Classically Cool- Let’s Talk Classics!

Witty and Sarcastic Bookclub

I think classics tend to get a bum rap. Possibly because of the way they’re taught in schools (being told to examine the minutiae of any book is enough to kill enthusiasm, in my opinion); possibly because some people just resent being told what to read by a teacher. Either way, I disliked most classics when I read them for school. Reading them on my own, however- that’s a different story.

I’m going to bore you by telling you about some of my favorites. You’ll notice that I don’t have any books involving brooding or swooning. I’m also sorry to report that, after reading it three times, I still don’t like Dracula. So, which classics stand out to me? Well, here goes:

The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After by Alexander Dumas. Well, buckle my swash! I’m pretty sure everyone knows at least the general gist of The Three Musketeers…

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2 thoughts on “Classically Cool- Let’s Talk Classics!

  1. Classics definitely have the ability to scare people off! Sometimes it’s because of them being taught at school, or the books can be off-putting because of the length or the more difficult language. I’m sure there is a classic for everyone. Maybe it would be better to describe classic books as the genre they are (e.g. Alice in Wonderland is fantasy, Frankenstein is science fiction, etc) and they would seem more appealing?

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