Monday, 19 February 2018

Reading | Modern vs Classic Fiction


At home, I have two bookcases crammed full of books. Have I read them all? Definitely not. Do I mean to? Maybe one day...

On the top shelf of the first bookcase is a space specifically dedicated to classic novels, a space that hasn't really been added to in a few years for no real reason other than I stopped reading them. Life got busy and I preferred a story that was faster-paced and made it's point quicker and more precisely. 


However, I can't remember most of the book titles of even the most exciting of thrillers but the classics stick in my mind no matter what. I can tell you the names and stories of pretty much all of them and I know that many others would be able to do so too. 

We learn from classics, not only about history but about life. They show us that no matter what century we are in, feelings and emotions are still the same and characters can still feel like our best friend.


Modern fiction is still what I gravitate towards, most of the books that I've stayed up late reading (because I can't possibly put it down and go to sleep) have been something that I've picked up on a whim at the airport, train station or even supermarket. They're simpler to read, the font is bigger and the characters are easy to understand. 


So, after spending a lot of time in front of my bookcases. I'll definitely be choosing a classic book to read and enjoy next.

What are you reading at the moment and do you have any suggestions?

Rosanna
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64 comments:

  1. I just finished "Murder on the Orient express" and I loved it! You should check it out, if you haven't read it :)

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  2. Actually I have not been able to enjoy myself reading such a book lately.
    As you said, as life gets busy it's really hard to find a perfect time to enjoy a good book. I wish I got plenty of time to read again :(

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  3. I really love your point about being able to relate to characters, feelings and circumstances from years ago - no matter which century they were written! I'd never thought of it like that before :)

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  4. Interesting post, I love reading!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  5. I’ve read The Odyssey back in High School and loved it. In fact, I loved all the classics we were required to read because as you’ve said, the story was relatable. One of my favorites was To Kill a Mockingbird. Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great day so far!

    Xo,

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  6. Yes, this is so true! We really learn from classics about life! Thanks for sharing and happy new week!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  7. Great content and love your thoughts on this post

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  8. Lovely post

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  9. A great review indeed, thanks for recommendation!

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  10. Great post. Very interesting.
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  11. I love a good book and like how you have organized your shelves.

    Amy Ann
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  12. I love classic novels but I find it difficul to read them . Of course, when I finish to read one of them it feels way better than if I had red modern novel. By the way, just like you I have a lot of books in my shelves and mostly of them I haven't red yet. Have a nice day!

    xo, Rimantė
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  13. I buy so many classics but like you said, they can take too long to read. I'm wanting to put more effort in this year, so on classic for every two or three more modern ones. xx

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  16. So true! As with every book i own I only reread them when i can't remember the story. And it's true what you say about not forgetting the story, so in my case that's the reason I don't reread them. :)

    Last year I picked up reading again and especially the Liane Moriarty books are my favourites since then :D

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  17. Reading is one of my hobbies :) Great post! Hugs!
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  18. Thanks a lot :D

    super interesting books my friend :D I need to read more :(

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  19. I'm just like you! I love buying books at Asda and they're mostly fiction as well :)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  20. I love classics and I like to read them! At the moment I'm reading some travel diaries and American Indians biographies.
    xoxo
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  21. I love to read, is a pleassure I always try to keep even if sometimes im so busy i cant actually have free time to do so, but when i do i really enjoy that moment!

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  22. Such a great post! I definitely need to get back in to reading. Gemma x
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  23. I love the Penguin books... I need to make more time to read these days!! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  24. I used to love digging into the classics in college- this post makes me want to go revisit some of my favorites!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  25. Wow! I have never bought a book that I didn't read but I am a huge book lover so maybe that is why. I have hundreds of books and I continuously read all of them over and over again.Even though I can relate to modern classics i do love the attention to detail and prose that older classics have.
    LaToya
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  26. my favorite are the classics
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  27. I love this kinds of books.
    Modern vs. classic.

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    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  28. I love reading and lately I have been more history books. I finally finished a book on Catherine the Great x

    Laura
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  29. I read a lot but mostly contemporary literature. I would love to read more classics.

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  30. I love the photos in this post Rosanna! I haven't read a classic for ages actually, my favourite is definitely Pride and Prejudice :) xx

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