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  •  I've read 29 of the books on that list - (7+ / 0-)

    several of them repeatedly, some in more than one translation.

    I've also read parts of 16 others - stopping mostly because I thought they were awful, though there were a few that I ran across selections from in other places and just haven't gone looking to finish the whole book.

    Strength and dignity are her clothing, she rejoices at the days to come; She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness is on her tongue.

    by loggersbrat on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 07:21:39 PM PST

    •  That is interesting (3+ / 0-)

      to read them in more than one translation!

      I have tried some and not finished them, too.  

      I often re-read favorite titles, too.  

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      by cfk on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 07:28:13 PM PST

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      •  I *own* seven different translations (3+ / 0-)
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        of the Bible.  And have read all of them completely through at least once.

        I've read two different translations (abridged) of War and Peace - one concentrated on the social aspects of the story, the other on the war.  I tried reading an unabridged, but it was a really kludgey translation, so I didn't get very far.

        I've read stuff by Zola, Hugo and Dumas, but only one that's on the list.  The Little Prince is one I started and couldn't stand.

        Strength and dignity are her clothing, she rejoices at the days to come; She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness is on her tongue.

        by loggersbrat on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 07:46:46 PM PST

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        •  Which one is your favorite (1+ / 0-)
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          translation of the Bible?

          Very impressive...

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          by cfk on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 07:48:37 PM PST

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