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Sunday September 23, 2007

While the kids are off at school, take advantage of your "quiet time" to do some back-to-school reading of your own. This week's featured writer is poet T.S. Eliot -- you can read some of his classic poems free by e-mail, or one of more than 600 other book. Trivia-lovers can also try out this week's quizzes and read up on other authors old and new.

  • This Week's Featured Books
  • Featured Author: T.S. Eliot
  • Featured Book and Quizzes
  • This Week's Birthdays



This Week's Featured Books

Fiction
- Mutiny on the Bounty, Sir John Barrow
- Alice - Or, the Mysteries, Edward Bulwer Lytton
- The Story of a Monkey on a Stick, Laura Lee Hope
Short Stories
- The Wife et al., Anton Chekhov
- Just So Stories, Rudyard Kipling
- Old Peter's Russian Tales, Arthur Ransome
Plays
- Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw
- All for Love, John Dryden
- The Sea-Gull, Anton Chekhov
Sci Fi
- Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne
- The Land That Time Forgot, Edgar Rice Burroughs
- The War of the Worlds, Herbert George Wells
Religion
- Bible - Book 33: Hosea, Challoner Revision
- Bible - Book 16: 2 Ezra, Challoner Revision
- Bible - Book 23: Ecclesiastes, Challoner Revision
Biography
- Haydn, J. Cuthbert Hadden
- Cleopatra, Jacob Abbott
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass


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T.S. Eliot
T.S. Eliot

(Sept. 26, 1888 - Jan. 4, 1965)

Thomas Stearns Eliot studied at Harvard, and spent much of his academic life learning ancient languages in order to read various religious texts. He wrote one of his moust famous poems, "The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock," when he was only 22, and shocked many traditionalist of his day. Eliot's other works include "The Waste Land," "Four Quartets" (considered by himself alone to be his masterpiece), and the widely known "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" - which later became the basis for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats." He died in 1965 of emphysema, and his ashes were scattered in the church in his ancestors' hometown of East Coker.

Featured book by T.S. Eliot: The Wasteland

Discuss this book in the Book Club Community.

This week's quizzes:
P.G. Wodehouse
Hans Christian Andersen
Grimms' Fairy Tales



This Week's Birthdays

Euripides -- September 23, 484 BC
Greek playwright and author of "Medea," "Electra," and others.
In Euripides' words, "The bold are helpless without cleverness."

F. Scott Fitzgerald -- September 24, 1896
American novelist and short story writer, best known for "The Great Gatsby."
In Fitzgerald's words, "An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards."

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra -- September 29, 1547
Writer and poet, most famous for "Don Quixote."
In Cervantes' words, "Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience."
Read more about Cervantes.


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