You’ve fumbled through a stack of books in the library and decided on a classic. Good for you. But why that book? What made you decide to choose it? Was there an image on the front cover that drew your eye? If so, what image? Did something on the back cover make you curious? What do you hope to discover as you read this book? What do you hope the plot contains? Hypothesize about what makes this book worth reading, what makes it good, what makes it a classic.
With your comment, tell which novel you’re reading. Give the author’s name too. You may also include a link to amazon.com, so blog readers can see its cover. Here’s an example of a comment for this post:
I’m reading The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I chose this book because I’ve heard a lot about it, but I’ve never seen the movie and I don’t really know how the story goes. I wanted to read something I wasn’t very familiar with, and this book fits the bill. The image on the front cover isn’t what tempted me, because the girl on the front looks sort of sad, and I hate sad books. But overall, I’m hoping it will contain a little romance and an unpredictable ending, even if it does turn out to be sad. I’m sure it’s a classic because it’s written by Hawthorne. I’ve read his novel, The House of Seven Gables, and it was a classic; but since I haven’t even started this book yet, I don’t have the foggiest idea why it’s a classic, other than the author connection.
Here’s the link to my book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Scarlet-Letter-Nathaniel-Hawthorne/dp/B000J1B4EQ/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296190726&sr=1-9