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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Dr. Johnson didn't like it, but I'll see how it goes.

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Amongst other things, I'm reading The Way of Trust and Love by Fr. Jacques Philippe and Service with a smile by P. G. Wodehouse. And dipping into Abandoment to Divine Providence by Fr. Jean Pierre de Caussade from time to time.

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gurneyhalleck1 wrote:
Gurney's opinion on vocals best to worst:

George Harrison 1
Paul McCartney 2
John Lennon 3
Richard Starkey 4


Yeah...well...name one other member of the Beatles who can do this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIKugx1sToY

Hint: there isn't one....

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gurneyhalleck1 wrote:
Gurney's opinion on vocals best to worst:

George Harrison 1
Paul McCartney 2
John Lennon 3
Richard Starkey 4


Yeah...well...name one other member of the Beatles who can do this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIKugx1sToY

Hint: there isn't one....


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I'm re-reading my favorite American novel: The Age of Innocence. It is one of the most gorgeous books I have ever read. I first read it back when I was younger, and I didn't really get all of the hidden subtleties. This time I'm going to savor it. I'm also not as enamored of the Victorian period as I once was, so I'll be able to look more critically on the hypocrisy of Society. Though I still think hypocrisy is better than open sin and scandal.

I can quote from memory about a tenth of the book (well, not really, but I have quite a few lines in my head!). My favorite line is this: "It was the old New York way, of taking life 'without effusion of blood'; the way of people who dreaded scandal more than disease, who placed decency above courage, and who considered that nothing was more ill-bred than scenes, except the behavior of those who gave rise to them."

Ahh... Edith, Edith, you were a genius.

I really need to see the movie. Supposedly it's great.

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le deuxième sexe écrit par simone de beauvoir. un livre très interessant à lire, elle est un de mes philosophes préférés.

there's still no good english translation of it around.

"one is not born as 'woman', but becomes it."

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I really need to see the movie. Supposedly it's great.

I do recall its being good.

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I've just started to read Isaac Asimov's Foundation series (the original thrilogy). I like it so far.


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Just finished All Our Worldly Goods by Irene Nemirovsky. A lovely little book. It made me actually like France.

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I've just started to read Isaac Asimov's Foundation series (the original thrilogy). I like it so far.

The original trilogy is good, the other books not so much. Pebble in the Sky (Galactic Empire Series) is also very good.

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Currently reading Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey.

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Bagheera wrote:
Currently reading Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey.


Good.

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Bagheera wrote:
Gerty wrote:
I've just started to read Isaac Asimov's Foundation series (the original thrilogy). I like it so far.

The original trilogy is good, the other books not so much. Pebble in the Sky (Galactic Empire Series) is also very good.



After I had been reading SF for a few years, my father, a reader/book collector himself, asked me what I would recommend for him to read, to get an idea of what I was enjoying. I gave him the Foundation Trilogy. He was very impressed.

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The Norton Anthology of English Literature, focusing upon my favorites: Dryden, Pope, and Johnson. Oh, and Addison.

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Sinty wrote:
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, focusing upon my favorites: Dryden, Pope, and Johnson. Oh, and Addison.


I used that as a textbook for an English course at Notre Dame years ago. :)

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The anthology titillated my literary taste buds with it's sampling of eighteenth-century poesy and prose, so I have picked up once again that trustworthy standby, The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. One of our finest authors, and perhaps our best gentleman.

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I went to the library today and made out like a bandit. In addition to two records (or whatever they call them nowadays) of organ music, I got The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, which I'm going through now, Dryden's translation of Plutarch's Lives, and a book called All the Stops: The Glorious Pipe Organ and Its American Masters.

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I'm almost at the end of Thackeray's Vanity Fair.

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Pope's Iliad. Soo good!

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