Sunday, May 06, 2018
Life in the Woods
The book that I have read the most times in my life, is Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. The book was assigned in a high school class, and it touched something deep inside of me. I have owned several copies and read it probably a dozen time.
While Thoreau went to live in the woods, his theme of the imbalance of work making us unhappy, while we are working to pay for things that we think will make us happy. His choice to live deliberately, fronting the essentials, and taking time to enjoy living life, rings true through the ages. When he moved from the woods, he ran the family pencil factory. Hopefully remembering the important message of balance in his life.
1: What book have you read the most times?
2: What book are you glad you never had to read a second time?
3: What book have you always wanted to read, and have not?
4: Have you ever tossed a book in the middle of reading it?
5: Have you left a book behind, hoping that someone else would pick it up and read it?
1: The book I have read the most times is Walden
2: Fifty-Shades of Grey, once was enough
3: Gone with the Wind, never have gotten to it.
4: Yes, the first time was a book by Ralph Nader, I met him at a conference and he autographed it. I don't think I made it through the first chapter before tossing it.
5: Yes, a couple of times. Share a good book.
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What book have you read the most times? DV by Diana Vreeland. The only complaint I could make about this book is that it was too brief. I could have read this for weeks, and I would have loved another couple thousand pages.ReplyDelete
What book are you glad you never had to read a second time? Call of the Wild
What book have you always wanted to read, and have not? Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade. My favorite Movie....I have always wanted to read the book.
Have you ever tossed a book in the middle of reading it? Many times.
Have you left a book behind, hoping that someone else would pick it up and read it? Yes. And they were always gone.
1: a tie between "gone with the wind" and "the catcher in the rye"ReplyDelete
2: "david copperfield"
3: a bio of edward r. murrow; I have the book, have never read it
5: no; I will have to try this!
1. The entire Tales of the City collection and sequels!ReplyDelete
2. Three years Before the Mast ... not what I was thinking :::wink:::
#. I cannot think of one because when I hear of a book, or find a book, I want to read, I get it.
4.It was some kinda spy novel, the title escapes me. I actually tried twice to read, having forgotten the first time by the second time, and never ever finished it. I gave it to my Dad, he loved it.
5. I don't know if I could do that. The cynic in me thinks someone will throw it away!
1. I read way too many books several times to know which I've read the most.ReplyDelete
2. The Scarlet Letter. Aaarrrggghhhh!
3. I'm with Bob, here. If I want to read it I do.
4. Yep, The Scarlet Letter. Bull twinkied my English teacher and got an A on the book report. High school, people and still traumatized!
5. No, I donate to libraries, my former escape pods.
As for fiddy shades of gack, no desire whatsoever to read, but the reviews on Amazon are hilarious!
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