Tess of the d’Urbervilles

I just got my first book from the Penguin Classic Clothbound series. Actually, it arrived during week, however I got it shipped to my parents address instead of my own. They came around yesterday, and brought it with them.

2015-10-31 10.00.18I chose Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. It’s one of my favorite classics of all time. So why not start with that? Now I’ve only got 25+ books (and more keeps getting published) to go until I have them all. Well, I suppose it’s a start. Maybe I should buy one or two a month? I don’t know. I just know they’re gorgeous.

I’m very sorry for the quality of the picture, my camera decided to act up.

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A Game of Thrones

N.B.: This was originally published in 2012, but the post weren’t imported from Tumblr to WordPress like it was supposed to.

I just started reading the books behind the TV-series. I like the way George R.R. Martin is writing although it was a little hard to get through because the first season follows the book very closely. I haven’t seen the second season yet. But I’ve been spoiled – and I know the basic plot lines. Unfortunately! However I have only one to thank for that – and it’s myself.

game-of-thrones-cover-imageThey are very rough and grim to read. Lots of torture and stuff like that. However I already knew that because of the TV-series. And I’ve heard it only gets worse in the later books…so I’m a little vary of continuing; I have never liked gore and torture much which is ironic because I have read most of the books by Stephen King.

I can’t say who my favorite character is; Jon Snow is the closet to being it. I kind of like him; he is the outcast among the Stark children and I’m looking forward to the reveal of who his mother is. It’s all very mysterious! Oh and Ghost is just awesome!

I’m so looking forward to read A Clash of Kings and the rest of the books. I have borrowed them from a friend and that means I can have them as long as I want.

I don’t particularly like the Lannisters. It’s a Danish actor (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) who portrays Jaime Lannister, so I’ll give him a chance.. I’ve heard he is redeeming himself in later books. I just felt so sick when Jaime Lannister pushed Bran out the window. Tthe actor seems very nice in interviews and stuff like that. He is a very gifted actor and better looking than Mads Mikkelsen.

War Horse

N.B.: This was originally published in 2012, but the post weren’t imported from Tumblr to WordPress like it was supposed to.

I just finished reading the book, War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. I never once thought the novel would be written from Joey’s point of view; that was very clever move the author made because it made it more “real” somehow than if it had been written from Albert’s point of view.

I saw the movie before I read the novel which (in this case) wasn’t bad at all. The movie follows the novel quite closely considering it’s hard adapting a novel to the big screen.

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I’m just wondering if the German deserters (the two young boys) were made up for the movie – because they didn’t seem to appear in the book at all. I could be mistaken because the events went by quite fast in the novel compared to the movie.

Anyway this novel has become of my favorite novels of all time. It’s sweet and I like there isn’t a token romance between Albert and Emilie!

A romance would have ruind everything because in the end the story is about a boy’s love for this horse.Anyway I will highly recommend both the novel and the movie.

Penguin book mug

This is one of the reasons why I love books. All the stuff you can get besides the actual book.

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I finally got my mug a couple of weeks ago. I just didn’t have time for a true update. My internship and school takes all my energy. Oh, well. I’m happy with what I’m doing right now. Anyway back on track. I actually have to admit that I’ve never read the common reader, but it’s on my to-read list. I have read Mrs. Dalloway and I really liked. Now you might ask, why did she buy a mug with something she haven’t read? First, my favorite color is blue. Second, the ones with orange stripes almost blinded me with their brightness. Maybe I’ll buy the Wuthering heights one day. Who knows? I actually would like them all – the bright orange stripes be damned.

Clothbund Penguin Classics

For once I won’t go on about my love for Supernatural. No, I will tell you how I fell in love with these:

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And these:

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I love the classics and I’m itching to get my hands on those. They are so pretty and I’m in love. It was a coincidence I found them. I was just googling to find some stuff I could use for my blog at work. Due to some rights and policy I couldn’t use them as pictures there, but on my private blog I can.

Both pictures are from the clothbound edition by Penguin Classics.

The Sixth Point

Here is the sixth post out of a series of sixth wherein I write about something that bugs me about Twilight and its universe.

6. How Edward stalked and abused Bella

Edward stalked Bella like she was his prey which she kind of was. She was his singer and therefore in constant danger when around him.

He never asked permission to watch her sleep and he oiled the window so is would not make much noise. That is not romantic. That is creepy. It is unnerving so any young girls find this romantic.

