I absolutely love this book. I can never contain my excitement over it. It is brilliant, romantic, poetic, it's just simply amazingly incredible. How...more I absolutely love this book. I can never contain my excitement over it. It is brilliant, romantic, poetic, it's just simply amazingly incredible. How anyone could not like, no- love, this book is beyond me. I am in love with Mr. Darcy. Tall, dark, and handsome, how could I not? He has faults, yes, but that just makes him that much more likable and believable. I love Elizabeth's wit and character, and seeing her change from hating Darcy, to loving him completely. And I want to hit Mr. Collins over the head for his stupidity and ignorance of women's feelings and thinking he knows their thoughts!
Elizabeth's and Mr. Darcy's love for each other is so romantic and beauitful. It is timeless, undergoing trials and contempt before it could blossom into something truly majestic and true. Their love for each other is sweet and shy, yet sincere and ardent. Several times during the book I had to laugh, or found myself smiling stupidly over the awkwardness their love goes through, when Elizabeth starts to harbor feelings of gratitude and respect for Mr. Darcy which slowly turn into true love, and then seeing Darcy's changed character and that he still loves Elizabeth, and more, since she vehemently rejected him.
Reading Pride and Prejudice just makes me giddy with delight. The romance makes me sigh in contented bliss, and root for Lizzy and Darcy. This is an absolute beloved classic, one that I will love and reread eagerly forever. (less)
No matter how many times I read this book, I always end up with tears at the end when the Savior comes. The emotions of Jim and his family, and everyo...moreNo matter how many times I read this book, I always end up with tears at the end when the Savior comes. The emotions of Jim and his family, and everyone else are so poignant. That moment, witnessing the Savior coming and hearing his words, is full of breathless wonder. Chris Heimerdinger is extraordinary, creating such a thrilling, epic adventure, infused with words of the scriptures and the knowledge that the Lord is coming. Though these actual events, minus Jim and the other fictional characters in the story that Chris made up, happened nearly two thousand years ago, reading them in this way just fills me with wonder and joy, and makes me eager to go back to the original account. (less)
Oh Apollus, you melt my heart with your hard core, studly, cocky Roman exterior, and your soft, romantic, insecure, yet powerfully strong and spiritua...moreOh Apollus, you melt my heart with your hard core, studly, cocky Roman exterior, and your soft, romantic, insecure, yet powerfully strong and spiritual interior. If only you were real. And Gidgiddonihah, I miss you already. Though I know your story isn’t over yet. You’re my favorite character I have ever journeyed with. If you were real, you would be my favorite Book of Mormon hero. You are one brilliant, astounding Nephite, I wish there were more men like you. And Chris Heimerdinger, you mange to create these tender, incredible moments that tug at my heart, making me proud to be a member of this church, and eager to live my life as zealously and righteously as your characters do. (less)
I love the tennis shoes books. And this book, Kingdoms and Conquerors, has probably the most epic fight scene I’ve ever read. It is so incredible and...moreI love the tennis shoes books. And this book, Kingdoms and Conquerors, has probably the most epic fight scene I’ve ever read. It is so incredible and well written and grips me utterly, but it’s more the knowledge of who the two people fighting are that captivates me and makes me flip the pages eagerly. One problem with these books though is that there’s just so much happening in the story. Pretty much every page has someone running from someone who wants to kill them, or they’re running to save someone they love, or there’s fighting and battles and lies and murders and attempted murders. There are several different groups of main characters and points of views. So you’re reading three or four different stories, that may connect in the end (or will just carry to the next book and connect somehow there), and it’s several chapters later that you get back to a certain story. I sometimes wish we could just stay with one character or group, and then move to the next group that’s in a completely different time and story. There’s hardly room to take a breather. There is some romance, actually some great romance that I love and makes my heart melt, especially Apollus *swoon*, but the romance parts aren’t very often. Anyway, this book is still pretty epic. It’s so intricate and incredibly thought out and plotted. I love seeing valiant, righteous heroes from the Book of Mormon come to life. Chris Heimerdinger sure can write one gripping, elaborate story. And I love it. (less)
The movie is completely different from the book. I really liked the movie, but this third time reading The Little White Horse, I didn't love it as muc...moreThe movie is completely different from the book. I really liked the movie, but this third time reading The Little White Horse, I didn't love it as much as I did the first two times. I still like it, just not as much. (less)