Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Random Read: "The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus" by Christopher Marlowe

A couple weeks ago I saw another blogger doing a "random read" and thought it sounded like fun, but the way she had selected hers confounded me. So, I came up with my own way to get a random read. I asked several people to provide me a keyword, which I accumulated, assigned a number, and then chose a number using Random.org. I then did a search on Goodreads using that keyword and chose the first ebook I found that I had on my TBR list. Complicated, but it did come up with something really random!

So, the keywords I had to choose from were: eternal, snowflake, dice, hope, luck, and castigator (yeah, I know - I actually used a random-word generator to select this one, just to have another word on the list). The one I ended up with was "hope", supplied by Junying Kirk. The first ebook I ran across in my search that I owned and had not already read was The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, which I downloaded for my Nook in February of 2011 from ... somewhere. I didn't make a note of it. Before the end of November, I will try to get this book read and reviewed.

I hope you'll be looking forward to it as much as I am!

4 comments:

  1. Ah, it's a classic! I read it in a theater history class a few years ago. Hope you enjoy it :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://thereaderscommute.blogspot.com

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    1. D'ya think I should read the original first? I am fairly sure I have the original Faust as well... been meaning to read them both.

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  2. great play! I love the soliloquy about Helen the best.

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    1. Will look forward to reading that, then :-)

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