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Topic: August 2014--what's on your classical agenda?

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Subject: August 2014--what's on your classical agenda?
Date Posted: 8/8/2014 3:32 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2009
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I'm reading a book of Jack London short stories and Sir Walter Scott's Bride of Lammermoor.

I'd posted previously how much I'm enjoying London (to the point where I've ordered a t-shirt that features his picture). In addition, I'm pleased that I'm understanding Sir Walter Scott's writing (there had been some apprehension on my part).

What's everyone else tackling?


Date Posted: 8/8/2014 5:46 PM ET
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I'm about 1/2 way through Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis. I was interrupted by a library book of The Storied Life of A J Fikry by G Zeven which is a fairly new book so it can't be mentioned here even though I just did it. I have A Rope ---in Case by Lillian Beckwith going also. I am very near the end of that one. I haven't enjoyed this one as well as The Sea for Breakfast. That might be her best one. I have Women at the Pump by Knut Hamsun queued up next. It has been so many years since I read that book I don't remember much of it.

I tried to listen to an audio disc of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce but I kept falling asleep while it was on so I had to give it up. I might read it sometime if I find it in paper.