Reading the Classics
I belong to a book club that meets monthly. Each month we have a theme and each member interprets the theme in their own way. This enables people to enjoy reading something of their choice, without having to read a set book. Last month's theme was Women and War and it is amazing how wide the range of reading was.
This coming month, for our next meeting, the theme is the Classics. That certainly is antoher theme with exceptionally wide scope. I was considering rereading something easy, a children's classic, such as Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland, Black Beauty or The Secret Garden. Then I thought maybe I'd revisit Charles Dickens and revisit something I'd read in the past, possibly A Tale of Two Cities. I reread Jane Eyre last year and am not in the mood for that period of writing just at the moment.
I looked through my bookshelf for something to read again and finally settled on a choice between two Russian classics I haven't read for over 40 years, Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky or Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I finally settled on Anna Karenina and have made a start. There are 784 pages in the book and I'm only up to page 59. So, there's still a long way to go. Although I know I enjoyed reading it the first time, I've actually forgotten what the story is, so it will be fun to read again.
Do you have classics you've read that you like to revisit, or enjoyed in the past? Or maybe you have one that you've always been meaning to read? What would your choice be if you were given the theme The Classics and a month to read a related book?
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