What Classics And Marmite Have In Common

Do you like classics?

I’d love to be the sort of person whose shelves are full of Charles Dickens and George Orwells in fancy covers, but I really don’t have the patience. Or the money.

Unpopular Opinion: not every timeless classic is ageless. Sadly, we did reach an era where we stopped using ‘thee’ and started showing a bit of ankle (scandalous, I know). But, once you get round a bit of funny language, there is something pretty amazing about reading books written by dead authors about dead societies in dead languages. I doubt Charlotte Bronte ever expected teenage girls to be fangirling over her books on internet forums nearly 200 years after its release date. tHat’S KiNd oF aMaZiNg.

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However, I do have some friends who refuse to read anything not written this century. Which is such a shame. And slightly terrifying – even Harry Potter came out in 1997 (Now that’s a scary thought.) The probability is, if people have loved a book for centuries, then you’re going to love it too. Some people love classics, some people hate them (😔) but I would highly recommend that you go and grab one. Just to see what all the fuss is about. I love ‘The Outsiders’ or ‘Of Mice And Men’ by John Steinbeck… as you can probably see from my copy!

What are some of your favourites? Are you a love or a hate kind of person? Please like and let me know in the comments!

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I’m a teenager from Manchester, and a proud Hufflepuff. I like oversized jumpers, indie music you’ve probably not heard of, and books. Honestly, any books I can get my hands on but my personal favourites are fantasy, mystery or your classic teenage romance (it’s ironic I know – but you can’t really go wrong with ‘A Fault in Our Stars’)! I’m always being told to go and ‘be active’ or something instead of sitting in my room reading and listening to the Smiths, but honestly I don’t see the point. Why would I want to go for a run when I could be reading Rainbow Rowell or Good Omens. And it’s Morrisey for god’s sake. So, I decided to do something with the growing piles of books in my room… and you’re reading the product! It’s a lot more interesting than I thought it would be and I really enjoy it – and I hope you do too. I try to write a review after I’ve read the book each week every Saturday, but no promises! The aim is hundreds and thousands of books (see what I did there?) but I’m not quite there. Yet.

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