After several delays, due to website issues and health issues, I finally started the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge on Book Lover’s Day. I have been wanting to do this challenge for numerous years, but I kept procrastinating over the last few months due to the first book. 1984 by George Orwell. In school, I had to read George Orwell 4 years in a row, 3 Animal Farm projects and 2 1984 projects. It had seemed I never would escape the clutches of George Orwell’s writings, so I vowed, never again.
And what just happens to be the first book of the challenge? Yep, I had to accept it, if I ever wanted to get to the fun reads, I was going to have to read Orwell, again. In this day and age, where hate seems to be overflowing and encompassing the world, it was hard to “escape” into this book. It is a frighteningly realistic hyperbole on what society could become.
Anywho, it is a classic and one that I am grateful to check off the list! Up next, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. This was one of my favorites growing up, so it will be nice to revisit it.
“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?
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!
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.
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.
This review was written for My Sister’s Books.
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!