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Subject: a new month: another book
Date Posted: 8/1/2011 5:36 PM ET
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What's on everyone's classic agenda for August:? I am reading William Faulkner's Knight's Gambit, which is a collection of short stories, and so far I AM LOVING IT!

How about the rest of you?

                                                                                                                           Rose

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 8/1/2011 7:55 PM ET
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Possibly more Shakespeare.  I read King Lear last week, and it's got me in the mood for another play.  

Date Posted: 8/8/2011 10:35 PM ET
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Trollope, The Way We Live Now

 

Date Posted: 8/10/2011 7:44 AM ET
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I'm currently reading Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey. I'm also about to start Romeo and Juliet. I haven't read that since high school, which is waaaaay before I started my goal of reading all of Shakespeare's plays. I'm trying to keep an open mind about it because I'm really interested to see how my perspective on it has changed.

Date Posted: 8/11/2011 7:31 PM ET
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I just started reading Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis. Oddly modern though written in 1922. 

Date Posted: 8/12/2011 12:31 PM ET
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Finished four short stories in W. Somerset Maugham's  -30- Great Short Stories, three of which were quite good.  The first was 'Rain' about a missionary who is stranded with his wife and others on an island because of a depressing rain and what happens to him and those around him because of his dedication to his religion and his humaness.  The second was 'The Fall of Edward Barnard' which looks at life and how one wishes to live, a story about the values important to people.   Ant was a nice humorous read!  



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Date Posted: 8/13/2011 4:36 AM ET
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I love W. Somerset Maugham.

                                          Rose

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 8/13/2011 7:31 AM ET
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Do you like Maugham's short stories?  I picked up his complete short stories in a two-volume set at an estate sale (for $2) but I haven't had the courage to start in on them.

And I'm re-reading Julius Caeser by Shakespeare.  I think it was one of the first plays I read (in high school) and I never re-read it until now.



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