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amymarie

the reader of books

I love England, France, Vogue, espionage, nachos, WWI, the Mitfords & naps. 

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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
David McCullough

How to Read Literature

How to Read Literature - Terry Eagleton I like reading books about reading because it reinforces why I love reading so much in the first place. This was an amusing and brief book on reading classic literature. Be forewarned: this book contains major spoilers. I really don't think you can have spoilers for classics, but if you don't know major plot points for books such as Jude the Obscure, Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, The Turn of the Screw, Anna Karenina, or the entirety of Great Expectations (boo that book), I'd hold off on reading this.

The book has a colloquial and arch tone; occasionally, it overreached and was a bit grating. However, it encouraged me to consider or rethink how and what I read and to be a more careful and engaged reader. Shockingly, it piqued my interest in reading more modernist literature, which I usually hate because it makes me feel stupid.