danahuff is currently reading Les Miserables.
I’m 41 years old, female, from the United States. I’ve been a DailyLit member since February 12, 2007. My reading interests include just about everything.
I loved To Kill a Mockingbird when I read it as assigned reading in the 11th grade. I remember reading ahead. I love the story and the characters. It remains one of my favorite books.
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And awesome/ridiculous is a great way to describe that movie. When I teach The Odyssey, I pair it with O Brother, Where Art Thou?
I have a crush on F. Scott Fitzgerald. Aside from that, the fictional crush is Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.
I should have mentioned that I tried to do Ophelia for Purim a few years before, and no one got it. Not even the guy who teaches the Shakespeare elective.
It wasn't Halloween, but last year I dressed up as Emily Dickinson for a Purim celebration at the school where I teach English (Purim is a Jewish holiday not too unlike Halloween in my experience). She's really recognizable because of the all-white dress and bun hairstyle.
I agree with Emily: Stephen King's It scared me. But I loved The Ghost Writer by John Harwood.
The Great Gatsby is an excellent choice, but I also nominate The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Moby Dick (which I read on DailyLit).
I would want to be Una Spenser from Sena Jeter Naslund's Ahab's Wife. She was incredibly strong and even though I would not want to have to experience some of the horrible things that happened to her, I admire her character a great deal.
Oh, he was great. Ishmael was played by Henry Thomas (most famous as Elliott from E.T.), and Starbuck was played by Ted Levine (Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs). It was made for the USA network about 10 years ago, but it's available on video. Whether you can get it at Blockbuster or not, I don't know.
Oh, Gregory Peck makes a cameo as Father Mapple. That was good.
Which movie did you see? I like the one with Patrick Stewart as Ahab.
Alexis, you might be right. I think it could get published, but I think it would have been edited a great deal. There are many passages that stop the forward motion of the story and can be difficult to get through. The whole middle part about different species of whale, for instance. Don't get me wrong; where it's great, it' great, but Melville does get bogged down in some places. I made a similar mistake with something I wrote once. I wrote a whole paragraph describing men loading cargo on a ship because I had spent some time researching medieval shipping and wanted to show off what I knew. My editor told me to strike the whole paragraph. I think about that paragraph a lot as I read Moby Dick! I think in many places Melville was kind of showing off what he learned when he was a sailor.
I read it before finishing Moby Dick and still found I could follow it. I would definitely recommend you read it! I loved the book. Of course, I haven't checked in here in a while, and if you were at 175 more than a month ago, you must be getting close to being finished.
I was wondering if anyone reading Moby Dick right now or even in the past has read Sena Jeter Naslund's book Ahab's Wife? I finished it a week or so ago, and I thought it was excellent.