Wednesday, June 8, 2016

30 Days of Books Days 17 &18


Day 17: Favorite quote(s) from your favorite book(s)

"I shall commit my thoughts to paper, it is true; but that is a poor medium for the communication of feeling."
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Is it any surprise that my favorite quote is from my favorite book?  Does that not perfectly express how we can write about a book but it just doesn't do our feelings of said book  justice. I love it!

Day 18: A book that disappointed you
I want to like this book. It held me captivated and I loved all the characters but I was disappointed in the author. I felt like she wrote about something controversial because she knew it would sell. Does that make sense? Well, anyway, it made me dislike the author and the book. 

16 comments:

  1. Love the Mary Shelley quote! And on Me Before You...does that mean you won't be going to the movie? :)

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    1. Yeah, really don't want to see it.

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  2. That's a great quote. I think it perfectly captures what it's like to try to express how much you love something, but can't do it justice.

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  3. I've read a couple of adaptations of Frankenstein but never the original novel. Will put in on my TBR. I'm afraid I am in the minority again with Me Before You. I had to DNF it :(

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    1. Well, I wasn't a fan either so you're not alone.

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  4. Love, love that quote!

    And yes it makes sense on Me Before You. I liked it, but not as much as I thought I would (probably because of all the rave reviews it got). I didn't realize going in that it was controversial, and as a professional caregiver I thought the author made some really good points. But I've had similar feelings over authors that others seem to love- like Jodi Picoult- I like her ideas behind the stories, but I also feel like that's the main point of the books and I never connect to the characters she creates to fit into that frame.

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    1. Yeah, I felt like her characters were pawns in a get rich quick scheme.

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  5. I liked ME BEFORE YOU because I was invested in the characters, the setting came alive for me, and I was never quite sure what was going to happen plot-wise. I didn't like the ending, though. What I liked about this book is that it looked at a controversial issue from more than one point of view and allowed me to think more deeply about it on an intimate level. The movie, I know, is getting flack for advocating assisted suicide - but the book didn't do that, IMHO.

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  6. I haven't read Me Before You yet. I read my first Moyes last year, The Girl You Left Behind, and really liked it. I keep meaning to read her again! And, this book will likely be what I read next in case I decide to see the movie... But we will see!

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  7. +JMJ+

    Hey, Jenny! It's been a while!

    I'm really interested to read that Frankenstein is your favourite book. Let's just say that it didn't impress me that much. =P But that only makes your opinion more fascinting! Why do you love it so?

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    1. I know! I'm sorry. I'm struggling with so much with life that I haven't been in the blogosphere as much! I love that the monster isn't a monster until his maker makes him one. But then it makes you think about choices and agency. It's just an interesting take on human nature.

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    2. +JMJ+

      Well, that gets me thinking . . . If he didn't become a monster until his maker made him one, then what would it take for him to become something non-monstrous . . . especially after his master dies? Thanks for the new perspective!

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    3. Well, his rejection by everyone is what really makes him a monster. I hate to say it but love and acceptance is probably the answer.

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