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I’m female. I’ve been a DailyLit member since April 24, 2009. My reading interests include Classics, and Mysteries.
- Kaplan SAT Prep Program finished
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- Moby Dick finished
- The Moonstone finished
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- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea finished
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- The Aeneid finished
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- Bible: 2nd Book of Moses (Exodus) finished
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- Dream Psychology suspended
"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost or "Hidden Joys" by Laman Blanchard. :)
Work in progress.
I'd totally vote for Athos from "The Three Musketeers." :)
Great Expectations. I loved the story, but I was disappointed a little by the ending.
"The Story of My Life" by Helen Keller. It's amazing the way she talks about things with such joy and wonder. From her descriptions, you could never tell she was blind and deaf.
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.
Typo. OR nothing. Sorry. :)
Ha ha. That's a good one.
Before you criticize people, just remember that everyone in the world hasn't had the same advantages that you've had.
Courtesy of "The Great Gatsby". One of my favorites. :)
Good one, fedextex!
He hadn't seen her in a long time. She ran to him and kissed him. Despite how they had fought against it, they were in love.
The perfect guy. She was never married. I think we all could use one of those.
@donnalynn - I second that!
I'm not going to hope too big, so....
What I wish for 2010 is to finish and publish my first novel.
I had been praying for a miracle. Lost in thought, I had barely avoided getting hit by a car. Luckily, a woman pulled me out of the way just in time.
"You saved my life.”
The woman replied, "It's my job."
“I’m an angel. The miracle you asked for.”
"I'll take half a cup," the Mad Hatter said. He sawed the cup in half as the Queen watched, horrified.
I hate that, too. Translator doesn't bug me, but I like to know if I'm getting the whole story.
Have you ever read a book and come across something totally unbelievable? Something you would of redone or not included?
My example: Several years ago, during my Nancy Drew phase, I read this one book where the villain puts Nancy Drew and Ned in a room containing a giant steaming pool with a tiny ledge to stand on. This just seems like a bad idea all around. Why not just push them in the pool? Or throwing them to the zoo of carniverous animals the guy is housing in his backyard? And the one thing that got me was why have a steaming pool at all? Why on earth would you spend the money to heat and maintain the steaming pool on the offchance someone comes along to foil your evil plot? Aren't there easier, cheaper ways of killing off the good guy? This book was the end of my Nancy Drew phase.
Anyone else have a good one?
Most of these I totally get. Bur Charlotte's Web? Seriously? Winie the Pooh? Kids not even old enough for elementary school can read these. Why were these banned?
Agatha Christies' Hercule Poirot has always absolutely delighted me. He's so quirky, almost OCD, with a strange way of investigating. He makes me laugh. "Murder on the Orient Express" is my favorite. Also the first I read. I also love Sherlcok Holmes. I love Monk and Psych on TV.
This year for English, I have to read "The Red Badge of Courage", "Animal Farm", and "Romeo & Juliet". They are all great reads, though Shakespeare is definitely the best!
Alexandre Dumas. I love his writing.
Agatha Christie mysteries.
Tarzan, D'Artagnan, or Huck Finn would be the best friends. Professor Challenger or anyone like him would be the worst. Our personalities would clash.
Neverland or Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World.
"Jane Eyre". I don't read the whole book, but I read select chapters over and over.
This book was a wonderful read. Agatha Christie tripped me again. I was reading this out loud, actually, and when I came to the killer's name, I nearly shouted it. I was very surprised.
I used to read Nancy Drews, but it changed to Agatha Christies the first time I read "Murder on the Orient Express" when I was 11.
Alice in Wonderland.
The Tale of Despereaux.
jtrammel, you beat me to Tarzan.
Romeo and Juliet.
Antony and Cleopatra.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
I have more Shakespeare that fit, too. He really didn't have much of an imagination with names, did he?
The Ugly Duckling.
So easy! The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Emuska Orczy.
Pride & Prejudice: They end up together. The End.
The apostle John. (Or Matthew, Mark, or Luke. I'd invite all four of them together if I could.)
Edgar Rice Burroughs.
I'm with goatrancher. The Bible. Everyone should at least read it before they decide what they believe.
There are several books I tried when I was younger and gave up on, but I never leave a book unfinished anymore.
Agatha Christie. No contest. Writes the best mysteries I've ever heard of. Also, the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen.
Life is either a daring adventure of nothing.
1984. Oddly enough, it scared me more than the Phantom of the Opera or The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Tarzan. No question. I had the biggest crush on him after I read the books. I love him for his commitment to Jane.
Israel. The Bible counts as literature, too!
Jim Hawkins from Treasure Island.
It's been a while, but something from "The Story of My Life" by Helen Keller.
H.G. Wells, Shakespeare, Helen Keller. But I would have to say Edgar Rice Burroughs is most intriguing. Or Moses.
"The Story of My Life" by Helen Keller. It's beautiful. You almost forget that she's blind by the way she describes so vividly the scenes.
I grew up with Disney. So mine are Alladin and Beauty and the Beast. If I had to pick one besides, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie.
Which book would you love to have a sequel for?
(Mine: Gone with the Wind, 1984)
"I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind except that you happen to be insane."
1984, George Orwell
"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just
remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages
that you've had."
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Jane Eyre was terrible as a movie. At least the one I saw. I loved Pride & Prejudice with Keira Knightly.
I like a lot of different ones for a lot of different reasons. There's Joe from Great Expectations, Mr. Bennett, the Vizier from Arabian Nights, Mr. Woodhouse from Emma (he means well), and Tarzan. It's so much easier to come up with my favorite fictional fathers than favorite factional mothers.
Agatha Christie. Especially the beach-set or island-set ones.
Jane in The Beasts of Tarzan (the first in the series where she has a kid). She is very nurturing and cares about her child immensely.
Cresswga - I'm with you. I read 1984 a couple of weeks ago. It disturbed me a bit. I'm just a happy ending person. I misread the last line looking ahead. You can't imagine how disappointed I was. It did make me thankful for a lot of things, though.
Jane Eyre for me. I was about eleven or twelve. I saw something on a show I frequently watched with my mom and she told me it was like Jane Eyre. Well, that intrigued me enough. I picked up the book and ran with it, and it was wonderful. For a while, it was my favorite book. It made me interested in classics, and, after a while, very few books but classics. Though it has been overshadowed as favorite by a few books since, it's still one of the most beautiful romances to me.
I disagree. Best book I've ever read.
Thanks! I've been wondering about that.
I'm with you!
My favorite book! It caught me up in the action and intrigue and made me laugh along the way. I loved it. Plan on reading all the books in the series, but I just bet none could top the original.
Sequel to A Christmas Carol
A Halloween Song
"Marley was no longer dead."
You do not want to know.