Heyo everyone, I was trying to think of a book discussion since I LOVE this book discussions. My British Literature class just started reading A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens so I thought why not discuss classics?
I don’t like classic books in my opinion. I don’t like them only because I can’t understand what I’m reading the majority of the time. I find it hard to concentrate and when I do concentrate I have to re-read every chapter to figure out what the heck is happening. I feel like the ideas to them are great, and perhaps they do have a moral behind the writing, but is there a point to reading a book you can’t connect with or comprehend? Is there? I can see why we should but can’t at the same time.
Perhaps people would like reading more if we didn’t read classic books in school. Maybe more people would give books like The Raven Boys (or any book for that matter) a chance. Maybe they don’t see what their missing because they think these classic books are all like the modern-day ones. I dunno, maybe I’m crazy (okay I think I’m crazy) but I suggest we have a class that has modern books so people can get into reading.
I’m not saying that everyone has to like reading, or that classic books are evil (I know they aren’t). I know there are people out there who LOVE classic books and I think it’s so cool! I wish I could comprehend what is happening 98% of the time in Pride and Prejudice, or get the metaphors or whatever it is that Romeo uses when referring to Juliet. I give all you classic book lovers a thumbs up, in my opinion, it’s like you know a whole other language. A language I wish I could understand, one I wish I could love but I haven’t yet. Keyword yet. I HOPE I find a classic book I’ll love one day, but I don’t know…
Well okay there was one classic book I kind of liked and that was The Great Gatsby 😀 but that’s pretty much the only one I enjoyed from start to finish.
Do you like classic books or not? Which one’s your favorite? Do you agree or disagree? I’d love to hear your opinions!