Happy Easter, everyone! Classics Month is now officially over. I have to confess that during the first half of the month, I thought this project was going to be a total bust; but towards the end, I discovered several books I truly enjoyed, and I think overall it was a success. I read a lot of books and learned something in the process. Here are the list of reviews and guest posts in case you missed them:
- Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
- The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
- What Do We Mean By Classic, Anyway? (Guest post by Colleen from Bookphilia)
- Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope
- Discussion: Overlooked Classics
- Little Vampire Women by Louisa May Alcott and Lynn Messina
- The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
- Discovering Culturally Diverse Classics (Guest post by Rebecca from Lost In Books)
- Monkey by Wu Cheng'en
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- Appealing/Appalling Victorians (Guest post by Nymeth from Things Mean A Lot)
- Persuasion by Jane Austen
- Discussion: How Far Is Too Far?
- Nadja by Andre Breton (Guest post by Meghan from Medieval Bookworm)
- Suggestions for Reading Classics (Guest post by MJMBecky from One Literature Nut)
- Novels and Gender
- Discussion: The Last Classic You Read
- Top Signs Your Book is a Classic
I also read Lorna Doone with my partner in crime this month, Meghan from Medieval Bookworm (we're planning on posting a joint review of it on Monday), and read a book she suggested--Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, which I liked more than she liked my suggestion for her, Nadja. And I failed to read Great Expectations or The 39 Steps, but c'est la vie.
What I learned this month is that:
- I'm terrible at reading more than one book at a time
- Nineteenth-century lit is easy to overdose on
- Books in verse are not entirely tools of the devil
- Reading classic books makes me appreciate modern novels so much more! In fact, from now on, I think I'm going to try to read one classic novel every month.
Overall I'm very happy with how Classics Month turned out, and with most of the books I got to read. I think this might be my most successful theme month yet!
And speaking of theme months, you might have noticed that there's a poll embedded in my sidebar. You can vote for my next theme month! How exciting is that?!? Of course, I will probably just end up doing whatever I want anyway, but you never know. (kidding-or am I?)
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