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07-09-2014, 06:39 PM
RE: Small Things That Make You Smile Thread
(07-09-2014 06:38 PM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  
(07-09-2014 04:39 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  MZ, I'd like for you to select one of the books from the list below and read it WITHOUT first going to Sparknotes. They are all relatively short novels that pack a wallop. I promise you they will make you think, and I know you like to think. Just because they are fiction doesn't mean you can't learn from them.

1. Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
2. Animal Farm - George Orwell
3. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
4. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain

* To my other TTA bretheren who feel like I do please suggest a few other titles to our young friend.


Great choices. I of course would add one other. But I dont think he'd be able to handle it in all honesty. Lol. Not the choice for a light reader.

You said this as if I was going to do it tho.

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07-09-2014, 06:40 PM
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(07-09-2014 06:39 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  
(07-09-2014 06:38 PM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  Great choices. I of course would add one other. But I dont think he'd be able to handle it in all honesty. Lol. Not the choice for a light reader.

You said this as if I was going to do it tho.

I know youre not going to do it. Thats why I quit discussing it earlier. You have no desire to take anyones advice, even though they have all offered really good reasons for said advice. I get that. I was just commenting on Fulls (Tongue) good choice in literature. *edited*
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07-09-2014, 06:40 PM
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(07-09-2014 06:38 PM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  
(07-09-2014 04:39 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  MZ, I'd like for you to select one of the books from the list below and read it WITHOUT first going to Sparknotes. They are all relatively short novels that pack a wallop. I promise you they will make you think, and I know you like to think. Just because they are fiction doesn't mean you can't learn from them.

1. Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
2. Animal Farm - George Orwell
3. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
4. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain

* To my other TTA bretheren who feel like I do please suggest a few other titles to our young friend.


Great choices. I of course would add one other. But I dont think he'd be able to handle it in all honesty. Lol. Not the choice for a light reader.

No, Morgan, you may not recommend Lord of teh Rings.
You need to recommender good books if you want to get people into reading.

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07-09-2014, 06:43 PM
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(07-09-2014 06:40 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(07-09-2014 06:38 PM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  Great choices. I of course would add one other. But I dont think he'd be able to handle it in all honesty. Lol. Not the choice for a light reader.

No, Morgan, you may not recommend Lord of teh Rings.
You need to recommender good books if you want to get people into reading.

It is a good book. Just not for a novice Wink
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07-09-2014, 06:45 PM
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(07-09-2014 06:40 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(07-09-2014 06:38 PM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  Great choices. I of course would add one other. But I dont think he'd be able to handle it in all honesty. Lol. Not the choice for a light reader.

No, Morgan, you may not recommend Lord of teh Rings.
You need to recommender good books if you want to get people into reading.

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07-09-2014, 07:01 PM
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Our doggie, Rosco, so so silly about the new kittens. Lol


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07-09-2014, 07:22 PM (This post was last modified: 07-09-2014 07:30 PM by kim.)
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(07-09-2014 04:39 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(07-09-2014 07:20 AM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  Nah, to me novels are useless. I read to learn, and novels are here for entertainment.
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1. Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
2. Animal Farm - George Orwell
3. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
4. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain

* To my other TTA bretheren who feel like I do please suggest a few other titles to our young friend.

All of those are quite short books - novellas, in fact - but they contain quite complex concepts. Zeke - if you aren't exercising your abstract thinking skills ... you ain't thinking all the way.

Don't just give yourself half an education, make sure it's plumped up with complex thought processes.
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I was going to suggest you read To Kill A Mockingbird, by the way. That book ... well ... you'll just have to read it to understand. Shy

Oh yes.... In 2006, British librarians ranked To Kill A Mockingbird ahead of the Bible as one book "every adult should read before they die". ... so, there's that.

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07-09-2014, 07:26 PM
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(07-09-2014 07:22 PM)kim Wrote:  
(07-09-2014 04:39 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  --
1. Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
2. Animal Farm - George Orwell
3. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
4. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain

* To my other TTA bretheren who feel like I do please suggest a few other titles to our young friend.

All of those are quite short books - novellas, in fact - but they contain quite complex concepts. Zeke - if you aren't exercising your abstract thinking skills ... you ain't thinking all the way.

Don't just give yourself half an education, make sure it's plumped up with complex thought processes.
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I was going to suggest you read To Kill A Mockingbird, by the way. That book ... well ... you'll just have to read it to understand. Shy

I read TKAM just a few months ago, what was I thinking waiting so long? Really good book.

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07-09-2014, 07:30 PM
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In our recent move I just found an old copy of Fahrenheit 451. It's been ages since I read it, looking forward to picking it up again.


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07-09-2014, 07:31 PM
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(07-09-2014 07:26 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(07-09-2014 07:22 PM)kim Wrote:  All of those are quite short books - novellas, in fact - but they contain quite complex concepts. Zeke - if you aren't exercising your abstract thinking skills ... you ain't thinking all the way.

Don't just give yourself half an education, make sure it's plumped up with complex thought processes.
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I was going to suggest you read To Kill A Mockingbird, by the way. That book ... well ... you'll just have to read it to understand. Shy

I read TKAM just a few months ago, what was I thinking waiting so long? Really good book.

The movie was really good too. Such a great story.

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