Do you prefer classic literature or do you like modern books?

Contributor: Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Uh, I just like the pictures! (I think I'm going to add that as a choice, ha ha!)

Actually, as much as I'd like to enjoy it & really tried, (okay, was forced to read it in school), I didn't enjoy any of the literature read. Sure, its interesting and I appreciate it, but I don't enjoy reading it, it's too much like a school assignment!

So, I definitely choose modern books for my preference! What about you?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I like modern books best
15  (52%)
I like classic literature best
2  (7%)
I like them both equally
11  (38%)
I just like the pictures
I do not usually read books
other
1  (3%)
Total votes: 29
Poll is closed
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Contributor: Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I prefer modern books but I definitely have respect for the classics.
06/01/2013
Contributor: ZZ ZZ
As long as a book is well written, I'm happy
06/01/2013
Contributor: evanescentowl evanescentowl
Modern Classics! I love Orwell and Fitzgerald, but Bronte? Shelley? No thanks.
06/01/2013
Contributor: K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
Uh, I just like the pictures! (I think I'm going to add that as a choice, ha ha!)

Actually, as much as I'd like to enjoy it & really tried, (okay, was forced to read it in school), I didn't enjoy any of the literature read. ...
Modern! I can handle literature, and sometimes do enjoy it, but not very often can I really, really enjoy it.
06/01/2013
Contributor: ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
Uh, I just like the pictures! (I think I'm going to add that as a choice, ha ha!)

Actually, as much as I'd like to enjoy it & really tried, (okay, was forced to read it in school), I didn't enjoy any of the literature read. ...
I like modern books more for the most part, but there are some great classics.
06/01/2013
Contributor: Stagger13 Stagger13
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
Uh, I just like the pictures! (I think I'm going to add that as a choice, ha ha!)

Actually, as much as I'd like to enjoy it & really tried, (okay, was forced to read it in school), I didn't enjoy any of the literature read. ...
Classics are OK but the modern stuff is better.
06/01/2013
Contributor: tami tami
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
Uh, I just like the pictures! (I think I'm going to add that as a choice, ha ha!)

Actually, as much as I'd like to enjoy it & really tried, (okay, was forced to read it in school), I didn't enjoy any of the literature read. ...
I love to read any kind of book.
06/01/2013
Contributor: SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I most definitely prefer the classics. There are some decent modern books, but generally speaking the quality of literature has dropped significantly.
06/01/2013
Contributor: Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
Uh, I just like the pictures! (I think I'm going to add that as a choice, ha ha!)

Actually, as much as I'd like to enjoy it & really tried, (okay, was forced to read it in school), I didn't enjoy any of the literature read. ...
I just love to read...all kinds of books!!!
06/01/2013
Contributor: married with children married with children
both, I mix it up all the time.
06/01/2013
Contributor: KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I like to read a mix of literature. I read so often, I can't be too picky!
06/01/2013
Contributor: never shy never shy
Modern I think it is because of some of the words and references they make in older books I don't care for
06/01/2013
Contributor: Kitten has left the site Kitten has left the site
Both are fine with me. I have modern books though. Currently reading a romance
06/01/2013
Contributor: friendswithfangs friendswithfangs
There's good and bad of each!! I'm reading Les Miserables right now and it's stunning, but a lot of older prose can be pretty difficult to get into. I love lots of modern books as well. There are great books from every era!
06/01/2013
Contributor: Living Doll Living Doll
I like them both about equally for the most part.
06/01/2013
Contributor: Allstars316 Allstars316
I have read mostly classics
06/01/2013
Contributor: foxinlace foxinlace
Quote:
Originally posted by SourAppleMartini
I most definitely prefer the classics. There are some decent modern books, but generally speaking the quality of literature has dropped significantly.
This, or at least the ones that survived seem to vast outweigh what is currently available. I have a handful of contemporary authors I really like, but most of my favorites are from long ago.
06/01/2013
Contributor: wicked48 wicked48
Modern books.
06/01/2013
Contributor: boxunderbed boxunderbed
I prefer modern literature.
06/04/2013
Contributor: Gdom Gdom
I like modern literature a bit more, but I love me some classics too.
06/04/2013
Contributor: gsfanatic gsfanatic
Both are good, depends what I'm in the mood for
06/04/2013
Contributor: sunflower sunflower
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
Uh, I just like the pictures! (I think I'm going to add that as a choice, ha ha!)

Actually, as much as I'd like to enjoy it & really tried, (okay, was forced to read it in school), I didn't enjoy any of the literature read. ...
Lol @ "I just like the pictures."

I love Charles Bukowski, HP Lovecraft, a few others (my train of thought died)
I also like newer stuff like Harry Potter, new horror like Stephen King and medical horror like Robin Cook (there is enough medical horror going on in real life ha ha), a few random authors who I have one book from but no others.

I also have a library book overdue, I must remember to return it so thanks for reminding me.
06/05/2013