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Books to Dust Off and Read Again: The Great Gatsby - Cath 22 - Pride & Prejudice - Beloved - To Kill a Mockingbird - The Importance of Being Earnest - Hamlet Love Reading, Reading Lists, Book Lists, I Love Books, Books To Read, My Books, Reading Rainbow, Classic Books, Book Nooks
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7 Books You Need to Dust Off and Read Again

Don’t let your high-school mind get in the way of you reading these classic books.

Funny pictures about The Great Gatsby as cats. Oh, and cool pics about The Great Gatsby as cats. Also, The Great Gatsby as cats. Crazy Cat Lady, Crazy Cats, The Great Catsby, Ap 12, Nerd Love, Thats The Way, Book Nerd, Love Book, So Little Time
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“Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak. This book reads almost like poetry and tells one of the greatest stories ever told. I Love Books, Great Books, Books To Read, My Books, Doctor Zhivago Book, Dr Jivago, Book Cover Art, Book Art, Beautiful Book Covers
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Pasternak, Boris "Doctor Zhivago"

Pasternak, Boris "Doctor Zhivago" (Russian: Доктор Живаго = Doktor Živago) - 1957 Who hasn't seen the movie "Doctor Zhivago"? I doubt there are many who haven't. But who has read the novel? I haven't met many who did. But since I really like the story in the movie and the author received a Nobel prize for literature and I love literature by Nobel prize winners ... I just had to read this one day. I am glad I did. Boris Pasternak has a great way of telling a "very simple story", as he put it…

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What are they? A new book tries to settle it once and for all.

Vladimir Nabokov Creates a Hand-Drawn Map of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Maps the Wanderings of Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom Around Dublin. Vladimir Nabokov, James Joyce, Reading Notes, Romance, Old Maps, My Escape, Book Worms, Persona, How To Draw Hands
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I Feel Bad About My Neck, by Nora Ephron phron brought us Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail, so is it any surprise this collection of essays about being a woman of a certain age hits you hard in the LOLerbone? Nora Ephron, Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Reading Room, Sleepless In Seattle, When Harry Met Sally
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Ephron, Nora "I Feel Bad About My Neck And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman"

Ephron, Nora "I Feel Bad About My Neck And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman" - 2006 Nora Ephron. I have loved and admired her during all her creative years. "When Harry Met Sally" is one of my favourite films ever, I love her sense of humour but I had never read any book by her. So, when she sadly passed away earlier this year, I thought it was time to fill this incredible gap. "I Feel About My Neck", the title itself is very promising already. There are so many great thoughts in this book. I…

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Read "Red River" by Lalita Tademy available from Rakuten Kobo. A heartbreaking and compelling story of a family's experiences of slavery and the American Civil War. From Sam Tademy, t. Books To Read, My Books, Read Red, Coloured People, Red River, I Love Reading, Book Nooks, American Civil War, Great Books
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Tademy, Lalita "Red River"

Tademy, Lalita "Red River" - 2007 A couple of years ago, we read Lalita Tademy's account about her ancestors from her mothers side ("Cane River") in the book club. We all thoroughly enjoyed it, a great story about the history of African-Americans since slavery. Well, she's done it again. This time, she tells the story of her father's ancestors, the Tademy family that came all the way from Egypt as free men only to be turned into slaves in the States. The story begins after the Civil War when…

The Dublin Saga: The Princes of Ireland : The Dublin Saga Bk. 1 by Edward Ruther for Like the The Dublin Saga: The Princes of Ireland : The Dublin Saga Bk. 1 by Edward Ruther? Edward Rutherfurd, Saga, Books To Read, My Books, I Love Reading, Historical Fiction, Book Authors, Fiction Books, Great Books
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Rutherfurd, Edward "Dublin"

Rutherfurd, Edward "Dublin: Foundation (The Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga)" - 2004 Amazon writes that "few authors are as ambitious as Edward Rutherfurd". I couldn't agree more. The amount of research that must go into his novels can only be described as vast, enormous, gigantic. After reading "London" and "The Forest", I was determined to read all of his books. This came up next. I love Ireland as much as England which I still very much call my home, even though I have moved away a…

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East Wind: West Wind is told from the eyes of a traditional Chinese girl, Kwei-lan, married to a Chinese medical doctor,

Buck, Pearl S. "East Wind: West Wind"

Buck, Pearl S. "East Wind: West Wind" - 1930 This was one of my first Pearl S. Buck novels. I came to adore her, read a lot of her books during my teenage years, probably because they were easy to read, yet so informative. I still love them and still read a book of hers from time to time. I love the way Pearl S. Buck can explain the life in China, life in China during her lifetime, of course, I am well aware that it has changed a lot again. She has a wonderful way of explaining the Chinese…

26 Books that will change the way you see the world. Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (a favorite audiobook). This Is A Book, I Love Books, Great Books, The Book, Books To Read, My Books, Reading Lists, Book Lists, High School Reading

Bryson, Bill "A Short History of Nearly Everything"

Bryson, Bill "A Short History of Nearly Everything" - 2003 The title is so true. This is a history of nearly everything, as short as Bill Bryson can be. I'm surprised he managed in just under 700 pages. There is so much information in this book, I wish my science teachers would have been half as informative and concise as he is, I learned more from this book than I did in years of trying to learn just a little about this subject. Bill Bryson tries to answer the question that is probably as…

Young Peony is sold into a rich Chinese household as a bondmaid -- an awkward role in which she is more than a servant, but less than a daughter. I Love Books, Books To Read, My Books, Classic Literature, Book Nooks, Book Club Books, Book Art, Historical Fiction, Book Authors
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Buck, Pearl S. "Peony"

Buck, Pearl S. "Peony" - 1948 This book is the reason why I fell in love with Pearl S. Buck. It must have been one of the first "adult" books I read and still, I remember it as if it had been yesterday. Peony is a young servant (almost a slave) in a rich Chinese Jewish household. Her love to the son of the family cannot result in anything as traditional rules don't allow a marriage between them. While we learn about Chinese traditions, the author also tells us about the life of the Kaifeng…

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Bach, Richard "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"

Bach, Richard "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" - 1970 This book was published more than 40 years ago and I remember reading it almost immediately. I was a teenager at the time and was very interested in everything spiritual, anything that contributed to world and inner peace. This book was just the right one. Jonathan Livingston is a seagull who is not happy with his life, with all the other seagulls always fighting. He tries to do something better, he wants to be the best flying seagull. Then…

Read "The Rebels of Ireland" by Edward Rutherfurd available from Rakuten Kobo. Edward Rutherfurd’s stirring account of Irish history, the Dublin Saga, concludes in this magisterial work of historical. Edward Rutherfurd, Saga, Wales, Books To Read, My Books, Irish Catholic, Historical Fiction, Historical Quotes, Book Authors

Rutherfurd, Edward "Awakening"

Rutherfurd, Edward "Awakening: The Rebels of Ireland" - 2006 I rarely read the sequel to a book right away, I usually take a little break from the story. But this time, I could not resist. After reading "Dublin", I just had to carry on reading about all those Irish families that witnessed the history of this interesting country first hand. This novel picks up in 1597, right after the first one finishes, we follow the descendants of the brave characters from book one carrying on the struggle…