Tell Me Something Tuesday #TMST #Classics

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Do you read classics? Why or why not?

No, nope, nada, nopey, no. I’ve tried several times but am so focused on understanding the old-fashioned wordage I find myself unable to get lost in the story. I love watching TV and film adaptations so it’s not a problem with the storyline, but when I read I want to be transported away, utterly immersed in the prose, and most of the classics don’t achieve that.

Given my answer, is there a classic you would recommend to me?

9 thoughts on “Tell Me Something Tuesday #TMST #Classics

  1. I used to read a lot more classics. I couldn’t tell you the last time I read one though. I’m a huge Jane Austen fan, but I also think that there’s something about her writing that you don’t have to understand the wording because the way things flow gives off a certain vibe. I don’t even know if that makes sense to anyone but me, lol. But I used to think I was supposed to read certain books and felt some level of shame that there were classics I didn’t read. I’ve finally let all of that go.

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  2. You are so funny. I read more classics before I was made to read classics in school. I didn’t hate them all, but they just aren’t the type of books I find myself wanting to pick up

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    1. I also question whether, for instance, Jane Austin really did put lots of hidden meaning and social commentary into her stories, or whether she was just writing a fun story she hoped someone would enjoy.

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  3. I don’t read them either. Snooze fest for me. I would like to try Jane Austin at some point – probably on audio so I can ignore the prose easier! lol!

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