Catching Katy

Reads, Eats, & Everything Else

Great Expectations

Leave a comment

Continuing my reading of classics that I never read for my 101 list. There are a number of books that we weren’t forced to read in school and that I feel I missed out on reading. There are just some good classics! I had a 6 hour drive a couple weeks ago so I started the Great Expectations (Charles Dickens) audiobook, and luckily I’m in the car at least 2 hours a day commuting meaning plenty of time to keep listening every day!

I love listening to books, but especially with a classic, it can be easy to zone out and miss something. This story does have some slow parts  but overall I really enjoyed the story. It has love, mystery, criminals, drama; you love some characters and hate some characters; it’s easy to get emotionally involved. I do wonder how differently a book reads in book form rather than audio form – but I guess there’s no way to test that – there’s only one first reading of a book – one first reaction. Even if it’s been years since you read it, you’ll still remember bits and pieces.

Anyway – I enjoyed Great Expectations and will consider it a great classic.

[Side note: This is my 300th blog post! Woot!]

Great_Expectations_by_Charles_Dickens

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s