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Bookish: Book Blogger Hop #21

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The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme with a prompt featuring a book related question. The hop begins on a Friday and ends on a Thursday and should hopefully give people the opportunity to learn something new about the blogger.

The Book Blogger Hop can be found on Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and obviously my answers can be found here!

One Classic

My book amigo’s this is your lucky day because I am giving you not one, not two but THREE classic novel’s that I haven’t read and have always wanted to.

Ready? In no particular order…

One

 

 

Everything I know about book one is based from this song. OK… and a movie version starring Tom Hardy.

Yes book one (if you haven’t guessed) is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

Why haven’t I read it yet? Well, I read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and, sorry to say, IΒ hatedΒ it and it unfairly put me off the rest of the Bronte sisters.

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Two

 

 

Let’s carry on with relating a song to the book shall we?

Look, I never said this was a high class blog. But you’ve got to love this video, right?!

If you hadn’t guessed book two then it’s Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

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Why haven’t I read it yet? Honestly, I’m a bit scared to. Not because I think the book will be scary but actually I really want to love this book and I’m worried that I’ll find it over complicated and difficult and so won’t.

Three

 

 

It’s not a song but the opening to one of my favourite movies of the 90’s.

Enjoy!

If you didn’t know then let me educate you. Clueless was based off of Emma by Jane Austen and is one of the best examples of how a story can transcend well… time and space.

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I adore Clueless. It’s funny, endearing and Cher is a sweetie who is a well meaning meddler into other people’s romantic lives but gets it wrong more often than gets it right.

Why haven’t I read it yet? Well, I’ve seen Clueless so….

Only joking, I live in Jane Austen country so you’d think I would be tripping over myself to have read all her books but because I live in Jane Austen country I have avoided most like the plague. It’s not my ‘type’ of book so haven’t dipped a toe in those quaint Regency waters but I guess I should start.

I owe it to Paul Rudd.

Blog Hop

Margaret @ The Weird Zeal has been participating in the Women’s History Month Reading Challenge. Check out Margaret’s 9 Favourite Female Authors!

Angelica @ The Book Cover Girl has asked us to discuss Female Friendships – Does YA Pass the Bechdel Test?

It’s a 2 for 1 for Sam @ Fictionally Sam this week! Take a look at the Bookending Spring 2019 event that Sam is co-hosting and because spring has links to the birds and the bees you most definitely should check out her post ‘Dear Authors – An Open Letter to Your Sex Scenes.’

Bibi @ Bibi’s Book Blog asks us to consider the complex question of Do Authors Owe Anything to their Readers?

Jen @ JenacideByBibliophile feeds into my obsession with retelling’s by giving us 10 Book Retellings of 2019.

The Orangutan Librarian shares some love by giving attention to a few Bloggers Who Deserve More Attention.

Kareena @ Reader Voracious continues being informative with her post asking Should Stats Dictate Your Posts?

Breaker

Are you shocked that I haven’t read any of the above classics? Have you read them? What do you think of them if you have?

Are there any classics you haven’t read and if yes, what’s the thing that’s stopping you so far?

Until next week when I try and answer the question of which fictional character I would take the place of and why!

20 thoughts on “Bookish: Book Blogger Hop #21

  1. I AM LAUGHING SO HARD that you know that Kate Bush song!!! I adore it so much, mostly because the video is ridiculous, but also because I adore that book. I hope you enjoy it and the other classics, Frankenstein is a great one!

    Thanks so much for linking to my post!

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  2. I cried when I read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. I read it for psychology class many years ago and our professor told us to think of the creature as a baby. The waterworks wouldnt stop coming lol I loved loved loved Jane Eyre ❀
    I've never read Pride and prejudice although I've read many retellings of it.

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    1. I’ve watched movies that star Frankenstein and/or his monster and so I’m very intrigued to read the book but I’m getting the same vibes -that the monster was just a strange newborn created and then abandoned by its father figure who was a bit of a dick. I could be wrong but that’s how I’m anticipating it so far!

      I just couldn’t get into Jane Eyre, I don’t know why but I think it’s time I jump back on the Bronte horse!

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  3. I hope you do give Wuthering heights a go and end up liking it. I love young Frankenstein (and Shelley’s book as well) I definitely recommend Jane Austen- particularly Emma since you like Clueless πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing my post!! ❀

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    1. You’re welcome!

      I’m looking forward to reading them all and really hope I enjoy them. Me and classics either go one of two ways though – absolute love or absolute yeuch. I’m really hoping the above bring the former!

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  4. I am on your train as I haven’t read any of these books either! Wuthering Heights scared the crap out of me in one its early scenes, so I DNF’d it cuz I was spooked, though I did love Jane Eyre. You’re one of the few people I’ve seen who hates JE, so I find that pretty funny. πŸ˜‰

    As for Frankenstein, someone once told me that they hated it because it was so boring, but maybe they went in with the wrong expectations? I mean, monster with stitches…I’d expect it to be wildly entertaining, but I think it could be okay if that’s not what you’re dictating that book to be going in. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one in the future as I’m not planning to read this one at all.

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    1. I know, Jane Eyre is such a beloved classic and here I am shaking my head at it. Maybe I was too young to appreciate it? I don’t know, I just didn’t fall for it but I think it’s unfair for me to cast off the rest of the Bronte sisters just because of one bad reading experience!

      I’m hoping Wuthering Heights bring the spook and atmosphere, I am ready!

      I don’t think Frankenstein is the monster action extravaganza that the movies make it out to be, I’m anticipating more of a book that’s about thinking/ questioning what it is to be human and how morality does (or doesn’t play out) for some people and how human hubris can be a downfall. Well… I’m guessing! But I’m thinking it may be slower than I think! I may try and read it for October, get the spook factor in.

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      1. Yes, that’s what I’m starting to suspect Frankenstein will be like. Which I initially thought would be a bad thing since so many people were saying it’s boring, but I do think it deserves its fair chance. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it one day! October would be a perfect month for it. πŸ˜€

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  5. I haven’t read Wuthering Heights, but I read Frankenstein a while back for class and liked it a lot, and Emma is one of my favorite Austen novels! I recommend listening to it on audio if you don’t want to commit to sitting down and reading all that dense, old-timey language πŸ˜‰
    Thanks so much for linking to my post! πŸ˜€

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