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"Imagine if each day a man must try to kill the moon, he thought. The moon runs away. But imagine if a man each day have to try to kill the sun? We were born lucky, he thought" . The Old Man and the Sea is essentially a book written to be read in a single sitting. The vivid imagery that the author creates using well defined descriptions take you into the story, as if you're a part of it; sitting alongside the old man, in his shack, on his skiff, without uttering a word, sitting silently watching the man and the nature, on their greatest battle at the sea. The battle is not merely between man and nature, but between Nobility and Skill; Power and Intelligence. The theme of "Sin" though have minutely appeared in the story has left a major impact personally - • "Perhaps it was a sin to kill the fish. I suppose it was even though I did it to keep me alive and feed many people. But then, everything is a sin. Do not think about sin, It is much too late for that and there are people who are paid to do it." • "You loved him when he was alive and you loved him after. If you love him, it is not a sin to kill him - Or is it more?" #ernesthemingway #theoldmanandthesea #marlin #santiago #manolin #fisherman #gulfcoast #cuba #sin #manvsnature #philosophy #classics #classicalliterature #classicliterature #americanliterature #americannaturalism #origami #origamiturtle #origamistingray #origamiboat

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Good afternoon, Instagram! Sometimes I feel so far behind with my reading when I look at other accounts on here - there are a ton of popular series that I haven’t tried yet (Mortal Instruments, for one, or any of Sarah J. Maas’ books ). Up until a year ago I read mostly classics and whatever University asked of me. Once I started directing my own studies, however, I found out that I really, really love fantasy novels. Now my tbr-pile is crammed full of sci-fi and fantasy! Are there any genres that you’ve neglected to explore? - I hope you’re all having a lovely week so far 💙

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1 ) i am reading physics but what good is it bringing me ?? 2 ) just tangled in the strings of misfortune, cant text back 3 ) If I was a women on the ship, I would leave the whale alone. #darkacademic #darkacademia #darkacademiavibes #darkacademiastyle #memes #classic #classicalliterature #lightacademiaaesthetic #lightacademia #edgarallanpoe #aesthetic #edgarallanpoe #marryshelley #shakespeare #hamlet #quoteoftheday #quotes #bookstagram #books

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“I am at the end. I exist no more.” ― Sophocles, Electra #sophocles #electra #greekliterature #classicalliterature

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On account The Long Walk of The Navajo. The 1864 deportation and attempted ethnic cleansing of the Navajo People by the US federal gov. *NEW PROJECT* I will be using the next several Weeks to post a Poem homaging each Native American Tribe I can think of! STAY TUNED ☆What are your thoughts on the Long Walk, and Navajo people's history? Feel free to share below! We respect all opinions of discourse. -Navajo' were forced to walk from their land in what is now Arizona to Eastern New Mexico. -Anthropologists claim that the; "Collective trauma of the Long Walk...is critical to contemporary Navajos' sense of identity as a people." * * * Volunteer, Collaborate or Create Your Own Pages! Ask Me How! THE UNEXAMINED LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING! 🕯 👥🗣 NOW on MeWe Social Network! Everyone See's All Posts, No Ads, More Community! Install the App! ⬇️OUR COMMUNITY⬇️ JOIN NOW! 🏛🏛🏛 👉 @theblockbard The Block Bard (poems ) https://www.instagram.com/theblockbard 🏛🏛🏛 👉 @escape_modernity Traditional Foundations https://www.instagram.com/escape_modernity Liberal education is the counter-poison to mass culture... Liberal education is the necessary endeavor to found an aristocracy within democratic mass society. Liberal education reminds those members of a mass democracy of human greatness. —Leo Strauss, What Is Liberal Education? 📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 Any talk of saving culture, or restoring culture, begins with a defense of the humanities. Any hope of cultural revival equally begins with a re-emergence of the humanities. Any hope to truly celebrate—though not uncritically—the human person rests with being drenched in the dewfall of the humanities… —Paul Krause, In Defense of the Humanities www.theblockbard.com #history #ballad #classics #classicalliterature #culture #humanities #liberal #nativeamerican #tribe #navajo #treaty #rights #discourse #conservative #greek #roman #writing #writersofinstagram #writer #poetry   #writingcommunity #poem #poetrycommunity #writers #poet #poems #art #writersofig #verseoftheday #theblockbard

