Yay!! I've now read 12 books this month. Thank you.Sx
12 books in one month?!!!Blimey.
I trust these abridged versions count towards my score?Sx
Yes, Miss Scarlet but only because you’ve been voted “most improved” of all our Book Challenge participants… so far.
Are there illustrated editions available ?
Yes, for those of you who just read books with pictures.
Oh, dear. I've not read any of these.I did once drink a bottle of wine that made me cross because it was (relatively) expensive and tasted awful. Will that count as 'The Grapes of Wrath'?
No, perhaps it was 'The Wrath of Grapes'
Will J is spot on, Mr. DeVice.
Well, I can now cross a few more off the list!
DINAHMOW: I’m so glad James Joyce’s “Ulysses” has been summed up for me. I never did make it through that one.
It can be download from https://www.gutenberg.orgI had it on my iPad. Tried to read it. Good thing I could look up the references used in it online or I'd have no idea what he was talking about. Up the pole being one. Means pregnant.
JEFFERY: "Up the pole" reminds me of a similar saying that means "pregnant" ..."Up the duff." You never hear it on this side of the Atlantic but I've heard it numerous times from the mouths of Brits.
Why thank you Mistress, you just saved me hours of reading catch on some classics I never read.
MISTRESS MADDIE: These are even better than an audio book.
shakespeare never made me hard either.
NORMA: I can understand that. After all, who can get a stiffy when “incurable bone-ache” may result?In Troilus and Cressida, Shakespeare makes clear that Achilles has a male lover and that this taboo liaison will result in rotten diseases. THERSITES: ‘Prithee, be silent, boy; I profit not by thy talk. Thou art thought to be Achilles’ male varlet.’PATROCLUS: ‘Male varlet, you rogue! what’s that?’ THERSITES: ‘Why, his masculine whore. Now, the rotten diseases of the south, the guts-griping, ruptures, catarrhs, loads o' gravel i' the back, lethargies, cold palsies, raw eyes, dirt-rotten livers, wheezing lungs, bladders full of imposthume, sciaticas, limekilns i' the palm, incurable bone-ache, and the rivelled fee-simple of the tetter, take and take again such preposterous discoveries!’
every year, the first words out of my primary care physician's mouth as he walks into the exam room are, "feesimple of the tetter?"
NORMA: Translates into modern language as “permanently wrinkled scaly skin.”
Spot on with Moby Dick, The Odyssey, Dante's Inferno, & Beowulf. Well that certainly helps me make up my mind to avoid Ulysses & War & Peace--those books were just huge & didn't seem interesting after reading the summary covers & the first few pages.Also, I'm going to avoid Wuthering Heights, The Sun also Rises, & Crime & Punishment because they don't catch my interest, probably going to avoid The Grapes of Wrath because I've read two of Steinbeck's works & they were so damned depressing. I guess that's why they called the time period he wrote about"The Great Depression", because I was certainly depressed after reading his stuff.
EROS: The Grapes of Wrath was selected as one of the Top 10 Most Depressing Books.
MAGO: Considering the number of books, that’s more likely Miss Scarlet.