• A-Z Challenge (Book-A Walk to Remember)
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    A-Z Challenge (Book-A Walk to Remember)

    This is the A-Z Challenge for the book “A walk to remember”. After I started reading Sparks’ books, I read this one and I liked it very much. I must say, I don’t like the book as much as I loved the movie, maybe it’s because I watched the movie years ago, several times before I read the actual book. The story of the book is about two teenagers, Landon and Jamie. They are going to the same school but they’re very different from each other. Landon is a player and Jamie is a nice and quiet girl. They look like they don’t have anything in common and maybe they…

  • A-Z Challenge (Book-Tending Roses)A-Z Challenge (Book-Tending Roses)
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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Tending Roses)

    Lisa Wingate writes both Accent novels and contemporary romances for NAL.  She lives with her husband and two sons in the central Texas hill country, where she is a popular inspirational speaker, writing instructor, and magazine columnist. (Barnes and Noble website) Tending Roses, by Lisa Wingate, on Bookdepository This is the first book I’ve read from Lisa Wingate and I really liked it. I like reading Christian books, novels but also devotionals, even if you read only novels, you can learn so much from the authors. I liked this book very much, I truly love books that talk about family, about their struggle and how they resolve their problems with…

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    A-Z Challenge (Book-The Sea Wolf)

    The Sea-Wolf is a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London. The book’s protagonist, Humphrey van Weyden, is a literary critic who is a survivor of an ocean collision and who comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who rescues him. Its first printing of forty thousand copies was immediately sold out before publication on the strength of London’s previous The Call of the Wild. Ambrose Bierce wrote, “The great thing—and it is among the greatest of things—is that tremendous creation, Wolf Larsen… the hewing out and setting up of such a figure is enough for a man to do in one lifetime……

  • A-Z Challenge (Book-Redeeming Love)
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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Redeeming Love)

    This is my personal review of the book Redeeming Love. It’s a sad story about a girl in search of love. I don’t like reading books on my computer, I like to have them in my hands, to turn the pages, there’s nothing like that feeling, I’m sure you know it. 🙂 But I had this book on my computer so I didn’t want to buy it, and I read it there because I didn’t have much choice, but I don’t like that. This book was amazing, I read it with such joy and pleasure, I liked it very much. Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers, is a historical romance novel set…

  • A-Z Challenge (Book-Quo Vadis)
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    A-Z Challenge (Book-Quo Vadis)

    Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero, commonly known as Quo Vadis, is a historical novel written by Henryk Sienkiewicz inPolish. “Quo Vadis Domine” is Latin for “Where are you going, Lord?” and alludes to the apocryphal Acts of Peter, in which Peter flees Rome but on his way meets Jesus and asks him why he is going to Rome. Jesus says, “I am going back to be crucified again”, which makes Peter go back to Rome and accept martyrdom. (Wikipedia) Quo Vadis, on Bookdepository I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved this book, like many other books I’ve read. The story is about…

  • 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…

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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,…