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The pilgrim's progress
The pilgrim's progress | John Bunyan
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Mehso-so

The Pilgrim's Progress reads like a part-poem, part-play, part-story. The narrator recounts a dream that he had in jail about a pilgrim – Christian – who abandons his wife and children to hike to Heaven. It's a bit of a slog for a contemporary reader, but also gives great insight into the origins of much of today's literature. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-pilgrims-progress-john-bunyan/ #ClassicBooks #Literature

Leftcoastzen Liked your review, I need to give it a go . 5mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @Leftcoastzen Awesome - would love to hear what you think of it! ❤ 5mo
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Emjoy21
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Part of the challenge in #thewelleducatedmind is to discuss or journal about how the books are in conversation with each other. Since my list started with two picaresque novels (one being the original), it was interesting to see how worldview gives meaning to the journey. I blogged about it at https://ecaseres.wordpress.com/2017/12/29/a-journey-with-a-purpose/

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Daisey
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I haven‘t been keeping up very well on my current #SerialReader book this month, so hoping to catch up some today. This is a slow read for me, making the individual issues a good way to monitor progress.

I‘m also trying out a delicious new salad combination for lunch before taking it to a family gathering on Christmas Day. #ReadandEat

#1001books #Reading1001 December 2018 TBR Challenge

Daisey Finished this evening, and although I can appreciate it for what it is, I cannot say I enjoyed all of the reading experience. (edited) 12mo
DreeMorris That pretty much sums up how I felt about this book! 12mo
Liz_M Impressive! This is one I have started more than once and allowed myself to be distracted from. 12mo
Daisey @AudreyMorris @Liz_M I really struggled with the beginning, but yesterday I just decided to power through the rest and finally got a bit into the flow of the language and the style reading a bigger chunk. It definitely required more effort than I had expected. 12mo
DreeMorris It actually required less effort than I expected lol. I expected to really not like it, but it wasn‘t as awful as I expected. I am also not a fan of Little Women which I think clouded every thought of this book for me. 12mo
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Lcsmcat
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GingerAntics I never could get into this book. I was suggested the updated version by C. S. Lewis, Pilgrims Regress”, but I haven‘t dared read it yet. 2y
Lcsmcat @GingerAntics I read it years ago because it is talked about in Little Women. It was definitely a “read this so you know what authors are talking about” read rather than a pleasure read. I want to read the Lewis too, but haven‘t gotten to it yet. 2y
GingerAntics But you made it through. That is an accomplishment. Somehow I must have missed this in Little Women. Then again, I had it read to me when I was quite small, so I probably wasn‘t making connections to other books yet. 2y
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Caterina
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4/8 hours done for the #8intwo #minireadathon! I did a bit more #audiostitching, then finished The Pilgrim‘s Progress (Parts 1&2) while cooking and eating a (very late) dinner. #8in2 #readathon #litsyclassics #letterP

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Caterina
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CrowCAH Beautiful stitching! 2y
Caterina @CrowCAH Thank you!! 😊 2y
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Caterina
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I just heard about this #minireadathon, and I‘m in! Today was a workday for me and yesterday was a day off, and it‘s already 6 pm here, but I‘m sure I can still hit 8 hours in 2 days! #8intwo #8in2
My plans will be:
-Finish The Pilgrim‘s Progress (part 2).
-Finish Zofloya.
-DON‘T START A NEW BOOK, I‘m already reading 10 at once. 😳😂
Yalla, let‘s start!

slategreyskies OMG so am I!!!! #bookloversunite !! 2y
Caterina @slategreyskies Yesssss a kindred spirit!! 🙌 2y
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rwmg
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Interesting, though I'm not sure I agree with what seems to be a very unforgiving theology which sets people up to fail.

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rwmg
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beachbookworm7
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Day 17: Autumn props #octoberlibrary17
I haven‘t got around to getting any autumn props but I did get these Publix salt and pepper shakers at a thrift store for $4. My dad recommended The Pilgrim‘s Progress to me but I haven‘t read it yet. Has anyone else read it? Any good?

#booknerd #bookaddict #bibliophile #booklover #reading #bookworm #bookaholic #books #autumnprops #publix #saltandpepper #thepilgrimsprogress #johnbunyan #autumn #fall

Peterfox123 That was a set text at university for me. Outside of that I would never go near it. 🤓 2y
HannaPolkadots I read it when I was about 14 and actually enjoyed it (cause that's what you do when none of the boys ask you out) and I didn't find it difficult either. Been meaning to reread it as an adult, but have not gotten to it yet. 2y
alisahar I had a highly religious childhood- probably as religious as you can get- so I'm intimately familiar with the story but I never read the whole thing unabridged. I think it would be unbearable- just a litany of two-dimensional allegorical types. (edited) 2y
Vansa There's a children's version of this written by Enid Blyton that I remember enjoying a lot when I was a kid !! 2y
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Kaitlyn.keith.529
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Day 19 #sizzlinsummerbooks #noplacelikehome Christian is trying to get to his new home, this amazing paradise kingdom, and lets nothing stop him on his journey home

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bmsddk
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Christiana! If a character was created when f's were sometimes s's, she's a classic, right? 😉 ~ #Day4 #ClassicCharacter #octphotochallenge #bookphotochallenge ~ @LibrarianRyan

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shoshanalibrarian
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omg, this Chinese edition is gorgeous!

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Book_Gnome
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Who else ❤️LOVES❤️ the old penguin covers?

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Foragingfantasy
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I can't even count the number of times my parents read this book out to us as kids. We had no tv and books were (and still are) everything. Such a beautiful story of redemption. This is a hand me down copy from my husbands grandpa, he dated 1955 in the cover.