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Classic Novel Challenge

Classic Novel Challenge

Ever wanted to read a classic novel from start to finish? Don't remember any of the books you read in high school but want to try reading them again? Join this room and grab a book, we'll be reading and posting our questions and commentary.
Michael Sweeney
Jim Bouton is a famous sports classic writer and he wrote many books. You can find here most famous eBooks of Jim Bouton which comes into film also. The famous book like Ball four. You can view it here: http://www.rosettabooks.com/author....
Michael Sweeney
Michael Sweeney
Banned book sale week has been started from 21st September and it ends on 27th September 2014. Download it now just at $1.99....
Michael Sweeney
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Gale jones
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Michael Sweeney
Michael Sweeney
Michael Sweeney
Gale jones
Gale jones
Gale jones
Michael Sweeney
Gale jones
Michael Sweeney
My Best Friend, My Blanket(Peanuts) by Charles Schulz is a beautiful comic for kids and adults. In this comic there is character Linus who managed to put down his beloved security blanket for good. http://www.rosettabooks.com/ebook...
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Michael Sweeney
My Best Friend, My Blanket(Peanuts) by Charles Schulz is a beautiful comic for kids and adults. In this comic there is character Linus who managed to put down his beloved security blanket for good. http://www.rosettabooks.com/ebook...
Michael Sweeney
Mayo Clinic Guide to Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis eBook helps to keeping your bone healthy and strong to reduce your risk of fracture. http://www.rosettabooks.com/ebook...
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Jenthemum
My current read. Everyone familiar with Gaskell has raved about this tale, and its corresponding BBC adaptation, so I am going to read this and finally watch the miniseries when I'm done.
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I actually already own the miniseries; it came in a Gaskell collection I got for my birthday last year. I have just refused to watch it until I could read the book. I am SO thrilled to be reading something for fun again! - Jenthemum
I have not stayed up late reading in so very long.... but I'm loving this novel. There is romance involved in this plot, but I definitely wouldn't label it a romance. Strangely, it is a look at the relationship between company and worker, and the balance that has to be struck between them. And the relative usefulness of unions. - Jenthemum
DONE. Two enthusiastic thumbs up. - Jenthemum
Jenthemum
Sophocles' Antigone on the menu now. Technically it's a play, but hey, I think that still counts...
Jenthemum
Scarlet Letter. I have to read it NAOW. #GoogleBooks is definitely my best friend currently.
Now that I've made it through Chapter 5, I'm actually interested. Those first couple of chapters are SLOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW. - Jenthemum
Somewhere between chapters 5 and 10 I realized I have no idea what this book is about. I am familiar with the main character, and the opprobrium she suffers for her adulterous behavior.... but that is only the setup of the story. The real story is developing now that I'm halfway through. Firstly, the subtitle of the novel is "A Romance." I would not have thought it would be considered... more... - Jenthemum
Nearing the end. I don't know what's going to happen, but I don't think it will be them sailing off into the sunrise toward Ye Olde England. - Jenthemum
It's an excellent story. One of the themes of course the bond of relationship by vow and how it affects the order of things. In a similar way, there is some connective tissue between that story and Hamlet. You see both a village disordered and a kingdom. - Melanie Reed
Just finished. What I mainly see is the unhelpfulness of continuing to make someone an outcast after they are demonstrably repentant, and also the effect of hiding sin/guilt on a person's soul and body. Each character made choices at various points to defend what they felt was important (a lover, a reputation, revenge), but when they chose not to love the truth first, it ripped them apart. Very interesting as a character/situation study. - Jenthemum
Hawthorne does an excellent job of maintaining why Christianity holds to the tenets that it does while at the same time demonstrating what did happen when the puritans got a hold of a denominational aspect. They were very good at grasping the point of sin disordering the world and its affects coinciding with redemption rather than disappearing altogether, but they failed to see how forgiveness reorders the world - Melanie Reed
For an enlightened view of that time of thinking, The Bruised Reed is an excellent book. - Melanie Reed
