Day: October 10, 2012

The Classics Club Monthly Meme: October 2012

The Classics Club selected a short and sweet topic for the month that celebrates The Sweetest Day: Why are you reading the classics? First, why not? I mean, I never really bothered to ask myself why am I doing this. It’s like asking yourself why you’re breathing, and come to think of it, it’s a fundamental question. Second, I read the classics because they are the foundation of whatever it is that we are reading now. I want to find out who the culprits are. I want to see how things were done before. I want to know where everything started. Third, I read the classics because I want to make sure that the time I spend in reading will not be wasted. I have this notion that the classics will solve that problem. They wouldn’t be classics for nothing, right? They have survived multiple generations, therefore passing the test of time. Fourth, I read the classics because they challenge me. We have to admit that some classics are tough to go through. Although there …