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I learned all I need to know about Plutarch's Lives from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers!

 

 

Until you have to write an 1800 word essay about it. At 13. xD 

 

 

You wrote an 1800 word essay on Seven Brides for Seven Brothers?

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Oh ho, I didn't read most of that stuff by choice and I probably wouldn't have read any of it by myself had I not been in that course. LOL I wasn't nerdy. 

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I would NEVER have read "The Old Curiosity Shop" if I hadn't been forced to. No curiosity, just old. (That was my version of the Summa, I guess.)

 

With me it's Dickens. SO DULL.

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I sort of like Dickens now; I really enjoyed the first half of Great Expectations (I only skimmed the rest). I liked the dark hilarity of Pip's childhood. I might even like the Old Curiosity Shop, if I hadn't been forced to read it when I didn't like it.

 

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So overwritten.  He was paid by the word and just about everything he wrote was serialized.

 

Try Moby Dick - one of the most overexplained stories ever written. I like Melville's short stories better (Bartleby, the Scrivener is funny.)

 

I hated Shakespeare. *hides in corner*

 

 

So did I until I heard a recording of one of the plays.  There is a lot you don't get just by reading it. 

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