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.