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text 2018-11-24 02:59
24 Festive Tasks - Thanksgiving Task 1
Him - Elle Kennedy,Sarina Bowen
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid
Bodysuit Fetish - Uni Yamasaki

Task 1:  List the 3 books you’ve read this year you’re most “thankful” for (your favs) or the one book you’ve ever read that changed your life for the better.

 

 

Him - Elle Kennedy,Sarina Bowen  The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid  Bodysuit Fetish - Uni Yamasaki  

 

This was a hard one to just pick 3 favorites for the year since I'm currently at 388 books read for the year and there have been quite a few great ones. After a lot of deliberation, I finally narrowed it down. It appears I was ultimately in the mood for romance since all my picks were romances. Him and Bodysuit Fetish were both fun, while The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was beautiful, but a tearjerker.

 

 

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review 2018-11-17 15:58
Let's Go, Hugo! - Angela Dominguez

Hugo is a little afraid of flying.

 

A friend help Hugo to overcome his fear. 

 

Reading this for Day 6 book task. 

 

Book:  Read any fiction/non-fiction about tolerance or a book that’s outside your normal comfort zone.  (Tolerance can encompass anything you generally struggle with, be it sentient or not.) OR Read a book set in Paris.

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text SPOILER ALERT! 2018-10-11 20:04
Reading progress update: I've read 543 out of 551 pages.
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame - Victor Hugo,Walter J. Cobb

 

The deaf man was leaning, with his elbows on the balustrade, at the spot where the archdeacon had been a moment before, and there, never detaching his gaze from the only object which existed for him in the world at that moment, he remained motionless and mute, like a man struck by lightning, and a long stream of tears flowed in silence from that eye which, up to that time, had never shed but one tear."

That's done it. That broke me. And then Hugo slips this in:

Phoebus de Châteaupers also came to a tragic end. He married.

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text 2018-10-11 10:47
Reading progress update: I've read 416 out of 551 pages.
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame - Victor Hugo,Walter J. Cobb

Every city during the Middle Ages, and every city in France down to the time of Louis XII. had its places of asylum. These sanctuaries, in the midst of the deluge of penal and barbarous jurisdictions which inundated the city, were a species of islands which rose above the level of human justice. Every criminal who landed there was safe. There were in every suburb almost as many places of asylum as gallows. It was the abuse of impunity by the side of the abuse of punishment; two bad things which strove to correct each other. The palaces of the king, the hotels of the princes, and especially churches, possessed the right of asylum. Sometimes a whole city which stood in need of being repeopled was temporarily created a place of refuge. Louis XI. made all Paris a refuge in 1467.

Hugo's writing is beautiful and it is likely to make the ending very hard to read. 

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text 2018-10-10 22:58
Reading progress update: I've read 364 out of 551 pages.
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame - Victor Hugo,Walter J. Cobb

This book is phenomenal. It's totally worth reading for Hugo's satirical tone of voice and his breaking the fourth wall alone. It makes for quite an unusual Gothic read...and yet it is one.

"The physician, to whom the soldiers of the watch had carried him at the first moment, had feared for his life during the space of a week, and had even told him so in Latin. But youth had gained the upper hand; and, as frequently happens, in spite of prognostications and diagnoses, nature had amused herself by saving the sick man under the physician's very nose."

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