mstrust is not currently reading any books.
I’m female, from the United States. I’ve been a DailyLit member since September 14, 2009. My reading interests include Classics, Fiction, History, Travel, and Cooking.
- Daddy Long Legs finished
- Book: The Sequel finished
- Fashion Classics finished
- Authors in the Kitchen finished
- Get Cooking finished
- The Shopkeeper Turned Gentleman finished
- Antigone finished
- There are Crimes and Crimes finished
- Wikipedia Tour: Western Lit's Greatest Hits finished
- 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen by Leonard Maltin finished
- The Seagull finished
- Scroogled finished
- The Adventure of the Abbey Grange finished
- Craphound finished
- The Adventure of the Empty House finished
- The Man with Two Left Feet and Other Stories finished
- The Snow Queen finished
- The Twelve Dancing Princesses finished
- Wikipedia Tour: Famous Spies finished
- Berlitz Essential French Phrases finished
- Memoir of Jane Austen finished
- A Voyage to the South Sea finished
- Wikipedia Tour: Cheese 101 finished
- Wikipedia Tour: Wine 101 finished
- The Man Who Was Thursday, a nightmare finished
- Hansel and Gretel finished
- Gargantua and Pantagruel finished
- The Book of Wonder finished
- The Artist of the Beautiful finished
- The Adventure of the Six Napoleons finished
- 30 Stories in 30 Days finished
- Goblin Market, The Prince's Progress and Other Poems finished
- The Adventure of the Second Stain finished
- On the Decay of the Art of Lying finished
- The Art of War finished
- Briar Rose finished
- The Yellow Wallpaper finished
- The Devil's Dictionary finished
- The Island of Doctor Moreau finished
- The Monkey's Paw finished
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde finished
- Dracula unread
All day at Hunington Beach with friends. Came home burnt.
I was given 'Hercule Poirot's Casebook", "Blood's A Rover" (thanks, DailyLit!) and "Compulsion" by Meyer Levin. I also received a few gift cards and was able to pick up a lot on Amazon.
I'm doing a group reading challenge which will have me reading authors from countries or cultures I haven't read from before and I'll also be reading books that have been on my shelves for several years. If it goes as planned, I'll read about 100 books this year.
Grandma stared at the man next to her.
"I'm Garrett," he offered.
"I had a friend named Nancy," Grandma announced.
"I'll go," Garrett whispered.
"They're happy to meet you," Sam said.
"Overjoyed," Dad murmured.
"You look nothing like Nancy," Grandma told Garrett.
I'm a fan of this story too. Very quirky and unexpected from Melville. There are some good movie versions too.
Milton is notoriously difficult. Keep in mind that Milton really isn't showing off-in his day a person who could read was an educated person, which meant a person of wealth or a member of the church. Greek, Roman and Latin languages and histories would have been very familiar to them.
"It's done?" she asked.
He had a photo as proof. She looked closely. Held out a bag.
"Killing his girlfriend was cheaper."
"You hired someone else?" He sounded hurt.
"Simple job," she smiled.
He shook his head.
"Scorned women keep me in business."
"Arrests," he said, pulling his badge.