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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-07-31 09:56
A Review of the Reasons Why the Frankenstein’s Monster in the Eponymous Book by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe Will Break Your Heart!
Frankenstein's Monster: A Novel - Susan Heyboer O'Keefe

 

 

Background

 

He begins his story right from where the original work by Mary Shelley left off. The monster tries to kill himself and fails repeatedly. If the polar cold doesn’t hurt him, I’d say there are few things that could!

 

P.S. Read my review of the original classic here. For more information on Project Frankenstein, click here.

 

Reasons for Heart-Break

 

Reason # 1

He says things like:

 

 

 

 

 

Reason # 2

He is well-read just like the creature from the original book. However, no one appreciated his genius.

 

 

Reason # 3

He is willing to believe in the goodness of humans even after what he has suffered at their hands. In fact, he acknowledges this is because he has met quite a few people who have been kind to him, including a nun.

 

Reason # 4

He is stuck in an abusive relationship with a woman who tortures and provokes him mercilessly. Yet not unlike many humans, he can’t seem to let her go.

 

Reason # 5

When the woman gives birth to someone else’s child, the creature steels his heart to try and murder the child according to its mother’s desires. He can’t!

 

Reason # 6

He is followed by an insane person — the captain of the ship that Victor Frankenstein died on. That person destroys his life but when given a chance to end the crazy person’s life, all the monster feels is pity.

 

Reason # 7

Even with all that is going on, the creature appreciates a good sense of humor.

 

Reason # 8

By the end of the book, he has decided that he will be raising the kid. It isn’t going to be easy because its mother starved herself throughout her pregnancy, so she’d lose the child. The kid’s brain will show what difference her ministrations must have made. The kid is also crippled.

 

Why I Love Botany

 

 

Final Thoughts

The relationship, if it can’t be called that, Frankenstein’s monster and the woman, Lily were in, had shades of Heathcliff and Cathy’s relationship from Wuthering Heights. It might not have been healthy but it made for an interesting read.

 


Originally published at midureads.wordpress.com on July 31, 2017.

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text 2017-03-10 20:56
Friday Reads!
Lights, Love & Lip Gloss (Hollywood High Book 4) - Amir Abrams,Ni-Ni Simone
Heels, Heartache & Headlines (Hollywood High) - Amir Abrams,Ni-Ni Simone
Rumors - A.C. Arthur
Revealed (The Rumors Series, Book 2) - A.C. Arthur

I will be finishing up the Hollywood High series and starting on a duology (haven't heard of a third book thus far) by A. C. Arthur that I've put off for way too long. I'm having such a good time reading and catching up with the girls in the Hollywood High series. These books are easy reads that really are a fun escape.

 

You'll realize that I'm not sticking to my March reading list. Some books really do take me forever to read and days were passing by without me picking up my kindle. I decided to re-adjust my tbr and read some backlogged books that would surely get me going again. I will eventually get to the books on my March TBR, but I will feel better with books read, under my belt, than none at all or only a couple at months end. I wish I could read multiple books at a time, but I can't.

 

I don't have plans for the weekend so, these four books seem doable.

 

Happy weekend reading everyone!

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text 2017-01-24 23:55
February TBR
Forged in Desire (The Protectors) - Brenda Jackson
The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance - Anders Rydell,Henning Koch
Pachinko - Min Jin Lee
The Refugees - Viet Thanh Nguyen
Gilded Cage - Vic James
The Good at Heart: A Novel - Ursula Werner
Everything Belongs to Us - Yoojin Grace Wuertz
The Inheritance - Rochelle Alers
Heels, Heartache & Headlines (Hollywood High) - Amir Abrams,Ni-Ni Simone
Cheaper to Keep Her 5 - Kiki Swinson

Hello friends it's been awhile since I've been on Booklikes. Every time I would try to make an update or post the website would run soooooo slow. I couldn't take waiting and waiting. However, those who are on Goodreads as well as BL I didn't feel out of touch. I missed you all who I've come to appreciate and value on BL. I want to be an active participant again and hope this site stays user friendly for those like me who are clueless when it pertains to websites and computers.

 

I set my reading goal this year at 50 books. I would like to get back up to the 100 books I used to read in 2011-2013. Last year I barely squeaked by at 30 books, I think. I'm going for it all in 2017 and am discontinuing activities that were time wasters. I'm also going to stop reading books that are not of my favorite genres, doing so slows me down.

 

My to be read books for February are very exciting. There are new releases by a few of my favorite authors, new books in series I've read and others that are about some of my favorite topics. Let's hope I stay focused next month. So far in January I've finished 5 books. 

 

Happy reading everyone!

 

 

 

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review 2016-11-15 21:46
On The Corner of Heartache and Hopeful - Mic
On the Corner of Heartache and Hopeful--Mic - Lynda Bailey


Title: On The Corner of Heartache and Hopeful - Mic
Author: Lynda Bailey
Publisher: L.B.
Series: Heartache and Hopeful #1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
Review:

"On The Corner of Heartache and Hopeful - Mic" by Lynda Bailey

My Thoughts...

This was quite a interesting erotica romantic story that I did find somewhat predictable however it was still a good read. Everything seemed to come to a head with Scott being back in Tatum, Nebraska due to the fact that his grandmother has died. In taking care of things Scott soon finds out that his grandmother had left Mic something after her death and in getting to the bottom of this he gets involved with Michaela [Mic]. This is where this story will take off where sparks will fly between these two. The two main characters had known each other in high school where we find from the read that Mic had always had feeling for Scott but they didn't really get together until after the death of his grandmother. What will happen as these two go out to a dinner? What question will Mic ask of Scott? Will Scott decide to leave Tatum and return to NY alone? Well, this is where I say you will have to pick up this delightful read to see if these two will get their HEA.

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review 2016-03-14 22:40
Douglas: Lord of Heartache - Grace Burrowes

It was a sweet and calm story. Douglas was so calm, supportive, passionate in a quiet way that the whole story was just super sweet and super romantic. His most passionate scene didn't come in the bedroom, but on the church steps when he rides to Gwen's rescue and holds a Duke at sword point. Loved it!  His demeanor throughout the whole book set the tone for it and it was refreshing to have a male lead that wasn't over dramatic, over the top masculine, but rather a staid and true hero that had a calming influence. The way he wins Gwen's trust was perfect. He went about earning it and proving that he is a true gentleman and he allows her to control their dealings. Their love story was beautiful and enjoyable. 

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