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Serafima
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 Our favorite books

Post by Serafima » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:47 am

What books are your favorite? Which authors will you recommend?In your opinion, which book each person must read and why?
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 Re: Our favorite books

Post by Serafima » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:37 pm

I am going to start first. I like C.S.Lewis "The Chronicles of Narnia", "The Screwtape Letters". I would definitely recommend "Father Arseny" especially for people who just turned to Church, this book has a lot of answers to different questions. I like also Flannery O'Connor's "Revelation". Harper Lee "To Kill a Mockingbird" is amazing. :)
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 Re: Our favorite books

Post by Liza » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:32 am

There are so many books I love it is hard to know where to start. I like everything you mention, except I haven't read that particular book by Flannery O'Connor. I think Fr Arseny is really wonderful--I read it when I had recently converted to Orthodoxy and loved it so much. I have it in Russian now too, but it is hard for me to read--there is a lot of vocabulary I don't know.

I also like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. So many other things, but it's hard to think of what I would list as a favorite. I really enjoy books by L.M. Montgomery (she wrote Anne of Green Gables). I should think which other books to list...

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 Re: Our favorite books

Post by Nastasia » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:43 pm

Many years ago I have read the book of American writer Dzheroma Salinger " The Catcher in the Rye". And till now this one of my most favourite books. And when I re-read it once, I have got acquainted with my future husband :-) . I have been surprised. He was very similar to the protagonist. The same kind, fair and pure person. :)

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 Re: Our favorite books

Post by Matusya » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:12 am

We decided to read the evening the whole family Shmelev. I thought that the younger daughter is not interested, it is still small. But she listened with such interest, even expressed in the subject :)
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 Re: Our favorite books

Post by Serafima » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:32 pm

Matusya, how old is your youngest one?I like Shmelev a lot. His books are very vivid and informative. And also, they are very touching. It feels that he truly loves Russia.
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 Re: Our favorite books

Post by Matusya » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:54 pm

Younger seven and a half years. We read "Bogomolye", listens with pleasure. :)
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 Re: Our favorite books

Post by Serafima » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:24 pm

Matusya, which book will you recommend to read? Which one you liked the most? Not from Shmelev..
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 Re: Our favorite books

Post by Matusya » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:31 pm

It is difficult to say what the most. And then, in taste and color - no companion. Some people like science fiction, other stories about nature, there are people who read only the Orthodox literature, and nothing more, and some just for reading novels. I like to read everything. :)
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 Re: Our favorite books

Post by Serafima » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:04 pm

I tried listening to audio books. It was interesting experience. I had a feeling that somebody is telling me a story as if i was a child.. I was able to knit and to listen to the book at the same time.
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