A Classic Problem

“You’re gonna love it!! It’s a classic!”

Sounds familiar?

I have an issue when it comes to classic literature. What is it? Well, I just rarely find myself loving them as much as other people do!

I’ve talked about a few of the classic pieces of literature I’ve read over the years, and how much I didn’t enjoy them. Saying this out loud can get a bit uncomfortable. Fellow bookworms are very passionate about the books that they love, and I totally get it! I get completely and utterly shocked when people don’t like Stephen King’s writing too! The difference is that I don’t give people crap about it!

We all like different things, and I have come to terms with the fact that I will never love Jane Eyre for instance. I’m not made for big grandiose classic love stories. I just don’t like them. I get bored, and crave other stories.

I’ve so many times when it comes to some of the classics, and I do find some that I like now and then. Often those are in the horror or science fiction genre, and for some odd reason, there are a lot of readers out there that does not look at the classic novels in those genres as equals to the romantic classics of Brontë, Shakespeare and Austen.

I fully respect the love other people have for books that I don’t like, and all I’m asking for is the same respect in return. I don’t want to be told the reason why I should give it another go, after trying the same novel three times. I’m happy to hear anyone’s thoughts and ideas around books though. I can talk about them for hours, both the loved and the disliked ones.

But to those of you who get’s angry or rude towards me, because I give an honest opinion;

Just don’t! You’re wasting your energy, and mine!

Feel free to love the books that you love, and I will do the same ❤️

That being said (or ranted about) I still like to give them a chance now and then, and one author that’s been recommended to me several times is Virginia Woolf. So I am going to give Mrs Dalloway a shot in the near future.

Wish me luck 😁



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  1. YES! This kind of disrespect is what turned me off to reading when I was a child. My book choices weren’t “cool” or “smart” enough which led me to just not want any part of reading. I’m glad I found it on my own again and now I feel free to like what I like and leave others to do the same.

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