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davidjoseph

davidjoseph

Joined February 2019

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davidjoseph
Much ADO about Nothing | William Shakespeare
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This was the first Shakespeare I've read since high school, and the first of his comedies that I've read. Wow, I enjoyed it so much! The banter by Beatrice and Benedick are fantastic. It was really the perfect play for me to start on.

My daughter is reading Julius Caesar for school, so I've plunged into that. Thanks to Frank McCourt and PBS's Shakespeare Uncovered for getting me motivated.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Just finished a revisit of this on audio yesterday! Love the Branagh adaptation. Joss Whedon has a good one out there too. 4mo
rabbitprincess I love the Shakespeare Uncovered series! 4mo
OnlyYoo If you like his comedies you should try the Twelfth Night! 4mo
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davidjoseph
Much ADO about Nothing | William Shakespeare
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Two things on my bucket list: reading some Shakespeare, and getting my cat's picture on the internet. #catsoflitsy

KellyHunsakerReads It looks like kitty has already filled the bucket. 4mo
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davidjoseph
Honeybee Democracy | Thomas D. Seeley
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I'm close to finishing my first read of Honeybee Democracy. I will give it a second read with pen, paper, and Post-it notes in hand. This is much more than a book about bees, it is a peek into a scientist's mind.

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Starship Troopers | Robert A. Heinlein
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...and now for something completely different...
After our long slog through Karamazov, we started, this is our new breakfast read. Just a few pages in, but my daughter is giving it a thumbs up.

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk Read this exact edition ages ago. 4mo
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My Life in France | Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme
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My brother-in-law recommended this one to me; he travels a lot and My Life In France is one he rereads every year.

I was really impressed. I had not realized how late in life Julia Child had married, learned to appreciate French cuisine, and launched her culinary career. I was surprised at how introspective this memoir was, and how honestly she spoke of her friendships and marriage. Just a delightful read.

CaramelLunacy I have been meaning to read this since I watched Julie & Julia as I enjoyed Meryl Streep's performance a great deal 5mo
davidjoseph @CaramelLunacy Don't know if you ever read Julie & Julia, but this is so. much. better! 5mo
jb72 That book was so good. I was surprised at how accomplished she was and loved hearing about her life and cooking career. 5mo
DebinHawaii One of my favorites! 📚❤️ 5mo
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The Brothers Karamazov | Dostoyevsky F.
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Hurrah for Karamazov! I've been reading at breakfast to my daughter...now in high school...since kindergarten. This was our most difficult novel yet; we started on this one 300 days ago!

We really enjoyed it. There were the typical Russian literature struggles: every character has 3 names, and the action doesn't begin to develop until page 400 or so. This translation had good footnotes.

j9brown This book was really amazing but if I ever re-read it, I'm making myself a little index card character glossary to make it a little easier! 5mo
Nute I am so fond of reading TOGETHER especially in family settings. I‘m feeling incredibly happy for you and your daughter. I‘d like to know what have been some favorite reads over the years? Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you.🙂 5mo
davidjoseph @Nute We started with the Little House books. I loved getting to read Heidi and Pollyanna.
I asked my daughter, and she liked My Side of the Mountain, Tom Sawyer, The Call of the Wild, James Herriot & Twain's Joan of Arc.
We tackled The Hobbit & LOTR, Chronicles of Narnia, Dune, and some Dickens; Prince and the Pauper & Oliver Twist.
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Vivlio_Gnosi I keep nearing the end of this book but other flashier stories grab my attention away. 5mo
Vivlio_Gnosi Well done for sticking to the task!! #grit 5mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 5mo
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