Monday, November 5, 2007

classic

every year i try to read a few classic books. i am out of ideas. could you please let me know what your favorite classic is and i'll put it on my list to check out. thanks!

6 comments:

Drewpy Drew said...

I thought you were going to read 'Lucifer's Hammer'. It's the best end of the world si fi you will ever find.

kay said...

it has not come in at the library yet. i'll let you know what i think!

Betty said...

Sorry I can't help you. I don't like to read. Wish I did.

hotmamabeads said...

Frankenstein, Count of Monte Cristo, I LOVED My Antonia by Willa Cather - I rebelled when it was suggested at book group, but when I read it I was captured and couldn't put it down. Another really good one was Adam Bede by George Eliot. Have you read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn? The Education of Little Tree was great! Read Where the Red Fern Grows to your boys! My boys loved The Watson's Go to Birmingham, although it isn't a classic yet. Another of my favorites is The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. another favorite (though not exactly a classic) is The Time Travelers Wife. I just started Zorro by Isabelle Allende - she's an amazing author, everything that I've read from her is fabulous. Also loved These is my Words and it's sequel. Barbara Kingsolver is good, but I couldn't get through The Poisonwood Bible to save my life. (Tangent, what tangent?)

kay said...

holy cow hotmama!! we must be related. check for frankenstein, tree grows in brooklyn (loved!) where the red fern grows, hiding place, the time travelers wife (awesome!) and the poison wood bible.

so i will look into the others. i'll try my antonia first.

thanks so much! i'm always looking for new stuff to read

Melek said...

Time traveler's wife was awesome. i have your copy of 'Tree grows in broklyn'...still haven't finished it yet. Zorro sounds good....