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I’m female, from Canada. I’ve been a DailyLit member since December 20, 2007. My reading interests include SF ,Science, Modernlit, CanLit ,Business, Drucker, and Gladwell..
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A young tiger energetic, preening its coat of beautiful colours and full of potential and unknowns.
Browning, Byron, Yeats, Rumi, Burns,Auden, Bowie, several Begali poets - I want poetry and passion and stormy endings and memories. The quiet love and support is 50 years dependable at home.
Interest, passion, betrayal, regret, but oh those memories!
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.
Thanks to wellreadscholar - great list. Monkey/Journey to the West is one of the greatest books to be adapted successfully for children. Japanese lit written and translated in the 50s/60s was extraordinary. It was a definitive moment in time in transitional culture and they need to be read as a group. The Golden Pavillion, Women in the Dunes..dont remember them all but worth tracking.
Add more CanLit - incredible range of works( Urquart for sure). Also more short book or collections of speeches presented at universities or elsewhere usually focused on one topic and the reult of an invitation. I suspect many could be free or low cost - serious critical thinking by extraoridinary people.
Thanks to my Father and Tennyson -
I am a part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro'
Gleams that untravell'd world whose margin fades
For ever and forever when I move.
Like Water for Chocolate
I want to live out loud until the last breath.
Connect past generations to future generations.
Niagara Falls and Mother loved him - not me. Then love, hate, obsession, distance, children, grandchildren and almost 50 years. Love is harder than you expect.
Ordinary woman - extraordinary life
Wrinkle in Time and the rest of the series, Nancy Drew, Scarlet Pimpernel, Boxcar Children, Wind in the Willows, Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe and his others. Thornton Burgess was a bit cute for me. Peter Rabbit was good but the girls were all sissies! By 8 I had finished the children's books and they let me move "up" to adult books with some interesting results.
Milton belongs to another lierary, spiritual and political age with all the baggage and assumptions that entails. Try some essays or poems first to get the feel of his language. Must say I loved him best when read out loud and in short spurts...No one does "hell and damnation" like Milton!
Mme de Stael was a hero of mine as a teenager - thanks DVF for supporting this new bio. Thankful for Malcolm Gladwell and his ability to make me see the accepted in new ways and challenge everything. Outliers is incredible! Never stopped loving fantasy and fairy tales - someone should write a book about- what I learned from fairy tales to make it in the real world. Love the old Judge Dee books that are out of print. Keep the books I love near my bed as securiity blankets.