Monday, January 26, 2015

50 Question Survey Part 1

From The Classics Club 50 Question Survey that I stumbled on awhile back--I am going to do this in two parts. 
  1. Share a link to your club list.
  2. When did you join The Classics Club? How many titles have you read for the club?  I joined the club in 2013.  I have finished five books....unfortunately I'm behind my idea of reading 10 a year.
  3. What are you currently reading? I'm currently listening to Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot and reading Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor
  4. What did you just finish reading and what did you think of it? I just finished listening to The Brothers by Chris Stewart-- I loved it and it is the first in the series so I'm excited to get the next books.
  5. What are you reading next? Why? I want to read the second book in The Great and Terrible Series--the series I mentioned earlier.  The first book is really like chapter 1 of a six part series.
  6. Best book you’ve read so far with the club, and why? My favorite Classics Club book so far would have to be 1984.  I loved teaching it to my six seniors!
  7. Book you most anticipate (or, anticipated) on your club list? I am excited to re-read Little Women again. 
  8. Book on your club list you’ve been avoiding, if any? Why? I am avoiding Pickwick Papers because I started it and it was very boring.
  9. First classic you ever read? Um....not sure-I have read Classics since I was very young
  10. Toughest classic you ever read?  The Fountainhead
  11. Classic that inspired you? or scared you? made you cry? made you angry?  My favorite classic will always be The Blue Castle 
  12. Longest classic you’ve read? Longest classic left on your club list? One I've read? Maybe Catch-22...actually probably The Fountainhead....left on my list? Probably Les Miserables
  13. Oldest classic you’ve read? Oldest classic left on your club list? Not sure of the oldest....
  14. Favorite biography about a classic author you’ve read — or, the biography on a classic author you most want to read, if any? I have read many sections of biographies on Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott and I have enjoyed both 
  15. Which classic do you think EVERYONE should read? Why? I think everyone should read 1984.
  16. Favorite edition of a classic you own, if any? I love Oxford Classic editions of my book
  17. Favorite movie adaption of a classic? Love the newest Pride and Prejudice
  18. Classic which hasn’t been adapted yet (that you know of) which you very much wish would be adapted to film. I would love to see a new version of Anne of Green Gables
  19. Least favorite classic? Why?  Not a big fan of Steinbeck books
  20. Name five authors you haven’t read yet whom you cannot wait to read. Emily Bronte, H.G. Wells, John Milton, A.A. Milne, and Tennessee Williams
  21. Which title by one of the five you’ve listed above most excites you and why? Wuthering Heights 
  22. Have you read a classic you disliked on first read that you tried again and respected, appreciated, or even ended up loving?  Catch-22
  23. Which classic character can’t you get out of your head?  I love Mr. Darcy :)
  24. Which classic character most reminds you of yourself? I have always related to Anne Shirley
  25. Which classic character do you most wish you could be like? Valancy Stirling from The Blue Castle

1 comment:

Stephen Jarvis said...

Regarding The Pickwick Papers - although Pickwick has a very poor opening sentence, and a few other flaws at the start, I think you should give it another try. Pickwick was the greatest literary phenomenon in history, the most popular novel in the world for almost a century, so it must have something. One way of getting back into it might be by reading my forthcoming novel, Death and Mr Pickwick, which tells the story of the origins and history of The Pickwick Papers. In my view, Pickwick has the most fascinating backstory of any work of fiction. You can find out more at: And here is the first pre-publication review, from Publisher's Weekly: