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Celebrate the Classics is a short look at what makes a great book, why we should read classic literature, and how to go about reading and celebrating these book. Whether you’re a teacher hoping to inspire students to love the classics or simply a curious mind looking to understand the great literature that has shaped the foundations of our society, this book will give you Celebrate the Classics is a short look at what makes a great book, why we should read classic literature, and how to go about reading and celebrating these book. Whether you’re a teacher hoping to inspire students to love the classics or simply a curious mind looking to understand the great literature that has shaped the foundations of our society, this book will give you concrete tips for reading and enjoying classic literature. This free guide has been made available to help people discover a love of reading classic books.


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Celebrate the Classics is a short look at what makes a great book, why we should read classic literature, and how to go about reading and celebrating these book. Whether you’re a teacher hoping to inspire students to love the classics or simply a curious mind looking to understand the great literature that has shaped the foundations of our society, this book will give you Celebrate the Classics is a short look at what makes a great book, why we should read classic literature, and how to go about reading and celebrating these book. Whether you’re a teacher hoping to inspire students to love the classics or simply a curious mind looking to understand the great literature that has shaped the foundations of our society, this book will give you concrete tips for reading and enjoying classic literature. This free guide has been made available to help people discover a love of reading classic books.

30 review for Celebrate the Classics: Why You Can and Should Read the Great Books

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sandeep Ellawala

    I wanted pick this book up especially because today (23-Apr) is the World Book Day. I wanted to pick up my phase of reading classics and I wanted to take a symbolic start today by finishing this quick read. This book delivered the exact content it promised to deliver in the description. The Author goes on to relate her content to her own publishing company Xist (i.e. Exist) and their own book club of classics. But this does not diminish the core content of the book. I loved how precise and direc I wanted pick this book up especially because today (23-Apr) is the World Book Day. I wanted to pick up my phase of reading classics and I wanted to take a symbolic start today by finishing this quick read. This book delivered the exact content it promised to deliver in the description. The Author goes on to relate her content to her own publishing company Xist (i.e. Exist) and their own book club of classics. But this does not diminish the core content of the book. I loved how precise and direct the content was, and for the most part of the book, it was a list of books one could keep as a point of reference to add to their own reading portfolio. I got the Kindle version of this book for $0.00 from Amazon and I was fully satisfied that it did not waste my time. So if you are planning to pick this book up, I would recommend it on the basis that it gives you reassurances that reading classics is cool, and lists down like 100+ books to get you started.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Akash A

    A relatable short read. If you want a push to try out classics, this one is for you. Calee's writing style made me finish in a single sitting. A good guide to dive into the classics. A relatable short read. If you want a push to try out classics, this one is for you. Calee's writing style made me finish in a single sitting. A good guide to dive into the classics.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Narinder Bhatia

    Interesting approach towards something as profound as Classics Found the approach of the book quite interesting for something as profound as Classics. I did start reading it with certain expectations but few pages into the book I realised it may not fulfill my set expectations. I adjusted myself to the approach and style of the book. Still found it interesting and lot of take aways , though not the ones that I had anticipated earlier when I started reading it. Discovered many gems that I would re Interesting approach towards something as profound as Classics Found the approach of the book quite interesting for something as profound as Classics. I did start reading it with certain expectations but few pages into the book I realised it may not fulfill my set expectations. I adjusted myself to the approach and style of the book. Still found it interesting and lot of take aways , though not the ones that I had anticipated earlier when I started reading it. Discovered many gems that I would read soon and the questions at the back are indeed very useful for multiple purposes. A nice read !

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sarah E Mudge

    A great guide to the classics. A geeat book if you are wanting to get unto the claasics. Organized and informative. Would recomend it to anyone who is pursuing the Classics.

  5. 5 out of 5

    David

    A short exhortation to read more classics, some of which the author's publishing company is putting out on Kindle. A worry cause. Nicely written. Many links to mostly good books. A short exhortation to read more classics, some of which the author's publishing company is putting out on Kindle. A worry cause. Nicely written. Many links to mostly good books.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Terence Mclaughlin

    Informative and a great signpost. Recommend to anyone wanting to broaden their literary education. Lots of classics recommended that I will put on my reading list.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jeane Grimbeek

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. For the one who enjoys the classics or want to enjoy them, this small guidebook is an excellent guide to your exploration into the classics, with reasons why are classics are so revered, why they are so relatable decades or centuries after their publication and even provides with a list of classic titles categorized according to their genre and location. A guide to understand the book you are reading better is also provided. It is a fast read and an excellent reference for anyone who is looking in For the one who enjoys the classics or want to enjoy them, this small guidebook is an excellent guide to your exploration into the classics, with reasons why are classics are so revered, why they are so relatable decades or centuries after their publication and even provides with a list of classic titles categorized according to their genre and location. A guide to understand the book you are reading better is also provided. It is a fast read and an excellent reference for anyone who is looking into classics and those who already enjoy them. Because of this book and another, I have started reading some classics that have caught my interest in the past but never gotten into it - because of the reputation of classic literature. While I still will read the books that catch my eye in terms of concept and theme - keep in mind that everyone has their own interests, so while one book will resonate with one, it wouldn’t resonate with another. Each individual is different - but hey that is what makes people interesting. So please be respectful Highly recommended along with I’d rather be reading by Anne Bogel if you are an absolute bibliophile like me.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Omar Taufik