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Only took 6 weeks but I finally finished Anna Karenina! I have always loved reading and a surprising silver lining to this whole thing is the amount I've been able to read "just cause". Reading can transport you, give you a new perspective. . . . . #glaciernps #exploreglacier #bigskycountry #nationalparksgirl #nationalparks #usnationalparks #glaciernationalpark #montanta #montanalove #montanalife #montanamoment #montanagram #readersofinstagram #booknerd #tolstoy #ilovereading #classicalliterature #readtheclassics #booksbythelake #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #readersofinstagram #pageturner

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I adore the cinematography in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film - and this scene is one of my favourite compositions! It looks like it'd be fun to paint😄 • ✨What are your favourite aesthetically-pleasing scenes in films?✨ • #prideandprejudice2005 #prideandprejudice #p &p #janeausten #vintageaesthetic #brownaesthetic #filmstill #moviestill #favouritescene #keiraknightley #mrdarcy #bookstagram #aesthetic #aestheticallypleasing #picnic #classicliterature #classicalliterature #classiclit #classicallit #vintagefilm #lightacademia #picnicscene #katiesliteraturecorner

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Today is “audiobook” day with the #sowinginthemorningbookclub Audiobooks are a great way to add more literature to our days. They are also helpful for teenagers to tackle books that they might otherwise find daunting. Two of my favorite classics, I first encountered as an audiobook. Jane Eyre and East of Eden are among my all time most cherished books, yet I wonder if I would have read them if I didn’t listen to them. I listened to both these books while taking a very long road trip (a great way to road trip by the way ). #sowinginthemorning #homeschoolhighschool #classicaleducation #homeschool #charlottemason #charlottemasoneducation #lovetoread #classicalliterature #homeschoolinspiration #homeschoolcollective #homeschool365 #howwehomeschool #homeschoolbooks #homeschoolersofinstagram #homeschoolfamily #sowinginthemorning #homeschoolmom #homeschoolingmamacollective

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Happy Thursday, Friends! 🍁 QOTD: what is your favourite genre? I love classics. They are written by the greatest literary minds of their time, (yes I'm talking about Jane Austen 💕 ) they have universal themes, characters, experiences, emotions and perspectives that are still relevant today. It's really hard to pick a favourite but I think I'll say Pride and Prejudice and Little women are worth reading at least once in your life. #booksandcozymoments Tags: #classics #bookstagram #book #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #readingislife #booknerd #bookworm #bookcommunity #readersofinstagram #ilovebooks #booksofinstagram #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookasethetics #bookish #bookishfeatures #classicalliterature #bookobsessed #littlewomen #charlesdickens #bookworm #postitfortheaesthetics

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Classical-style learning isn't reliant on technology. It isn't confined by resources or constrained by the fads and trends of its time. Classical learning transcends the practical to cultivate wisdom and virtue. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Whether students are at desks in a classroom...or under tents in a courtyard...or, later in life, around boardroom tables or dinner tables, worksites or websites, a classical Christian education produces life abundant.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #socialdistancelearning #outdoorclassrooms #lanclife #classicalliterature #classicalchristianeducation #christianschool

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☕️ m a n e a m i c i s ☕️      I thought I would just remind everyone of how AMAZING these books are. I’ve already done a post on the Lost Books of the Odyssey, so I won’t go on about it again for you all, but I think you guys will understand how much I love these when I say that     THESE ARE THE BEST CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY RETELLINGS OUT THERE        there, I said it.       they are like reading dreams. absolutely beautiful. I could read both of these again and again and again and never grow tired of them, and always find something new.      please read them so I can chat about them with someone.       also hoping this brings a little sunshine to your (probably ) rainy day 🌞      Have lovely days everyone🥰    ❤️ v a l e t e ❤️

