Saturday, March 19, 2011

Literary Blog Hop-What must I read before I die?

Literary Blog Hop
The Literary Blog Hop is a biweekly hop hosted by The Blue Bookcase.  Anyone who reviews a lot of literary or classic books can participate!  For more information or to join in, head over to The Blue Bookcase

This week's question comes from the wonderful Deb Nance over at Readerbuzz:
What one literary work must you read before you die?

Well this is actually kind of a hard question for me.  There are so many books I really want to read!  I guess if I had to choose, I'd pick Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.  I would read it in French.  I've wanted to read this one for ages and hopefully will someday get around to it!  So many of my friends love the play (I think maybe it's a musical??) and talk about it a lot, but I don't know much about the story or what it's about (I know I know, shame on me..).  I'm pretty sure it will be awesome though, and that's why I choose this book :)


  1. A great choice from a great French writer,I also found the decision process hard. In the end I chose a book about reading by a writer who had read to Borges.

  2. I really, really liked Les Miserables. But I am also a fan of the musical. In fact I read the book after seeing the musical. Good luck.


  3. Les Miserables is fantastic; I've read it in English, but plan to read it in French once I brush up on it. Really, really recommended!

  4. I have never read any Hugo as of yet-

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  5. Oh, yes! Les Miserables is one I definitely want to read. I'd LOVE to read it in the true French one day! :-D

  6. Great choice! I wouldn't be able to read it in French though!! :)

    I recently bought a copy of Les Miserables... although a lot needs to be crossed off the list first!

  7. Ahhh! "The wonderful Deb Nance!" Just lovely.

    If I could, I would join you in reading Les Miserables in French. Maybe after I retire?

    Here's my post: