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Classic Literature Challenge

Another book challenge:

Although I’ve been an avid reader almost all my life, this is one area where I’ve been a bit negligent. I managed to avoid most of the reading I was supposed to do in high school (thanks to Cliff’s Notes), and now there are a lot of books I feel I “should” have read, but I haven’t. So, I would like to read more of them.

I like to make my goals quantifiable when possible (so I know when I’ve completed one) . . . so, I’m going to challenge myself to read 12 classic novels (one per month this year, unless I get speedy and read them more quickly).

I’m planning to start with “Phantom of the Opera,” which I checked out from the library earlier this afternoon.

ETA: A LIST (or the start of one, anyway)! :)

Phantom of the Opera
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Scarlett Pimpernell
Northanger Abbey
Jane Eyre
Oliver Twist
Portrait of a Lady
Around the World in 80 Days


Jan. 9th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Re: my one suggestion...
Is that the one with Mr. Rochester? Yes, I think it is . . .

I have a confession to make! I had been wanting to read this one, because I want to read "The Eyre Affair," and felt like it would probably make more sense if I'd read "Jane Eyre" first. But then, a few months ago, I got lazy, and got the film version (with Marlon Brando, IIRC) from the library. *hides face in hands* That is totally CHEATING, isn't it? (I did it with "Memoirs of a Geisha," too, and "Pay it Forward." Bad Wendy. Bad. BAD!). *giggles*

Maybe I should actually take the time to read the book, huh? I was a bit nervous, since I'd always sort of lumped this one in with "Wuthering Heights" (which I read and did not enjoy). I'll give it a try, though, since you liked it!

Thanks for the suggestion!
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