Sep 25, 2009

Classics are Good

Okay, so lately I've been trying to "widen my horizons" and decided to give a few different books a go. I came across this great quote and figured I'd share it. . .

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be."
--Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut

I genuinely liked this novel. Yeah, he's straightforward, albeit quirky, but all around it was a good food novel. I call them food novels when they fill me up on more than humor or romance or whatever. Deep novels are pretty good once in a while. Plus, I'm a sucker when it comes to history.

Hmmm. . .Maybe that's why I'm doing so much research for my novels. It's weird I don't put all I've learned into them, but I like knowing about myths and such.

Anyway, I'm going to challenge whoever reads this post to go pick up a new book--one completely different from what you normally read--and see if there's anything you can get out of it. Who knows, maybe it'll become on of your favorites.


Fey said...

reading classics is something you'll never get me to do, sorry. I stick to the fantasies.

Robyn Russell said...

Reading classics is so much more fun when it's a choice, and when no one is telling me what to think of what I'm reading! I've discovered a few gems since I put my school days behind me, and I've sent a few stinkers straight back to the library book drop.

Here I'll go by: Ash. Elizabeth said...

totally agree with you, robyn! I remember being in high school and dreading the assigned reading list. I would purposely read sparknotes sometimes just because I didn't get to choose what to read. Ha. I was such a stubborn girl.