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This week’s topic is:
Books Written Before I Was Born
- To Kill a Mockingbird by. Harper Lee published in 1960 – this was required school reading for me
- Lord of the Flies by. William Golding published in 1954 – another school requirement
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by. C.S. Lewis published in 1950 – funny story, in high school (and I went to a high school that people called ghetto 🙄 because of the gang fights but it really wasn’t so bad as the news made our school out to be)…anyway it was predominantly filipino and samoan kids and my senior year we had a white teacher from Colorado. She said we’d basically get nowhere speaking our pidgin English (Hawaii slang) and she decided to take 20 minutes at the end of class to read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to us! Most of the kids in class slept through it or wrote notes to one another (I wrote notes), but I did listen to the story as well since I love books. Anyway ~ that’s my memory about that book.
- Jane Eyre by. Charlotte Bronte published in 1847 – love this book
- Pride and Prejudice by. Jane Austen published in 1813 – I watched the show series first before reading the book
- Romeo and Juliet by. William Shakespeare published in 1595 – required school reading
- Little Women by. Louisa May Alcott published in 1868 – I don’t remember reading it, but I definitely remember watching the movie a lot
- Dracula by. Bram Stoker published in 1897 – never read it, but watched the Dracula movie with Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder back in the day because…Keanu🤷🏻♀️
- Interview with the Vampire by. Anne Rice published in 1976 – I watched the movie but never read this book. I did read her Lives of the Mayfair Witches series and I loved The Mummy!
- The Shining by. Stephen King published in1977 – I saw the movie and read the book. I was in a Stephen King phase back in high school which was in the 90’s. Then I read a book of his that freaked me out and gave me nightmares so I stopped reading his books. 😅
Have you read any of these books?
📚 ~ Yolanda