Tuesday, August 31, 2010

a year of classics, update number 2

The end of a another quarter? Already? It's time to check my progress on Classics reading for this challenge.

I've made a few changes from my original list, but I'm getting there. A few good classics are coming up in book club over the next quarter, too, and that helps. If you click on the link, it will take you to my original review.

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper - a young adult novel about a boy who realizes he has very special powers, it rings of Harry Potter

Much Ado About Nothing - fabulously comical play by William Shakespeare about two people who refuse to be in love with each other. If you are going to read Shakespeare, this is a GREAT place to start

The Pearl by John Steinbeck - I was supposed to read Cannery Row, but this one arrived from bookmooch first, so there you go. Hopefully I will still get to it this year because you can't loose with Steinbeck. This one is set in Mexico and is about the consequences of greed. It was a short one :)

The African Queen by C. S. Forester - I read this one because I loved the movie with Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, it's a tale of a spinster and a mechanic making a river journey in Africa (surprise). Classic.

5 comments:

morninglight mama said...

So happy to have you on board with us, Corinne!!

I so enjoyed Much Ado About Nothing-- so funny, and Emma Thompson was amazing in the film!

Lauren said...

I haven't read any of these, but I may put Much Ado About Nothing at the top of my 2011 list. Thanks for sharing your reviews!

Lauren from 5 Minutes for Books

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Much Ado about Nothing was pretty funny. Did you see the movie with Kate Beckingsdale, Emma Thompson, etc.?

Here is mine

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Good for you!!

Jennifer--

5minutesforbooks.com

Nancy said...

I haven't read any of these, great job with the classics this quarter.

Nancy @ 5minutesforbooks.com

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