Me (as a blond, I guess!), Janie pug, a cup of coffee, and a beloved novel
I'm taking the Classics Challenge 2010!
From April 1 to October 31, 2010, I'm going to read classic books. It certainly gives me a reason to pick up old favorites or start new ones. For this challenge, classic can mean an older classic or a newer one. :)
Here are the three levels:
1. Classics Snack - Read FOUR classics
2. Classics Entree - Read FIVE classics
3. Classics Feast - Read SIX classics
I'm definitely going to be a FEASTER! I rarely spend less than an hour a day without my nose in a book or scanning an online article. Here are the six I'm going to read, in no particular order:
1. The Meaning of Night, by Michael Cox- I bought this awhile ago and actually haven't read it.
2. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde - Right up my alley, yet I've never read it.
3. The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas - Haven't read it since my teens, so a reread would be fun.
4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, by Victor Hugo - I've only read a little bit of it, so am going to fully enjoy the whole thing.
5. The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde - There's a movie coming out about this one with Colin Firth. Yummy!
6. Antony and Cleopatra, by Shakespeare - I've never read the play nor seen a live version. It should be interesting!
7. BONUS: The Crimson Petal and the White, by Michel Faber - an alternative if I'm not in the mood for one of the other choices.
I own all of these books, so that makes it easy! Did I ever mention I'm lazy? But, my personal library would make any English teacher swoon.
Anyone else want to join me?