    This book addressed the subject of reading classics. The author has her own experience in the field from her childhood and recently gets to realize the value of classics in human history and culture. The book is brief where the author does not go in depth to cover the subject, starting up with what are the classics ? Why read them ? How to read them ? The information in the previous mentioned three chapters is useful and inspiring. The author then shares several lists of classic books title categor This book addressed the subject of reading classics. The author has her own experience in the field from her childhood and recently gets to realize the value of classics in human history and culture. The book is brief where the author does not go in depth to cover the subject, starting up with what are the classics ? Why read them ? How to read them ? The information in the previous mentioned three chapters is useful and inspiring. The author then shares several lists of classic books title categorized by genre. The subject of book clubs is then highlighted. Finally the last part of the book named Book Club questions was the most useful to me. It mentions various questions that could be discussed in book clubs again categorized over several subjects. Such questions are practically very useful hints for beginners or non professional readers especially in the field of fiction. A useful read that could be enjoyed and useful for readers who need some hints or inspiration to discover the world of classics..

  9. 5 out of 5

    Virginia Henderson

    Just downloaded this gem and finished it. I love classic books, some of my top favorites being Treasure Island, Peter Pan, A Little Princess and The Chronicles of Narnia series. This book not only provided an extensive list of the classics (a lot I've read, a lot on my to-read list and a good many I'd never heard of but am now very intrigued to check out) but also clearly explained the benefits to reading the classics and basically why you should give them a chance. This book was exactly what I'd Just downloaded this gem and finished it. I love classic books, some of my top favorites being Treasure Island, Peter Pan, A Little Princess and The Chronicles of Narnia series. This book not only provided an extensive list of the classics (a lot I've read, a lot on my to-read list and a good many I'd never heard of but am now very intrigued to check out) but also clearly explained the benefits to reading the classics and basically why you should give them a chance. This book was exactly what I'd hoped for and I'm eager to explore new titles. Recommend for those who love the classics and those who aspire to read them.

  10. 5 out of 5

    A'ishah Kamaludin

    A good resource and motivation for me to plan my classic reading in the future. It also includes questions and prompts to be used for book club and useful for reviews and activities too. Though certain parts of this book are written to promote the publishing company, for this is free guide, I shouldn’t complain about that but to feel grateful. I appreciate the lists and recommendations. If you want to dig into classics, have a quick look on this book. It’s brief anyway.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Marga Smith

    Really enjoyable guide with interesting insights into the important role of Classics over the centuries. Left me inspired to dive in and read everything from Dickens to Dostoyevsky. Pity about several repeats of titles and links that did not work.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ozzie Osborn

    Excellent List of Books Good reasons to read a good book. But, I read mostly just for pleasure and to escape. I don't see how reading has made much of an impact upon my life. None of the links to Xist Publishing seemed to work. All I got was a static page. Excellent List of Books Good reasons to read a good book. But, I read mostly just for pleasure and to escape. I don't see how reading has made much of an impact upon my life. None of the links to Xist Publishing seemed to work. All I got was a static page.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Red

    A nice little book that encourages one to read classics. Its not anything that will really buy or sell anyone. I already thought classics are very much worth reading. I think the awesome advice to not read things you hate is always good advice.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ed Barton

    Quick Read This is a quick read on why you should read the "classics", as well as perspective on what the classics are and how to approach them. A good primer. Quick Read This is a quick read on why you should read the "classics", as well as perspective on what the classics are and how to approach them. A good primer.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Wetzler

    Interesting It has helpful hints on how to enjoy the classics. Discussion questions helpful too, even if not used for book club.

  16. 4 out of 5

    mori

    It is quite informative for readers who want to generally start a new genre, and instructional for readers who want to start a book club. There’s nothing more for me to get from this book.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Betty

    Enjoyable book with practical ideas for anyone who loves the classics or feels badly about having missed reading some of them. It's not too late. Enjoyable book with practical ideas for anyone who loves the classics or feels badly about having missed reading some of them. It's not too late.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Alva

    I liked the concept for the book. But the poor editing merits the low rating.

  19. 4 out of 5

    George Kurian

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sayantan Sen

  21. 4 out of 5

    Upendra Awasthi

  22. 4 out of 5

    barbara notte

  23. 5 out of 5

    Amber Brown

  24. 5 out of 5

    Adelina Tabacu

  25. 5 out of 5

    Belladonna

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

  27. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl

  28. 5 out of 5

    John Dyson

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mike Yuan

  30. 4 out of 5

    Catherine Preston

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