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Do you have a reading goal?
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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Jan 4th, '19, 13:43    


LittleJulez
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I bow before you Akili! I wanted to read all the Shakespeare plays so many times, but never got around doing it. I think I might have read about 6 of them?
I want to read one this year, finally!
I'll make it "A Summer Night's Dream" :)

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Jan 4th, '19, 21:46    


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I'm pretty sure just remembering to read at all is my goal.

A Mid Summer's Nights Dream is probably my favorite. Not that I really read Shakespeare but it is the only one I've read more than once.

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Jan 5th, '19, 00:34    


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One of my friends tried to produce Midsummer Night's Dream back in school, just as a for fun project that used the school's stuff (you could always convince the teachers to let you use school stuff if it was framed even remotely educational, the poor teachers were always so thrilled to see students volunteer for anything at all), but as I recall it all kind of fell apart. We probably could have just done the play-within-a-play part and had it work out, but she wanted to direct AND play Puck, which meant doing the full actual play itself, and the rest of us were simply not that enthusiastic!
I kind of regret that now, it would have been nice to do it anyhow to support her.

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Jan 5th, '19, 12:50    


LittleJulez
Aw Akili, but that's a long time ago. And let's be honest: we had other priorities at school. Your friend was probably a little bit too eager, wanting to both direct and perform.

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Jan 8th, '19, 16:32    


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but that's the whole point. playing the role that you want the way you want and making sure everyone else plays their roles the way you want. if I'd ever gotten any such creative power at school, I'd have (ab)used it in this exact way. saying this from a perspective of someone who, as an adult, understands that it'd be boring for everyone else but also acknowledges her aspirations as a teen

it looks like I can start with the reading planned for 2019 now. slooowly

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Jan 11th, '19, 14:12    


LittleJulez
Seems like eveyone has a tough start this year :D Or everybody is too busy to write it down in this thread :P

I am halfway through HP1 in Russian and English. Yaaay :D

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Jan 12th, '19, 21:44    


wulfilalice
yay indeed. noticed anything interesting about the translation?

I'll have more time to read next weekend. maybe. I started Bulfinch's mythology but only managed a few pages on a train. his usage of roman names for greek figures is distracting, somehow. and annoying. a lot

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Jan 14th, '19, 15:17    


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I've been sick all week, and my husband and dog were sick the week before, so I have hardly gotten any reading done yet this year.

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Jan 14th, '19, 21:46    


Akili Li
I weirdly just read "Night of the Twelfth" (instead of Twelfth Night), which is a modern British police procedural/mystery/thriller thing. Although it does have some schoolboys who put on "Twelfth Night" as a play in it.

But I haven't made much progress on my actual monthly goals. Read some other stuff, but not the ones I wanted to read to sort of stretch my usual reading out a little. Month is almost half over, I need to get to it!

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 Post subject: Re: The 2019 Reading Challenge
Post Posted: Jan 17th, '19, 08:15    


LittleJulez
Sanssouci, get well soon!
(and your avi is super crazy btw!)

I noticed a few interesting thing about the Russian translation actually. There are a few translation techniques which a translator usually abides to or can use, the Russian one also did that. He made use of commented translation and analogy formation mostly, but also translated the words directly. Through commented translation the book is a lot thicker than the original.

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