Thursday, April 3, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Lit-Ra-Chur

Booking Through Thursday
  • When somebody mentions “literature,” what’s the first thing you think of? (Dickens? Tolstoy? Shakespeare?)
  • Do you read “literature” (however you define it) for pleasure? Or is it something that you read only when you must?

Well, yes, I guess I do automatically think of the classics when someone says "literature." But I don't really think that literature is only the classics. I think it's everything really, everything good and worth reading I suppose. Which, of course, is a matter of personal taste, right?

So, if I go with my second definition of literature, then the second question above is obvious, I read literature for pleasure. But all reading is for pleasure. At least at this stage in my life it is. And if we're calling literature the classics, than THAT'S for pleasure too, 'cause I love the classics!

I don't know about you, but that answer made me dizzy. dizzy


  1. I agree totally. Literature shouldn't be pigeon-holed into only the classics.

  2. For me, literature and the classics are two different things.

  3. I came up with a similar answer but mine was longer winded. Happy BTT.

  4. Literature is any and all works in the canon, which can be classic or contemporary. I enjoy reading both classics and contemporary stuff for fun, though some of it may be a the Brothers Karamazov.

  5. If I go by your 2nd definition, than yes I do read literature for pleasure!



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