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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

Comments

here_be_dragons
Jan. 11th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
I watched loads of "Masterpiece Theatre," too, but I don't remember too many that were based on classic literature. Well, I guess "The Pallisers" was? I wouldn't call "Poldark" classic literature (although it was my fave MT presentation. At least I think it was MT. I adored Alistair Cooke, though.

I actually have read a lot of Austen, and one of the few classic I did read in school was by Hemingway and it traumatized me so much I've avoided him every since. :D
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