“A classic is a book which people praise and don’t read.”
This quote attributed to Mark Twain made me think of classics I didn’t enjoy, but also those I did. I have a lifelong habit of choosing classics for my leisure reading.
When I was in the seventh grade, I enjoyed Gone with the Wind so much I read it a second time. Unfortunately, this intense involvement in the full story caused me to be very disappointed in the movie when I saw it for the first time in college because time constraints meant they had to leave out too much of the 1200-page plot.
After I decided to not to read Gone With the Wind a third time (partly because Daddy told me it was time to move on), I tried to read Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, but for whatever reason, I couldn’t force myself to finish even the first chapter. Maybe now is a good time for me to give that book another try!
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Other than the Bible, what is your favorite classic book?
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