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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…

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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Dear John)

    The story is about a romantic couple who fall in love over one summer. They are separated during the man’s military service. (Wikipedia) This book was written by Nicholas Sparks and it was published in 2006. He wrote many other romance books, that are gorgeous and easy to read. I’ve read 10 books from him, but I have a friend who loves Nicholas Sparks very much, she reads every book she can find by him.  The main characters of the story are John and Savannah. (An interesting fact about Nicholas Sparks, that you, maybe didn’t know, is that some of the main characters of his books are named after his…

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    A-Z Challenge (Book-The Count of Monte Cristo)

    Today I will talk about one of my favorite books. I can’t even start to tell you how much I loved this book and the lessons from it. Like many other books, I read this in college, when I spent my time reading books from the local library and buying books. I would stay in bed and read and read, and the night would come and I would still read with a little pen with light that I had. For 5 years I lived in a dorm and it was a pretty good life. I went to college and then, for hours, almost every day, I would read. When I…

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    A-Z Challenge (Author-Ben Carson)

    Today I will talk about an author I like very much. About Ben Carson. I’m sure that you heard about him and the books he wrote. I could write a post about a book I read but I really wanted to talk about him and the books I’ve read. I know he has some other things going on now, but I will strictly write about the books I’ve read by him. Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson, Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is a retired American neurosurgeon and politician. Born in Detroit, Michigan, and a graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan Medical School, Carson has authored numerous books on…

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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Anna Karenina)

    I think everybody has heard about this book, or maybe you even read it. The book Anna Karenina was written by Leo Tolstoi in 1877, but is popular and known until this day, like many other classic books, that are popular over the years. Anna Karenina, on Bookdepository Mark Twain said something about the classic books “a book which people praise and don’t read” and it’s kinda true. Many people want to have in their home library a lot of classic books, to look smarter, but they don’t read those books. I even know some people that do that, they buy those books only to have them in their home,…