Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Classics Challenge Wrap Up
Trish reminded us over at the blog that we should do our wrap up posts for the first Classics Challenge. What a great experience I had! Here's what I read:
1. So Big by Edna Ferber
2. Very Good, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
3. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
4. Silas Marner by George Elliot
5. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
6. The Invention of Hugo Cabret - Brian Selznick
It was great times. I got to laugh my ever-lovin' guts out (Jeeves), finally read a book I SHOULD have read in junior high (Silas Marner), delved into some mental issues and came out unmarred (The Bell Jar), I took an incredibly lovely journey into old time Chicago and some of the most beautiful writing I've ever experienced (So Big) and had some witch-trial times with enough romance to make it thrilling (Witch of Blackbird Pond).
Was one my favorite? Honestly, I could never decide! I liked them all for wonderfully different reasons. Most beautifully written? Toss up between So Big and Silas Marner. Most creative and interesting? Hugo Cabret, hands down. Try this book! Made me actually weep tears of laughter? Jeeves. Truly, TEARS, people!
I loved this one. I want to do it again, for sure, as long as I can find some to fit in with the way too many challenges I've already roped myself in for :) This one definitely spread my reading wings, thanks Trish!