Festive Salty Classics

Elena Trayanova tells us which classic she'll give to her Christmas crush and other festive stuff

Elena Trayanova
12th December 2016

Character from my favourite classic I would love to get a secret santa from

One of my all-time favourite classics has to be To Kill a Mockingbird - one of the first books I remember consciously reading even though I must have been twelve at the time. My twelve-year-old self wouldn’t have had any difficulties answering this question right away – who wouldn’t love to get a secret Santa from their crush and I had a massive crush on Jem. But thinking about it now, Miss Maudie Atkinson seems like a better option – she’s open-minded, cute, caring and probably knows best what I’d like to get for Christmas.

Scrouge-iest character that isn’t from Dickens?

I know that nothing can compare to Dickens’ scrougey characters so I’ll try to avoid comparisons. But seriously, what is a better example than an angsty teenager like Holden Caulfield himself – the protagonist in The Catcher in the Rye by Salinger. He is irritable, cynical and distanced from his surroundings and his grey hairs could easily remind us of Scrooge.

Classic to give to your Christmas crush?

Here I would definitely go with Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. First, because of the fact that the guy has never actually read it, like seriously? And second, because I would like him to catch a glimpse of what’s inside of my crazy head since lots of the reasons why my imagination has developed a certain way are a result of me reading this book at an early age.

Classic to read over Christmas to avoid interaction?

The book I am planning to read over Christmas is Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne. I’ve always wanted to read it but for some reason it never came down to it. The first time I heard about this book was it getting mentioned in Back to the Future and as a big fan, Doc’s opinion on this book definitely affected my desire to read it.

Snog/marry/kill the last classic you read?

Last classic I read (or close to it) has to be The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway. So I’d snog Romero for obvious reasons, a beautiful bullfighter just my age whose confidence is a definite turn-on. I’d marry Cohn because of the romantic soul that he is and I’d definitely kill Brett, the bitch absolutely deserves it.

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