One of the things I’ve been trying to do a lot of since starting this blog is check out other awesome book review blogs and get involved in some of the weekly challenges and prompts they use.
Today I’m going to be taking part in the Book Blogger Hop! This is currently active over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and bloggers all over the sphere get involved to answer the prompt, visit some of the other responses, and make new connections!
This week’s prompt comes from Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea and they asked: “What’s the oldest book (by publication date) that you’ve read?”
And my answer is: Maybe The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins? Or The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Or like…a bunch of old Greek plays I read in High School, but I’m not going to count those.
What’s the oldest work you’ve ever read? Why’d you read it? Did you love it? Hate it? Tell me in the comments below!
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I had a look on my Goodreads shelf and my 1988 copy Sourcery (Discworld #5) by Sir Terry Pratchett was the oldest but I was reading books before I discovered Goodreads 😉 and was forever picking up old books from my local charity shops – it’s where I found my little copy of A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that was published in the early 1900s, the 1970’s paperback copies of Dennis Wheatley’s The Devil Rides Out and my treasured 1930’s copy of Dion Fortune’s The Sea Priestess.
However, I have also read a loved an number of William Shakespeare’s classics – A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably my favourite. I’ve also read classic folk tales like Beowulf and The Mabinogion.
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I go back to Ancient Greece, too, with Theogony by Hesiod. We had to study Latin in high school (I know, he’s a Greek author but we read it in Latin) so my oldest reading comes from that time. If we don’t count Anciet Greece or Rome, mine is The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, geez that was a heavy reading! (done for school, too). Have a nice week!!
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