Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Reading - The Classics

I read an interesting article in the Guardian by Rob Woodward who promotes classic literature for summertime reading. He writes:

Not only do I like to subvert my summers with lengthy books, but my preferences in this area run hard towards what I like to call "fat classics" - great doorstops of supposedly unassailable brilliance such as War and PeaceLes Misérables and The Brothers Karamazov.

I like folks who craft words well and this young journalist seems to fall into that category. (My husband and I often wonder why the British are so much better at writing than we Americans.) Read the article for the sheer enjoyment of good writing, but then look at the reader responses for some summer reading ideas you may have overlooked. Happy reading!

(This is a re-post from my blog five years ago.)

2 comments:

Carol said...

It was a good article. Quite a few comments mentioned War & Peace - it's still sitting on my shelf; think I'll have to wait till I retire before I even think about it.

Cathy said...

A wonderful post, Hope - thanks!

Cathy Barber
Chicago