Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Shelved: The Name of an Angel by Laura Thornton

Clarissa Cornwall, an American university lecturer in England, falls in love with her insolent student in erotic literature class Nicholas St Clair. She lets go of her inhibitions as they explore the pleasures of sex together. Eventually, she recognized her addiction for Nick and decides to move back to the US.

When I first picked up this book, I was reminded by female friends who are now teaching hot-bodied young men in college. I guess I am lucky that I am not faced with the daily temptation to do one of my students because Laura Thornton certainly made Nick utterly delectable. His mysterious, devil-may-care attitude is exactly the kind of thing I’d go for.

Php 95 at Booksale Festival Mall

Friday, September 3, 2010

Lost: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Like every avid reader, each books make a mark. For me, Pride and Prejudice has been a constant source of hope, belief, and faith.  Hope that things do fall into pieces. Belief that fairy tales can and do happen even to women who set their standards higher than they ought. Faith in love; that someone will love you for who you are, imperfections and all.

Unfortunately, I lost that book. I only have the vaguest idea how. I noticed it missing a few weeks before we moved to my new house and I was quite hopeful that it might turn up during the cleaning process. Unfortunately, it didn’t. I probably lost it during one of my sojourns to the city. I must have left it oa a bus or a restaurant. I only wish that I can still find a copy of that book in Book Sale.

I must note that a friend offered to send me her electronic copy of the book. I politely decline. I still love the reading printed books

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Shelved: Emma by Jane Austen

Emma Woodhouse revels in being  the finest lady in Hartfield.  After her governesds/tutor marries, she takes into her wings a girl with an unknown background and turns her into a lady like herself and strives to find a suitable match for her. Unfortunately, our heroine is poor at matchmaking. In the end, the girl marries the guy Emma initially didn’t approve of and gets married herself.

Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors. I never tire of reading her novels. But among her works, Pride and Prejudice tops my list. Next would be Emma.

What I really like about this early 19th century novel is the fact that all the characters were properly developed. Emma Woodhouse, a spoiled, rich girl, is made endearing by her protective love of her father and her constant efforts to be agreeable and pleasant to be everyone about her.  Mr. Woodhouse, her dad, is slightly annoying with all his eccentricities. I found Mr. Knightley to be a very good friend to Emma for he alone saw her flaws and caller her attention to it. And I must not forget the babbling Miss Bates, who can outtalk anyone with her “small” talk.

Where I bought it?
Booksale for Php 45



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