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A Quote to Begin the Day…

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”
– Oscar Wilde

 

How are you celebrating Banned Books Week?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Read with Ariesgrl

Good Morning,

How are you? Are you all as excited about September and the coming Fall, as I am? Last month, I chose Gone with the Wind as the Read with Ariesgrl. I didn’t get the chance to finish, nor did I get as far as I would have liked. So, the good news: This month’s Read with Ariesgrl will be continuing (or starting, if you want to) Gone with the Wind. The goal is to read 2 chapters each night. We can discuss, without spoilers, our thoughts on here each week.

Hope you all have a spectacular September!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Read with Ariesgrl

Hi Everyone,

In case you didn’t see yesterday’s post, today marks the beginning of a feature here on the site. Each month, I will be picking a book that has been on my dream list for years, and I will read a chapter or two each night. Then, once a week, I will post my thoughts, without spoilers. If you are interested in a title, I invite you to read along with me and we can discuss the book each week.

August’s selection is: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. There are 63 chapters, which means 2 chapters a night.

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A Question or Two for You:

Hi Everyone,

Happy last day of July!!! July was a big month in the world of literature. New surprise releases from Harper Lee and Dr. Seuss. Were you excited about either of these titles? If so, have you read either one yet? I am excited about both releases and I am very anxious to read both stories, one day. Now I know, there has been some controversies and disappointments concerning Go Set a Watchman, but my excitement hasn’t decreased at all. What about you?

Comments have slowed down tremendously here on the site. I have a few fun, interactive items that will be starting tomorrow, August 1st. However, I want to hear from all of you. What do you want to see more of on this site? Leave a comment below, telling me what you would like to see, as a regular feature here. I appreciate your continued support and I will try to incorporate some of your suggestions.

One of the things that will be starting tomorrow, is a Read with Ariesgrl opportunity. Continue reading

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.

~Margaret Mitchell

 

I must admit, I haven’t read Gone With the Wind as of yet, but it has been on my Wish List since I was a young girl. I think, I shall start reading it during the month of August. Have you read it? If so, who is your favorite character?

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
~Oscar Wilde

 

Continuing with the theme from yesterday, I have re-read To Kill a Mockingbird numerous times. I love re-reading books. I have an entire shelf dedicated to books that I have re-read so much that I can pick up a book and immediately go to my favorite passages, for a quick pick-me-up. However, I have met several people that wish to only read a book once and then move on.

What about all of you…do you enjoy re-reading books? If so, which stories top your list?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

~Harper Lee

 

Did you hear the news??? Author Harper Lee will be publishing a new book this summer. It seems this book was her original idea for a story, but due to suggestions she changed the POV and age of the main characters to create one of my absolute favorite books: To Kill a Mockingbird! This story will about an adult woman named Scout who travels to her hometown to visit her father. I am so excited!!!!!!! I can’t wait to see this “new” book. I feel like even though I have read To Kill a Mockingbird a dozen times, I should re-read it again this summer.

How many of you are as excited as I am about this news? Who was your favorite character from To Kill a Mockingbird?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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My Sister’s Books #38

The Diary of a Young Girl

By: Anne Frank

This is the diary by Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl. Her family had to leave Amsterdam and hide from the approaching Nazis. When their location was discovered, they were forced to hide in an office building. This diary demonstrates the transition from being a young girl to being a young lady, during one of the most horrific times in the world’s history.

Anne Frank turned thirteen years old, when she started writing in her now infamous diary. In it she documents her daily life over the course of two years. She honestly writes about the details of the events that her family went through, as well as the emotions she and the seven others felt being trapped in the office building. What started out as innocent diary entries, typical for anyone her age, quickly turned into a documentary of the constant fear of being discovered mixed with the physical pains of being in hiding. This book will change readers’ lives.

Notes:

This review was written for My Sister’s Books.

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Let the Countdown Begin…

Hi Everyone,

Today is Friday, May 17th… We are just a week away from the start of the Big Celebration Party! (Don’t know what I what I am talking about, please read the Big Announcement.)

I thought I would share one of the ways you will be able to enter to win the BIG Giveaway. As you know, the BIG Giveaway will be a Rafflecopter giveaway. There will be a page here, with the Rafflecopter widget and it will be available on Facebook. There are several “games” that will be played during the upcoming weeks. ALL answers will need to be entered into the Rafflecopter. For instance: (yes, I am about to reveal one of the games) every week on Sunday, there will be a “Guess the Character” game! Every Sunday, (at various times) I will post a character description from some of the books/stories that I read when I was younger. I call these characters “Classics,” because of the fact that I have read their stories multiple times. I will post these descriptions on Twitter only! (I will post a reminder here, but not the description.) Once you see the description on Twitter, please go to the Rafflecopter page on here or on Facebook and type in the Character’s Name. (Please do not post the Character’s Name on Twitter.) At the end of the BIG Giveaway, I will list the character’s names and their descriptions on here.

Sound fun? I hope so, because I have enjoyed picking the characters! (Let me tell you it was hard to narrow down to just 10!)

And if you don’t have Twitter, don’t worry! There will be a Facebook only game and a TON of other ways to enter to win!

I will give more clues and rules to the other games throughout the remaining days!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“A classic is something that everyone wants to have read and nobody wants to read.”

                ~Mark Twain

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