Currently reading? War and Peace, The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila, The Chronicles of Narnia (The Last Battle)
Just finished and what did you think? Little Women (Loved it!)
Reading next? Why? Meditationsby Descartes (It's next on TWEM list.)
Best read, and why? Gone With the Wind (It's epic!)
Most anticipated? The Great Gatsby, Little Women
Avoiding? Why? I would have avoided Russian classics, but thanks to TWEM and The Classics Club, I could not.
First classic ever read? The Scarlet Letter, or The Old Man and the Sea, orThe Red Badge of Courage? (I was in fourth grade.)
Toughest classic ever read? Great Expectations challenged me.
Classic that inspired you? or scared you? made you cry? made you angry? Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Portrait of a Lady; The House of Mirth, Gone With the Wind, Germinal, and Little Women
Longest classic read? War and Peace
Oldest classic read? Confessions by Augustine
Biography on a classic author you most want to read? Too many.
Classic EVERYONE should read? Why? To Kill a Mockingbird for its message on humanity, truth, and forgiveness.
Favorite edition of a classic you own, if any? n/a
Favorite movie adaption of a classic? "Gone With the Wind," and "Pride and Prejudice" (2005)
Classic you wish would be adapted to film. n/a
Least favorite classic? Why? Heart of Darkness by Conrad (Well, at least it wasn't as bad as the film adaptation, Apocalypse Now.)
Five authors you haven’t read and cannot wait to read. Capote, Wilkie Collins,Victor Hugo, Virgil, and Homer (apprehensively)
Title from above list that most excites you and why? Les Misérables (Obviously)
Disliked on [second] read and tried again and respected, appreciated, and ended up loving? The Old Man and the Sea
Classic character you can’t get out of your head? Right now? Natashafrom War and Peace (I'm reading W&P every night.)
Which classic character most reminds you of yourself? Scarlet O'Hara or Jo March
Which classic character do you most wish you could be like? Maybe Mrs. March from Little Women, but I've tried wishing to be like someone else, yet I always end up being me.
Which classic character reminds you of your best friend? Melanie from Gone With the Wind
Which classic would you read an additional 500 pages? Why? Jane Eyre: I never wanted it to end; it had only begun when Jane and Mr. Rochester reconciled.
Favorite children’s classic? Little House on the Prairie (series)
Who recommended your first classic? A teacher. It was required reading in fourth grade.
Whose advice do you always take when it comes to literature. Jillian or Fanda or Cleo or Jean
Favorite memory with a classic? Starting Moby Dick, summer 2012, while hanging out in the pool after thinking I would have never read MD in my entire lifetime.
Read the most of? Dickens
Most works on club list?Dickens
Own the most books by? Laura Ingalls Wilder (10+), Dickens (6), and Austen, Twain, and Steinbeck (w/ 5)
Classic title(s) not on original club list that were added since? Almost my entire "Supplemental List"
If you could explore one author’s literary career from first publication to last? Émile Zola
Rereads are on your club list? Eight; Most looking forward to? Walden by Thoreau
Could not finish? Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Classic title expected to dislike and ended up loving? Return of the Native by Hardy
Next year looking forward to? Fanda's Literary Movement Reading Challenge, reading more classics from TWEM list and TBR list, and being available to join more reading challenges as they present themselves.
DEFINITELY GOING TO MAKE HAPPEN next year? AnyEmile Zola
NOT GOING TO MAKE HAPPEN next year? I have no excuse not to finish anything on my CC list b/c I only have about 17 books left.
Favorite thing about being member of the Classics Club? Connectionswith other classic lit readers
Favorite post by fellow clubber? Can't decide. So many!
If you’ve ever participated in a read-along, tell about the experience? Hamlette's (Edge of the Precipice) The Old Man and the Searead-along; Didn't think I'd enjoy rereading TOMATS, but needed to read it again and discuss it w/ others to have a better perspective.
Possible read-along you would participate in? Why? I am going to need encouragement getting through the Greek histories and plays on my WEM list.
How long have you been reading classic literature? As a serious lit student: sinceJanuary 2012.