I just feel like doing this to end up a nice Friday in which I’ve discovered a few new to me blogs of people who love books, a day in which I’ve also conversed with some of those book lovers through the comment section.
Here it is, I’ll be answering to these ten questions:
1. An over-hyped classic you never really liked:
The Great Gatsby
It’s not exactly that I don’t like it, it’s just that I think it’s become an icon beyond what it is as a book. Plus I cannot stomach Daisy. I know that’s totally an opinion nobody cares about, but this questionnaire I’m filling its just that, my opinions.
2. Favorite time period to read about:
1800’s to 1900’s, probably.
3. Favorite fairy tale:
Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves. I’ve always loved all the stories in the 1001 Arabian Nights.
4. What is the most embarrassing classic you have not read?
Many… I haven’t read anything by Dumas, or Henry James, oh, I got it, Little Women.
5. Top five classics you want to read:
Gargantua and Pantagruel,
A Movable Feast,
The House of Mirth,
To the Lighthouse,
6. Favorite modern book or series based on a classic:
7. Favorite movie version or TV series based on a classic:
This has to be a tie, I love The Name of the Rose and The Remains of the Day
8. Worst classic to movie adaptation:
The Giver. The movie is unable to capture the atmosphere of the book. Somethings are meant for reading and pondering, when you try to materialize them in a visual way, they fall too short of what they try to inspire. While the movie had an intriguing aesthetic to it, and visual intrigue, it doesn’t deliver the layers and depth of the book (or should I say the full 4 books in this series).
9. Favorite editions you would like to collect more of:
In Spanish, I love the paperbacks from Alianza Editorial,
In English, I love the hardcovers from Knopf,
10. An under-hyped classic:
Apart from Don Quixote, most (if not all) classics written by Spaniards are, in my opinion, under-hyped. Anything by Galdós is under-hyped. But I’m going to pick Moliere, his Tartuffe.
I found this classics tag here.