Kate Schmitz Kate's Comments (member since Sep 04, 2011)

Kate's comments from the Exceptional Books group.

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Dec 06, 2011 03:37PM

53954 If there's one thing we should all now by now, it is to never try to have a logical discussion with the highly emotional Twilight crowd. :)

Those girls will eat you alive.
Dec 02, 2011 09:57PM

53954 Bad writing takes you right out of the story because you go back to reread that last line and wonder how it ever got past an editor. Great writing can sometimes do the same thing. You go back to reread a particularly beautiful line, which also jars you out of the story.

Parhaps the best writing is writing you do not notice.
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Dec 02, 2011 09:49PM

53954 I was shocked Stephanie Meyer was on the shelf. I realize I am breaking the cardinal rule of posting about books, which is do not post about books you haven't read, but Stephanie Meyer? Did she learn what snytax was all of a sudden?
Sep 09, 2011 05:04PM

53954 I am reading Shadow Of The Wind right now. One of these days, I am going to be late going back to work because I get so engrossed in the book at lunch. I love books about books. Carlos Ruiz Zafron wrote, "As it unfolded, the structure of the story reminded me of one of those Russian dolls that contain innumerable even-smaller dolls within. Step by step, the narrative split into a thousand stories, as if it had entered a gallery of mirrors, its identity fragmented into endless reflections. The minutes and hours glided by as in a dream. When the cathedral bells tolled midnight, I barely heard them. Under the warm light cast by the reading lamp, I was plunged into a new world of images and sensations, peopled by characters who seem as real to me as my room. Page after page I let the spell of the story and its world take me over, until the breath of dawn touched my window and my tired eyes slid over the last page. I lay in the bluish half-light with the book on my chest and listened to the murmur of the sleeping city.My eyes began to close, but I did not want to lose the story's spell or bid farewell to its characters yet."

I hope you are all reading something as great as that.
Sep 07, 2011 06:46PM

53954 Good point, Emily. Persuasion is a great romance, too. All that building passion between Anne and Wentworth almost rivals Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. Both are far superior to Emma. Emma and Mr. Knightley had no passion. It felt like they were brother and sister. Have a great day!
Sep 06, 2011 03:21PM

53954 1. Pride And Prejudice.

For my money, it does not matter what else is one this list if it's not P&P.

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