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Northanger Abbey (35 new)
Feb 14, 2013 11:18AM

1218 I have to admit Northanger Abbey isn't my favourite Austen novel. There are times when I just want Catherine to be a little less naive. However, she is a pretty lovable character and she's grown on me over time. I also just really love Austen's defense of the novel.
Jan 19, 2013 12:10AM

1218 The Time Traveler's Wife, Between shades of grey, and Code Name Verity are the ones that do it for me. Although, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows definitely gets an honorary mention.
Jan 11, 2013 02:43PM

1218 I'd say The Idiot is the most challenging thing I've read. I have to admit it took seeing a stage adaptation for me to fully understand what went on.
Dec 14, 2012 02:56PM

1218 I agree with Scout. I don't think that the novel itself will become archaic. I think that there will always be people wanting to immerse themselves in a good story. That doesn't mean that the form won't evolve over time. The tone, style and length of the typical novel shifts from era to era, but I don't think that it will disappear as a popular art form completely.
Nov 25, 2012 08:43PM

1218 Helen wrote: "I was about twelve when I read Pride and Prejudice. While I enjoyed it at the time in a straightforward way, I read it years later and was astonished by how much richer and funnier it was than it h..."

I also read Pride and Prejudice at a young age, 9 or 10 I think. My Grandpa gave it to me as a present and I loved it for the romance. I definitely don't regret reading it at such a young age because it remains one of my favourite books to date, but I reread it at least once a year and have come to appreciate the social commentary and wit. I think my appreciation changed rather than increased if that makes any sense.
Jul 31, 2012 01:36AM

1218 Another YA post, I just finished reading Code Name Verity and it has a few very strong female characters. The book is historical fiction and focuses on female pilots and agents in WW2.
What are you reading? (30049 new)
Jun 25, 2012 02:27AM

1218 I've just started A Novel Bookstore. I'm intrigued, but I'm also wondering if it would be worth it to track it down in its original language rather than an english translation.
What are you reading? (30049 new)
Jun 04, 2012 05:59PM

1218 I'm currently reading Someone Like Summer. I'm thinking this is going to be a pretty short read, which isn't really a bad thing.
What are you reading? (30049 new)
May 28, 2012 12:28PM

1218 I just finished reading Becoming and am starting onMy Little Blue Dress
May 13, 2012 09:09PM

1218 You, Me and Dupree (movie)
May 12, 2012 11:54PM

1218 I have so many books on my to read list after a few long months of being in a reading rut. I think I'm going to start with A Game of Thrones. But there are just so many to choose from.
May 03, 2012 06:47PM

1218 A Long Way to Tipperary (song)
Feb 13, 2012 12:21AM

1218 On Golden Pond (movie)
What are you reading? (30049 new)
Feb 05, 2012 02:22PM

1218 Gabriella wrote: "I'm reading Anne of green Gables by L.M Montgomery. It's my first book by her."
That's one of my favourite books. It's one of the ones I try to read yearly. I hope you enjoy it.

I'm currently reading
The House At Riverton. I'm only a few chapters in, but i'm liking it so far.
Feb 05, 2012 12:10PM

1218 Midnight in Paris (movie)
The Great Gatsby (37 new)
Feb 05, 2012 12:08PM

1218 I read this in high school and could not stand it. I've read it a few times since then and I find it a lot more enjoyable now. Putting it in context of the 1920s, this great era of excess with a dark underside marked by class division, the story comes alive for me. It can be read as an interpretation of the era. I just really love reading about the era.
Feb 02, 2012 02:30AM

1218 His Girl Friday (Movie)
Jan 30, 2012 11:50AM

1218 Life Itself (song)
Jan 27, 2012 01:10AM

1218 Patricia wrote: "I would rather read the book first, then see the movie. However, this is not always possible. In most cases, the book is better, or at least it provides more details about the story than the movie,..."

I completely agree about The Godfather, one of my favourite movies, but I find the book difficult to read. That's probably the one example I can think of like that, at least in cases where I've both read the book and seen the movie.
Jan 25, 2012 11:12PM

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