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I’m 54 years old, female, from the United States. I’ve been a DailyLit member since January 27, 2007. My reading interests include Classics, science fiction, and French.
- The Intellectual Devotional II finished
- The Intellectual Devotional finished
- Heroes For My Son finished
- A Christmas Carol finished
- Organizing the Disorganized Child finished
- Fetching Raymond finished
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow finished
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button finished
- Paranoia finished
- Hell-Heaven finished
- The Fall of the House of Usher finished
- The Magnificent Ambersons finished
- The Devil's Dictionary finished
- Utopia finished
- Daisy Miller finished
- My Antonia finished
- A Midsummer Night's Dream suspended
I'd always heard of "The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce, and wanted to read it, partly because of the title. It's full of irreverent definitions that still ring true today!
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. This is for 9th grade Honors English.
What a perfect story for Hallowe'en! Thanks to DailyLit for the October suggestion.
This is one of those stories I've always wanted & intended to read. So, I finally got around to it!
Oh - I think I've answered my own question. Seems you click on "View all xxxx books," & THEN you get the thing with the pages... : /
I'm trying to view books by Categories. The problem is, when I click on a category, I'm shown the first 10 books, with no way I can find to advance to a next page (or whatever).
What am I doing wrong?
Wow! Now we have books in French - I love it!
I second kaizen in saying a hearty "Merci beaucoup!"
I just finished "The Magnificent Ambersons." It was a great book - which, I guess, ALL the books here are. But it was one of the more enjoyable books I've read here. I guess it ties with "My Antonía" by Willa Cather.
I'd like to discuss it with anyone else who's read it!
I just finished reading "The Magnificent Ambersons" by Booth Tarkington, and I enjoyed it immensely!
According to Wikipedia, it is a part of a trilogy by Tarkington, the other two novels being "The Turmoil" (1915) and "The Midlander" (1923, retitled "National Avenue" in 1927).
I would really love to read these novels, also - it would "complete" me!! : )
Hey, I'd read it!!
Don't know if he's beyond the copyright issue...
Sounds like a good idea, though!
I've read so much about him - it seems there's always someone in books I'm reading who is reading him!
I know he sparked the dreams of many an American boy...
What can I say? It just keeps getting better and better! : )
I, too, found the metaphor of the land to be most meaningful. I'm reading my 4th book through Daily Lit, but I think this is the one I enjoyed the most!
If you could tell me the edition & publisher, I'd appreciate it...
Wow, everything I tried to look at has "Restricted Access" or is a pay site.
Some of them say they can only be accessed at your public library. That's kind of the point of being online, is you don't have to go anywhere...
Guess I'd better pay up my fine & go to the library! : )
(I was going to do it, anyway...)
Oh, the MonkeyNotes site was not restricted.
Any chance of getting anything by Ira Levin, or is he too recent an author?
"This Perfect Day" is excellent. I've never read "Rosemary's Baby." He's done some other things too, some of them fairly obscure.
Ooh, what a good idea!
Cool. Three is completely reasonable!
I'd love to read the Oz books - my mother grew up on them.
Ooh, I would DEFINITELY read that!!
Oh, I did that, too. Sometimes, a book will start a little slowly - not that this one did - and, as you get further into it, you become more anxious to see how things turn out!
Oh, I like cresswga's idea!
Can you subscribe to more than one book at a time? (Not a bunch, but maybe two, for different moods?)
Ooh, that was my first book on Daily Lit.com, and I loved it!
Just wait till you find out why the Russian brothers are personae non gratae (sp.?) - it's chilling! (Gave me nightmares...)
Oh, it already does that! (Show a blurb if you click on the title...)
When I would read a book from the library, after I finished it, I'd go check out some critical works on it.
After I read "Daisy Miller" here, I was unable to find any free critical essays of it online. I think this is one thing the Internet is missing!
Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to find critical works on most anything without having to pay?
Also, I relied quite a bit on Harold Bloom's books. Any opinions on him?
I just finished it...
Cool. I think that's what I'll read next.
Well, that's my question. : )
I'm just about to finish Thomas More's "Utopia." I greatly enjoy dystopian literature, and have wanted for a long time to read the "grandfather" of this genre.
I have to say that it's pretty dry, but I've enjoyed it overall, and would welcome any others to read & discuss it.
Anyway, I'm somewhat intrigued by More's coining of terms for the magistrates, priests, etc. I know he borrows heavily from Greek, and the origin of U- (a pun on "eu," meaning "well or good" and "no place") and -topos ("place"). But I've Googled some of the other terms, and come up with nothing, except the occasional blogger who's obviously read & admired "Utopia," and uses one of these terms as a screen name.
Anyway, at some point, I hope to see in this Forum that someone else has read it, and we can have a meaningful discussion of it! Thanks!
I agree, but I like to see just the titles at first, so I think you should have to click on the title to see its synopsis - unless, of course, that would run into too much in terms of bandwidth cost!
As for me, I don't really mind looking stuff up on Google, and for the time being, I'm familiar with most of the titles here.
I have a question. A day or so ago, I posted in a Forum called, "Book Requests." Now I no longer see either this category, or my post. Just curious.
Thank you, albert, if it is indeed you who are responsible for Daily Lit.com! I'm on my 3rd book.
Don't know if I understand the purpose of this subject, but if it is to request books to be made available by Daily Lit, I would love to see one of my favorite books, "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison, become part of the repertoire!