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Forum: Book Corner 09 October 2014, 07:28 PM
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Right now: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer-Always...

Right now:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer-Always a fun book and I love picturing the real life Hannibal, Missouri. It gives a nice local connection. Next will of course be Huckleberry Finn.
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Forum: Book Corner 27 April 2013, 11:35 PM
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Posted By Auburn Red
Reading I'll have to take a look, Richard, they both...

I'll have to take a look, Richard, they both sound pretty intriguing. Victorian Lady Travellers had a chapter on Mary Seacole so it would be interesting to read more about her.

Anyway,
I am...
Forum: Book Corner 13 April 2013, 02:31 AM
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Posted By Auburn Red
Reading I didn't finish it yet, but I saw the miniseries...

I didn't finish it yet, but I saw the miniseries version so I know what you're talking about. Yeah, it kind of annoyed me too. I guess the modern woman in me would say "Bella should not have put up...
Forum: Book Corner 12 April 2013, 04:43 AM
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Posted By Auburn Red
Continuing Our Mutual Friend superb ending for...

Continuing Our Mutual Friend superb ending for Dickens (sort of all his stock themes and characters are gathered in one final book to say good-bye. ;))and I, Victoria. I am especially enjoying...
Forum: Book Corner 30 March 2013, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Auburn Red
Soon will be reading my final Dickens novel Our...

Soon will be reading my final Dickens novel Our Mutual Friend-Should be as good as the rest. :D

and soon starting I, Victoria- More historical fiction goodness this time about Queen Victoria.
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Forum: Book Corner 22 March 2013, 04:36 AM
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Posted By Auburn Red
Reading Let's see reading: A Tale of Two Cities by...

Let's see reading:

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens-Another of my favorites of his novels. Sydney Carton is one of my favorite of Dickens' main characters.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt...
Forum: Book Corner 01 March 2013, 08:58 PM
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Posted By Auburn Red
Reading Okay maybe reading such depressing material...

Okay maybe reading such depressing material wasn't wise in this time right now, but I'm really getting into these books! :cool:

Right now I am reading:

Bleak House by Charles Dickens-one of my...
Forum: Book Corner 10 February 2013, 02:39 PM
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Posted By Auburn Red
Finishing The Virgin's Lover my final Phillippa...

Finishing The Virgin's Lover my final Phillippa Gregory novel-pretty good but I like earlier Tudor books a little bit better.

Martin Chuzzlewit-Another great Dickens classic!

Practical Magic...
Forum: Book Corner 06 December 2012, 01:50 AM
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Posted By Auburn Red
Yeah two geeks singing at me would get me to...

Yeah two geeks singing at me would get me to write faster. ;):lol:

As for you Jake, how do you enjoy the works of Ray Bradbury? Those are some of my favorite science fiction/fantasy works. Among...
Forum: Book Corner 30 November 2012, 05:18 AM
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Posted By Auburn Red
Reading Finished Shakespeare and am doing some Christmas...

Finished Shakespeare and am doing some Christmas reading (sort of) by reading my Charles Dickens novels beginning with Oliver Twist-the earliest that I own and still one of my favorites.

Just...
Forum: Book Corner 16 November 2012, 10:48 PM
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Posted By Auburn Red
Reading my top 10 Shakespeare plays in...

Reading my top 10 Shakespeare plays in chronological order: Richard III, Midsummer Night's Dream, Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, The...
Forum: Book Corner 20 October 2012, 03:16 AM
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Posted By Auburn Red
I am brushing up my Shakespeare (and will start...

I am brushing up my Shakespeare (and will start quoting him now) by reading
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-perfect Halloween reading what with Macbeth, Hamlet, Midsummer Night's Dream,...
Forum: Book Corner 30 September 2012, 03:42 PM
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Views: 556,609
Posted By Auburn Red
Reading Kitap, have a wonderful time! I just bought Life...

