I don't think I can find a sci-fi book I want to read. I'm thinking about reading a novel I read for an English class many years ago and liked. I have a copy, but I have not read it since then. The book is Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson. I think I was one of the only ones in that class who liked it. I wonder if I will still feel the same about it! I remember it as individual stories about town residents and the lives of quiet desperation they lead and the odd things they do in order to handle their desperation. I identified!Good luck finding one you want to read. Are you looking for another sci-fi one?
If you do read it, it will be interesting to see what you think of it now.I'm thinking about reading a novel I read for an English class many years ago and liked. I have a copy, but I have not read it since then. The book is Winesburg, Ohio, by Sherwood Anderson. I think I was one of the only ones in that class who liked it. I wonder if I will still feel the same about it!
Really great quote.“Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors.”
I started "Housebroken." I'm about halfway through. It's a series of funny vignettes about messing everything up in life. (But not in a bad way, in kind of Murphy's Law ways.)Have you decided which one yet?
That book affected me too! I loved it. I still remember it from probably 50 years ago reading it. I never saw the movie "Charly" it was made into.
I thought Flowers for Algernon was great, but it's been a long time! The movie, Charley was OK.
Probably will just get the one finished. But I’ll be starting the second, likely won’t finish. Plus I go on vacation on October 25th so will see when I finish the second.I've never seen the movie "Charly", but guessing, a) since it's a movie, and b) I know the story, it wouldn't be as powerful now, as reading the book was when I was in school. Just checked, and the movie is on Youtube. So after I eventually read the book, I'll have to watch the movie.
Still loads of time, Boris Diamond , to read Winesburg, Ohio. Everyone can't be an over-achiever, like Mamanyt1953 .
And, yes, Mamanyt1953 , you can read 2 books, especially since the 2nd one is the sequel. And, regardless, it's 'Read Anything You Want" month, so as long as you're prepared to discuss it later in the month, all's good.
pearl99 : you planning to read two, too?
I'm slowly getting into The Paris Dressmaker. It's not a page turner yet, but still lots of time to finish it.
Where is that from, Bek? Beautiful“There were two forests for every one you entered. There was the one you walked in, the physical echo, and then there was the one that was connected to all the other forests, with no consideration of distance, or time.
The forest primeval, remembered through the collective memory of every tree in the same way that people remembered myth- through the collective subconscious that Jung mapped, the shared mythic resonance that lay buried in every human mind. Legend and myth, all tangled in an alphabet of trees remembered, not always with understanding, but with wonder. With awe.”