A fire was in my head
In this post: Teaser, Top Ten, Tune In
She had resolved that one and twenty should be the period. With the fortitude of a devoted noviciate, she had resolved to complete the sacrifice, and retire from all the pleasures of life, of rational intercourse, equal society, peace and hope, to penance and mortification forever.
p. 423, "Emma" by Jane Austen (Volume II, Collected Edition)
A classic look at misconstrued romance. Foolish, arrogant, sensible, oblivious or endearing characters are excellently portrayed. If you've read this before, marvel anew at how people from way way back are actually alike ourselves nowadays in many ways. If not, get ready to observe human behavior described with humor and skill that made Jane Austen a much-loved author with millions of fans.
*Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading
Top Ten: Books I Can't Believe I've Never Read
Perhaps easy accessibility was taken for granted. But there's no excuse for not having read #6, especially for someone like me who did grad time in the Humanities- Communication Arts no less. This reading life is stranger than fiction.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. Anne Shirley of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
3. Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
4. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
6. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
7. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
8. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
9. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
10. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
*Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Tune In : Song of Wandering Aengus
There's a new kind of fun around here - exploring literary works, especially classical poetry set into music. Here's one I found:
Lyrics from a poem of the same title by W.B. Yeats
Vocals by Donovan & Video illustration by Sissham
*Tune in Tuesday is hosted by Ginger at GReads!
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