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I’m 29 years old, female, from the United Kingdom. I’ve been a DailyLit member since April 16, 2009. My reading interests include Children's Lit, Classics, Realism, Psychology, and Education.
- The Red Shoes finished
- Andersen's Fairy Tales finished
- Divine Comedy - The Purgatory finished
- Divine Comedy - The Paradise finished
- Divine Comedy - The Inferno finished
- Jabberwocky finished
- The Secret Garden finished
- The Iliad finished
- The Republic finished
- Famous Stories Every Child Should Know finished
- Berlitz DailyLit Spanish Lessons finished
- Masters of Verse finished
- Dream Psychology suspended
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland suspended
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde suspended
Anything by Roald Dahl, I was obsessed with his books when I was younger...probably still am!
Going Cuba tomorrow, please hurry up!
@beattifickid89 I thought I was the only person in the world that hated 'Catcher in the Rye' but obviously not. Thanks for the validation. I didn't read it in school like everyone seemed to and read it it first about five years ago. I really wanted to like it as it's a classic that has been mentioned to me many times. I just found myself getting annoyed with the central figure and frustrated with as a whole!
I also must admit to not really enjoying 'Naughts and Crosses' by Malorie Blackman - I suppose I don't hate it but it's another one of those books that was really hyped up to me and I didn't end up getting much from reading it.
I apologise but I would force myself to memorise five... Animal Farm by George Orwell (think I am on my way to memorising this one already), 1984 by George Orwell, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and On Becoming A Person by Carl R Rogers. I loved this question and must admit to having thought of it before hence my comprehensive list!
@John_Rempel - I totally agre!! For me, its the director that manages to make the book watchable after filiming and I believe Stanley Kubrick does this wonderfully. In 'A Clockwork Orange', I feel he was able to illustrate the feel of the book (though it was sad to see the end subjected to the Hollywood treatment) and both the book and the film are up there with my all-time favourites.
I think he does it well with 'The Shining' also. Stephen King is a brilliant writer and it is usually hit and miss with his book into movie adaptations. 'Shawshank Redemption', 'The Green Mile' , 'Misery' - all favourites. 'Tommyknockers', however, well I dont really think we need to discuss that.
@Cresswga - fingers crossed too though not really sure of our alternatives and agree your grass is not always greener!
However, as we get more like a scene out of '1984' everyday, I feel myself looking to more relaxed and collaborative evironments to live in.
I live in London, England, UK. I was born here but dont know if I want to stay here forever mainly due to our Government. Anyone want to promote their home town as a possible alternative to England?
Thank you guys.
@wickesgirl, glad I'm not the only lost one!
I am new to Daily Lit and though I love it, I don't really know where to begin! I would love if it was possible for a forum to dedicate itself to recommending titles or perhaps an automatic recommendation based on the subjects you like in your profile?
Please forgive me if you have something like this already!
Born, soul searched, found soul, happy.