Hey, why’s the musty old book back?Because my friend Linda at True Red had a great idea: how about we make some lists of favorite old texts? To kick off our lists, she wrote:
A few of my favorites authors are anything by Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, George McDonald, George Orwell, Emily Dickensen, GK Chesteron. My husband loves loves Dickens. And of course everything CS Lewis. Read the Space Trilogy, and my other favorite is The Great Divorce. What do others love?
Regardless of the format you use to read them (on a Kindle, online at Project Gutenberg or Christian Classics Ethereal Library, or simply an old, used, bound hardback copy), what are some much-loved or recently enjoyed titles?I’ll be unavailable Tuesday, so talk amongst yourselves in the comments, and I’ll pop on when I get a chance.Can’t wait to read what you love!
I have gotten more interested in the older books lately because those are the free downloads I can put on my ipod touch (and before my Palm Pilot). I enjoy Jane Austin, Grace Livingston Hill & Louisa May Alcott. I am currently about half way through The Autobiography of Ben Franklin.
oooh, I bet the autobiography of Ben Franklin is worth looking into…I must look at the library…
love most of those listed so far, plus Tolstoy, John Bunyan, the bible, too many to think of…
I am enjoying Little Dorritt, by Charles Dickens on PBS right now, they are running it on Sunday nights…sigh, the week cannot go fast enough!
love books, love them!
Lynn Hopper says
I just asked readers what they were reading. One reply made me a bit sad. he/she just typed in “online”.
sorry I guess the statement “(on a Kindle, online at Project Gutenberg or Christian Classics Ethereal Library)” made me lean towards “online” books but if they can be found I would be happy to pick these authors up at the library. Unfortunately due to space limitations these books most often get weeded unless they are well known classics.
I do have an old copy of Edges of His Way by Amy Carmichael which was my great-grandmother’s which I cherish for both its content and her personal notes in the margins.