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John Grisham. A Painted House. 🏡 Arrow Books. 👁‍🗨📖The story takes place in September 1952 in Arkansas. The events of this classical novel will transform Luke Chandler from a seven-year-old child into an experienced person. , What is there to lose? Why not? ... surely it was the time for a change.‘ (quote ). #classic , #classics , #johngrisham , #classicalnovel , #novel , #books , #booksinenglish , #reading , #bestbooks , #bookstagram , #book , #booklover , #bookface , #quotes , #mustread , #mustreadbooks , #literature , #classicalliterature

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I posted recently about this lovely Penguin Cloth Bound edition of Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’ that I bought on my mini holiday Wales, and I’ve been reading it the last few days. It’s a gorgeous book, but sometimes when I’m reading it on my lunch break at work, for instance, it makes me feel... uncomfortable. Because it’s a beautiful edition, yes, but it’s so *obviously* beautiful. It’s clearly expensive and I bought it basically on a whim - and at the same time, I work at a college where vast numbers of our students are receiving financial aid, where there are dozens of refugees and asylum seekers who have next to nothing and have to rely on the college for free meals. In my job, I spend a lot of time helping people who are significantly less privileged than me, so I’m confronted with this every day. Inequality isn’t something that I can fix, and there are worse injustices in the world than my £25 edition of the ‘Metamorphoses’. But the disconnect between the two sides of my life is still jarring, at times. I’m not sure this is the most coherent post in the world, but I think it’s always important to reflect on our own privileges as much as we can. That’s how we can be empathetic, and kind, and hopefully try to make the world a marginally less shitty place in our own tiny way.

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I'm lost in books! ▪️ ▫️ Reading classic literature takes time. You can't hurry love, right? 😘 ▪️ ▫️ The Red and the Black by Stendhal is a chronical of the nineteenth century. A different time for sure, but some things never seem to change. ▪️ ▫️ Getting older I catch myself thinking the world has suddenly gone mad. Then I start reading The Red and the Black or any other good book for that matter and realize I was wrong to ever think that. ▪️ ▫️ People don't really change that much, a couple of centuries more or less isn't enough time to make a huge difference... What do you think? ▪️ ▫️ #stendhalfestival #rotundschwarz #classicstyle #classicalliterature #bucherliebe #bücher #bücherfan #volimčitati #volimknjige #čitanje #loveforbooks #librosymás #meslivreslusde2019 #книги #читалочка #wednesday #bookpages

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They say dont judge a book by it's cover, but sometimes a great cover work really appeals to you, right?🖤 These books are some of my most favourite ones when it comes to the cover design. 🤍 ✨ From left to right in order:- 1. The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins ( I read this around 5 years back and sort of didn't understand it. I need to read it again ) 2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (my love ) 3. Dracula by Bram Stoker (really good ) 4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (a must read ) 5. Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole. (interesting to read ) ✨ Hope you are having a great time with your current read. I'm about to finish reading The catcher in the rye and intend to share my thoughts on it here as soon as I can. Hope you have a great day/night ahead 🤗✨🖤 . . . Tags #bookcovers #coverdesign #black #classics #classicalliterature #literature #literaturestudent #litnerd #bookstagram #bookish #bookworm #books #bibliophile #bookstagrammer #amreading #penguinbooks #bookshelf #collinclassics #gothic #goth #fiction

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"She herself is a haunted house"👀 . . . . #DeadPoetsAlive

