My Classic Read Of The Month

Let me start off by thanking all those who voted for my classic read of the month for February. Although to be perfectly honest, I think I’ll need more than February to complete this iconic romance novel.

My classic read of the month is Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell, a book that I have long avoided given the sheer length of it. Yet I have always been intrigued particularly by its context and setting, that of a world rife with the lucrative returns of slavery and a culture of riding, fighting and drinking. I’m sure I will have lots to say about this epic read and honestly I’m excited to get into it!


Happy Reading Bookworms!

‘Classic Reads’ -August; Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen

 

Pride and prejudice by Jane AustenThe first time I read this book back in my Sixth Form days, I felt so intellectually cultured as though I possessed a literary depth that my peers lacked. After all, most of the prose flew right over my head, so it just had to be a work of higher intellect. Now that I’m older and have had another crack at this iconic romance, I can honestly say that I’ve never read a book more about marriage and nothing much else than this one. Mrs Bennett cares for nothing other than the business of ensuring that her five daughters are duly wedded in high station and this just about sets the tone of the story.

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