iClassics reached out to me and introduced their product to me. I'm excited to share it with you guys since it's perfect for people like me who aren't so interested in the classics.
iClassics creates beautiful apps that contain the text of classics like Edgar Allen Poe or H.P. Lovecraft and pair them with beautiful interactive illustrations and also fitting music to serve as a backdrop as you read the novel.
Here's a preview of their app for Lovecraft, iLovecraft:
Doesn't it look just incredible? I've been playing with the first of the iPoe apps and really, the interaction with the illustrations and the background music was really awesome and cool.
In their effort to save the classics, they're doing a Kickstarter to help them expand the range of stories they've reimagined into this beautiful platform, expand their apps to Android and to bring their apps to schools that don't have the funds to pay for them.
Here's a video they created for their Kickstarter page:
Here's a link to their Kickstarter page if you're interested in learning more about their apps, and their goals and also if you're interested in helping them out!
In an effort to help them spread the word, we created a little sort of tag and to answer some questions!
Here are the rules of this tag:
- Answer some (or all!) of the questions! (I'll be answering all of them.)
- Link to the kickstarter project: http://bit.ly/challenge_Youtube
- Tag three other bloggers to answer the questions
- Use the hashtag #SaveTheClassics
What is your favorite classic book?
I think my favourite would have to go to To Kill a Mockingbird. There's something about that book that really just captured me when I read it. It may have something to do with the fact that it wasn't from the perspective of some old dude and instead from a little girl.
If your life was a classic what would it be?
No clue. I don't know if I've read enough classics to really choose. Probably something boring though. Maybe Waiting for Godot or something. All I know for sure is that my life is most definitely NOT like War of the Worlds or 1984.
With whom writer from the past would you like to have dinner?
J.R.R. Tolkien maybe? Granted I've never read Lord of the Rings (*gasp*) but I think it would really be interesting to talk to him about world building and stuff. This would apply to C.S. Lewis for me too.
Which classic literary character best describes you?
Hitting me with the hard ones! I have no idea so I looked up one of those quizzes and I ended up with Jane Eyre! Again I've never read it, but from the description of her character from the quiz seems pretty cool!
What's the first classic that you read?
That's also a hard question since I have a terrible memory. I think it was an abbreviated slightly more child friendly version of Great Expectations. I could be wrong.
What is the classic book that you would recommend to a friend?
Again it would probably be To Kill a Mockingbird. I really enjoyed that one. Or maybe The Chrysalids. That was an interesting post-apocalyptic one.