My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing.
So, why not? Saw this and jumping in:
1. An overhyped classic you really didn't like:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Tried it, wasn't impressed, put it on the reject pile with all the half-baked indies that I couldn't bother to continue.
2. Favorite time period to read about:
In Classics, usually anywhere in the 17th-19th century range, though I'm quite happy to go further afield.
3. Favorite fairy-tale:
4. What is the most embarrassed classic you haven't read yet:
I don't get embarrassed by what I read or don't read, but Dracula by bram Stoker wins the "Why have I never read this?" award.
5. Top 5 classics you would like to read (soon):
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Alice's Adventures Underground
6. Favorite modern book/series based on a classic:
Rumpled by Lacie Louwagie
7. Favorite movie version/tv-series based on a classic:
Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol
8. Worst classic to movie adaptation:
I don't go to see bad movies, but the remake of Lord of the Flies is a mutant bastard child that should have been aborted at conception.
9. Favorite edition(s) you'd like to collect more classics from:
I used to have a complete set of the works of Dickens that was covered in dark green kidskin with gold lettering. Need I say more?
10. An underhyped classic you'd recommend to everyone:
I read the first few pages of Hunchback of Noter Dame when I was reading samples and oh my gods but the writing is beautiful! Can't wait to read the rest of the book!
So, I tag;