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into the parisian underworld

Deborah's Intro

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Hello Everyone. I'm excited to read along with you all, even though I've got some serious catching up to do! I have read Les Miserables before. In fact, I've read it once a decade since I was 12, which means this will be my 5th time...ouch! I wonder how many pages that totals... It's obviously very dear to me and I never feel like it's too familiar or that I can possibly know it well enough. And as one of you said in a post on your site, Les Mis has relevance in our own somewhat troubled times. But I've felt that to be true every time I've read it, no matter what was going on in the world in the 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s. I guess that's why classics are described as timeless. I am very much looking forward to reading this beloved book with so many careful and exuberant readers. I'm pretty sure life doesn't get much better than that.

I wonder if any of you have seen the 1978 film version with Richard Jordan as Jean Valjean and Anthony Perkins as Javert. I think it's available on DVD. Definitely worth a viewing!

By the way, I see that we get a "blog not found" message when my name is clicked on the roster. I think this is because when I first signed up I didn't have a blogger account and it wouldn't let me sign in with Wordpress. I've fixed that by rigging up a little Blogger blog with a quick link to my real blog, Exuberant Reader. Hopefully Ashleigh can fix this and you'll all be able to find me soon.

And now to finishing up a few loose ends so I can throw myself into this marvelous reading experience!

Best regards,
Deborah

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posted by Exuberant Lady, 02:01

3 Comments:

I'm glad you're joining in! :)
commented by Blogger Eva, April 6, 2008 at 8:20 AM  
I can't think why the link to your blog wasn't working. I just checked the template and I had entered it correctly to begin with. I just checked again and it's still correct. Don't know what's going on. When I click on your name I get your blog. Let me know if you still have problems.
Ashleigh--It's all good now. Thanks for looking into it.

Thanks, Eva! Looking forward!!

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