Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Great Books


There's a treasure trove of programming on YouTube. Many shows I remember fondly have ended up there. On subbing-free Wednesdays, I'll present a random video that I loved back in the day. Some of these may not have aged all that well. If you have some time, come on and take a trip down memory lane with me.

I have officially exhausted my TV show recommendations. So, it's time to check out YouTube and see if I can find some shows I loved back in the day. And sure enough, Great Books is there. 

Great Books was a show that aired on TLC in the '90s. It was about various celebrated books. Each hour-long episode gave a basic outline of the book, a brief look into the author's life, and a run down of how the book was influenced by its time and how it influenced its time. 

If you haven't read the book, you'll feel like you have. If you have read the book, you'll gain a bit more perspective about it. This can be good or not so good. For example, I can't look at Alice's Adventures in Wonderland the same after hearing some background about Lewis Carroll. (I do encourage you to check that episode out all the same.) 

If you go to YouTube and search "great books" various episodes will come up. Today I'm linking to a favorite book of mine, Pride and Prejudice. Enjoy... 

7 comments:

  1. How cool! Going to have to check this out!

    Betty

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  2. Don't think we ever had a show like that in Oz. We had one for movies, though. Will check it out (it looks like I can watch at least the P&P one).

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  3. It been a while since I did either read book or watch a movie

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  4. Thanks for this recommendation! I'd never heard of this show before (I didn't have TLC in the 90s), but as a book aficionado who really needs to jump back on the horse, I think I'd love this show as well.

    Kim

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    1. After some episodes, you really don't need to read the book ;)

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  5. Hi Liz - interesting to know about ... I'll be back to check out at some stage. Great post - thank you - Hilary

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