Due to a revision on my site, I’ve started a page dedicated to the “Read the Classics Challenge” and added a drop down menu to collect all the related blog entries.
#1: Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea – Jules Verne
Initial thoughts: Isn’t this the Journey to the Center of the Earth guy? (scans list–Yep!) Brenden Frazier and The Rock. Shouldn’t be too bad.
Post-read thoughts: Verne used the word “rapidity” a lot. I would have probably shanked Capt. Nemo after about day 10. Crap, what have I gotten myself into with this stupid challenge.
#2: A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
Initial thoughts: Well, at least I know the gist of the story…Grumpy man pisses on Christmas then sees a bunch of ghost who show him some crazy shit and the Grumpy old man wakes up happy, happy, happy. (OK, maybe I’m watching too much Duck Dynasty.)
Post-read thoughts: Yep, that’s the way I remember the story going. He used “rapidity” too, but only once. Maybe twice. Reads more like a poem than prose.