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Post by MaryinArkansas » February 26th, 2020, 10:36 am

I had a lot going on at the beginning of February and completely forgot to post what I read in January. Here's my list for that month:

"The Valley of Fear" by Arthur Conan Doyle. BBC Radio Program. Excellent dramatic reading by Ian McKellen. Not outstanding, but entertaining
"Becoming" by Michelle Obama. Library audio download. Excellent
"Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand" by Helen Simonson. Library audiobook download. Humorous and heartwarming. Very enjoyable.
Mary

"Reading is an act of civilization; it’s one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities.” Ben Okri

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Post by mmelhart » February 27th, 2020, 9:26 am

I'll make my goal 80. Here's my 2020 list so far:

january
Heros, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History - Thomas Carlyle (1840)
Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy (1895)
The Sorrows of Young Werther - Goethe (1774)
Lotte in Weimar - Thomas Mann (1939)
Elective Affinities - Goethe (1809)
Les Belles Images - Simone de Beauvoir (1966)
The Psychology and Pedagogy of Reading - Edmund Burke Huey (1908)

february
The Story of Philosophy - Will Durant (1926)
The True Believer - Eric Hoffer (1951)
Pamela - Samuel Richardson (1740)
Belonging Here - Judith Blackstone (2012)
Le Grand Meaulnes - Alain-Fournier (1912)
Flatland - Edwin A. Abbott (1844)
The Trial - Franz Kafka (1925)
Adam Bede - George Eliot (1859)
The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot (1860)
The Lonely Crowd - David Riesman (1950) ***3/4 finished

Happy reading y'all!!!!
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Post by MaryinArkansas » February 27th, 2020, 10:53 am

mmelhart wrote:
February 27th, 2020, 9:26 am
Friends, I am new here and I'm very shy about how much I read because it makes me feel like a total weirdo!!!

But I thought this group might be interested since you all want to read more.
Welcome to LibriVox! Your goal is impressive. You obviously love to read, which makes LibriVox a perfect site for you. I’ve discovered a lot of “new” writers through LibriVox and have enjoyed being a small part of it for several years. I think you’ll enjoy it, too.

Your video is very nice and your voice and song are lovely. Of course I was trying to read book titles when the camera panned by your book cases. Of course that’s something that readers do.

Again, Welcome! :D
Mary

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Post by mmelhart » February 27th, 2020, 4:56 pm

Thank you for the kind words, Mary!! And thanks for watching my video!! I know what you mean about the books...I wish you could see them too!!
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Post by mmelhart » April 1st, 2020, 1:37 pm

happy april everybody, here's my march list:

17. The Lonely Crowd - David Reisman
18. The Turn of the Screw, The Pupil, The Third Person - Henry James
19. Bonjour Tristesse - Francoise Sagan
20. Memories, Dreams, Reflections - Carl Jung
21. The Tree of Yoga - BKS Iyengar
22. Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
23. Southern Mail - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
24. Night Flight - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
25. Night and Day - Virginia Woolf
26. Jacob's Room - Virginia Woolf
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Post by MaryinArkansas » April 30th, 2020, 3:33 pm

I only read two books in March, so combined those with April's books. In spite of staying home during the "virus crisis" I haven't read a lot, though I have listened to several books. Anyway, for March and April I've read:

"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow. Paperback. Excellent book. This book is also being recorded for LibriVox (I'm the proof listener) Set in the post Civil War South, the story is about a woman who (she thinks) does everything right, living by the rules for women of that day. Quite a contrast to Scarlett O’Hara’s character

"Contending Forces" by Pauline E. Hopkins. Librivox download. Very well done reading of fictional book written in the early 1900s regarding the American Negro during the Reconstruction era and that race’s place in American society. A little confusing at times, but very good.

"The Case of the Golden Bullet" by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner. LibriVox download. Nicely read, ok little mystery. Reminiscent of early “B” mystery movies.

"Murder at Moose Jaw" by John Heald. Book from library sale. Quick read. Very entertaining.

"The Pioneers" by Katharine Susannah Prichard. LibriVox Recording. Very good, entertaining book. Enjoyed this one very much. Novel about Australian pioneers. Very nicely read by Kirsty Leischman

"The Keepers of the House" by Shirley Ann Grau. Kindle library download. Very good, unusual novel (Pulitzer Prize winner for 1965) what an ending!

"Oblomov" by Ivan Goncharov. BBC Radio Program. Entertaining, well done adaption of a 19th century Russian novel

"The Lady’s Maid" by Margaret Forster. BBC Radio Program Entertaining account (fictionalized, I assume) about Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her maid

"An Unsuitable Attachment" by Barbnara Pym. BBC Radio Program. Well done serial. Entertaining

"Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead. Library audiobook download. Hard reading at times due to subject matter. Excellent.
Mary

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Post by KevinS » April 30th, 2020, 3:42 pm

Barbara Pym is such a unique pleasure!

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