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Emjoy21

Emjoy21

Joined March 2019

English teacher, avid reader, tea consumer
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Silas Marner | George Eliot

“That drawing o‘ the lots is dark; but the child was sent to me; there‘s dealings with us—there‘s dealings.”

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The Histories | Herodotus Herodotus
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Who says history isn‘t amusing?

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Panpan

Interesting concept, but too much philosophizing for my taste. Edgar Allen Poe would have done a fantastic job with the idea though. 😆

cherinium Yeah, I haven't even been able to finish this one. I thought it was a snoozefest. 😴 1w
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The Histories | Herodotus Herodotus
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My novels are slowly coming out of packing, but for now working on the history list. This one isn‘t as dry as I expected, partly because of mixed-in off the wall theories such as the Nile flowing north because storms in Libya blow the sun off course, or the Egyptians having super thick skulls because they shave their heads. #classics #thewelleeucatedmind #history

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Pickpick

Part of the challenge in #thewelleducatedmind is to discuss or journal about how the books are in conversation with each other. Since my list started with two picaresque novels (one being the original), it was interesting to see how worldview gives meaning to the journey. I blogged about it at https://ecaseres.wordpress.com/2017/12/29/a-journey-with-a-purpose/

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Don Quijote de la Mancha | Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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The first on the list and probably the one I‘m most proud of, because I read it in Spanish! (It took me 7 months.) Pictured with my fantastic Litographs T-shirt! #thewelleducatedmind #classics #greatbooks #spanishliterature

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Have been working through the fiction list in The Well-Educated Mind, so I thought I would post thoughts on the ones I‘ve read so far. Enjoying having something to sharpen my literary skills on other than my curriculum! #thewelleducatedmind #classics #greatbooks

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Native Son | Richard Wright

“An outright lynching would be more honest than a ‘mock trial‘!”