Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bookgroup Friday

Our bookgroup meets in two days.  We have to pick a classic to read for January.  I think I'm going to pick this one; Vanity Fair.  It's a pretty thick book, but with the holidays coming (and no homeschooling) I'll have more time to read.

It's the group's tradition for the January meeting to be a soup and sandwich supper with our husbands.  They're supposed to read the book too.  About half of the husbands read it though.  We still have a good time together visiting.

This year we're gettin' crazy!  We're going to eat together AND watch the movie based on the book.  

Think of how many classic books have been made into movies; most, if not all, of Dickens, Hardy, Forster, Eliot, Bronte, Austen, Dumas, Stevenson, and many more. 

 Some other contenders of mine were: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, Middlemarch by George Eliot, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte.  I still may change my mind.  What would you pick if you were in our bookgroup?


Laura A said...

I think Vanity Fair is good because your perceptions of certain characters may change over the course of the book (if you don't read ahead, that is).

Jekyll and Hyde is interesting, too, because there are Christian worldview implications. Have you read The Deadliest Monster?

Hope everyone does their reading. Sounds fun!

Katy said...

Not Middlemarch! I've tried reading it a couple of times. The story is great, but in the middle of a scene, Elliot will began a two page tirade on whatever, and it makes me crazy.

Of course, it's been several years since the last attempt. I could feel completely differently now. You know how that goes!

Vanity Fair is a good choice. Be sure to watch the Reese Witherspoon adaptation.