RE: [mythsoc] Re: summer reading
- View SourceI used to keep track of everything I read, too. Lots of SF, from James
Blish's Star Trek adaptations to Heinlein and Clark; lots of fantasy; a
smattering of mysteries; plays, mostly Shakespeare and the Greeks; and a
lot of classics as well. I blew away my senior year English teacher
when I told him I read Bocaccio's Decameron for fun over the summer --
but I probably never would have known about it if I hadn't stumbled
across it at a flea market. A lot of what I read was picked up for 10
cents a book... I don't think I ever encountered a reading list either.
And my daughter is home-schooled, so I don't know what they do around
here. Maybe I ought to make up a list for her of what she should have
read before she gets to college...
From: Joe R. Christopher [mailto:jchristopher@...]
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 9:56 AM
Subject: [mythsoc] Re: summer reading
I don't remember ever being given a summer-reading list, required or
recommended. On the other hand, I kept track of my reading one summer
while I was in high school. About 9/10ths of it was mysteries or SF.
other tenth in those days was largely dramas--Shaw (including his
prefaces), Tennessee Williams, William Inge, with a sprinkling of Arthur
Miller and Eugene O'Neill. (I suggested one time teaching a graduate
on Ibsen and Shaw, but it didn't come through.) I suspect most readers
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