The 30-Day Book Meme – Day 9 and 10 Book Meme Questions

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In today’s post, I am going to answer the next 2 questions of this book meme.

Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 10 – Favourite classic book

I started reading Bleak House by Charles Dickens because I was in a bit of a reading funk. I was not enjoying the bestsellers of the day, and badly needed a change. I certainly didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. Reading Bleak House also rekindled my love of classics, and now, I regularly add a couple of classics into my reading list to shake things up a bit.

However, my favorite classics have to be those that I read as a child/teenager. I have blogged before about how much I enjoyed Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson as a child. To me, it’s the original pirate saga, and no book/movie will ever come close to recreating the combination of magic, madness, charm, and menace that was Lord John Silver. I still remember the creepy factor of the Yo,ho,ho and a bottle of rum ditty and the chills that the mention of The Black Spot gave me. Such a superb children’s classic! I must revisit it again.

I also enjoyed the gothic mysteries of Wilkie Collins – The Woman in White, and The Moonstone. Lovely reads! Who ever said classics are boring or for the old?

  • Classics…that is one question I am afraid to answer in this meme, I havent read a lot of classics and I dont even know what classic actually means! I have read Treasure Island but dont seem to remember it…but the association of the word classic makes me slowly move away from a book instead of towards it!

  • shelleyrae@ Book’d Out

    I ‘m not a big one for the classics though I also enjoyed Bleak House

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

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