This, ladies and gentlemen, is my very first post of 2018.
(Also, guess who procrastinated on writing this post to the last minute? What? Not me, I’m insulted that you would even think so).
Can you believe it? This year has sprung upon us and it’s shaping up to be monumentally crazy. There are a few highlights coming up though:
-One year Anniversary of An Ordinary Pen in May.
-The release of Nadine Brandes’ new book Fawkes!
-The release of Paperfury’s debut, A Thousand Perfect Notes!
-My eighteenth birthday.
-The sequel to Stars Fill Infinity
-A standalone novel featuring some of the characters from my The Blade of the Dragon duology.
-A lot of reading
So there’s a lot of things to look forward too. Plus some amazing posts on this blog.
And I’ve set myself an impossible challenge too. Because I’m an overachiever and all that. I’ve been wanting to read more classics, so last year, I asked for some suggestion from some online friends. I got a lot of suggestions, and then added a few books that I wanted to read for myself.
I now have a list of fifty classic novels which everyone needs to read. And I’m going to attempt to read as many as I can in 2018. I present to you:
The Great Classic Quest of 2018
*cue fanfare and trumpets*
So, that’s what I’m going to be doing. To read fifty books in a year, you need to read four a month (plus two extra. I’ll squeeze those in somewhere), so at the end of each month, in my wrap up post, I’ll show you what four classics I read, and what four I aim to read next month. If you want to follow along, please do! There are no rules. If you are interested in reading some classics, but can’t do fifty, try just doing one a month! It’s up to you, but I’d love to hear about your current reads.
Classics for January 2018
-A Tale of Two Cities—Charles Dickens (almost finished!)
-The Phantom of the Opera—Gaston Leroux
-A Christmas Carol—Charles Dickens
-The Three Musketeers—Alexandre Dumas
And so concludes today’s very scattered post (I mean, its a whole new year and my thoughts are all over the place, I promise the next post will be better!). What do you think of my
mad plan? Have you read any of these four books? Do you want to?