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March 08, 2011


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That is a good list. I would add Lew Wallace's "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ". I read it aloud to my boys once. I had never seen the movie and had no idea of the story, and we were all so thrilled as the story kept getting better and deeper. And the ending! And the chariot race! And his Mother and sister!! Oh my, it is probably the best book we have ever experienced together. Ever.

Lat night as I was finishing Anne Bronte's Tenant of Wildfell Hall (another classic and so much darker than any of the other Bronte's works...highly recommend!) I was wondering what to read next. I am going to go find Don Quixote.
I am also going to go look for some Virginia Wolf!


Ben-Hur! I have to look that one up! Thanks! I just loved Tenant of Wildfell Hall (the BBC movie isn't bad either. I think it is something all young girls should read...

Cat Charissage

This is quite an inspiring post! I'm thinking seriously of next year having my 14 year old "just read" with me (maybe add a little math). I'll pass on names of books as I remember them.


I wish I could come and read too (and bring my daugther along) sigh.


This winter has been a Jane Austin one for me...and Bronte. I think I watched 6 Austin movies as well. I believe it made me more conscious of manners, and also duplicity that often hides behind "propriety". It was indeed time well spent. ( I now also say things like "indeed" more often)

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