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Favorite books

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I am a book collector and I was wondering what you're favorite books are.

My top 5 is:

  1. The great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald 2.Sherlock Holmes ( complete works)- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 3 Dubliners - James Joyce 4 Utopia - Thomas Moore 5 The Gulag archipelago - Alexandr Soltchenytzin

The book I am reading right now: Winnie the Pooh- A.A. Milner

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  • I just finished reading the Millenium series by Stieg Larsson (in French, because I don't understand Swedish), and I loved them, amazing piece of literature !

  • I also enjoyed The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R Tolkien, but boy ! That was tough to read in English (my second language) ! Maybe I should re-read them now that I master it a wee bit more.

  • The Perfume, by Patrick Suskind was great, I should read it it its original German, once I get through my German tree here on Duo.

  • The Harry Potter books are really well written, I recommend them to anyone learning English. I thought it was a bit childish when I saw the first movie (before reading it), but the books are so well written, you end up forgetting that the target audience are teenagers !

  • The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde was also a great critic of the way certain people live.

  • And last but not least, one of my favorite books of all time : En attendant Godot, by Samuel Becket (an Irish polyglot author who wrote it in French). It's a theater play, and its minimalist set made me see so clearly all the (physically) nothing there is on stage (which represents so much figuratively) when it's played and the 2nd and 3rd degrees in the text and play just plainly blew my mind in million pieces ! I've seen it live since, and it still amazes me !

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Hi sugarbellydj,

I’m Usagi, one of the moderators here. I help people find their way around Duolingo. The discussion forums can be a little difficult to navigate at first because this isn't a social networking site. Casual posts in any discussion forum, except for the Activity stream, are considered spam. Here is a guide for what each discussion forum is for and how to find them: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1254215

If all of these books relate back to Duolingo in some way (say, they were all in the language that you're currently learning), that's great! And you can post that in this forum. But if they aren't related to your learning here on Duolingo in some way, this is not a post for any forum but your Activity stream. If you have any questions, please let me know! ^_^

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well four of them are in English which is the language I had to learn before i could use Duolingo :) and the last one is by a Russian writer . And russian is the language i'm waiting for on duolingo

thank you for your reply and advice... i will take your words into consideration for my next posts

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That is so cool! I hope I am so fluent in another language someday :D

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My favorite books are 1. Harry Potter, 2. Gone with the wind, 3. 20,000 Leagues under the sea, 4. Anne of Green Gables and 5. Tom Sawyer Also I just watched The Great Gatsby movie last week (Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby)? Have you watched it yet?

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I have seen the movie. But I'm a real purist when it comes to literature. I currently own 13 different copies of The Great Gatsby ;) It's not a bad movie... but the book is amazing

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Wow 13? I can see that you are a real fan of that novel. Well I still have not read any of those books in English yet but maybe one day I will. And besides I guess I am with you when it comes to literature.

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