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▪️[ PL / ENG in a comment below] ▪️"Wiek niewinności" Edith Wharton to spojrzenie na klaustrofobiczny, zamknięty Nowy Jork, zbudowany z fasady niewinności, prawości, moralności. Jest ciekawie, bo raczej nie tak kojarzy nam się dziś ta amerykańska metropolia. ▪️XIX wiek, snobistyczne, elitarne nowojorskie kręgi i nieodłączny w takich historiach trójkąt miłosny. Archer zaręcza się z niewinnym, poczciwym dziewczątkiem, ubranym przez rodzinkę w gorsecik tradycji i gotowych poglądów na świat. Wówczas poznaje jej kuzynkę, przybyłą z Europy Madame Olenską, która uciekła od męża, by "schronić się" w ramionach dawnych znajomych, którzy jej postępowania bynajmniej nie pochwalają. Madame Olenska nie przejmuje się konwenansami i przestaje z ludźmi spoza elity, do których należą na przykład (o zgrozo ) artyści. Stara dobra Europa zepsuła ją i przyzwyczaiła do rozrywek, których w Nowym Jorku brakuje. Rodzina i Archer muszą więc zaznajomić Madame z miejscowymi zasadami, bo w Ameryce niektórych rzeczy robić nie wypada. Historia miłosna stara jak literatura, początkowo mnie śmieszyła, ale w końcu nie było tak banalnie i na pewno nie lukrowo. Raczej racjonalnie. ▪️"Wiek niewinności" to niespieszna opowieść o ograniczonych ludziach oraz o ich bezsensownej egzystencji i rolach, jakie odgrywają w teatrze miejscowej elity. O negowaniu i uleganiu schematom oraz o zmianach, które zachodzą z czasem, w swoim własnym tempie. Jeśli ktoś, tak jak ja, lubi zagłębiać się w to wyperfumowane elitarne bagienko, nie powinien doznać zawodu. Książka raczej nie wyróżnia się z kręgu sobie podobnych, ale czyta się przyjemnie. . #bookstagram #bookstagrampl #polskibookstagram #classicscommunity #classicalliterature #ageofinnocence #edithwharton #americanliterature #klasykaliteratury #klasyka #książki #książka #book #books #lubieczytac #kochamczytać #książkoholik #booknerd #booklover #takczytam #autumnvibes #cozy #mojabiblioteczka #biblioteczka #library #mylibrary #ebook #czytnikebooków #czytnikteżwygląda

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𝐀𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬𝓪𝓻𝓽𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓼𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑠𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴𝖆𝖗𝖙𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖘𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚜a͟r͟t͟i͟s͟t͟s͟ 🥀 #donnatartt #thesecrethistory #thegoldfinch #thegoldfinchmovie #classic #classicalart #classicliterature #classicalliterature #gothicnovel #romantic #romanticism #romanticacademia #darkacademia #darkacademiaaesthetic #darkacademiavibes #lightacademia #lightacademiaaesthetic #books #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #literature #literaturelover #ifwewerevillains #killyourdarlings #harrypotter #aesthetic #aestheticquotes #quotes #grungequotes

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How awesome is my wife @nicolelear ? So awesome that she made a Lost King fridge magnet! If you want to see these made a reality, spread the word about The Lost King and preorder through the link in my bio! #author #writer #books #bookstagram #frazierwrites #thelostking #cslewis #tolkien #lotr #hope #indiebooks #indiepublisher #publisher #published #calligraphy #handmade #blog #booksofinstagram #bookshelfie #booksbooksbooks #lloydalexander #mythopoeia #fantasy #classicalliterature #manuscript #epicliterature #ancientliterature #ancientgreece #ancientrome #christianfiction