Kitap, have a wonderful time! I just bought Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Baum, it's one of my favorite holiday books ever.

Anyway some Halloween reading with Lolly Willowes by Sylvia...
Forum: Book Corner 05 September 2012, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Auburn Red
More Jeeves and Wooster, the cure for what ails...

More Jeeves and Wooster, the cure for what ails ya! and Symbols and Signs, intriguing subject!

Just beginning The Sunne in Splendour-very good perspective already!

The Story of...
Forum: Book Corner 25 August 2012, 03:18 PM
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Views: 556,609
Posted By Auburn Red
Reading Now I'm reading The World of Jeeves by P.G....

Now I'm reading

The World of Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse-Johnny Got His Gun was such an emotional experience I decided to read the Dynamic Duo who can always make me laugh. Such great fun and laughs....
Forum: Book Corner 29 June 2012, 12:17 PM
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Posted By Auburn Red
Reading My sister visited me, so I didn't read for almost...

My sister visited me, so I didn't read for almost a whole month so when she left, so I lost the threads of what I was reading before (and for other reasons didn't read near as much even before she...
Forum: Book Corner 06 June 2012, 05:01 AM
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Posted By Auburn Red
Soon I will be reading: Johnny Got His Gun...

Soon I will be reading:

Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo-a WWI-era novel about an injured soldier. The video to Metallica's "One" features clips from the film version(the book inspired the...
Forum: Book Corner 22 April 2012, 06:36 PM
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Views: 556,609
Posted By Auburn Red
Reading I'm finally fianlly almost finished with Anna...

I'm finally fianlly almost finished with Anna Karenina! Good book, but very long! Soon I will be starting Crime and Punishment by Dovsteovsky (Yes because I can't just read one dark depressing...
Forum: Book Corner 25 March 2012, 09:33 PM
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Views: 556,609
Posted By Auburn Red
No it's a very wise move if you had your...

No it's a very wise move if you had your misgiving, Starla. It sounds like you and the Starlet have some enjoyable reading ahead of you. ;)
Forum: Book Corner 25 March 2012, 01:59 AM
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Posted By Auburn Red
Well technically, E.M. Forster's Maurice was...

Well technically, E.M. Forster's Maurice was written between 1913-1914 and also treated homosexuality in a very serious and respectful manner (In fact Forster was determined that his protagonists end...
Forum: Book Corner 24 March 2012, 09:13 PM
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Views: 556,609
Posted By Auburn Red
Reading A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan-For...

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan-For Book Club, a little disjointed but interesting stories about a group of people who are connected through a former punk rock musician and his former...
Forum: Book Corner 07 March 2012, 10:36 PM
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Views: 556,609
Posted By Auburn Red
Still going through Rebels of Ireland (but will...

Still going through Rebels of Ireland (but will soon be reading London), 16 Short Novels(Favorite one so far-"Old Maid" by Edith Wharton), and Creativity(Very interesting excerizes). I also just...
Forum: Book Corner 24 February 2012, 01:27 AM
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Views: 556,609
Posted By Auburn Red
Now I am reading: My Antonia By Willa...

Now I am reading:

My Antonia By Willa Cather-A wonderful book about a strong immigrant woman in ealry 20th cenury Nebraska. It's filled with terrific description of the place.

Rebels of...
Forum: Book Corner 01 February 2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 923
Views: 556,609
Posted By Auburn Red
Right now I am reading: Custom of the...

Right now I am reading:

Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton- I love when I discover a new favorite author. Except for Ethan Frome, I have never read too many of Wharton's books, but now I have...
Forum: Book Corner 31 December 2011, 06:53 PM
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Views: 556,609
Posted By Auburn Red
Right now I am reading a couple of favorite...

Right now I am reading a couple of favorite classics:

The Awakening By Kate Chopin and Maurice by E.M. Forster- Both about central protagonists who live lives of ennui and sleepiness and their own...
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