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Old 02-06-08, 09:37 PM   #1
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anybody enjoy reading classics? i've read a lot of Jane Austin, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, etc.
anyone else like this stuff?
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Old 02-07-08, 10:03 AM   #2
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I've read alot of those for school....some were good, but others should never have been written....
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my sister had Wuthering Heights & I started it, but I couldn't stand it. I didn't read much of it. I may try it again someday, maybe my tastes have changed, it was ages ago.

Love Jane Eyre, Sense & Sensibility, and Emma among others.

what did you love/hate bt?
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you're gonna hate me for this one...the one I hated the most was Sense and Sensibility (we read the original, unabridged version as it was published in 1800) it was so dry and boring.

I also didn't like Heart of Darkness, Gulliver's Travels, The Grapes of Wrath and The Scarlet Letter.

My favorites though were The Catcher in the Rye, Shakespere's plays, Of Mice and Men, The Lord of the Flies and The Old Man and the Sea
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aw, i don't hate you for disliking sense & sensibility but the movie with emma thompson, kate winslet & hugh grant was very good. there is a lot of humor in the story, but it is kind of dry humor. i think it's hysterically funny how elinor is the one grieving over not being able to be with the man she loves because of another woman, meanwhile her sister is the one sobbing uncontrollably - elinor has to pull herself together to comfort her :lol: :lol:

I liked Gulliver's Travels & The Lord of the Flies, not fond of shakespeare, had to read Catcher in the Rye but can't remember one thing about it so I guess I didn't like it. Don't think I read the rest.

Loved Dicken's David Copperfield & Our Mutual Friend. Our mutual friend was a very long BBC series (like 6 hours), and it is my absolute favorite. a lot of deep, rich characters. A lot of these are slow going, but I've enjoyed them a lot. I found them calming, interesting, amusing.
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so with all this reading I've done, what am I reading now?

star trek "the next generation" novels :oops: :lol:
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nothing to be embarrassed about...we all need a little variety in our lives... I've just finished The Handmaid's Tale after I read The Awakening, I'll start reading the second book of the Mary Russell series...
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don't think i've read any of those, unless the handmaids tale is part of the Canterbury tales? I've had to read some of those. chaucer, I think?
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The Handmaid's Tale is by Margaret Atwood; it's about a futuristic country called Gilead where the few women who aren't sterile, are forced to bear children for high ranking Commanders...

The Awakening is by Kate Chopin; it's about a woman living in Victorian New Orleans and seeks creative and sexual awakening.

The Mary Russell Series are by Lauire King and they're about a young woman named Mary Russell who becomes friends and later wife to Sherlock Holmes in the teens and twenties...
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margaret atwood's name sounds familiar, what else did she write?
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