Daily Archives: January 20, 2009

Aesop’s Fables

Title: Aesop’s Fables
Author: Aesopus
Pages: 304
Date Finished: January 20, 2009

A collection of fables, stories, words of wisdom, tales, etc. that each teach one lesson or another.

It was a quick read and brought me back to my younger years, reading the little tales and their morals at the end. Full of all the cliche phrases our parents used growing up, or even heard now, to express one thing or another. For example, The Tortoise and the Hare or The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

Very enjoyable to read. Fell at 1001 on the original 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.

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Taming of the Shrew

Title: Taming of the Shrew
Author: William Shakespeare
Pages: 304
Date Finished: January 19, 2009
Written Between 1590 and 1594.

One of my favorite Shakespeare plays to be watched on the stage. Not as much fun reading as watching, but still entertaining.

Tells the story of two sisters, one evil (Kat) and one nice (Bianca). Their father refuses to let Bianca marry until her evil sister is married off first. Of course humor and chaos ensue as their suitors try to win their hearts and succeed in marriage.

Thinking about this play always reminds me of the film 10 Things I Hate About You, which is a modern-day version of the story.

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