I will be participating in a classical reading challenge for 2012. Excellent notion, since many of my jewelry inspirations seed from classic literature and themes. Here is the link to the challenge posed by November's Autumn. Check it out for yourself:
Silas Marner by George Eliot (re-read)
I love the underlying theme of this story ... love of objects replaced by love of people.
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (re-read)
I read this book in college as assigned reading for a business ethics class. Greusome and tragic story that keeps me a simple and honest person in my business dealings. The climate of morals hasn't changed much. A good reminder to be accountable for your actions and who they may affect.
The jungle book by Rudyard Kipling
I love the transcedental love of the animal kingdom. My animal friends, it would seem, are more accepting than my human friends. Love the adventure, and theme of the innocence to carnality in this book.
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
The thought that such a forward concept and transgender morphism being written and openly accepted in the time frame that this book was written intriques me. I loved the movie, and can't wait to read the book.
Poe ... does it really need any more description than that? SWOON