April 9th, 2011
|aimmyarrowshigh||12:22 am - General Stock: Books + Harry Potter|
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April 5th, 2011
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September 16th, 2010
|pinkmacarons89||02:04 am - PROMOTION: Nominations are now OPEN at bookcrushathon!|
What is Bookcrush-A-Thon?
Bookcrush-A-Thon is a fangirly celebration for the best part of every YA book... the totally dreamy fictional guy who could never exist in real life!
There's been a lot of hoopla lately about Team Edward and Team Jacob, Team Peeta and Team Gale, Team Stefan and Team Damon, Team Vampire, Team Werewolf, Team Mortals, Team Immortals, Team Team Team Team Team team team team...
...and I thought, "I wonder whose Team really has the most might."
So now Bookcrush-A-Thon is borne! It's a friendly competition ONLY. NO BASHING IS ALLOWED!
Each round of bookcrushathon will last approximately six months. Twenty-four dreamy bookcrushes. One ultimately dreamy winner per Round! Each week, one more bookcrush will be eliminated until only one is left! It's like Survivor, only not stupid.
Nominate and support YOUR Favorite Literary Crush @ bookcrushathon!
May 21st, 2010
August 18th, 2009
|suze_me||09:15 am - Hello..!|
umm hi.. I simply <3 books, have always been this huge bookworm :D I joined this community and its like nice that we talk about books in general and not specific genres so I can like post anything.
I will post updates about what I am reading later but first I need some good suggestions. I love books with conflicts. Where they Hero misunderstands the herione and treats her horribly or something but later he realizes his mistake and is very guilty but its kinda late so he has to like do some real searching for the girl or save her from some problem.. etc.. I have examples too - Almost Heaven, Whitney my love, Until you, Something Wonderful by Judith Mcnaught.
So um any ideas?
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June 18th, 2008
|fitzwilliamlogo||06:11 pm - Great Books for the Summer!!|
LOGO just came out with a really cool list of the Best of Summer Listens, which includes books from great authors like Augusten Burroughs, Christopher Rice, and others! And the best part: we can download all the books straight to our iPod from this site. Check it out!
June 3rd, 2008
|cutiekat321||02:21 pm - The Sun Also Rises|
I was hoping you could help me. I am reading The Sun Also Rises for class and I need to write an essay on Chapter 15 and what Hemingway dramatizes through the bull fights and how he does it.
I can see it being focused on Brett and her relationship with men as well as Hemingway's theme of appreciating skilled (in this case) fighters. Most likely there is a connection between the two and I imagine that is what I am looking for.
If anyone has any clever suggestions or something that is not so obvious please let me know. Even if it's obvious I would love to see if I am on the right track. I also want to see who liked the book and who didn't.
Thanks so much!
April 7th, 2008
I was wondering if someone might be able to offer a reading suggestion. I am working on a lesson plan on an Orwell essay and I'm looking for an essay or article on the war in Iraq that i can relate to this older essay. Basically, I am looking for an article or essay about wearing a uniform (as a police officer, soldier, doctor, etc.), but not completely having your heart in the fight your uniform represents.
I'm hoping I might be able to find a story from an American soldier in Iraq, but my war-story readings have been limited so I didn't know if anyone in this community has read something along these lines. I'm thinking of a soldier who wanted to fight for his or her country, but when he or she got to Iraq s/he found him or herself conflicted. Other options would be doctors performing surgeries they don't necessarily believe in, but that they perform because it is their job.
Any assistance you could offer would be greatly appreciated.
December 29th, 2006
|ceci_coeur_erre||10:34 pm - The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr|
I randomly picked this book off of a coworker’s shelf and began reading it the other day. Having heard of it before but not being too interested, I was surprised that I wanted to continue reading once my lunch was over. I knew it was a memoir and honestly didn’t expect much. The function of the memoir in the literary world is tricky. I suppose I don't give memoirs as much credit as I should. Though I enjoy reading them sometimes they are unable to become as complicated as I feel works of fiction can be. Hard to explain I guess.
It's important that a memoir is not simply just regurgitating one’s life. There has to be a strong voice and a less than ordinary story. In this case, I don’t know that Mary Karr’s story isn’t “ordinary.” She didn’t have a happy childhood. But there are plenty of memoirs out there about quirky/problematic childhoods (Running with Scissors and A Child Called 'It' both come to mind). The Liars' Club isn’t exactly a story about outright abuse as A Child Called ‘It’ is, but it is the portrait of a difficult childhood. It’s odd how Karr seems to recall so much from her younger years and perhaps the only way I believe it all is because at times Karr's writing acts as memories do. The writing is scrambled and nonlinear. There are points where Karr skips back or ahead and at times this can be problematic for a writer; however, Karr holds the story together and the plot flows from frame to frame effortlessly. What really captures me though is the storytelling. I don’t know a better way to say it but simply - she is an extremely talented storyteller. You can tell Karr is a poet. She speaks of buildings “peppering” the town and other imaginative word usage (I'd throw some more in here but since the book is not mine I haven't been marking pages). Point is... the way Karr describes her world is intricate and lovely, though it isn't exactly a world one would want to experience first hand. It's an odd world, but she makes it seem familiar and reminiscent of one's own childhood. If you have the time, Karr's memoir is worth a read.
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