Original Tag made by: It’s a Books World: (http://itsabooksworld.booklikes.com/post/1104267/the-classics-booktag-original )
1. An overhyped classic you really don’t like:
For me, that would have to be Othello by William Shakespeare. Even though Othello is considered one of Shakespeare’s more complex plays I had some trouble with its believability which created a barrier between me and the play. Whether this was because I studied this play in A-level English Literature and areas of the play were covered and analysed so much that the enjoyment was sucked out of it, I just don’t know.
2. Favourite time period to read about:
My favourite time period to read about would have to be the eighteenth and nineteenth century.
3. Favourite fairy-tale:
My favourite fairy-tale is Beauty and the Beast (Disney) it has been ever since I was a little girl. Have you seen Beast’s Library…. ❤️😍❤️
4. What is the most embarrassed classic you haven’t read yet:
For me, I don’t find it embarrassing if I haven’t got round to reading a certain classic as of yet. I look at it instead that I have new stories, places and characters to discover but if I have to pick one then it probably would have to be Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Which I am currently reading at the moment so this will soon be rectified!
5. Top 5 classics you would like to read (soon):
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
- A Passage to India by E.M.Forster
- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë
- The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
6. Favourite modern book/series based on a classic:
To be honest I don’t tend to read modern books/series based on classics so this question was a bit tough. I went back through my Goodreads and came across just one book that could be considered as a modern take on a classic and that would be The Sleeper and Spindle by Neil Gaiman. Which is a graphic novel based on a cross over of two fairy-tales: Snow White and Sleeping Beauty.
7. Favourite movie version/tv-series based on a classic:
For this question I have two answers for favourite tv-series and two answers for favourite movie version based on a classic: My two favourite tv adaptations based on a classic are the 1995 Pride and Prejudice and the 2015 An Inspector Calls. My two favourite movie adaptations based on a classic are 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) which is a modern take on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and Clueless (1995) which is based on Jane Austen’s Emma.
8. Worst classic to movie adaptation:
For me, this would have to be the adaptation of The Snow Queen (2002) which was produced by the tv network Hallmark. I absolutely love Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy-tale The Snow Queen, however, when it came to this adaptation of the story I just did not like it. I feel that the role of the Snow Queen could have been done so much better.
9. Favourite edition (s) you’d like to collect more classics from:
I would love to collect more classics from:
Oxford World Classics:
Penguin English Library:
Puffin Classics (Don’t own any of these as of yet):
Vintage Red Spines:
10. An underhyped classic you’d recommend to everyone:
I have two underhyped classics that I would like to recommend to everyone and they are: The Last Day of a Condemned Man by Victor Hugo and Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë.
I would like to tag some people to do this tag and they are:
Lexi from The Reader’s Review (http://the-readers-review.blogspot.co.uk/ )
Shannon from Reflections of a Reader (https://reflectionsofareader.net/ )
Irini from BReading Hard (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6rdEY3yrfY9r50-D14K6LQ )
Leanne from Leanne Rose (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN4GiyNI5vGmunlGP7WZ6Iw )
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