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Survivor
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:04:53 PM

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Several times I've tried to read Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad. For the life of me I cannot get through even the first chapter.

I believe the only Conrad work I read to completion was Heart of Darkness. That was not because I wanted to do so. It was required reading in one of my literature classes.



All I'm saying is you've never seen me crying and eating tacos at the same time.
AnnaMayZing
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:22:26 PM

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I saw the movie, the Cruel Sea. It was long winded but I watched it.

Several years later, I found the novel, The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat.
Wow, I thought the film was long winded...

I never finished the book!

The third part of this epic journey starts here... https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/the-long-road-home-chapter-1.aspx


"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana
elizabethblack
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:54:45 PM

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Lots and lots of books lately that I can't finish. I have several friends that read and they keep up with reviews, etc. They pass the books to me to read but I am overwhelmed and don't have the time to read as much. I often will have three books going with book marks inside and maybe one will be finished. I don't know why I don't get swept up in a book like I used to. But I will never stop trying. Audio is great on long road trips. Or even not so long. Been known to sit in the car parking lot waiting for a chapter to end before I can go inside a store.


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