she lifted the book and felt the pages
she lifted the book and held it to her nose
she smelled the pages and imagined where
she was going next
all she had to was lift the ink and pen
Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klan
SPOILER ALERT: Daddy ain’t dead.
I rated it a four star. I didn’t care for the bit of lesbian that was thrown in, but I can’t say it was a terrible book. I actually enjoyed it. Some things were not always explained clearly, but I guess that just leaves it to the imagination. The whole love triangle was a bit cliche just because it seems to happen in a lot of books. And the girl always ends up with the bad boy or the one she didn’t know here while life. But the mystery was really good and did keep me on the edge of my seat. There were a lot of what ifs and they all seemed plausible.
The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
Spoiler Alert: Shasta and Aravis get married at the end of the book.
Contemplation: When reading this book all I can think of is how can Susan not believe in Narnia after spent a life time there and had all these adventures traveling across the world and having to flee from a forced marriage.
Sad part: The author doesn’t show Lucy running off to embrace Aslan. I feel as though that should have happened because of how much she loved him and how close they were.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Spoiler Alert: Aslan is a lion and Lucy was the first.
Reading this book was like listening to the audio tapes. I could really hear the voices as I was reading along.
Edmund is actually my favorite character. I’ve never really had a good reason as to why, but he still is. I like that in the movies Lucy has a stron connection to Aslan. I didnt see it in the book as strong as I see it in the movie. I also like that the movie gives great detail on the battle. The book doesn’t give so much really. I did like the book though. The witch was the best description through out.
The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
Spoiler Alert: Digory’s mother does not die.
This was my first time reading the book. I’ve listened to the audio tape plenty of times! My dad owns the CD’s. I used to watch the original movies as well. I just never actually read the books. I did read one, but I can’t remember which one it was or if I even finished it.
I did enjoy the book thought. To me it kind of went through quickly. I would have loved have read more details. Maybe even see Digory and Polly get married. It never really does say what happen later. The names in this story are probably my favorite thing from the whole book, Jadis, Digory, Charn, Aslan, and that’s just to name a few. Even to me Polly is unique. I’ve hear of Molly, but not Polly. Never even met a Polly. I’m already onto the next book!
I have to admit, Narnia does make me think of Merlin. Enchantments, quests, magic, strange ordeals.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Spoiler Alert: Nettie does not die.
It took me longer to read this book than I had anticipated. Part of it was because I was busy and partly because some of it was hard to swallow awhile reading it. I’ve read lots of history books on salves, black people, and the trouble whites caused with the blacks. But this book, it really painted a picture. It really put me into the lives of those with a different color. Some of it was just appalling. The weird thing though, it wasn’t always white on blacks, it was also blacks on blacks. It doesn’t matter what color your skin is, someone is going to cause trouble with someone.
I did like the way it was written. Staring out with Dear God or Dear Nettie as she later changed it to. It gave me some inspiration in a story I am working on for NanNoRimo. Hopefully I spelled that right. I had watch this movie a while back. Not even in high school. I wasn’t supposed to watch it, my mom had said no. We had Comcast then, and we could record stuff and watch it later. So that’s what I did. Sadly, I don’t remember a single thing of it. Expect that Woopie Goldberg was in it. Even while reading the book I couldn’t recall anything from the movie. I’ll have to read it again. Of course now, my parents know I’ve watched it, but they don’t know when and how. I know it’s bad to lie and keep secrets from your parents. But hey! My mom is always telling me that she has stories she just will not share, no matter how old I get.
PS. first pic is from “your lie in april”, an Anime sec pic is from “K-Pop Extreme Survival”, a Korean Drama.