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1. An overhyped classic you really didn’t like:
1984 by George Orwell. Keep in mind I read this in 9th grade for school and there was too much sex for my liking (and discussing it in class was…. bad). Also, Romeo and Juliet (which was also read in ninth grade (I loved that teacher, but I hated everything we read in that class)).
2. Favorite time period to read about:
Victorian. I also really love Queen Victoria herself, but I do have a definite weakness for the Elizabethan era.
3. Favorite fairy-tale:
The Twelve Dancing Princesses. This is definitely Barbie’s fault. I’ve read all the retellings ever.
#bookphotochallenge for February 13: #celineandsethfebruary16 is 'books and flowers' and #booksandcupcakes is 'books and make up.' This is my corsage from prom last year, which I almost threw away, but since my friends tragic death last month I'm so glad I kept it. (I sobbed while setting up this photo). #booksandflowers #booksandmakeup #bookstagram #booklr #entwined #thetwelvedancingprincesses #instabook #heatherdixon
4. What is the most embarrassed classic you haven’t read yet:
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. As much as I love Wonderland retellings, I haven’t had time to get to the original yet (and I also haven’t found it to buy yet).
#bookphotochallenge day 12: #celineandsethfebruary16 "cute cover" and #booksandcupcakes "fictional boyfriend/girlfriend." I know it's not the right Chessie, but that's actually something I made to hang on my rear view mirror. #untamed #splintered #splinteredseries #anitagracehoward #aghoward #chess #aliceinwonderland #booklover #biblophile #reading #instabook #bookstagram #booklr
5. Top 5 classics you would like to read (soon):
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as mentioned above.
- Pride and Prejudice
- Animal Farm. It’s supposed to be good, and it always makes the ‘books to read in your lifetime’ lists.
- The Chronicles of Narnia. I tried as a child and I just couldn’t!
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was my grandmother’s favorite book.
6. Favorite modern book/series based on a classic:
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. I will always argue that without Gail Carson Levine and Ella Enchanted we wouldn’t have the fairytale retelling craze that we are living in today.
Day 15 of February's #bookphotochallenge – #celineandsethfebruary16 is 'fav author' and #booksandcupcakes is 'artistic cover.' Gail Carson Levine is best know for 'Ella Enchanted' the book that kick-started the fairytale retellings craze (and that became the cliche movie with Anne Hathaway singing karaoke with a talking book). She's an amazing author, and if you ever get the chance to meet her in person, DO IT. #celineandsethfebruary2016 #bookstagram #instabook #booklr #gailcarsonlevine #disneyfairies #thefairysreturn #thefairysreturnandotherprincessstories #ataleoftwocastles #forgivemeimeanttodoit #fairydustandthequestfortheegg #fairyhavenandthequestforthewand
7. Favorite movie version/tv-series based on a classic:
Sherlock on BBC.
8. Worst classic to movie adaptation:
The most recent Count of Monte Cristo movie. It was absolutely not the book and they pronounced Mercedes wrong.
9. Favorite edition(s) you’d like to collect more classics from:
The Barnes and Noble leather-bound classics. So far I only have one, but I really want Alice in Wonderland in this collection, and maybe Jane Austen.
10. An under-hyped classic you’d recommend to everyone:
The Count of Monte Cristo. Arguably one of the first classics I’ve ever read, this was first introduced to me in eighth grade by my language arts teacher.