31 Day Blogging Challenge! Day 11! The Last Book You Read!

Monday 11 March 2013

As I am writing this I have literally just finished reading Wuthering Heights... I may have cheated and wrote this a few days before, but shhhhhhh!

As part of my '22 Before 22' list I decided that I wanted to broaden my knowledge of the classics, by reading 5 more before I turn 22. On that list is Wuthering Heights, I managed to pick up a Kindle copy for free from Amazon. I was unaware that you can get the majority of the classic's for free from Amazon but there you go! Anyway before reading I didn't really know a lot about Wuthering Heights. I knew the names Cathy and Heathcliff, I knew something about them rambling on moors, and that it was supposed to be a great love story. This book was certainly a shock to the system. It disappointed me so much, I was in awe of the way that the characters treated each other and I almost wanted to give up half way through. Not to mention that I was severely confused by the way that the story is told in the narrative of a servant. Now don't get me wrong, I did enjoy reading it, but I was just confused because of all the preconceptions that I already had about the story. I expected that I would be confused, as it takes a while for my mind to wrap around the style that the classics are written in. Don't even get me started on the dialogue of the character Joseph, I have literally NO idea what he was saying and ended up skipping the majority of it. 

Although I'm glad I finally got around to reading Wuthering Heights, it certainly is never going to be a favourite of mine when it comes to the classics that I have already read. In fact I am fairly certain that 'Emma' by Jane Austen is my favourite of all I have read. I still have four on my list of classics to read before I turn 22, so I had best get a move on! What this space to see how I get on. If you want to see my other challenge days then please click the links below:
  • Day 1 - Self Portrait and 5 random facts
  • Day 2 - Favourite Quotes
  • Day 3 - What makes you happy?
  • Day 4 - Best Childhood Memories
  • Day 5 - Movies I never get sick of.
  • Day 6 - My Last Random Act of Kindness.
  • Day 7 - My Dream Job
  • Day 8 - My Pet Peeve's
  • Day 9 - What is on my Life/Bucket List
  • Day 10 - Daily Routine

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  1. Good on you for reading the classics. I've tried but failed :)

  2. I love that book. I've read it a lot. At least once a year. I have the exact copy, among others. I love Wuthering Heights. I hunt down old vintage copies in old book stores. What a great classic book to have just finished :)

  3. I am so bad at reading the classics. But I've heard such great things about Wuthering Heights, that I just may need to give it a whirl!

  4. I wasn't a fan of Wuthering Heights either, so don't feel bad! My favorite classic would probably be Jane Eyre.

  5. I remember reading it in Junior high or hs but the details escape me.

  6. I don't know if I could commit to reading this book. Good for you