Our first SKGfun issue of 2017 was a tribute to the classics genre! Check it out here. Scroll down for extras!
Resources to check out
- Why should you read classics? We’re glad you asked! Check out this post by Amanda.
- How many classics have YOU read? Check out this virtual checklist and make it a 2017 resolution to read more of this beautiful genre!
- Amanda lists just a few of her favorite classics in this post.
- What makes a book five stars?
- Facts you don’t know about classical authors.
Lainey J.’s Favorite Voyage of the Dawn Treader quotes
“You know, extraordinary things happen to extraordinary people.” ~ Reepicheep
“Unhand the tail. Aslan the Great gave me this tail, and no one, repeat no one, touches the tail. Period, exclamation mark!” ~ Reepicheep
“We have nothing if not belief.” ~ Reepicheep
“When you grow up, you should be just like you.” ~ Lucy
Eustace: “That giant rat thing just tried to claw my face off!”
Reepicheep: “I was merely trying to expel the water from your lungs, sir.”
Eustace: “It talked! Did you see? Did anyone just hear that? It talked!”
Telmarine Sailor: “He always talks.”
Caspian: “Actually, it’s getting him to shut up that’s the trick.”
Extra Book Review: Wuthering Heights
Fates collide when Catherine Earnshaw’s father adopts Heathcliffe, a slightly terrifying young boy with a brooding personality. Catherine falls in love with the mysterious orphan boy despite herself, but she refuses to admit her feelings for Heathcliffe. Instead, she marries rich Edgar Linton.
Heathcliffe disappears from Catherine’s life until three years later, when he returns and marries Catherine’s husband’s sister, just to spite Catherine.
Years later, Heathcliffe is the terrifying owner of Wuthering Heights, intent on revenge.
If you want to discover all the secrets of Wuthering Heights for yourself, you’ll have to read the book!
Why I Loved It
The whole book seemed to be shrouded in this amazing veil of foreboding fog. Emily Bronte did an amazing job sharing her vision of Wuthering Heights and Heathcliffe. Through perfect and meticulous wording, she weaves a tale of intrigue. The characters are loveable and relatable. Your heart physically hurts when Catherine chooses Edgar over Heathcliffe.
This novel deeply explores the idea of love, but more specifically, love and hatred. Heathcliffe’s love turns to hatred and this hatred conceives a twisted, irrational desire for revenge.
I believe Bronte wished to share just how low people will stoop when they allow hatred to take root in their hearts. Hopefully, once we have read this book, we will realize how foolish it is to indulge in both love and hatred.