Every month the Classics Club Meme will pose a questions to those participating in the Classics Club so that we can get to know one another a bit better.
This month's question is: What is your favourite Classics Book? Why?
This is a tricky question for 2 reasons. 1. There are so many amazing Classics out there, that it is difficult to choose only one. 2. I am not nearly well read enough in the Classics to be able to answer this as well as I should. I think that this is a question I should ask myself every 6 months, or once a year.
I had planned to read Gone with the Wind slowly after I realised that it was such an amazing book, part by part, but after part 3 I could delay knowing the whole story no longer. I just had to know where Margaret Mitchell was taking me. I stayed up through the night for 2 whole nights, I could not put the book down, I slept during the day and then picked the book up again, I just had to finish it. I had to see the full picture. And it was so worth the sleep that I lost, but then you get to the end, and you get to that iconic movie line "[frankly] my dear I don't give a damn" and it breaks your heart.
But all that pales a bit in comparison to the fact that you got to live another life in another time, and you got to see what the world was like, and you got to see how much it changed in such a short period of time. Well, that is what Gone with the Wind was like for me.
And that is the beauty of reading, you get to visit a world you other wise would not have been able to, and you emerge a different person - and it makes me feel so sorry for those who find no joy or pleasure in reading for fun.