That’s always been on my list but I have a visceral reaction to Rushes flowery writing, much like JCOates. Rubs me raw.
No because the articles are mind boggling
None of these I actually read
Macbeth was a pretty good movie , our English class actually went on a field trip to shimentimg to see it
Washington square is a great ear worm
We had to read a whole bunch a stuff in TAS
Absolutely none of which i remember any part of
Sometimes I just wanna hug you T-bone. It’s gonna be alright.
I quote Orwell like I’ve read it.
I guess you can say I pretend I’ve read it.
Maybe my wife will lend you her emotional support cat for a few hours POYAY
This is about the only thing I read these days
I’m ADHD and had no patience as a teenager.
Wait…you’re not that old are you?
Do you have more patience now ? I find like many people the older I get the less patience I have for anything
That is if I even bother to have any patience for it at all
with age and physical decline tolerance trumps patience. if it doesn’t, loneliness might be in the cards.
So you can boast to other self-proclaimed intellectuals about having read it. It’s very common.
what happens when someone asks questions or wants to have a conversation about it? the risk of looking like a fool or a liar would seem to outweigh the tiny amount of ego boost, no? seems strange.
Presumably the people you’re bragging to haven’t read it either.
You just say, “Oh, I read it years ago. I’m a little hazy on the details now.”
risk takers it seems. getting caught being a fake is a hard reputation to lose.
That’s why I always tell the truth about this stuff. I simply say, “I don’t read” or sometimes for comedy relief, “I can’t read”!
I’ve read three of them: The Hobbit and 1984 when I was a teenager and The Handmaid’s Tale just last year.
When I was preparing come to Taiwan to teach English, I realized that I had only ever read one of Shakespeare’s works, Julius Caesar, way back in high school. That would never do for a starry-eyed instructor intent on “making a difference” to my future students. Remembering how I plodded through that tenth grade torture, I opted for something short and sweet, Twelfth Night.
I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I’ve only read two works from The Bard. Am I an anomaly here on Forumosa?
IDK. I’ve read more than two. I prefer watching a good film version and reading along. Sometimes, it’s hard to keep up with wth is going on, especially the histories.
True. It’s a bit long winded