Book Blogger Hop; Oldest Book I've Read by Publication Date

It's Friday and time for yet another Book Blogger Hop post, courtesy of Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The question of the week was "What's the oldest book (by publication date) you've read?".
In my case, it's the poetry collection "Come Close" by Sappho, which was published 600 BC.


  1. I have never even heard of this! Was it any good?

  2. Book Blogger Hop Participant

    Wow! I haven't heard of Soppho. I'll have to Google him.

    I had a look on my Goodreads shelf and my 1988 copy Sourcery (Discworld #5) by Sir Terry Pratchett was the oldest but I was reading books before I discovered Goodreads 😉 and was forever picking up old books from my local charity shops – it’s where I found my little copy of A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that was published in the early 1900s, the 1970’s paperback copies of Dennis Wheatley’s The Devil Rides Out and my treasured 1930’s copy of Dion Fortune’s The Sea Priestess.

    However, I have also read a loved an number of William Shakespeare's classics - A Midsummer Night's Dream is probably my favourite.

    Flora x
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  3. Oh Sappho! I know her!! Mine is similar since I go back to Ancient Greece with Theogony by Hesiod. We had to study Latin in high school (I know, he's a Greek author but we read it in Latin) so my oldest reading comes from that time. Have a nice week!!

    1. I've read some other random stuff by ancient authors too, due to a course I took at university called "Living Stories, Dead Languages". Yay for poking around with texts in Anglo-Saxon, Old Norse and Latin. :-P


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