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catsnclarinets (liz)’s last login was Monday, May 9, 2011.
Grapes of Wrath - judging from the books you picked as faves/own...Grapes of Wrath is probably not your genre. At the same time though, it's an awesome book and since you're American, is a pretty good choice to draw a picture for you with some of our history.
thanks, but you aren't gonna like the answer. my five yr old was doing watercolors, so i decided i wanted to paint, too. i just started playing with brush technique and colors and that is what i got. but it kinda looks like a rainy day at the beach with seaoats:)
Yes, I like most all of Kurt V. (notice that I did not try to spell vonnagut...I can't spell) My son gave me catch 22 to read and I started, but I have trouble reading the conversation style and vernacular expressions. I think that is why i stick mostly to non-fiction...
Whether you should read the Grapes of wrath, I can't tell you for sure. But, it's a classic about the economical depression of the '30's in the USA. I find it a great book, very emotional and one that won't leave you untouched. It's about people and their daily struggle to survive during the economical hardships of that period.
Sounds like a pretty awesome assignment! Thanks for the list. There are a few on there that I've been wanting to read. I've read #3, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 18, all in high school I think. I'd recommend all. They are all good, albeit very different stories. Sorry can't be of more help.
I don't know whether you'll like 'A farewell to arms'. The setting is the First World War (where Hemingway was present as a medical assistant and was hurt by an explosion of a granate). And, Hemingway was pathological anti-women. His father killed himself and Hemingway blamed his mother for it. He left his home when he was eightteen and he didn't even went home for the funeral of his mother. This, however, doesn't mean that all his female characters are bad people (although there are a lot of those in his books). In any case, he didn't believe that men and women can co-exist in a relationship, although he was married 4 times. Anyway, the hero of this book is in the army and he likes it very much. Then, he gets hurt and goes to the hospital. There he meets a nurse and he falls in love with her. They love each other very much and a child is on its way. So, the hero of this book decides to betray his brothers in arms and to flee to Switzerland where his love waits for him. But, you'll have to read the book to know the end of this short novel. :)
I'm not sure what you like best to read. If you enjoy fantasy, you might try something by Patricia Wrede or Elizabeth Scarborough. The Mallory series by Mike is fun detective fantasy. There are over a dozen authors whose works I buy if I see a new title by them. I think there's a list on one of my blogs (http://stevespotpourri.blogspot.com)
You're welcome... great group of books to choose from - I could only narrow it down to a few that I'd pick over A Farewell to arms: The Handmaids Tale, Catch 22, Native Son, Slaughterhouse Five are all excellent reads. Beloved, Flowers for Algernon and The Scarlet Letter are up there along with The Color Purple and I know why the caged bird sings.
I'd recommend adding everything on the list to your personal reading list and checking them all out! Enjoy!