Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another beautiful classic! I am so happy I got acquainted with such an awesome piece of literature and thoughtful writings. Pride and Prejudice is a delight and I could barely put it down. I saw some movie versions of the book and I was glad that they did not cause prejudice (no pun intended) on my discovery of this master piece. Jane Austin made me wish that I lived in such an area when people mastered the English language and spoke it so poetically. This book was a joy to read and I would recommend it to those who have not yet read it.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Jane EyreJane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A friend send me a recent article by CBC (Canada) which listed the top 10 books people claim to have read, but haven't. I looked at the list and soon discovered that I hadn't read any of the books listed. How sad or how challenging!! I decided that I should start right away on tackling that list and be sure never to say that I have read any of these books when that would not be the truth.

I fancied reading Jane Eyre for a while and since the book was on the list, I decided to start with that one. No regrets!!! I looooved it!! Charlotte Brontë provided such literature richness and it was a treat to read this beautiful classic. It transported me to a time so different than today and yet so appealing to me. I loved the language, the customs and the variety of characters and behaviours. Wonderful read!!!


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Monday, November 4, 2013

Anthill by Edward O. Wilson

AnthillAnthill by Edward O. Wilson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! This is my favorite book I read in 2013 so far. I love a great book which mixes science, biography, action and advocacy... All in one book! Who can ask for more? I was enthralled by the story. I loved the characters and their causes. Each one was well developed and brought their own flavour to this wonderful story. The full description of the ant colony and the Super colony was so educational. Loved it! The storyline is strong and offers so much to the imagination. My mind and my heart were treated equally. I recommend this book. You won't regret reading it. :)

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