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.

3 comments:

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.