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𝑀𝑦 𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑟𝑜𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑦: "𝑆𝑙𝑒𝑒𝑝𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑙" - I'd like to add this poem to this post: 𝐼 𝐷𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚𝑡 𝑎 𝐷𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚! 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑖𝑡 𝑚𝑒𝑎𝑛? 𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑚𝑎𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛 𝑄𝑢𝑒𝑒𝑛: 𝐺𝑢𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑎𝑛 𝐴𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑙 𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑑: 𝑊𝑖𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑤𝑜𝑒, 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑛𝑒'𝑒𝑟 𝑏𝑒𝑔𝑢𝑖𝑙'𝑑! 𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝐼 𝑤𝑒𝑝𝑡 𝑏𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝑛𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝐴𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑝'𝑑 𝑚𝑦 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝐼 𝑤𝑒𝑝𝑡 𝑏𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑛𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝐴𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑖𝑑 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑚𝑦 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑠 𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑆𝑜 ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑜𝑘 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑙𝑒𝑑: 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑛 𝑏𝑙𝑢𝑠ℎ'𝑑 𝑟𝑜𝑠𝑦 𝑟𝑒𝑑: 𝐼 𝑑𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑦 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 & 𝑎𝑟𝑚𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑦 𝑓𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠, 𝑊𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑡𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑒𝑙𝑑𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠. 𝑆𝑜𝑜𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝐴𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑙 𝑐𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑔𝑎𝑖𝑛; 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑚'𝑑, ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑣𝑎𝑖𝑛: 𝐹𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑡ℎ 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑓𝑙𝑒𝑑, 𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑖𝑟𝑠 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑜𝑛 𝑚𝑦 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑑. - 𝑊𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑎𝑚 𝐵𝑙𝑎𝑘𝑒 . . . Ps: Don't swipe left! the quality of the second pic sucks 🤦‍♀️ ugh! I didn't notice that before and I can't delete now! Anyway 🤷‍♀️🙋‍♀️.

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When Mr. @neilhimself calls this novel a "little golden miracle of a book" there has to be something to it, I thought to myself. And, well, that "something" got me on page 3: "it is not air that you are breathing, but silence, the almost palpable silence of trees." 🍂 This fortunately no longer forgotten book by Hope Mirrlees is a treasure indeed. Especially to those, who often have the slight but undeniable feeling of being "born to a different tune" (p. 45 )... 🎶 #bookstagram #literature #fantasy #neilgaiman #1920s #fantasyliterature #bookart #philosophy #eudaimonia #wisdom #inspiration #bücher #snail #schnecke #classicalliterature #forrest

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Still such a profound book. I often recall one of my favourite quotes - “He and the beloved would vanish utterly - would continue neither in heaven nor on earth” #classicalliterature #emforster #mauricesstyle #thelibrary

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“The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable, Is that which rages in the place of dearest love.” ― Euripides, Medea and Other Plays #euripides #medeaandotherplays #greekliterature #classicalliterature #publiclibrariesareawesome

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“When one with honeyed words but evil mind Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.” ― Euripides, Orestes #euripides #orestes #classicalgreekliterature #classicalliterature #greekliterature

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“𝙷𝚎'𝚜 𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚖𝚢𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚗 𝙸 𝚊𝚖. 𝚆𝚑𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚜𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚜 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚍𝚎 𝚘𝚏, 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚊𝚖𝚎.” 𝚆𝚞𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙷𝚎𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝𝚜, 𝙴𝚖𝚒𝚕𝚢 𝙱𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚝ë 🕯🌾 — 𝚀𝙾𝚃𝙳: What are some of your favorite classics? 📖✨ — Happy Sunday lovelies! ♥ Today I’ve been planning my class and work schedule and preparing a list of supplies for my classes starting a few weeks from now. If there’s one thing I love about back to school season it’s buying new stationary. 📝 I’ve also got to decide what books I’ll be bringing with me and what books will be staying home (many tears ). When I pack for school I always have to keep in mind that I’m definitely going to accumulate quite a number of books from my classes (you know, me being an English major and all ), so I try to keep the amount of books I bring with me to a minimum. But it’s so hard. 😭 — My favorite classics... I really enjoyed Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, and, pictured above, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. 👒💐 I’m actually planning to reread the latter because it’s been a number of years since I’ve experienced that whole passion driven and gloomy world. After that I want to start knocking off several other classics from my TBR list... feel free to mention some below! I’m thinking Brave New World by Aldous Huxley will be next. However summer is coming to an end, and all the English lit syllabi (oof that word is so cute in its plural form ) coming my way this semester are sure to throw a wrench in my tbr list plans. Alas, I will have to keep my list for holiday break and next summer.

