was an okay read but I definitely preferred the movie since I was able to understand it better at that point.

What is a classic book you enjoy?