• A-Z Challenge (Book-Of Mice and Men)
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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Of Mice and Men)

    Of Mice and Men is a novella written by author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. (Wikipedia) Of Mice and Men, on Bookdepository This is my first book read by John Steinbeck, I really liked it and I want to read other books by him. I know that this book has also a movie, but I did not see it, but I’m curious. Did you see the movie? Or read the book? I think that…

  • A-Z Challenge (Book-The Notebook)
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    A-Z Challenge (Book-The Notebook)

    The Notebook is a 1996 romantic novel by American novelist Nicholas Sparks, based on a true story. The novel was later adapted into a popular film of the same name, in 2004. This was Nicholas Sparks’ first published novel. It was the third written after The Passing and The Royal Murders, which he did not publish. (Wikipedia) The Notebook, on Bookdepository I don’t know exactly how many books he published but I know that I’ve read 10 books written by him. The truth is, you can read his books very easily, they are like summer novels, and all look kinda the same, but I liked them very much. You don’t have…

  • A-Z Challenge (Book-Madame Bovary)
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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Madame Bovary)

    Madame Bovary (1856) is the French writer Gustave Flaubert’s debut novel. The story focuses on a doctor’s wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. (Wikipedia) I don’t know why, but in my mind when I think about this book, I compare it to Anna Karenina, maybe because they both had affairs and what it’s stated above “to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life”. Anna did the same thing. Maybe she did not search to have an affair, but if she had that chance, she did it. “Love, she thought, must come suddenly,…

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    A-Z Challenge (Love Comes Softly Series)

    Janette Oke (née Steeves; born February 18, 1935) is a Canadian author and pioneer of inspirational fiction. Her books are often set in a pioneer era and centered on female protagonists. She is a committed Evangelical Christian. (Wikipedia) Love Comes Softly 1-4, on Bookdepository Love Comes Softly 5-8, on Bookdepository Did you hear about this book? If not, I really really recommend you to read it, actually, the whole series, these are some pretty gorgeous books. 🙂 Like many other books I’ve read, these also I’ve read in college. I remember that I would think of these books like they were a piece of cake (literally!), I read them slowly,…

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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Jane Eyre)

    Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name “Currer Bell.” The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. (Wikipedia) Jane Eyre, on Bookdepository This was such a lovely book to read, a true masterpiece. In college I read a lot, I mean, really A LOT :). I preferred and I still prefer classic books and this book is one of my favorites. I loved this book so much that for my wedding cake, I wanted…

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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Invitatia la vals)

    Today I will write about a gorgeous Romanian book. I read this book in just 3 days, it’s such a beautiful book if you can find it translated, I really suggest you read it. You can translate the title “The invitation to waltz”. I’ve heard about this author not so long ago, and I was curious because I’ve read some pretty good reviews about his books. I’ve read this one and I bought another one, named “Love letter” and I am so anxious to read it. Mihail Drumes was a fictionist and a novelist, very popular in the interwar period. The story of the book is about two young people…

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    A-Z Challenge (Book-The Hundred-Foot Journey)

    This is another beautiful book. I can say that I’ve read most of the time books I loved and when I didn’t like a book, I tried to let it go because I don’t want to spend my time reading a book that I don’t like. This one I liked very much, it was truly a pleasure to read it. The Hundred-Foot Journey, on Bookdepository The book starts by telling the story of a young boy who was born in India. He comes from a poor family but his grandparents start a business, a restaurant. He remembers all of it, his family eating together and making meals. The funny thing…

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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Great Expectations)

    Have you read this book? I loved it so much, it’s truly a masterpiece. The book starts by telling the story of a young boy, named Pip, who lives with his sister and her husband. Pip’s Uncle Pumblechook arranges for Pip to go to the house of a wealthy reclusive woman, Miss Havisham, to play with her adopted daughter, Estella. Miss Havisham’s house is very strange for Pip. She was engaged years ago and loved her fiancée very much but he wanted to marry her only for her money. On the wedding day, he left her and she could not get over that tragic day. Great Expectations, on Bookdepository She still…

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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Fireproof)

    I guess I’m not writing for this Challenge about books I’ve read but about books I loved. This one is one of them. Fireproof, on Bookdepository I loved the book but I also loved the movie. If you haven’t seen it, I really recommend you to see it, it’s such an amazing and warming movie, you have no idea. I loved the story very much, I already told you that I’m a sucker for romantic books, but I don’t like any kind of romantic book, it has to be well written, and to have substance. I remember when I watched the movie and they talked about the Love Dare, I…

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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Emma)

    Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known principally for her five major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the novels of sensibility of the end of the 18th century. Her most highly praised novel during her own lifetime was Pride and Prejudice which was her second published novel. Her plots often reflect upon the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of secure social standing and economic security. Austen’s main novels are rarely out of print today though they were first published anonymously and brought her little personal fame with only a few glancing reviews during her lifetime. A significant transition in…