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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing.

Currently reading

Tales of Men and Ghosts
Edith Wharton
Progress: 6%
First Templar Nation: How the Knights Templar Created Europe's First Nation-state
Freddy Silva
Progress: 51/451pages
Symphony of Ruin: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel
Christina Lay
Progress: 50%
High Witch (High Witch Book 1) (Volume 1)
Mona Hanna
Progress: 36%
Sleepy Hollow: Bridge of Bones (Jason Crane) (Volume 2)
Richard Gleaves
Progress: 32%
Faerie Tale: A Novel of Terror and Fantasy
Raymond E. Feist
Progress: 336/490pages
The Day of the Triffids
John Wyndham
Progress: 66%
The Thin Man
Dashiell Hammett
Progress: 11%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 47%
Lava Storm In the Neighborhood (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories) (Volume 1)
Paul D. Scavitto, Sharon Willett, Stephanie Baskerville, Robert Tozer, Shae Hamrick, Christian W. Freed, Rebecca Lacy, Douglas G. Clarke, Mike Boggia, Sylvia Stein, Gail Harkins, Glenda Reynolds, Lynette White, Randy Dutton, Joyce Shaughnessy, Amos Andrew Parker, Laura S
Progress: 76%

The classics booktag

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:

Sleeping Beauty.

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

Don Quixote


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;



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