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Classic_Wirginia

Classic_Wirginia

Joined May 2016

60% of the time, I read 100% of the time.
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King Solomon's Mines by Henry Rider Haggard
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Othello by William Shakespeare
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The Call of Cthulhu | H.P. Lovecraft
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What I imagine Cthulhu's minions looking like. (PS: This is a sarcastic fringehead, which makes it my spirit animal by the name alone) (PPS: Their battles are called mouth wrestling, the people who discovered them/named their behavior were probably 21 year old boys)

quirkyreader This could also be used for Dagon's minions as well. Yes we weird people with webbed feet. 🐸🐙 3y
Classic_Wirginia @quirkyreader I remember reading that story and being so freaked out. People turning into fish and moving into the ocean... Unsettling 3y
LeahBergen 😳 3y
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Othello | William Shakespeare
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Shakespeare's equivalent of:

Student: "Can I use the bathroom?"
Teacher: "I don't know, can you?"

Megabooks Lol!! 3y
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King Solomon's Mines | Henry Rider Haggard
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I want name my future child Quatermain so that he will be a badass.

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Violin | Anne Rice
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Which one do I read? I saw a lot of people talking about Anne Rice, but I love Sir Walter Scott's prose and poetry. #thetalisman #violin?

quirkyreader Do book polygamy and read then both at the same time. 3y
Luani Violin is really sad, if you're not in the mood of that kind of book, I recommend you read it later. 3y
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Found this in the free library near my favorite coffee shop. I've seen a lot of people post about this book and I figured I need to get my ass in gear and read it :)

britt_brooke Yes!! I've been reading a lot of Vonnegut lately and loving him. Enjoy! 3y
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Tempest | William Shakespeare
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So far this is my least favorite play. The story isn't captivating and the wording is the most confusing I've read to date. I'm glad I read it, but I probably won't read it again.

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The Ballad of Black Tom | Victor LaValle
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Fantastic, I read this in one sitting thank god. I don't think I would have been able to tear myself away. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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The Ballad of Black Tom | Victor LaValle
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Nobody ever thinks of himself as a villain, does he?

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The Ballad of Black Tom | Victor LaValle
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I've had a few bad books the last week that I couldn't finish, but this dedication gives some hope for a good read.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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The last act is always my favorite, so funny and witty. It will definitely put a smile on your face. And if you've seen the movie version, it's even better.

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Every new chapter is a new plot twist and I just don't care. Halfway through the book and I'm just tired of it. Every new character is a spy, all the "missions" happen way too easily. I just can't.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream | William Shakespeare
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Bottom, the awkward overachiever in all of us.

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The first half of this book detailed the Stanford Prison Experiment. The second half is Zimbardo's theory of the Lucifer Effect. Everyone should read the first half at least, the SPE was one of the most recent dehumanizing attempts to understand human behavior, it'll open your eyes to the way people in power treat those under them.

DGRachel I read the first half, but have struggled to finish the book. I found the speed with which the "normal" boys as prison guards began doing unspeakable things, and the speed with which the "prisoners" deteriorated to be horrifying. 3y
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Awesome, just awesome. Delilah Bard is my favorite antihero. Kell is a fantastic protagonist, very real and very believable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟

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Pygmalion | George Bernard Shaw
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The ending didn't make sense. And frankly it wasn't the greatest character change that Eliza could have made. I'm disappointed with the story.

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Absolutely hilarious. It's fast and easy to read, please read it. It's amazing. There's an argument about muffins, how could you not love this play.

Shortstack One of my all time favorites!!! 4y
WordWaller My favorite play. 4y
JSW Ridiculously fun. 😆 4y
RealLifeReading So fun! 3y
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Libraries, witches, vampires, and a special book that brings them all together. I'm enjoying this so far. :)

JSW One of my favorites. Just such a good read. You know it's a trilogy, right? 4y
Classic_Wirginia @JSW I thought it was a stand alone until yesterday. A coworker told me that she read all three of them and they were great. Now I can't wait to finish this one but they're kinda long, almost 600 pgs. 4y
WylieKay It's my favorite book. Enjoy 3y
RealLifeReading You've just reminded me that I've not read the last book!! 3y
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Lady Bracknell is a low key psychopath.

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Smoke | Dan Vyleta
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 the ending wasn't what I wanted it was kinda dumb. But! The characters were better than I expected and I loved that the idea was new and imaginative. The bad guy was a great bad guy. The plot was good, too many twists at some point. The book is worth reading though.

MrBook Great review! 😊 4y
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Algernon's speech about Ernest/Jack. HILARIOUS! the whole first scene is comedic gold. I'm so glad I found this. Thank you @SerialReader !

Shortstack This is one of my all time favorite plays!!! Wilde is genius! 4y
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My second favorite character on my first favorite bowl for soup.

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King Lear | William Shakespeare
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When Goneril and Regan argue I imagine it went like this.

MLRio I once saw a critic describe their messy demise in 5.3 as a 'fatal catfight.' (Still not sure how I feel about that characterization.) 4y
Classic_Wirginia Poison and stabbing all over a man that was pretty shifty. If that's not a cat fight I don't know what is haha. 4y
Well-ReadNeck 😂😂 4y
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King Lear | William Shakespeare
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Shakespeare always has the best advice hidden in his plays.

