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Top 10 Short Stories Students Will Be Motivated and Eager to Read More-to the theme of BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

  1. Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs
  2. King Midas-Greek Myths
  3. Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe
  4. Galoshes of Fortune by Hans Christian Anderson
  5. Button, Button by Richard Matheson
  6. Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury
  7. Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
  8. The Landlady by Roald Dahl
  9. Jack and the Beanstalk-English Fairy Tale
  10. Phaethon -Greek Myths

Washing Your Hands by yourself or with your future cherished one! Thomas Hardy set the scene best.

“It being the first time in his life that he had touched female fingers under water, Dick duly registered the sensation as rather a nice one.” #ThomasHardy Only Hardy can make washing your hands in a sink sound intimate. Love it! #classicromancebookquotes

My Top Ten Classics Read After High School

My Top Ten Classics Read After High School and College

They can only cram so much within the age of schooling. Here are the top favorites that I missed out in schooling but enjoyed because…well, because old style writers can be intriguing to analyze and simply enjoy.

  1. Pride and Prejudice-Austen
  2. Murder on the Orient Express-Christie
  3. Persuasion-Austen
  4. North and South-Gaskell
  5. Under the Greenwood Tree-Hardy
  6. A Night To Remember-Lord
  7. Treasure Island-Stevenson
  8. The Whipping Boy-Fleischman
  9. Night-Wiesel
  10. Diary of Anne Frank-Frank

My Top Ten Classics Read After High School -How About You? What would make your top ten?

My Top Ten Classics Read After High School

 

  1. Pride and Prejudice-Austen
  2. Murder on the Orient Express-Christie
  3. Persuasion-Austen
  4. North and South-Gaskell
  5. Under the Greenwood Tree-Hardy
  6. A Night To Remember-Lord
  7. Treasure Island-Stevenson
  8. The Whipping Boy-Fleischman
  9. Night-Wiesel
  10. Diary of Anne Frank-Frank

 

My Top Ten Books Read in High School-WHAT DID YOU READ IN HIGH SCHOOL that made an impact on you?

My Top Ten Books Read in High School

(Plus the start of it all in grade school)

  1. And Then there Were None-Christie
  2. The Bad Seed-March
  3. Arsenic and Old Lace-Kesselring
  4. Romeo and Juliet-Shakespeare
  5. Macbeth-Shakespeare
  6. The Odyssey-Homer
  7. The Pearl-Steinbeck
  8. Little House on the Prairie-Wilder
  9. The Great Gatsby-Fitzgerald
  10. Taming of the Shrew-Shakespeare

How did they impact me?  Agatha Christie inspired me to write and to be original and deceptive and crazy and interesting.  The Bad Seed and Arsenic and Old Lace (from Theatre class) were absolute foundations for drama and solving a good mystery should be the spice of life with every day you live. Shakespeare is just plain fun to read aloud, especially with exaggerated dramatic effect. The Odyssey makes me want to walk out the front door and spontaneously go anywhere. (My husband and I did often before children.) The Pearl made me appreciate people for who they are and love that we are all different. Jay Gatsby and Romeo make a young girl swoon and look forward to one day falling in love.  And lastly, The Little House on the Prairie was the first chapter book I ever read.  Thank you Ms. Winner, my second grade teacher from Mesquite, Texas, Range Elementary.

 

Christmas Movies our Family watches every year

Home Alone

Elf

Polar Express

While You Were Sleeping

Die Hard

Gremlins

New add this year:

Cinderella Christmas

Celebrating my love for 1700s chick lit!!!

More Edith Gaskell advice

Gaskell advice

Another classic bad boy from Gaskell! She knows how to make you want them!!!