Tag Thursday: The Classics Book Tag
This tag is originally run by Vienna@It’s a Books World, and since I’m pretty fond of classic literature, I decided to do this tag as well.
1. An overhyped classic you really didn’t like:
I will choose Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. I tried reading this, but DNF’ed midway. Not my type of classics.
2. Favorite time period to read about:
I don’t really have preference when talking about classics books, but I usually read everything 19th century-ish.
3. Favorite fairy-tale:
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. And basically everything Andersen.
4. What is the most embarrassed classic you haven’t read yet:
I think I don’t have one. Or, if you can take DNFs into account, then it’s Lolita by Nabokov. Dropped midway as well.
5. Top 5 classics you would like to read (soon):
1) A Hero of Our Time by Lermontov; 2) 1984 by George Orwell; 3) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde; 4) The Idiot by Dostoyevsky; 5)
actually, a reread The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov.
6. Favorite modern book/series based on a classic:
Oh, that’s definitely The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. LOVED IT.
7. Favorite movie version/tv-series based on a classic:
Actually, the 2005 short TV-series of The Master and Margarita was pretty good, I personally enjoyed watching that.
8. Worst classic to movie adaptation:
The 2011 version of The Three Musketeers. I was lucky not to watch the full movie, but just those teasers alone made me feel like: WTF?
9. Favorite edition(s) you’d like to collect more classics from:
I don’t usually follow that trend of collecting specific books from that specific publishers, but recently I really like the Vintage classics series, so, if I ever decide to collect classics in English, I’d probably go with that edition.
10. An underhyped classic you’d recommend to everyone:
I am pretty sure that the very The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov is not very well-knows classic book, if you compare to War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and etc. So definitely recommending that to anyone interested in a classic about 20th century’s Russian society.
Did you enjoy the post? Any new books you decided to add to your TBR list? Share your thoughts down here! And if you’re feeling like wanting to do this tag, consider yourself inverbally tagged by me!
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