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30.3 Ava Catherine’s task: Perspectives Over Time

This is a TWO book task. You must read a book from each category.

“Half of my library are old books because I like seeing how people thought about their world at their time. So that I don't get bigheaded about something we just discovered and I can be humble about where we might go next. Because you can see who got stuff right and most of the people who got stuff wrong.”
-Neil deGrasse Tyson

Reading books from a variety of eras broadens our worldview. C. S. Lewis discusses this in On the Reading of Old Books.

Experiencing the world through literature from different time perspectives gives us a deeper understanding of the world, so we are going to read books from two different time periods.

Book 1: Read a book first published before you were born.
REQUIRED: State in your post that your book was first published before you were born.

Book 2: Read a book first published in 2010 or later.

No books with a main page genre of Childrens or kids may be used for this task.


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puppitypup | 272 comments Will these work? I was born in 1961.

Book 1: Storm In The Village by Miss Read first published 1958
Book 2: What Could Possibly Go Wrong by Jodi Taylor first published 2015


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Ava Catherine | 1472 comments Yes, these work for you.


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Claire (proud-mum) | 1092 comments Book 1: The Iliad by Homer first published -762

Book 2: Within These Walls by Ania Ahlborn first published April 21st 2015


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Ava Catherine | 1472 comments Claire, these are perfect. Happy reading!


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