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War and Peace will be adapted as a BBC miniseries.

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by yosoyellobo, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. yosoyellobo

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    It was an assigned summer reading during my high school days.
     
  4. Rich

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    God, I hated those assignments. I like to pick out my own books. Fortunately, there used to be comic books that were based on classic books. I used them when I just could not read what was assigned. Can't think of the name of those comic books. Classic something?

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  5. yosoyellobo

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    Classical Ilistrated.
     
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    We got a short list - think five and we had to read three over the summer and turn in book reports on 'em. They were part of our grade.
     
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    Classics Illustrated! That's it. I wrote many a book report using them.

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    We only had a very small library and did not have the means to be buying books. Couldn't have gotten hold of five classics if I wanted to. Now, I've got the whole state of NJ's libraries (well, almost all of them) at my fingertips. Still don't want to read many of those classics, tho.

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    Never read one of 'em. Don't know if I was a weird kid, but I did enjoy reading. Once I picked up a book, it was hard for me to put it down. Many of my summer reading books were done in just one day.
     
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    Our school had it own supply store that had everything at mark down prices. Only issue, its hours were extremely limited. It was open before class, but I never went to school early and after class it was open for like 15 minutes at the most. It should have been open during lunch, but it was never was while I was there.
     
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    Ah, you couldn't have been given the same books to read we were. I still read constantly. Do you use an e-reader? I tried and just couldn't do that.

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    Didn't have a library in our schools until I went to high school. I was amazed to find a library there. It never occurred to me that a school would have it's own library.

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  13. Drucifer

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    Once I stop commuting, I stopped reading.
     
  14. fluffybear

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    The problem is War and Peace was not really written for a teen to enjoy and understand. I believe if you were to read it again today that your opinion might very well change. Mrs. Fluffybear just finished reading it again (like many us, she read it for the first time while a teen) and said that this time she really appreciated it so much more.
     
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    These? - Last of the Mohicans, Moby Dick, Catcher in the Rye, The Grapes of Wrath, Old Man and the Sea, several Dickens books, just to name a few I remembering now.
     
  16. yosoyellobo

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    I use the Kindle App on my IPad and love it. Love flipping the pages with my stylus.
     
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    That is the App that gets 90% of the use time on my iPad. It's a great way to read.
     
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    You hit the nail on the head fluffy.
     
  19. Rich

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    Read the Last of the Mohicans and Moby Dick when I was pretty young. Could not get interested in the Catcher in the Rye or The Grapes of Wrath and I really don't like Dickens. Hemingway is one of those authors, such as Elmore Leonard, that I just can't read. I end up staring at the pages and nothing sinks in. Not being able to read Hemingway has always bothered me.

    One of the really interesting things I've found about Moby Dick is that kids just don't read that book anymore. I had an argument with my son's principal when he was in middle school about the way reading has declined because of what I perceive as a lack of interest (too many videogames) and a lack of inspiration on the teachers' parts. We ended up in the hallway during class change and asking how many kids had read Moby Dick. How many? None! Not one single kid and that principal was picking the best and brightest to ask.

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    My GF and I independently came up with White Fang to (re)read just yesterday... strange, but something we shared must have triggered that response.
     

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