Thursday, November 17, 2016

My 2017 Classics Goal

2017 Classics Goals:

Hello everyone, 

I am sorry for the late posting of this, however yesterday there was a glitch with the internet and for some strange reason this post would not go live. I am happy to say that this is my goals for 2017 in regards to the classics that I intend to complete. 

As I am sure you are all aware of at this moment in time or have seen on one blog post from the past, I am a Biology student in University. Having a science oriented degree at my school means that the literature courses I am required to take and have room for are few and far between, therefor in the Spring term 2017 I will be supplementing my already ambicious work load with some hefty classics. I am doing this because as you all already know, I love books, but something that does not come up tat often on this blog is my love for classics and I would like to share some of that love with you all. I find it oddly satisfying to sit down and devour a novel that is written in such lush and antiquated prose as many books do not compare to the complexity of classics. I love all books, however this year I am going to mix some classics into my reading schedule to add variety. 

I know many of you are probably cringing at the thought of reading a classic for fun, however I have grown up loving academia and the classics and literature courses I took in High School is something that I miss very dearly. I will be choosing one book a month alongside a HUGE goal for the next year. I know, I know you are sick of my yammering on about my love for classics and their complexities so let us get on to the books!
Classics 2017 TBR: 
  • January: 
    • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
    • By: Lewis Carroll 
  • February: 
    • Jane Eyre
    • By: Charlotte Bronte 
  • March: 
    • Utopia
    • By: Thomas More
  • April: 
    • Dubliners
    • By: James Joyce
  • May: 
    • Oliver Twist
    • By: Charles Dickens
The behemoth that I will be focussing on over the course of the rest of 2017 will be Ulysses By: James Joyce. I know you all are probably just as baffled as I am that I actually have a distinct interest in reading this 933 page tome, however regardless of its size I am eager to start this one and explore the many layers of social commentary alongside its conflicting themes.

These are the books that are on my spring 2017 University self assigned reading list, I have chosen these books from a wide range of times to help expand my views in the world of classics. I will be reading these books from some very specific editions for the purpose of study and the notes section in the back; the Norton Critical Editions. I am not able to find Ulysses in that edition or a combined copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass By: Lewis Carroll, both of which I am looking to find in a relatively good edition with notes and essays inside about the text. I am going to link all of these editions down bellow in case you are interested in reading these books alongside me in the spring, I would love to have a classics buddy for the whole of 2017. 

The long and the short of this post is, I will be reading atleast one classic a month for the next year in hopes that I can broaden my horizons within the literature community. I hope you guys do not mind! I will be back to regularly scheduled fantasy and sci-fi reviewing after this month of non-fiction November is over. Hold on to your hats guys, 2017 is a year for learning and expanding our horizons...

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Happy Reading!
I will see you all on Friday with yet another fun post, maybe a review if I can read fast tonight through the end of one of my books. Stay tuned to find out :)

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