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“𝚁𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚊 𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚜𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚍𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚏𝚕𝚘𝚠 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚊 𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛.” 𝚅𝚒𝚛𝚐𝚒𝚗𝚒𝚊 𝚆𝚘𝚘𝚕𝚏 📝 — 𝚀𝙾𝚃𝙳: What are some of your favorite places (online or in store ) to buy books? Do you prefer new or used books? 🛒📔 — Hi everyone! It’s so hot today. I tried going for a walk this morning and almost melted. Today I’m planning to work on my research a little bit... I actually was able to make some kind of progress yesterday. Honestly though, any kind of progress counts as progress. ⌨️✨ I write in a very ebb and flow sort of manner, so that’s the mindset that I have to have. Sometimes the gears are in motion, sometimes they aren’t. I’ve found that the more books I read, though, the easier my words come. Virginia Woolf was really on point. That’s the key to writing well. 🗝 — Regarding favorite places to buy books...I love Amazon because it’s so fast and whenever I’ve been in a pinch and need a book ASAP for something school-related, or just can’t wait to get my hands on a new read, I know I can count on a quick delivery. A friend also suggested Thriftbooks.com, which I really want to check out (but my bank account doesn’t lol ). However I’ve been wanting to support smaller businesses as well so if you guys know any please comment below! For in store I love Barnes & Noble. 🤩 Especially the ones with multiple levels. 📚 On the topic of used or new books...if I’m buying for my classes I’ll try to get used books. It’s nice when the spine of the book is already broken in and it can be neat to see someone else’s thoughts and observations scribbled in the margins, they’re often insightful or funny. However if I hold a book dear or am buying for pleasure reading I will buy a new copy. ✨

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“Tragedy is an imitation not of men but of a life, an action…” Q: Do you prefer reading character or plot driven books? Aristotle argued that the plot or action was the most important aspect of a tragedy, while the characters were of secondary importance. I guess if Aristotle was frequenting book clubs or if he was a regular bookstagramer, he would prefer ‘plot driven’ books, which is a thought that makes me smile. Personally, I savour character driven narratives, which is one of the reasons why I enjoy stream of consciousness but I also find plot really important in my reading. ———————————————————————— #bookstagram #bookstagramuk #booklover #greekbookstagram #greekbookstagrammers #bibliophile #bibliofeature #bookfeatured #aristotle #bookaddict #bookstagramfeature #booksofinstagram #poetics #classics #classicalliterature #reading #bookish #bookcommunity #literarytheory #classicalthinkers #penguinclassics #vivlio #darkacademia #academic #aristotlequotes #bookphotography #epicreads

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☕️m a n e a m i c i s☕️      I just wanted to do an #oldandwellloved appreciation post🥰      Though not quite as old as my #aeneid from the previous post, my #penguinclassics Odyssey has been read and studied to absolute death. At one point I’ll show you some of the annotations inside, but beware, they are not very pretty 🙈      As have mentioned on a couple of occasions (🙈 ), I am a #bigfan of the Emily Wilson translation as her interpretation actually breathed life into the #odyssey for me...but Rieu will always be the one who told me the story first🥰      On the back of this, I’m now very curious to see your #oldandwellloved / #oldandbeloved books, so I’m tagging a few people in this as a challenge, but anyone who wants to join in and use the hashtag and share the posts with me, please do!!!🥰 I’d love to see some of your favourites 🥰      🥰 v a l e 🥰

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🍂What is one bookish guilty pleasure? • AOTD: I am a sucker for cold sarcastic characters having a soft spot for their love interest 🙈 • My house is a mess and I am leaving again for 5 days. Just slightly pulling my hair out 🤦🏽‍♀️. • • • • • • • • • • • 🏷T A G S #readingbooks #booklover #autumnvibes #simpleandstill #bibliophile #classicalliterature #slowandsimpledays #bookseverywhere #bookstafeatures #shakespeare #leatherboundbooks #myhomevibe #readinggoals #bookishaesthetic #hyggemood #booksconnectus #readingislife #cottagewitch #cozyautumn #booksoninstagram #readallthebooks #postitfortheaesthetics #livemoremagic #showusyourhygge