MLRio And usually spoken by clowns, jesters, and 'fools.' 4y
Classic_Wirginia @SureAsMel they're the smartest ones in EVERY play 4y
Dogearedcopy I did a paper in college about "Shakespeare's Fools!" They are in every play, though sometimes not so obvious... ? 4y
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Smoke | Dan Vyleta
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Holy crap, I'm captivated by this book. I know it doesn't have the best reviews and I'm only one person, but it's worth a shot.

MrBook My copy is staring at me from the top of my desk. Just...stares. And waits. 4y
Nebklvr So want to read this... 3y
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark | William Shakespeare
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I loved it but damn is Hamlet crazy and passive aggressive. Also can @SerialReader put some Sir Walter Scott on here? I know Ivanhoe is up, but what about his poetry?

MrBook 😂👍🏻 4y
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Kell wore a very peculiar coat. It had neither one side, which would be conventional, nor two, which would be unexpected, but several, which was, of course, impossible.

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I've read a lot of mixed reviews about this bio and I know that no one person reads the same book, but I think I had the good version of this one. The audiobook was great and maybe that's what made the difference. If you don't like the print version, try listening to it :)

Well-ReadNeck Great! Love audiobook recommendations. They are not all equal, for sure. 4y
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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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One word: Wow. I feel like I've lived this book and it's terrifying.

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Hamlet | William Shakespeare
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Same, Rosencrantz, same :/

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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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"Katherine held on to her peacock", if you've read the book you'll know why thinks crazy, if you haven't it still seems pretty crazy. Heuvelt is killing it in this story.

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Tragedy of Macbeth (Updated) | William Shakespeare
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Having not read any Shakespeare in a few years, I was pretty skeptical that I could understand the language and enjoy the story. But I was proven wrong, the old English writing style isn't too hard to pick up and I want to buy a hard copy now. Read this on Serial Reader, so great :)

SagaReads My favourite play by far!! It was the play that made me love Shakespeare 😊 4y
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Happy #Recommendsday! This was my first Sam Harris book that I picked up after needing some more explanation about religion and human behavior. It was eye opening and incredibly thought provoking. I suggest you read it regardless of your feelings about religion/spirituality.

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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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I am never calling someone Gramma again. And I better not be called then if I have grandchildren.

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Sphere | Michael Crichton

While I'm finishing up this book I had the time to write up some longer reviews on my site: polishgalbooks.wordpress.com! Come read them, let me know what you think. :)

brendanmleonard I have only read the first but I liked it 😀 4y
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Shakespeare, Macbeth: notes | William Shakespeare
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I bought the Serial App and it's going be to be a great way to read all the Shakespeare I want! First up, Macbeth. And I have to say, Lady Macbeth is the female equivalent of Patrick Bateman.

cewilf My favorite Shakespeare play! I highly recommend both the 2015 and 1979 adaptations (Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellen). 4y
Classic_Wirginia @cewilf I just finished it and k really want to see it acted out on a screen. I know my inner reading voice isn't as powerful as an actors. Thanks for the recommendation! 4y
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Lexicon: A Novel | Max Barry
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Max Barry you are awesome. The ending! The last chapter! Good lord, it was amazing. I loved it. I wish I was young enough to go to the school you imagined into the world. Vartix velkor mannik wissick! Read the book!

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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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Can Quentin be any more a sad little boy?!?! Every other character was great but he was such a fucking crybaby. I honestly wanted him to die at the end. Too bad Alice had to pick the short stick. 3,5/5

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Lexicon: A Novel | Max Barry

I am killing this book today. After reading for a few hours at work I only have 108 pages left. And I don't want to stop but I'm getting a headache from staring at pages and hallucinating scenarios in my head. :)

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Lexicon: A Novel | Max Barry

I've read almost half the book in one day because I just don't want to stop reading it. BTW it's almost 400 pages. Emily is the quasi-adult character that I've wanted to read about. The back and forth of the novel also adds to the mystery. Good stuff.

KtheBookwyrm Such a good book 4y
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Lexicon: A Novel | Max Barry
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"That upturned collar, what always that?"
Same, Emily, same.

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Lexicon: A Novel | Max Barry
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I can't wait to start this one. I found it via Litsy and I'm going to try to blaze through it. :)

TeR I loved this book! 4y
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Damned | Chuck Palahniuk
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Have one audiobook a d one printed book already borrowed, so I decided to go back and get two more just in case. Damned and The Children of Cthulhu. #ineedtoreadmore

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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I really liked this book, and I like it because you don't necessarily need to read the other two in the trilogy to get a good ending. This was a quick read too so that helped. I never thought that not having character names would be a good thing, I was wrong. Good job VanderMeer!

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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I forgot my book at home so thankfully someone was nice enough post the PDF online.

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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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"The life I should be living had been mislaid through some clerical error by the cosmic bureaucracy."
I recently started the audio book because reading AND driving is apparently illegal. Only problem, the narrator says "h-white".

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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I shall bring forth the seeds of the dead...

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M.A.S.H is fantastic beyond my imagination. And from what I remember of the movie it's very true to form. The narrator has won several awards and I haven't been bored to death while driving, so that speaks volumes.

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M A S H | Richard Hooker, Tim Kelly
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I found out my library had audiobooks to borrow and I immediately saw this! The show is my favorite, Hawkeye is my favorite, this book is going to be my favorite :)

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City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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The descent into hell is easy: by far one of my favorite lines I've read. But I've finished the book and I hate that I like it so much. I'll be writing a more in depth review on my Wordpress account, but it was more on the good side than on the meh side.

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Cold Sassy Tree | Olive Ann Burns
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Today on Weird Book Names: Cold Sassy Tree