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My classical reading has begun. Today I finished Around the World in 80 Days. Believe it or not, although I'm familiar with the plot, I have never read the book.

Tomorrow I think I'll start Madame Bovary.

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Kat! I just wanted to let you know that I've finished reading Shakespeare by Bill Bryson...

I didn't know what to expect when I picked up this book, to be honest. However, it came as a pleasant surprise to find that this is an extremely witty and educational read. Bryson debunks many myths about Shakespeare but fails to fill those gaps with new knowledge (on account of the fact that history has recorded very little about Shakespeare as a person, including how he liked to spell his own name!) It's very entertaining, critical, and thoroughly absorbing... a fine balance of history and humour.
Great! It sounds as if it's right up my alley. I can get it as an audiobook in a couple of weeks. Thanks!!
Are you actually reading, or listening to the books on audiotape? I know how much you love your audiotapes. :) Otherwise, I don't see how you have the time.
Actually, I'm reading them. I don't know if you saw the post, but I got 100 free classics with my Sony ereader, so I'm reading them on that.
I'm guessing the plot has something to do with traveling around the world in 80 days... <.
LOL! It's entertaining, in the way Jules Verne is always entertaining. Phileas Fogg is an interesting character, and Brosnan, I bet, did a great job with him.