Have you ever tired of today’s modern novels? I definitely have.
I find it very difficult to find books that I truly enjoy, and take something from them.
Looking back on the books I’ve read over the last few years, I don’t think they were necessarily the best options for me at the time.
Were they bad? Not really.
Did I learn any lessons from them? Yes.
Did I learn important lessons from them? Not necessarily.
So… where do I find books that will actually help me through life? Well, I’ve fallen on the classics.
For me, there is just a feel with classics. They’re not always better than modern books; in fact, there are definitely some amazing modern books out there. But classics… it’s hard to explain, but it just makes me a feel a bit at peace.
I am currently re-reading Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë. I read it when I was younger for a class, and fell head over heels in love with it. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to read it again.
One excuse for me to lay aside other books and pick this up is because I am co-teaching a class for the book, which will be a whole new experience for me!
I read a quote once by C. S. Lewis that said something along the lines of: “For every new book you read, read two old books.”
Have a wonderful day, everyone, and God bless.
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My question for You: What is your favorite classic?