Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Armchair BEA : Genre: Classics

Tell us all the reasons why you love classic literature. What are your favorite classics? If you could give a list of classics to someone who claims to hate them to make them change their mind, what would be on it? How would you convince them to give classics a try? And why do you keep coming back to those old favorites?

I love classic literature because it's my link to my grandpa, he passed away 15 years ago. As a kid, he would take me to the book store and while he shopped, he told me I could pick out any book I want. I would go and look at books, but couldn't decide. So, he would come over and look for a little bit and picked something out for me. It was from the classics section in the Kid/YA department. I was a late reader, I have dyslexia, but my grandpa wanted the help my reading, since he loved it so much. So, he got me started on Little Women. I read through Little Woman, then I continued reading through the rest of Louisa May Alcott's books. As I got older, I dove into Gone with Wind, Pride and Prejudice and others.

The List I would give would start off with Little House, from there, Gone with the Wind, I tell people who love the movie, you will love the book even more! There is so much that was left out. I was shocked. I would suggest Little Women. I'm cautious with Jane Austen, because it has been hit or miss with me.

I keep coming back to the classics because their are so many memories wrapped up in them. It's comfort.











2 comments:

Suey said...

Do you have any of your grandpa's books? That would be so cool. I have some of my grandma's. She also influenced me in some of my reading. I love that ended up with some of her books.

ReaderKate said...

Hi Suey! I do actually. :-) I have several of his books. That's wonderful your grandma was such an influence in your reading.