Weekly Geeks Finds

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I was one of the first people to do Weekly Geeks this week, so was unable to find recommendations from other ‘Geekers’ until now.

This challenge has really inspired me to read more classics. I’m feeling really guilty for only having read three, and am going to make a massive effort, and try to read one a month. I think audio books might also help me to appreciate a few more.

I found lots of books that looked interesting, but the ones I’m going to try to get a copy of in the next few weeks are:
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain and The Pearl of Orr’s Island by Harriet Beecher Stowe recommended by Pussreboots, and The Moonstone by Wilkie Colins recommended by Sueys Books

I also spotted The Picture of Dorian Grey, being reviewed by Fleur Fisher Reads. It sounded really interesting, so I’ll try to get a copy of that too!

Thank you to everyone for writing such inspirational posts about The Classics!


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3 Comments

  1. Sandy says:

    “The Moonstone” was a recommendation I received via Entertainment Weekly as one of the classic mysteries. I loved it, but typical for me, it was slow going!

  2. Dorte H says:

    “The Moonstone” is a good book, often called the first detective story. “Dorian Gray” is much shorter and probably more exciting in the eyes of most modern readers.

  3. pussreboots says:

    Fantastic! Your local library should have Prince and the Pauper… it’s a fairly popular Twain novel. The Pearl of Orr’s Island can be found through Alibris or other online book sellers. You can also probably read it through Google Books or Project Gutenberg if you don’t mind reading ebooks. Happy reading!

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