Pride and Prejudice
It has been entirely to long since a book has been recommended to this community. I would like to subjest to anyone who runs across this site to read some of the books that have been converted to major motion pictures, with particular note of three books.
The Chronicles of Narnia. This will probably be a re-read for many of us, but I think it should be mentioned. Relive part of your childhood and read the book before heading to the theatre this winter.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Come on people, I am a Harry Potter lookalike of course I am going to subjest reading the book beforehand. The movie is taking an even darker look than the previous three. See some of the reasoning why when you read this book. PLUS I think it is the best of the series (though the last one came close).
Pride and Prejudice. SO we all realize that I have been going through a Jane Austen phase. Austen considered the book to be her faviorote and of all her works it is probably the most recognizable title. Even if you find some of Austen's other works you should still try it. For me it is sometimes hard to even put down. PLUS the movie is getting pretty good reviews SO why not preseed seeing the movie with the book. Current Mood: content
The Choice for This Month
HATTIE! Where are you?
Since their was an even disagreement on the book for this month, the book choices are Sense and Sensibility and Hard Times. However, if Hattie, the wonderful beutiful Hattie, prefers Sense and Sensibility it shall become the book of the month.
Stalin has Spoken
It has been reccommended to me that I cut down on the number of books being posted on this site. Thus, Stalin Sam has reclaimed his thrown. People may post about books all month, but before the 25th, all the members can vote for the book that they would most like to read. I think this month (I would like to stay with the classics). SO please reply to this post with your pick or if would like to nominate another book please do so.
Sense and Sensibility
The Voyage Out
After we have picked a book I will delete the other entries and we can use the post with the recommended novel as our discussion board. Current Mood: geeky
Hard Times by Charles Dickens
Written deliberately to increase the circulation of Dickens's weekly magazine Household Words, Hard Times was a huge and instantaneous success upon publication in 1854. Yet this novel is not the cheerful celebration of Victorian life one might have expected from the beloved author of Pickwick Papers and The Old Curiosity Shop. Compressed, stark, allegorical, it is a bitter expose of capitalist exploitation during the Industrial Revolution - and a fierce denunciation of the philosophy of materialism, which threatens the human imagination in all times and places. With a typically unforgettable cast of characters - including the heartless fact-worshipper Professor Gradgrind, the warmly endearing Sissy Jupe and the eternally noble Stephen Blackpool - Hard Times carries a uniquely powerful message and remains one of the most widely read of Dickens's major novels. Current Mood: determined
Sense and Sensibility
The classic novel that inspired me to create this community. For years I have been looking for a reason to read this book and now with this book club I have one.
Follow the story of two sisters who are very different. Eline who is thoughtful and calm and Mariane who is emotional and goes into wild romances. Both sisters look for husbands and true love, but other factors come into play preventing the sisters from achieving true happiness.
Welcome to the Community
Welcome to the community, my book loving friends! Like it says in the communities discription feel free to post any book that you feel is a great and wonderful novel. I am going to post what was and is my reading list for this fall (more entries are sure to follow). I have only finished half the books, so bare with my descriptions. Current Mood: accomplished