Meme, The Classics Club

The Classics Club – May 2014 Meme

Classics ClubThis month’s question from The Classics Club is finally an easy question! Seriously for once they’ve asked a question I readily have answers for!

Which classic work has caused you to become a master in avoidance? It’s not necessarily because you’re intimidated but maybe there are works out there that just cause you to have the Dracula reaction: cape-covered arm up in front of face with a step back reaction?

Prior to starting the Classics Club I would’ve spouted any number of the Russian novels (Doctor ZhivagoWar and Peace and Anna Karenina to name a few), but I’ve read those already. I think for me the final big hurdles will be actually finishing an unabridged Don Quixote (Part 1 & Part 2), making it through a Steinbeck (I put The Grapes of Wrath on my 30 x 30 list so this WILL be done this year) and James Joyce’s Ulysses. We’ll see when these readings occur, I’m not afraid so much as I am wary of them!

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8 thoughts on “The Classics Club – May 2014 Meme”

    1. I don’t really find Steinbeck intimidating, I just don’t really like his writing! For some reason the over description has always stood in my way, hopefully this time I’ll make it through 😀

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      1. Sometimes finding an audiobook with a great narrator can make a big difference when you aren’t really feeling the writing style, especially in novels with a lot of accented language and colloquialisms.

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  1. Grapes of Wrath is one of my favorite novels and I’ve read it at least three times now. I have Don Quixote on my shelf…maybe next year.

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    1. Haahaa. Fair enough. I’m mostly interested in Quixote because I’ve read part of it in Spanish in high school and an abridged version in college so it’s more curiosity than anything else.

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