Dishing Junk – The act of dispensing ideas of little value in a casual or silly manner.
So as a book reviewer and English teacher and self-proclaimed book geek, I am some what of a fraud. There are classics, you know the books everyone should have read, that I simply haven’t read and for the most part don’t want to read. So I thought I’d own it here and now. What do you think? Should we still read the classics? Are they necessary to make a well rounded reader? When I think about the power of reference, I can acknowledge that there is a certain necessity in reading the classics. So here is my list o’shame. The books I haven’t read, and to redeem myself, some classics I have read. How about you? Are you Team Classics? Or Team Meh? Do you have that one book you should have read, and you were like “nope!”?
I, Sabrina the Geeky Junkee, have not read:
- Of Mice and Men
- The Catcher in the Rye
- Fahrenheit 451
- Jane Eyre
- Lord of the Flies
- The Call of the Wild
- The Scarlett Letter
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- Great Expectations (I read like 4 chapters and hated it as a teen. Maybe I should give it another try)
- Moby Dick
- Dracula (Ok this one I’m ashamed of. I’ll probably read it)
- A Tale of Two Cities
- Robinson Crusoe
- Emma (Another one I actually want to read)
- Charlotte’s Web
- Animal Farm
- The Grapes of Wrath
- The Sun Also Rises
Redemption! I have read:
- The Sound and the Fury
- The Odyssey
- Don Quixote
- Gulliver’s Travels
- Little Women
- Madame Bovary
- Lord of the Rings
- One Hundred Years of Solitude
- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Is that a classic yet?)
- The Great Gatsby
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Wuthering Heights
- Pride and Prejudice
- Crime and Punishment
If you really feel like being judged, take this quiz. I scored 17/99!
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