classics

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Classics are Alive and Well

Classics are Back! yea! I love the classics -- Austen, Dickens, Tolstoy, Twain, Shakespeare, Sinclair, Melville, Steinbeck, Bronte's sisters, Stegner, Dostoyevsky, Stoker, Wilkes. I could go on -- so many are my faves. Many reading groups read only classics or pick a classic once a year to discuss.

Now, there is a great way to enhance your reading and discussion of the classics. Penguin Classics on Air, a half-hour radio series devoted to some of the more than 1,500 classics titles, makes its debut this week on Sirius XM Book Radio (Sirius #117, XM #163).

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Every so often, I get email and/or comments on OTB that I would like to share with you. Sometimes, more cooks in the kitchen can produce a great meal!

Karen runs a “Movie Discussion Group” at her local community center.   “Are there any resources with “suggested questions” for use when discussing movies? Thanks.”


Bonnie asks: “Any ideas for the December meeting? Christmas/holiday themes. One year we went to a play - the Christmas Carol. Last year we all brought in our favorite holiday book.

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Oldie But Goodie

Do you cherish a “classic book" that you want others to read and love, as well? Ten authors, including Ruth Rendell, Hari Kunru, Joanna Trollope, Colm Toibin, relate their favorite neglected classics for BBC Radio Open Book series.

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