Edward abused Bella – not in the psychical way, but more psychologically. He took out the engine in her truck to keep her from Jacob. He had Alice kidnap her for the same purpose.

He actually  put her in more danger than Jacob ever did. He was the one who threw into that glass table at her 18th birthday party. Granted he was trying to keep her out of harms way, but he made everything worse. I believe the situation could have been resolved in a more peaceful way.

The next post will explain why I needed to make this series of 6 points that bugs me in Twilight and its universe.

The Fifth Point

Here is the fifth post out of a series of sixth wherein I write about something that bugs me about Twilight and its universe.

5. How Jacob’s character derailed when Stephenie Meyer realized he was a better romantic option for Bella. 

Jacob was introduced as a sweet sixteen-year-old kid, who Bella remembered playing with when she was younger. By the end of Eclipse this sweet guy had turned into a possessive jerk. There was no reason for him to turn out that way except Stephenie Meyer needed to make room for her endgame couple, which were Bella and Edward.

And do not get me started on him imprinting on Bella’s daughter.

Stay tunes for the last part in the series.

The Fourth Point

Here is the fourth post out of a series of sixth wherein I write about something that bugs me about Twilight and its universe.

4. How vampires sparkle in the sun and how semen apparently can survive in a body that is for all intend and purposes rock hard and cold.

I would prefer if the vampires did not sparkle like a disco ball in the sun. I laughed my ass off when I read how Edward sparkled in the sun. I saw Robert Pattinson’s scrawny chest along with the rest of the theater! It was not something I would want to look at again. I think it came of as scrawny since we have been accosted to see a bunch of half-naked Native Americans with six packs, broad shoulders and towering heights running around.

I do not understand how Edward produces semen nor how he can get an erection. I suppose that I should not speculate too much about this otherwise I would hurt my head banging it against a flat surface.

Stay tuned for the fifth part of the series.

The Third Point

Here is the third post out of a series of sixth wherein I write about something that bugs me about Twilight and its universe.

3. How Stephenie Meyer portrayed the Cullens who were not Edward or Alice

Every character in the Cullen family who is not Edward nor Alice were severely underused.

I would have loved to delve more into Jasper’s story since he is one of the most intriguing characters in the whole series. Born and bred in Texas, youngest major in the Confederate Army, Turned during the Civil War, fighting in the vampire wars under Maria’s command and meeting Peter and Charlotte.

Likewise Rosalie’s story is intriguing as well (if Stephenie Meyer had done her researched properly) – people were not rich when the banks cracked in the late 1920’s. The whole aspect of the expectations for young women to marry rich and well were very interesting.

Oh and Edward has morals that belongs in the Edwardian era. I know he was turned in the middle of the Spanish flue, but even Eric and Bill (from True Blood/The Southern Vampire Mysteries) updated their views on various subjects and never treated Sookie like a porcelain doll.

Stay tuned for the fourth part of the series.

The Second Point

Here is the second post out of a series of sixth wherein I write about something that bugs me about Twilight and its universe.

2. Imprinting

I actually do not like imprinting, but it’s a good plot devise since it creates trouble for the characters to no end. Just look at all the fanfictions where Jake and goes off the deep end because he do not get Bella. Stephenie Meyer established imprinting was supposed to be rare and yet there are five imprinted wolves out of ten. That is half the Pack.

I do not like, how Quil imprinted on a toddler nor how Jacob imprinted on the spawn of Bella and Edward. It is just not okay! Grown men imprinting on children. I know they can be whatever the imprintee needs, but no this does not sit well with me.

Jared imprinted on a girl he had never had a conversation with ever. That’s just plain weird.

Sam broke Leah’s heart when he imprinted on her cousin who came down. Emily came to La Push to help Leah get over her heartbreak, which Sam caused in the first place. I never liked how people moaned about how much of pain in the butt Leah was because of it. She cannot be angry that she lost the loved of her life without warning what so ever.  Wouldn’t you be angry if you had to be in the head of your ex, who literary cannot stop thinking of the woman he imprinted on? I would be pissed if it were I. To make matters worse she is the only character who does not get a happy ending in the books.

Paul imprinted on Rachel Black who was home to visit Billy and Jacob. Suddenly she is expected to give up her dreams because Paul cannot leave the reservation.

The only saving grave in this mess is that we did not get a front row seat  to see Embry, Seth, Collin nor Brady imprint.

Stay tuned for the third part in the series.