I realised there weren't any tags about classics on booktube so I thought: hey, let's create one! I absolutely love classics. Unfortunately I didn't grow up with reading classics, so I just started reading them last year. That's an other reason why I wanted to create this tag! So many people have had to read classics in high school, but they haven't talked about them on booktube. Anyway, here are the questions:
1. An overhyped classic you really didn't like:
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I thought Pride and Prejudice was just dull, pointless and predictable. I also didn't like The Great Gatsby because it was all about partying and cheating (I'm sorry, but that's just my opinion). That doesn't mean I don't like the authors though. I've only read Emma so far and I really want to read more books by both of them
2. Favorite time period to read about:
I realised the only period I've read classics of (that I really enjoyed) are from the Victorian era. I just think I really like that sort of classics, just because it's just before the industrialisation (and the costumes of course).
3. Favorite fairy-tale:
4. What is the most embarrassed classic you haven't read yet:
I think a Christmas Carroll by Charles Dickens. I didn't grow up with like most people (at least in the US) did.
5. Top 5 classics you would like to read (soon):
and something by George Orwell for sure. I want to read all of these this year.
6. Favorite modern book/series based on a classic:
Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer! I love the way she made a twist to the original character (just like Rapunzel).
7. Favorite movie version/tv-series based on a classic:
BBC mini-series of Emma. I loved that adaptation! (you can also choose something that's based on, but I wanted to do an adaption). Just because of that mini-series I was able to get through the book.
8. Worst classic to movie adaptation:
It's hard to say worse, but I haven't found an awesome adaption of Jane Eyre yet. I really hope there will be one soon.
9. Favorite edition(s) you'd like to collect more classics from:
Barnes and Noble leatherbound editions and the Oxford World Editions and Penguin Modern Classics. I don't own any of the last two edition but I really, really want to!
10. An underhyped classic you'd recommend to everyone:
I think Emma by Jane Austen is a little bit underhyped. Many people read Pride and Prejudice first, but I recommend to start with Emma.
- Jason https://www.youtube.com/user/theheavyblanks
I know all of you really like to read classics and I so want to know what you're going to answer haha. If you have read this tag and want to do it as well, feel free to do it! Leave your answers/link in the comments so I can read/watch it as well. :)
What is your favorite classic of all time?