This week I finished My Antonia, which officially marks the half-way point through my goal of reading 100 classic novels. I’ve read many good ones, some really good ones, and a few which did nothing for me (though obviously they are important to literature for one reason or another). It has taken me just short of 2 1/2 years to read these 50 books, with some breaks in there as I read other things. Now it is time to take a bit more of an extended break. I’ve got a good stack of non-classic books that have been piling up on me, especially over this past year or so, and it is time to read through some of those. I’ll keep doing some quick movie reviews, and hopefully it isn’t long before I’m back in to the classics. Thank you to those who read my blog and let me know what you think, and if you’ve picked up a book I’ve talked about and enjoyed it, I’m glad. Sometimes the greatest way we can learn about the past, what changes were happening culturally, is to read what authors at the time had to say, more so than any history book can tell you. Please check back every now and then, and I hope to be back soon.
—– Added 4/30/18 —–
Wow, my break turned out to be a lot longer than I thought! Almost a year later, I’m ready to get back into some classic novels. I probably won’t be reading very quickly at the start, as I have few other projects going on, but I will keep chugging away in my goal to read the “100 greatest English novels of the 20th century.” Thanks for continuing to read.