“Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”
Spoken by Mark Twain these words could not be truer. Classics I feel are the basis for popular art, think of the constant spewing of Jane Austen retellings or adaptations of Shakespeare because these stories are timeless and have transcended centuries. I have my comfort zone of romantics, but there are so many authors and sub-genres I have not delved into yet. Yes, the Classics Club is slowly getting me there but I thought I would take it a step further and start a blog tour, focusing on a classic author I would love to make this amonthly (or bi-monthly community event with participants being scheduled on a particular day to review or talk about a book from the selected category and “Explore the Classics.”
I would like to start this event in August and if there is enough interest would hold sign-ups in the next few days.
For the first in the installment, I was thinking about featuring Daphne Du Maurier. I have also thought of a few other ideas for the coming months:
Upcoming month inspirations
- The Bloomsbury Group
- Authors who were war correspondents (Roald Dahl, John Steinbeck, Ian Flemming)
- Inkling Authors
- Childhood Friends: Truman Capote & Harper Lee
- Harriet Beecher Stowe (she wrote more than just Uncle Tom’s Cabin)
- Authors who disliked Jane Austen
Let me know what you think, I would love the feedback!