It also, I think, demonstrates why politics and religion are not precisely the same thing. They had to implement laws based on their ideals, but they were so attached to how they had chosen to administer justice that they failed to allow room for the grace of God on an individual level. Obviously, a government cannot govern with grace the way God can, being imperfect and run by imperfect men; but when the church is trying to be both lawmaker and household of faith it runs into these kinds of conflicts. - Jenthemum
Although there is what Paul brings out (which I think is where the rub comes) of "...not taking each other to court...knowing it is altogether a defeat for you." He then goes on to ask why they are not judging these things for themselves with the reminder "..or do you not know you will judge angels". So there is in that sense, again, trying to establish God's arrangement of order as an earthly government...which as you bring out, because of grace and holy spirit, it is not. - Melanie Reed
Sorry,. meant Paul. Correcting now. ;) - Melanie Reed
Briefly, the Puritans had no problems with "cheap grace". They went in the opposite direction. And interestingly, look at where we are now. - Melanie Reed
The serious backlash at the Puritanical order? And I don't think Paul was prescribing the setting up of earthly governances for the church, but rather giving them a reminder to judge based on the forgiveness they had received, the emphasis being on "Why not rather be wronged?" They had a higher standard that went beyond what an earthly government could justly require. - Jenthemum
I will look into The Bruised Reed. Sounds interesting. - Jenthemum
No, I'm referring to the idea that church should extend its governance politically (as some have actually done) so that Christians are involved in the legislative and judicial law making and enforcement for the country. That is not God's purpose for a Christian (although He may place a few Mordacai's and Esthers for whatever purpose). I am referring to that keeping of the congregation... more... - Melanie Reed
Jenthemum
Ha- I'm teaching English now, so I have to read some stuff I've either never read, or haven't touched in a very long time. Good for my brain, I think....
A Separate Peace by John Knowles - Jenthemum
Treasure Island by Stevenson (which I luckily just read in September!) - Jenthemum
Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan - Jenthemum
Next up... Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.... only one of my favorite novels of all time! - Jenthemum
Yeah, the kids totally hated Jane Eyre. They're enjoying Jekyll and Hyde, though... - Jenthemum
Jenthemum
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Not exactly a novel, but a classic nonetheless. Just finished it, and I can see why it has been reinterpreted so many times. There's a lot of material to mine in there, that's for sure.
Jenthemum
Fwd: According to the Mary Pope Osborne version of the Odyssey, everyone Odysseus left behind is pretty much useless with grief and inaction when he returns. Is this how the original went? (I barely remember reading the original- just that I didn't care for it much) (via http://friendfeed.com/jenhodg...)
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It just occurred to me that I should have posted this in Classic Novel Challenge :-) - Jenthemum
Jenthemum
I've been meaning to read Treasure Island for a very long time, and I finally did it! It actually didn't take very long and was really good. It was interesting to compare it to all the different film adaptations I've seen.
I could pretty much understand the kinds of liberties that a screenwriter would need to take with some of the elements; however, I was reminded how much better my imagination is than any movie :-) - Jenthemum
Awesome, I picked up Dr. Dolittle from the $1 bin at Target for Jake and I to read. - Just Mrs. V
hadia nasir
R.L.Stine's series are quiet interesting,,,,ain't they??
I read them a lot as a kid. My mom kinda gave in because I was reading like 2 or 3 a week - Just Mrs. V
hadia nasir
hey ppl m new here.....
Welcome! - Just Mrs. V
hadia nasir
a few weeks ago i read Matilda from Roald Dahl....its funny and interestin too!!
Just Mrs. V
You can also read it online http://www.literature.org/authors... - Just Mrs. V
Dang blast, I missed it. My daughter and I are reading it now. - Trish Haley
I'm still reading it though. I'm slow... - Just Mrs. V
Oh, good. We've just started so we'll have something to talk about. Maybe. - Trish Haley
:o) Yeah, I think I'm in Chapter 4. It would be easy enough to read if Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone series wasn't so distracting. I eat those up like candy... - Just Mrs. V
Crying because of the story in a book makes you a hero to me, Anna. It means you have heart. - Trish Haley
I finished!!!! - Just Mrs. V
Jenthemum
So..... has anyone finished Brothers Karamazov, because thus far I have failed miserably in finding time to read it.
Yeah, don't think I'm going to make it through that one. - Just Mrs. V
Joseph(PhotoJoe)
I think this has died out hasn't it?
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