Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bookint Through Thursday -March 5

Today's prompt:

We've all seen the lists, we've all thought, “I should really read that someday,” but for all of us, there are still books on “The List” that we haven’t actually gotten around to reading. Even though we know they’re fabulous. Even though we know that we’ll like them. Or that we’ll learn from them. Or just that they’re supposed to be worthy. We just … haven’t gotten around to them yet.

*Sigh* I am going to confess . . . I've never read a Jane Austin novel. I've tried but I just can't get going with them. My best friend in high school swore by them. I love the movie adaptations. I know the stories are wonderfully romantic. I just haven't read any of them. I think Emma has been in my car as a back-up-book for a few years now.

I do tend to resist the classics a bit which is why I've tried to set some sort of goal for every year. I'd like to read Jane Eyre as well. It's a book I've always wanted to read but just never got around to it. After visiting the Bronte family home Haworth, I really would like to read another of the Bronte sister's books.


Kelly said...

I'm with you! I don't know if I'm shallow or just easily amused, but I just can't seem to get into the classics. I prefer to think that I'm reading the pre-classics. I mean, really, the odds are that at least a few of today's novels will become tomorrow's classics. Imagine...someday a high school English class will read the novel I finished last week and the kids will complain about how hard it is to read that old stuff! (then again...maybe not!!)

Tina Kubala said...

I didn't read Jane until a couple years ago. Amazing book.