I haven't read a book in so long... I used to be a voracious reader, before kids. I saw the 'guess the book' thread in the new thread thingie on the home page.. I'm hoping all this book talk will make me want to pick up a book again. My problem is I just don't know what I feel like reading.
I'm dreadfully short on the classics. I tried "Grapes of Wrath" and couldn't get into it. I did some Dickens and loved it, and of course, the stuff in school - Shakespeare, blah blah blah.
I find reading about the authors of the classics easier to appreciate - I had read a story about Hemingway's first wife and the time they spent in Paris as expatriates - and now I'm reading his version of it "The Moveable Feast". By hook or by crook .... !
I plowed through Wuthering Heights because there were so many references to it in other books I'd read. I personally thought it bore (and I do mean "bore") a marked resemblance to something put out by Harlequin Romance, but what do I know?
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Someone gave me CS Lewis' 'Letters to Children' once, that made me read 'The Chronicles of Narnia'. Then when they started making the movies, they skipped right over 'The Magician's Nephew', which was the best (and first, chronologically) book in the series.