Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Classic Books -- they're actually good

Wow, it's been forever since we posted. Anyway, up until like, a month ago, I had this phobia of classic books. Seriously. I hated them. Any book written before 1980, I just wouldn't read unless forced to by the school or by my parents (yeah they do that sometimes). But, during this Spring Break, I decided it was time for things to change. Like yeah, I love YA dysptopian novels, but it does get boring when every book has nearly the same plot (with some MAJOR exceptions). I was sick of the whole "aaah world has ended and life sucks but then a guy comes along and sweeps me off my feet and then happy-ish ending." So I thought, what is a book that I can get on really short notice. And by short notice, I mean like, within 5 minutes. So, I whip out my phone, and go to my handy audiobooks app. I go to the free books section, and all I can find are classic books. Me, being extremely bored, decides to randomly pick one of them, and my finger lands on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Originally, I thought this was going to be sappy and way too romantic, but I listened to it all, and was hooked. Great plot, I loved the characters, especially Elizabeth Bennet, and thought that wow, I can actually relate to these books even though they were written decades ago! Soon later, I finished Sense and Sensibility, Jane Eyre, 1984, and many more. I recommend everyone who hasn't read these books to read them. Yeah they're long, yeah they lack action and technology, but they still are AMAZING!!!!!!! Makes me want to go back in time, meet the author, and be a total fan girl in the early 1800s. So, try reading them, it may be a challenge, but definitely do it.

~ Marium :)