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I’m 64 years old, male, from the United States. I’ve been a DailyLit member since June 24, 2009. My reading interests include Mostly fiction; classics to fantasy..
- A Study in Scarlet finished
- The Moonstone finished
- Jane Eyre finished
- Paranoia finished
- Wikipedia Tour: Nobel Laureates in Literature finished
- Who is Mark Twain? finished
- Frankenstein finished
- The Woman in White finished
- The Dead finished
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer finished
- Walden finished
- Classic Shorts: Eight Stories for Summer finished
- Wikipedia Tour: The Presidents of the United States finished
- Wikipedia Tour: Western Lit's Greatest Hits finished
- Wikipedia Tour: Masterpieces of Western Art finished
I come from a farming family. My fondest memories are from farms and farm families, and especially my Dad. Consequently most farm smells bring back wonderful memories. Of these the most pleasant, for me, is the sight and smell of fresh plowed earth. Taking a handful and feeling its weight, texture, and moisture in my hand. Seeing the deep rich brown, nearly black, color, and then smelling that earthy smell. It's the stuff of life itself.
Fiction. Short, long, or in-between, classic, contemporary, sci-fi, western, horror, fantasy, mystery--I've even read a romance or two--story, and compelling characters, are all that's required.
I want to live at Rivendale
I would say Frodo, but I guess I'll have to go with Dumbledore.
Daily Lit - Makes It Easy To Read
DailyLit is my sanity during a work day. It's easy to relive the stress, or boredom, of my work day by reading a few paragraphs in my email inbox. I simply love it. And another plus is it's a nice way to systematically check off books from my reading list.
I really have two things that qualify as my Moby Dick. I read every day, but I would also like to write every day, and paint every day. (I also procrastinate every day.)
I was so reminded of my boyhood as I read about Tom's adventures. Twain captures the fun, the excitement, the puppy love, and the bs, of being a boy so well.
Does anyone know who the translator is?
Ahh, easy. Pearl S. Buck because The Good Earth was the first novel I couldn't put down when I was a kid. Having just finished Wuthering Heights I have to mention Emily Brontë. I can't remember where I read it, but one critic considers Wuthering Heights the greatest novel in English. I don't know if I would agree with that, but it is easily in the top 10.
Modern women writers I have enjoyed include Barbara Kingsolver, Audrey Niffenegger, Sue Monk Kidd, and really, many others.
An artist's journal with watercolor studies of birds and insects and landscapes, and charcoal studies of faces and hands and eyes and noses and lips, and quick pencil drawings of fanciful things. Each page would have copious notes of what the artist sees and feels when studying each subject.