Friday, January 17, 2014
The start of.... Operation: Classic Book! Oh yeah!
A while ago (a looooong) while ago Brian's dad gave us a bookshelf that was filled w/ Classic books. You know books like Moby Dick, Ben Hur, To Kill a Mockingbird, etc. Anyway... there they've been sitting since. I've always meant to read them....BUT never have read them.. any of them. The truth is I like to read but have slacked off in recent years, & before that I read books like Mary Higgins Clark, & the like. It's kind of embarrassing how few classics I actually have EVER read...even back in school. I read "To kill a mockingbird" because I loved the movie so much, & Romeo & Juliet (in high school) BUT that's it. A while ago I joined this online book website called GoodReads. Which allows you to (in a social media way) document the books you've read & since one of my resolutions is to read more I thought I would try to really use it. I just finished my last book I was reading yesterday a psychological thriller called Spire by Richard North Patterson, & so I needed another book to read &.... EUREKA! A brilliant idea... why not start reading one of the classics from our own collection that I've always been "meaning" to read. I decided since this was my first "classic" novel in a while that I would start out with a book I know and love from it's film version. So the classic book I chose was..... DRUM ROLL........................................................... "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" By Betty Smith. I read the first chapter last night... if I hadn't been so tired I would have read more. :) Wish me luck! I'm going to be documenting "Operation: Classic Book" on here, & update how it goes. (I can't believe I just wrote "Operation: Classic Book"... I'm such a DORK!) Oh well... after I read these classic novels I'm sure I'll be much more "classy"..... nah!