I was really into Soul Coughing in high school and early college.9 years ago ... I was about to turn 21. I was sleeping over at my boyfriend's apartment a lot because my roommate was crazy. I was reading Faulkner. I was occasionally fainting.
9 years ago I was months away from turning 19. I was sleeping in my specially requested "single" dorm room, which happened to be in the same dorm my parents lived in back when they lived there. I have no memory of what I was reading. I was practicing the saxophone a lot, but never so much that I fainted.
I read Faulkner for a class, otherwise he might still be one of those "classics I've been meaning to read."
For me Faulkner is indeed one of those classics I've been meaning to read.