Friday, 6 October 2017

Book Blogger Hop: Both Bram Stoker's Dracula and Marry Shelley's Frankenstein...



How could I resist joining the Coffee Addicted Writer's book blogger hop this week when it's Halloween themed?
#HalloweenRocks!

This Week's Question is :

"Both Bram Stoker's Dracula and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein are considered classics. Have you ever read either of them?"

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My Answer:

Yep, I've read Bram Stoker's Dracula back when I was in high school but I've never read Frankenstein.

Frankenstein is one of those books that's been on my TBR for years but I've never mustered the motivation to read it, even though I want to. It's the same for many classics: Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Anna Karenina...
  I want to read them but I never prioritise them over contemporary books. 

Lately, I've been toying with the idea of creating a reading challenge for 2018 in which I read one classic novel every month, throughout the year, in order to finally see what all the fuss is about and why these books have stood the test of time.

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My fav Dracula quotes:

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"I shall tell you. My thesis is this, I want you to believe." 
"To believe what?" 
"To believe in things that you cannot." 

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"Yes! The flies like it, too, and I like the flies, therefore I like it." And there are people who know so little as to think that madmen do not argue.

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19 comments:

  1. A few of the books from your classics TBR list are on mine as well, there's just never enough time to get around to reading them it seems.

    Have a great weekend. - Katie

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  2. I've never read Dracula, but I would like to someday!

    Here’s my Book Blogger Hop!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  3. Yes I just started to listen to Classic a couple of months ago and I am really enjoy listening to them. And I read one classic each month as well. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog hop.

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    1. One a month really does seem manageable! :)

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  4. Love your idea of a classic a month. There are so many that I haven't read, either.

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    1. Thanks Sophia, I think I may kick that reading challenge off come January. :)

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  5. That's a great idea re a challenge to motivate yourself to read more classics. There are some truly amazing stories from the 18th and 19th centuries!

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  6. I have both Dracula and Frankenstein on my shelves, and I've never been able to get past the first few pages of either of them :/ I have that issue with a lot of classics (aside from the Sherlock Holmes books), they're just so...dry to me (and the language is very proper!) Maybe audio would work though, hmmm.

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    1. I think audio would probably be good for the classics. :)

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  7. Very often I've found myself choosing contemporary books over classics too. And sometimes I'd pick one up and the first few pages wouldn't interest me and I'd put it it right back down. I like the first Dracula quote!

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    1. I agree, I think with the classics you have to be really determined to read them for it takes forever for the story to really grip you. I don't think it's possible for them to hook you in the first few pages / chapters.

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  8. One of these days I will get around to reading them. There's just so many books that it's hard to read them all. >.<

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  9. Funny that I haven't read them but I have read books that were supposed to be very close to the original but were still retellings. I may need to pick them up. Funny how we love retellings but still haven't read the classic it was based on!

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  10. I love everything Dracula! So I have no idea why I ave never read a book about him!

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  11. I have to admit I've never read Drakula or Frankenstein though I did read a lot of other classics in high school and college. I guess at this point I probably won't read either book even though I do like urban fantasy and other fantasy.

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