Reading Plan

I have just made a decision. I vaguely had it in my mind what I was going to do reading-wise with the year and six months I have left at home. This year, I was going to read a bunch of famous classics like Wuthering Heights. Next summer, I was going to revisit some of my childhood favorites like Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. But, I have changed my mind. I am going to coincide the two ideas. Right now, I am in the middle of Northanger Abbey. Next, I may read The BFG. After that, Great Expectations. I have decided to go back and forth with great classics and simple favorites. There are many books I would like to revisit before I leave for college. I found out that my copy of The Secret Garden was the abridged version. I have been missing out on part of the story all these years, and I can’t wait to read it again and see what’s new. I have always considered myself a fan of Jane Austen, but I have never read her books. (except for Pride and Prejudice and now part of Northanger Abbey.) I am looking forward to falling in love with her language, heroes, heroines, and settings. I believe would live in the early 1800s if I had the choice. I never read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but I am awfully intrigued. I remember liking Black Beauty and The Wind in the Willows. I wonder if I will like them as much now. I think it will be interesting to go back and read what I loved as a child. As Kathleen Kelly so wonderfully put it…

“When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.”

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I wonder what I will see in them now as a young adult? What memories will they bring back? What will I remember? I know the books that started to shape my love of fantasy. I want to read them again and see what it was that sparked the flame that has now grown into a roaring fire. I want to read new things and old things and some things in between. I want to remember my past while looking forward to my future. I want to reminisce, and I want to dream. I want to move on, but I don’t want to forget. Books hold memories in their pages, and when you open them you can dive back into a certain year or phase or season. With that being said, and thinking of all the books I want to read, I should probably get to it. Let the reading begin.

2 thoughts on “Reading Plan

  1. I am about to dive into the classics world.
    I’ve always loved the vintage age,
    I want to give contemporary novels a break and savour the aura of the classics…

    I read the children version of great expectations and the secret garden when I was a bit younger. About 14…
    I loved them

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