|Posted by Lmarbly on September 26, 2015 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
Name some books you have read more than once
Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte (no surprise there) and I might even read it a third time, the last time I read it was over 20 years ago.
Wuthering Heights-Emily Bronte (I read it once on my own and then again in HS in English class)
Petals on the Wind- VC Andrews-I hope to eventually read this one again
Books I’d like to read a 2nd time
Tears of gold –Laurie McBain
|Posted by Lmarbly on September 18, 2015 at 9:10 PM||comments (0)|
Who is/are your favorite male character(s) in a book?
It’s been years since I’ve read all of the books I will mention, but something about the men in these stories struck a chord with me. So who are your faves?
Edward Rochester-Jane Eyre-By Charlotte Bronte
It’s no secret for those who know me that Jane Eyre is my all-time favorite novel. I even named the male lead in my first novella after him (he’s not like him though) that said-by default that pretty much makes Edward one of my favorite male characters. Obviously in real life dealing with a personality like his would be insufferable-but for a dark, gothic romance, his brooding, moody persona is perfect.
Paul Sheffield-Petals on the wind-By V.C. Andrews
He was the older man who took Cathy, Chris and Carrie under his wing after their escape from Foxworth Hall. Cathy falls in love with her benefactor (Paul). He’s hesitant at first because of the age difference and he’s not sure if Cathy really loves him or she’s just grateful and indebted to him for rescuing her and her siblings. I loved his quiet strength and the fact that he thought with his head and didn’t just go headlong into a relationship with this young girl/woman, he thought about the consequences. I’ve always been drawn to older man/younger woman books/movies. It’s probably why I liked Jane Eyre so much.
Older man/younger woman movies (and no it doesn’t have to be sexual, I don’t want people jumping to conclusions)
Phantom of the opera (absolutely love)
V for Vendetta
Point of no return
I’m sure many more.
Atticus Finch- To kill a mockingbird –By Harper Lee
He was the epitome of integrity and courage particularly in the era in which he was portrayed. In an era where most people would have followed the crowd he dared to go against the grain in a dangerous time not only for other people but for him and his family as well.
Heathcliff- Wuthering Heights- By Emily Bronte
Last but not least. Heathcliff; it took me reading this story twice to develop compassion for his character. When I first read Wuthering Heights I hated his character, he was cruel and hateful and married a woman knowing he loved another and made her life a living hell. I don’t know that I liked his character as much as the author made you feel sorry for him.
When I think of more characters I will add them. Please feel to add your own.
|Posted by Lmarbly on September 16, 2015 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
The Color Purple By Alice Walker
Ok, i'm sure by now most people have seen or heard of this book/movie, but I thought I would share my thoughts on it.
This book turned movie is one of my favorite movies. I saw the movie first before reading the book. The book is much more detailed and graphic (the relationship with Celie and Shug, the abuse at the hands of Mista) than the movie. Even though I have seen this movie at least 3 good times all the way through, I find that I have to be in the mood to watch something so depressing. You feel the pain, the joy and humiliations of the characters in this book and I swear at the end of the movie without giving anything away for those who have not seen it-I CRY like it’s my first time seeing it. However you decide to get this story in you be it reading it or watching the movie, it is a must see or read at least once in your life.
Author of the Destinee Series-Destinee romance novella, Two Become one and Born out of lust (a working title)