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Discourses, Fragments, Handbook | Epictetus,, Robin Hard, Christopher Gill
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“Don't just say you have read books. Show that through them you have learned to think better, to be a more discriminating and reflective person. Books are the training weights of the mind. They are very helpful, but it would be a bad mistake to suppose that one has made progress simply by having internalized their contents.”

Bookwomble @Chelseabillups30 I liked your short Epictetus quote and was moved to find the passage from which it was taken 😊 I have his works in my TBR pile - I'll try to get to him this year! 9mo
Chelseabillups30 @Bookwomble, this is awesome!! I‘m glad I know where it came from now!! 🙂 9mo
Bookwomble @Chelseabillups30 😁👍🏻 9mo
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Puffin Classics : Pollyanna | Eleanor H. Porter
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I‘m so *glad* that I read this! A sweet little classic for children, the story of Pollyanna will warm your heart. #LitsyAtoZ:P @BookishMarginalia #classicsclub #readmyowndamnbooks

Persuasion | Jane Austen

At the beginning of the year, I found a reading list challenge that *said* 2019. And it had books I wanted to read (or re-read).
But apparently it was the 2018 challenge with an updated date, but not updated books. And some time earlier this week, they updated the books... And I don't want to read these new ones.

So reading Persuasion anyway.


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"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."

I'm grateful for my little slice of #nature in my backyard and all the peace it brings me. My favorite place to read is by the pond where I can see both my flower beds. Even this time of year, I am enjoying some stubborn roses.


The Dud Avocado | Elaine Dundy
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Oooooo! Do I want to be a “chick litterateuse”?

#classicsclub50 #classicsclub

Mamashep Well, I just love that word! 1y
Velvetfur I certainly want to be a chick litterateuse! 1y
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Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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What the heck is happening?! Rochester is an asshole, I got THAT figured out.
#classicsclub #ccspin #TheClassicsClub #notmanyclassicclubbersonLitsyHuh

Ruthiella I had trouble understanding most everything that happened in this book. It was all so hazy and atmospheric😧 1y
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Classics for Pleasure | Michael Dirda
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I just joined The Classics Club (again!) with a huge list of children‘s classics from my TBR. Anyone else working on a list?

My post: https://bucklingbookshelves.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-classics-club-round-two.htm...

More info: https://theclassicsclubblog.wordpress.com/

#theclassicsclub #classicsclub #childrensclassics

Avidreader25 I was actually one of the original moderators who started the club. I finished my list and now just keep really more classics! 😊 1y
BucklingBookshelves @Avidreader25 that‘s awesome — THANK YOU — I‘m so glad the club is still going after so many years! I didn‘t do so great at my first attempt, but I‘m excited to try again now I‘ve figured out the classics that work for me 😊📚 1y
Avidreader25 @Bucklingbkshelf That‘s awesome! The whole goal of the club was to help readers figure out what they love and get them to try something new that they might not have thought of as a classic before. 1y
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smilingshelves Awesome! I can't wait to check out your list (and probably steal a bunch of titles to put on my list)! 😁 1y
BkClubCare Yay Classics Club! I‘m surprised more members aren‘t Litsy-zing.... 1y
BkClubCare That was auto correct that just would NOT let me make Litsy a verb. Ugh “Litsy-ing” is a verb! If you do Litsy, you are Litsy-ing 1y
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Selected Poems | Robert Browning
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Fourth book down for #13books13weeks, and playing catch-up for #poetrychallenge2018

Kind of a mixed reaction for me - some I quite liked, some didn't do much for me. But that's fair with poetry, I think.

This was my dad's book. Still has his receipt in it. 55 cents!

TiredLibrarian I love finding things like that in books! 📚❤ 1y
llwheeler @TiredLibrarian Me too! 😀 1y
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Came across this on Pinterest. #cicero #quote#