#21: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Okay, I am quite behind so I am going to make this quick. My hope that the thanksgiving holiday would lend itself to lots of reading time failed miserably and put me further behind than I had hoped. I have to read 2+ hours a day to finish on time… that’s likely not going to happen, but here’s to hopin’.

I finished Huck Finn a week and a half ago and have been reading Don Quixote. I’m very annoyed with myself for reading them in that order, but little did I know that Tom Sawyer (who admittedly doesn’t play an enormous role in Huck Finn, but certainly plays a part) is identical to Don Quixote. Seeing as Don Quixote was obviously written far before Mark Twain’s time, I would have liked to read it first so that I could have understood the references. Also maybe I would have found Tom Sawyer to be less of an irritating idiot if I knew he was a parody of good ol’ Don.

I really don’t have much more to say, only because I’m slightly stressed about getting the rest of these books finished to complete my goal. In the meantime, if anyone has any suggestions for 2018 reading, I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

 

Side note, if any of my old high school teachers want to make their students (or a certain cousin of mine) suffer through a 900 page book, I think reading Don Quixote and then Huck Finn would be an excellent idea. Then they can write the classic character comparison essay and maybe it will teach certain cousins to be nicer to me next time Thanksgiving comes around… Just a thought…

Next up, Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes…

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