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@athena .reads tagged me to do the #classicstack challenge and I had so much fun running around the flat looking for all of my classics. So... here is a selection of my most beloved ones. This is such a good representation of my bookish self. We have classical texts, nineteenth century texts and a lot of Shakespeare! As you can see, these have been well loved. Some of the spines are falling apart but that’s mostly because I do read and teach most of these books every year. I’ve tagged a number of you but you know what... if you are reading this and you haven’t done this challenge, give it a go and tag me so I can enjoy looking at pretty book stacks 🤍 ———————————————————————— #bookstagram #bookstagramuk #booklover #greekbookstagram #greekbookstagrammers #bibliophile #bookstack #bookfeatured #classics #bookaddict #shakespeare #booksofinstagram #classicalliterature #homer #virgil #charlesdickens #bookish #bookcommunity #sappho #rlstevenson #amreading #vivlio #aristotle #sophocles #booksofig #greekbookstagramlove #classicliterature

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“𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚊𝚕𝚕: 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚞𝚎.” 𝙷𝚊𝚖𝚕𝚎𝚝, 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚖 𝚂𝚑𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚎 🕯 . 𝚀𝙾𝚃𝙳: What is your dream job? . Hello lovelies! ♥ I leave for school on Tuesday! I’m feeling anxious about the semester but I’m excited for my literature classes! 📜 While a full course load does seem pretty daunting, it makes it a little more bearable that I’ll be studying what I like and am interested in. I’ve always been a somewhat firm believer that people should always try to do what they love in life, and be true to themselves. That being said, I have felt a lot of pressure to be a STEM major but I know deep down that’s just not for me personally, so here I am, following my passions. ✨ It’s scary but I’m trusting the process. English majors don’t really have clear cut job choices, and from what I’ve been hearing there’s so much that you can do with the major — be a teacher, a professor, a lawyer, work in finance, communications or public relations, be a journalist or a marketing specialist, work in publishing or editing and you could even go to medical school with it. I’m trying to be careful not to narrow my choices down too much, and to keep an open mind — I’ve heard so many stories about people who have majored in one thing and gotten a job in something that seems totally unrelated. What I’ve been trying to remind myself of and what I’ve been hearing a lot of from my peers and professors is that it’s not necessarily about what you major in, it’s about the skills that you learn. 🤩 . My dream job... I’ve always thought it would be so cool to be some kind of journalist. 📰However, at the moment I’m vibing with a job in publishing or some kind of marketing job. I really want to look into the latter, I know there’s so many different types of marketing jobs out there and it all feels really overwhelming. 😅 Anyway, do let me know what your dream job is in the comments! . P.S. I have these imitation pearl hair clips that I love and I couldn’t resist taking a picture of one of them so here you go, enjoy! Peep my copy of Hamlet in the background. 🎭

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I hope you are all having a lovely Monday! Let’s talk Homer. Lattimore’s translation has always been my favourite. I find his efforts with rhythm enticing. Reading this version of the Odyssey amounts to watching an athlete land the perfect jump, or a musician immaculately performing a solo. I am also very much aware that there is a sentimental aspect in my love for Lattimore’s Odyssey. It was the first translation of Homer I ever read and it was part of my formative education. One thing that I only started thinking about in the last few years was gender bias in translations. My late realisation that translations of the poem are masculine readings is mostly due to the patriarchal society I was raised and educated in. As students, we never questioned how the translator was projected in the text. Wilson’s Odyssey is a cultural landmark and I am ashamed to not have read it yet. I am looking forward to reading Odysseus as a ‘complicated’ man and to rediscover the text through her lens. Q: do you have a favourite translation of the Odyssey and have you read Wilson’s? ———————————————————————— #bookstagram #bookstagramuk #booklover #greekbookstagram #greekbookstagrammers #bibliophile #bibliofeature #classicalliterature #theodyssey #bookaddict #classics #booksofinstagram #flatlay #odyssey #morningreading #reading #bookish #bookcommunity #emilywilson #readinginbed #amreading #vivlio #ancientgreekbooks #richmondlattimore #booksofig #greekbookstagramlove #bookishlife #οδύσσεια #όμηρος #homer

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