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What a great way to get me reading some more classics! Looking through all the books I have read recently and all the books on my LT account nearly everything is modern fiction. So my personal challenge for myself is to read a classic a month until December and then review. So each month I will choose from one of these authors.

 

William Shakespeare

Lewis Carroll

Joseph Conrad

Anton Chekhov

Jane Austen

Thomas Hardy

 

Books Read

July

August

September

October

November

December

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Ooo good luck! I've just started working through classics too, its fun!

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I've been trying to read one classic each month. June's read was The Picture of Dorian Gray. It took me while to get into but after halfway I was hooked.

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I've been trying to read one classic each month. June's read was The Picture of Dorian Gray. It took me while to get into but after halfway I was hooked.

 

 

it's the only classic i've ever read (i've already said this in other topic), i love it.

I'm going to read the other tales of oscar wilde, if they are half as good as The picture of dorian grey i'm going to be very happy:mrgreen:

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It took me while to get into but after halfway I was hooked.

 

My sentiments exactly kehs!

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This is a great idea. A few years ago I bought loads of 'classics' in an attempt to become a bit more well read but now they are nicely lined up on my bookcase while I read modern books. I think I will try and read 1 per month too :)

 

Anna

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I hope you both enjoy the classics you choose to read. I started a few years ago and it was the best thing I've ever done. There is a goldmine of terrific literature out there to be enjoyed. The stories are (I reckon) generally more brilliant than a lot of what is written nowadays, in large part because of the writing style, which I find more poetical. But of course, like anything, there are dud stories too :)

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I love reading classics. I started several years ago and still feel like I am behind. I have a hard time answering those question "what's your all time favorite book?" because the more I read, the more I realize that there are tons of amazing books out there that I still haven't read.

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I think I will try and read 1 per month too :)

 

Anna

 

 

well i guess i will try it too.

 

What book will you read this month?

I think i'll read dracula (i was already going to read it anyway:lol:).

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well i guess i will try it too.

 

What book will you read this month?

I think i'll read dracula (i was already going to read it anyway:lol:).

 

I think I'll go for Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, I bought it the other day and was going to read it soon anyway!

 

Or maybe Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.... I always fancied that but I've never got round to it......

 

Anna

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I think I'll go for Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, I bought it the other day and was going to read it soon anyway!

 

Or maybe Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.... I always fancied that but I've never got round to it......

 

Anna

 

 

I started reading The Happy Prince & Other Stories by Oscar wilde.

I bought it a few weeks ago and i still haven't read it, so this is going to be my classic this month.

 

 

descriptions (from amazon)

 

"This captivating collection contains all 9 of Wilde's charming, sensitive stories for young readers. Included are "The Happy Prince," "The Selfish Giant," "The Star-Child," "The Nightingale and the Rose," "The Birthday of the Infanta," "The Remarkable Rocket," "The Devoted Friend," "The Young King," and "The Fisherman and His Soul.""

 

"A pleasure seeking prince, a selfish giant, and more: Wilde's fairy tales, first published in 1888, for childlike people from eighteen to eighty."

 

"The Happy Prince is the tale of a young nobleman, who in life sought only pleasure but in death, as a gold-encrusted statue, provides aid to the needy. Also included are The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket. Newly designed and typeset in a modern 5.5-by-8.5-inch format by Waking Lion Press."

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I'm halfway trough the happy prince and other stories and i have to say: Although i really don't like reading two books at the same time (I still have a few pages (150) of The book thief to read) i'm really enjoying reading this short tales from oscar wilde.

Tonight i won't sleep until i finish the book thief, and tomorrow i will finish The happy prince.

 

(the picture of dorian grey is still better than the happy prince though :gl:)

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I finished The happy prince and other stories yesterday.

 

Although I liked all the stories (this books is nothing more than a collection of short stories) not a single one of them was better than the Picture of Dorian grey.

 

My mother just bought me Dracula by Bram Stoker, so i'm not bookless anymore:mrgreen:

I'm going to read it so that's one more classic to add to my "Classic Challenge" profile:D

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any ideas for this month classic?

 

I still haven't read dracula (i know, i should have already read it) so i was thinking of reading that one.

 

any other suggestions?

 

(lately i'm into horror books)

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I finished reading Dracula not long ago. I enjoyed it, especially as it laid the basis for future vampire stories. I did however find Van Helsing rather long-winded and difficult to understand at times because of his broken English. Anyone else have that problem?

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Have you read Frankenstein - very good

 

 

yes I have already read it, i think i'm going to stick with dracula, I hope it entertains me.

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