lion lovers

You think you can’t enjoy classic literature.

Overheard a girl say she hated her literature class. She thinks that the stories are outdated and nobody can relate to them anymore.

Imma ‘bout to drop knowledge in here.

Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

The Odyssey by Homer

You’ve been enjoying classic literature without even knowing it!

Fashions differ, societies vary, and our technology has advanced, but humans are essentially the same when it comes to stories. We enjoy a good love story. We understand pain and loss. We laugh at blunders. We root for the hero. We wish for a happy ending. Don’t disregard something just because it is “old.”

Can you believe that it’s April already? March flew by so fast. My goal for the month of April is to read some Jane Austen. Hopefully, I can finish some or at least start. Wish me luck. ig-c.booksandberries

Reading Challenge 2017 Book 15

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Have you ever seen or been to a shrine or temple and wondered what are the two animal stone statues outside supposed to be? 

They’re komainu, or “lion dogs”! 🦁🐕 Komainu are legendary creatures that are said to be guardians of holy places. 

Their statues are often placed near the gates of a shrine, often as a couple: one male and one female. 

The male komainu is said to guard the place itself, while the female komainu protects the people inside the place. #JLMyōkaioftheday#japanloverme Art by @littlemisspaintbrush 🎨