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- member since November 22, 2009
Lizzie H’s last login was Wednesday, March 24, 2010.
I don't know what kind of manga you're normally into so I can't say for certain that you'll like Boys Over Flowers. I like it for a few reasons:
I like romances.
I like that the heroine is not a girl who whines all the time. She's strong and sticks up for herself.
The main couple start out hating each other but after standing up to him, the hero is in awe of her and respects her for her character.
For every bit of melodrama(kidnappings, stranded in a blizzard, interfering mother, dopplegangers, etc.) the touching, romantic bits are just OMG good.
Oh, that’s not a problem! :) First, I’d really recommend The Book Thief to you; it looks like you’re into a lot of teen fiction, and this is just an utterly beautiful, poignant novel I wish everyone could read. It’s one of my favorite all-time books (even though it’s not on my shelf—time to update!), and it’s like the only ‘young-adult’ book I’ve read in such a long time (despite my being a teen, hah). Also, I really recommend reading something from Jonathan Sebastian Foer-- most of his characters are insanely endearing and funny, and just the way the author writes is absolutely wonderful. I'd recommend Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close or maybe Everything Is Illuminated-- both are quirky, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. You said you read Austenland—how about trying some Jane Austen? ;D Goodness knows how I can go on and on talking about one of my favorite authors and her novels. I’ve read every single one, but I’d start with Pride and Prejudice since it’s superbly light-hearted and engaging. My favorite one is Persuasion, though—that book touches me to the core. Lastly, since I’m a classic lit nerd, I really suggest reading something from the Bronte sisters… yes, their novels are a tad slow in the prelude, but they are beyond amazing, I’ll tell you that. Seriously, I practically worship them for writing Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Well, I’ve rambled on and on about different books, but you can choose which one appeals to you most. Nice meeting you, and happy reading! Cheers. ♥
I just read a bit of a book by Ruth Reichl who was editor of Gourmet magaziine (before it went under)...she has written several memoirs, but this one is about her mother...entitled something like...I Won't Turn Out Like My Mother! I will read "The Color of Water" for my January book club...another memoir written by a black man to honor his white mother. THEN I have STACKS of books waiting to be read...or sorted and shelved or given away. It IS a process. love, grma
I'm glad to have seen the Manga thing on the computer...other than that, well, MY book club has selections for the next 7 months, but I doubt if you would like any of these books (I recommended 4 of them!)....but then, I wonder what MY grandmother was reading when I was 14. That's an interesting thought, and I'll never know.