- Category: Flashback Fridays
- Published on Saturday, 14 September 2013 16:41
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Charlotte's Web by E.B. WhiteI'm pretty sure I read Charlotte's Web in 4th grade. It was assigned as a book report for class. Goodness, I hated book reports. I would always get so carried away with detail and ended up re-writing the darn book. LOL Anyways, I would have to say that Charlotte's Web is probably one of my favorite books. I enjoyed it so much; I have read it about 10 times and have watched the cartoon about 50 times. It had such a great message! And of course, I cry every single freakin time. I just can't help it. I love the story between Wilbur and Charlotte; so genuine and uplifting. Heck, I love Charlotte's Web so much, I even learned how to play the song featured in the movie on a piano! Wow, I was obsessed with this. But you know what, I still love bacon!! On a side note, my favorite character from the book is the rat, Templeton. He was great! So funny and so lazy! hahaha I loved it! So, tell me who was your favorite character??? Charlotte's Web (Trophy Newbery)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature. There is absolutely nothing bad to say about this story! I believe I read this book in junior year of high school; it was another assignment. At first, I hated this book. To me, it was boring, not really my type, and the era was just too "old" for me. Once the love story between Gatsby and Daisy progressed, I was hooked! Fitzgerald's writing is completely timeless and breathtaking. He connects the reader on so many levels. Amazing book! A must read. Of course, I wished for a Happily Ever After, but that didn't go as planned. Once I read the novel, I decided to watch the movie with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. Holy smokes, that movie was awesome! Loved it! Now that a new remake with Leonardo DiCaprio is released, I am a bit skeptical to see it. I guess, I just don't want to be disappointed. So tell me, have you seen the new adaptation? Would you recommend it? The Great Gatsby
The Berenstain Bears is a series of children's books created by Stan and Jan Berenstain and continued by their son, Mike Berenstain. The books feature a family of anthropomorphic bears who generally learn a moral or safety-related lesson in the course of each story. Since the 1962 debut of the first Berenstain Bears book, The Big Honey Hunt, the series has grown to over 300 titles, which have sold approximately 260 million copies in 23 languages. The Berenstain Bears franchise has also expanded well beyond the books, encompassing two television series and a wide variety of other products and licenses.