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The Scarlet Letter
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The Scarlet Letter. I haven't read this since high school, but I loved it so much. I want to read it again.
"The Scarlett Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Forced to read it by my English teacher.
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Of all the classic literature I was “forced” to read in high school, I count Hawthorne's works as some of my favorites. I remember initially hating The Scarlet Letter, because my English teacher made us read the introductory passage “The Custom House” first (explaining what the house of customs was in lengthy detail) and I thought the entirety of the novel would be like that: dry, full of matter-of-fact details devoid of color. Then a classmate told me “just skip that part,” that it really was good – and taking her advice, I chucked my teacher's assignment and began, instead, with “The Prison Door,” technically the book's real first chapter. From the first image of the bearded men and hooded women in the courthouse, I was hooked. (Years later, of course, I did go back and read “The Custom House” and found it more interesting than my sixteen year old self originally did). Hester Prynne is an iconic figure. Even people who have never read Hawthorne know what that infamous red letter stood for, what crime she who wore it had committed. In a Puritan world, Hester was a sinful woman. To the world today, she is someone we can understand more – a very feminist figure before the idea that a woman can be separate from and equal to her husband existed. Her crime was that she acted on her feelings (of lust, but also of love – I think of The Scarlet Letter as a great love story, in fact) and then protected the one she loved from being punished as much as she was (though, in the end, he punishes himself). Aside from Hester's story, Hawthorne – a contemporary and friend of Moby Dick author, Herman Melville, who he looked up to a great deal – also gave us the stories of Rappaccini's Daughter and Young Goodman Brown. In the former story, a man falls in love with the daughter of a plant scientist who has managed to essentially turn her into one of his poisonous flowers. In the latter, a young man goes out to the forest to see the Devil, only to find that those around him that he considered religious and good are attending the same dark ritual that the Devil is imploring the reluctant Young Goodman Brown to accompany him to. Stories of great evils lying in the most seemingly benign places. That was Hawthorne's specialty. Happy Birthday Nathaniel – and Happy Independence Day to our readers! Louise Tripp grew up in North Carolina. She currently lives in Chicago, where she is revising her first YA novel and working in a public library.
Fifth Avenue, 5AM
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Fifth Avenue, 5AM - Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the dawn of the Modern Woman by Sam Wasson
Fifth Avenue, 5 a.m. - The story behind the making of Breakfast at Tiffany's. This is a lovely, light read.
Such an interesting read if you like Breakfast at Tiffany's as much as I do! Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman, by Sam Wasson
Still reading that Sam Wasson's book. Interesting to find out what's going on behind the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's.
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reading this next. It's about the filming of Breakfast at Tiffany's
The making of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Perfect coffee table book!
Fifth Avenue, 5AM. Good book.
But now I know that our world is no more permanent than a wave rising on the ocean. Whatever struggles and triumphs, however we may suffer them, all too soon they bleed into a wash, just like watery ink on paper.
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An awesome list of must-read books!
I think this is one of my favourite books now, fantastic read, I couldn't put it down. Brought out many emotions, but something I would highly recommend.
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Finally got round to reading The Help...take a look at my book review! http://aplaceonthebookshelf.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-help-by-kathryn-stockett.html #bookreview
The Help by Kathryn Stockett is an excellent read - could not put it down! Saw the film after which was also good but not a scratch on the book.
you is kind. you is smart. you is important. Favorite book!!!
Would LOVE to read this book, movie was awesome.
The Help - just finished it! Excellent read!
i actually cried!!! books-worth-reading
Great book for book club
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (Just finished this book. Wonderful story. My Mother was on page 194 the day she died suddenly. Glad she was reading a good book. She was also re-reading Tom Sawyer! )
The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls - A truly amazing story of resilience and determination to survive.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is available as a Book Club Kit from the Apache Junction Public Library.
#7--In the last three days I fell in love with The Glass Castle. The first few chapters were charming, quirky, interesting -- I had begun my flirtationship. The Glass Castle quickly turned into a fascinating book I could not put down; I was in love. Towards the end, I felt like I had grown up with Jeannette Walls and her dysfunctional family. Even though the ending was relatively happy, I could not help but be heartbroken over the end of my new favorite book and its beautifully sad narration.
The Glass Castle is the first book I read with the Frisbie Book Worms.
Behind Every Good Book...: "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls - such an amazing book
The Glass Castle-favorite book club book thus far
The Glass Castle [Jeannette Walls]
Sarah's Key #sarahskey A great WWII book from the point of view of a jewish child living in France, and a present day journalist researching WWII.