Friday, June 7, 2019

Book Blogger Hop -6/7 - 6/13



Question of the Week:

What's the oldest work (by publication date) you've read? (submitted by Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea)


My Answer:

I actually do not have an answer for this question.

I honestly can't think of an old book I have read.

Great question, though.

12 comments:

  1. It was pretty challenging! If it wasn't for the classics on top of my shelf, I would've struggled greatly with this one! Then of course I did remember some early 90s books I read, so those might have been the oldest after classics! Though now I'm remembering Jaws is among my collection and that was 70s so that's even older than my 90s ones!

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    1. JAWS is a good one. :)

      Great choice....thanks for sharing and commenting, Jessica.

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  2. I haven't read the whole thing, but I guess I'd have to go with the Bible.

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    1. Perfect choice...and that is the oldest book I know of too.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

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  3. I wrote down the earliest review I could remember, with F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, but thanks to another participant I realized The Epic of Gilgamesh is even older and I read that as well.

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    1. I don't know either of those books.

      Thanks for mentioning them and for commenting, fredamans.

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  4. I had a look on my Goodreads shelf and my 1988 copy Sourcery (Discworld #5) by Sir Terry Pratchett was the oldest but I was reading books before I discovered Goodreads 😉 and was forever picking up old books from my local charity shops – it’s where I found my little copy of A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that was published in the early 1900s, the 1970’s paperback copies of Dennis Wheatley’s The Devil Rides Out and my treasured 1930’s copy of Dion Fortune’s The Sea Priestess.

    However, I have also read a loved an number of William Shakespeare's classics - A Midsummer Night's Dream is probably my favourite not to mention classic folk takes like Beowulf and The Mabinogion. ;-)

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  5. Wow...thanks for all these titles. I know them, but I have not read them.

    Thanks for sharing and for commenting, Flora.

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  6. Yes, it's sometimes hard to recall all the things we've read over the years. I am a big classics reader, so I had a lot of options to choose from.

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    1. It is difficult to recall.

      Nice on the classics.

      Thanks for sharing and commenting, Nicki.

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  7. I had to check Goodreads to answer this question and I was surprised :D I go back to Ancient Greece with Theogony by Hesiod. We had to study Latin in high school (I know, he's a Greek author but we read it in Latin) so my oldest reading comes from that time. Have a nice week!!

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    1. Wow....thank you for this interesting answer.

      Thanks for sharing and commenting, Laura.

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