Day 10

“Favorite classic book.”

Classics is definitely a genre of books that I wish to delve deeper into this year as a part of this blog. I read a few, but not nearly enough. I need to catch up on my culture!

It’s going to sound cliche, but definitely A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.

I absolutely love Shakespeare. He’s so witty and powerful; everything about his work is fantastic. I actually took a Shakespeare honors course in my senior year of high school (taught by my 11th grade honors English teacher ;D but also for smart reasons…) It was THE BEST decision I made in high school. It was a really small class, only 11 people, and it felt more like a really awesome club than a class. We did Flashmob: Shakespeare, where we chose a scene from one of Shakespeare’s plays, condensed it, dressed up in costumes, bombarded into freshman English classes, acted out the scene, then fled. The teacher’s gave us permission, and the students were completely enthralled. It was a really fun way to get people interested in English.

I just ranted a lot about nothing.

I chose this particular play because it has magic and fairies and a lot of distasteful humor. It’s really awesome. We covered it in my class and I just fell in love. Also, my group chose one of the scenes from this play for a flashmob, and my best friend and I acted as the main female characters. It was really awesome fighting with her in front of stunned freshmen. This play obviously also has sentimental value.

So, I really want to know: what’s YOUR favorite classic book? Any suggestions for me to read? Also, if you decide to join in and attempt the 30 day challenge, let me know! I’d love to read your blogs!


4 thoughts on “Day 10

  1. Oooh I don’t know my favourite classic book, that’s a toughie. I’ll get back to you in 5 days when I get up to this one in the challenge on my blog 😛 I need some time to think about it.
    Also I love that play! It was fun to learn in school and uni, and I actually really enjoy teaching it, because it is so visual it captures the imaginations of even the most unlikely students.

    • I’ll make sure to read it! 🙂 It was difficult for me too. I was going to write Pride and Prejudice but I realized I like Shakespeare a bit more than Austen. Ouch, it hurts saying that haha.
      It’s so much fun! It’s magical and funny, everything good in the world.

      • Hahaha, yeah, I love Shakespeare. Not so keen on Austen I have to confess. I can see why people love her, but she just doesn’t do it for me. Then again I haven’t read her since I was in my late teens…maybe I should try again. Give her one last chance (like she cares, 😛 ).

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