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Author Topic: The Candle-Lit Cranny of Creative Literature  (Read 9454 times)

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The Candle-Lit Cranny of Creative Literature
« on: April 13, 2013, 03:24:16 PM »
I just started reading again after a long hiatus. Now, I'm addicted. I started this thread mainly to share and discuss the novels, short stories, plays poetry, etc. that we have read, are reading, and will read.

Yesterday, I pretty much swallowed Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde whole, with a brief intermission at Cracker Barrel, where I also swallowed objects whole (more edible, but not nearly as satisfying). I didn't finish the last chapter until this morning but, suffice to say, it was one of the best books I've ever read. The storytelling was flawless, the descriptions captivating. Currently, I am reading War and Peace and re-reading Hamlet. I've also been reading some Walt Whitman poetry. All good stuff so far.

What are reading? What is the best thing you've read recently? What do you plan to read soon?

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Re: The Candle-Lit Cranny of Creative Literature
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 04:24:53 PM »
The last thing i have been reading is a book about
KBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy) and a book
about wicca that a friends friend said was good...






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Re: The Candle-Lit Cranny of Creative Literature
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2013, 05:33:09 PM »
This does not include non-fiction, philosophy, essays, or the like. Think in the direction of novels, short stories, plays, and poetry.

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Re: The Candle-Lit Cranny of Creative Literature
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 02:37:06 AM »
ohh...

then i don't read at all =TT,TT=
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Re: The Candle-Lit Cranny of Creative Literature
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 09:32:34 AM »
I just read War of the Worlds by H.G Wells and now i'm reading Journey To The Center of The Earth. I have some classics tucked away that i really want to read, so i'm looking forward to it.

This topic seems reasonable enough to be put in the writers section. May i move it over there?

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Re: The Candle-Lit Cranny of Creative Literature
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2013, 09:40:28 AM »
Yeah, by all means. I thought it might have been better in the break room, considering it's not solely for writers and it doesn't have very much to do with manga writing, but I think it could very well go in writers discussion (and it might get more attention.)

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Re: The Candle-Lit Cranny of Creative Literature
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013, 02:49:24 PM »
Still reading Journey. Man old-school language had really complex words in the sentences, yet it's so easy and fun to read them somehow. I'm really loving it.

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Re: The Candle-Lit Cranny of Creative Literature
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2013, 03:57:11 PM »
Still reading Hamlet and War and Peace. I'm planning to read Dracula, probably right after I finish Hamlet. I couldn't wait until I finished War and Peace.

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Re: The Candle-Lit Cranny of Creative Literature
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2013, 04:02:45 PM »
Dracula as in the original? Was it's title Dracula or Van Helsing? I never quite know. I really better read that.

What's War and Peace about? As for Hamlet that's heavier reading for another, free'er time

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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2013, 04:19:45 PM »
The original "Dracula" by Bram Stoker. I've heard its praises from a lot of my lit-loving friends. 

War and Peace is about nobility in Russia during (hence the title) both war and peace around the time of Napoleon's conquests. Tolstoy is quite long-winded, and takes a great amount of time on exposition of characters documenting seemingly mundane details of their social interaction, but it really pays off. Because of this huge world of characters, it feels like a cataclysmic event when the plot moves, however slightly. It's a book known for being incredibly long and epic.

You can buy Shakespeare plays with both the original text and a modernized version. I used this my first time reading Hamlet, to sort of translate for me. Now, I'm reading it without. If you do this, it doesn't really take very long, and it's actually pretty enjoyable. Too, Hamlet has some parts that are intentionally obtuse, and it's easy to miss it and excuse it as dense Shakespearean language. Having a modernized version along with the original really helps a lot, I think.

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Re: The Candle-Lit Cranny of Creative Literature
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2013, 04:54:01 PM »
Sounds reasonable. I'll try that when i get to it. Have you read Dante's Inferno before?

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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2013, 06:03:48 PM »
No, I haven't, unfortunately, but I plan to read all of the Divine Comedy sometime. It's pretty much essential, or so I'm told. Have you read it?
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2013, 04:25:52 AM »
No not yet and i feel the same. I definately want to get the chance within this year

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Re: The Candle-Lit Cranny of Creative Literature
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2013, 07:01:50 PM »
I have Paradise Lost lying around somewhere. That's another one of those essentials.
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Re: The Candle-Lit Cranny of Creative Literature
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2013, 05:08:59 AM »
Really? I'll try that one out too.