Well, after a week (and a half, but who’s counting?) away from blogging, I’ve come to the conclusion that time off can be a good thing. I had a wonderful visit with family, even though very little reading and no blogging occurred. I started to see just how much time reading and blogging can take up. I love doing both, of course. But as summer term begins and the pace of life picks up, I’m going to need a little of that time for other things. There’s no way I’ll get to everything on my reading plate. Something’s gotta give!
After a bit of thought, I’ve decided to put my Classics Reclamation Project on the back burner for May. I’ll go back to it in June; I really enjoy the project, so I have no plans to abandon it completely. Actually, I do have a couple of classics already on the schedule anyway: I need to catch up on War and Peace, plus I’m doing Animal Farm this month for Reading Buddies. So May won’t be completely classics-free!
What’s cool, though, is that classics are finding their way into my everyday reading. When the time comes to pick up a new book, I don’t find myself making a beeline for my contemporary fiction shelves anymore. I’d say classics have gained an equal footing with the other fiction I read, which makes me very happy. It seems my classics project has helped me take some big steps toward ditching my long-standing mental prejudice against classics!