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Book-Spotting #2

Posted by Sherry on 1/31/2006 in Blogamundi (Links), General |

Mommy Life’s Barbara Curtis on Les Miserables(the book and the musical) by Victor Hugo. Yes. Yes. Yes. Preach it, Barbara!

The Anchoress recommends People I Have Loved, Known or Admired, a book of essays by Leo Rosten.

Kate asks about re-reading books. She’s reading Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Boks They Love–for the first time, I believe. Do you re-read books? Which ones? Go tell Kate all about it, or leave a note here.

The Royal Society of Literature (British) asked J.K. Rowling, Philip Pullman, and Andrew Motion (who’s he?) to each choose ten books that they thought children should have read before they left school. Kimbofo at Reading Matters has the rather interesting resulting list. I like Beatrix Potter and Maurice Sendak, but . . . . And why did Pullman choose I Samuel, chapter 17 (David and Goliath) out of the whole Bible?

2 Comments

  • jngriffith says:

    I dislike Pullman intensely. You can decide more from the story below. I scanned one of his first books, fouhd it to be less than well done, and then discovered anti Christian motives in another. Not recommended for children.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4347226.stm

  • Anne says:

    I used to re-read books more often than I do now. I try to read Stepping Heavenward every year. I’ve read Anne of Green Gables and Little Women several times. Now, homeschooling my children, I’m re-reading some classics as they read them for the first time.

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