schreibe is currently reading Les Miserables.
I’m 70 years old, male, from the United States. I’ve been a DailyLit member since October 18, 2007. My reading interests include Non-Fiction,History,Biography,Politics, andClassics.
- Les Miserables 46% complete
- A Christmas Carol finished
- Wikipedia Tour: The Grand Tour finished
- The Scarlet Letter finished
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass finished
- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes finished
- The Federalist Papers finished
- The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844 finished
- Wikipedia Tour: World Capitals finished
- Life on the Mississippi finished
- Wikipedia Tour: The Presidents of the United States finished
- Khan Academy Video Course: Biology finished
- Wikipedia Tour: Key Philosophers finished
- Wikipedia Tour: Major World Religions finished
- The Devil's Dictionary finished
- The Call of the Wild finished
- Organizing the Disorganized Child finished
- Ulysses finished
- Get Cooking finished
- Great Expectations finished
- A Tale of Two Cities finished
I'm now reading the second story,.."The Red Headed League", and I'm finding these stories very entertaining. This is the first time I've read any of Doyle's stories, and really do like them. The ability to double-click on any word and get an explanation/definition is terrific!
I've just read "Great Expectations" and loved it. Am starting to read "A Tale Of Two Cities". So, I don't yet have much to do a comparison, but so far, I sure do like reading Dickens.
I just finished reading it, and just wanted to start a discussion. I seem to becoming a Charles Dickens fan. I loved reading Great Expectations. I have the movie on DVD. Also, am starting to read "A Tale of Two Cities". If anyone would like to jump in with any comments about "Great Expectations", I would enjoy the conversation.
I'm finally "fully retired" and have time to read more. I use "DailyLit" in conjunction with a hardbound book from the library. This way, I don't have to be in front of the computer all the time. It really works out well. I'm looking forward to reading many books in this manner. Thank you "DailyLit".
I'm not sure how you could "sample" any of Dickens novels, or his characters. I recently read "Great Expectations" and loved it. He is a master at the art of not coming out directly with a description or observation, and making you think about it for awhile......eventually saying to yourself "oh yea, that's what he means". This is much better than a direct statement. But, all that verbiage takes time.
After reading the book, I got the movie, and was disappointed when Joe's wife so unceremoniously died off in the beginning. I guess there's not enough time to include all that the book has to offer. Everything else in the movie was done very well. I'm not finished watching the DVD yet, but am looking forward to it.