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review 2016-08-15 15:52
#HarryPotter: No Review Needed
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling,Mary GrandPré

After this re-read, I actually sighed with contentment when I finished.

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review 2016-05-25 20:53
#WatershipDown: Apparently, I love rabbits. A lot.
Watership Down - Richard Adams

 

There's not a story I love more than Watership Down.

 

It's been a while since my last re read, and this time around I was afraid I would find I've been fooling myself all these years...that I would discover my teenage self had turned Watership Down into something that it wasn't and didn't deserve.

 

I shouldn't have worried. It's everything I had it built up to be.

 

Actually, this time around, it was more.

 

Now, I know many find this book tedious. I admit a book about rabbits traveling the English countryside doesn't sound like it would get your heart pumping. I even hesitate to encourage my own kids to read it for fear they won't understand.

 

Get over it.

 

Embrace Watership Down, and you'll find some of the greatest literary characters ever written. You'll find heroes being brave even though they are scared. You'll find leaders who lead by love and leaders who lead by fear. You'll find excitement. Bloody fighting. Tyranny over thrown. Friendships. Loyalty. Peace.

 

Goosebumps. Chills. Tears.

 

All that. More.

 

In a book about rabbits.

 

Hopping across the English countryside.

 

Give it a try. I think you'll love it too.

 

Suitable for all ages. Recommended for all ages. It'll take a bit of maturity just because of the pacing, but content is PG.

 

The Value of a Star: Ratings Explained

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text 2016-05-16 23:09
#WatershipDown: No making fun of the talking rabbits...
Watership Down - Richard Adams

I've been feeling the need to read my favorite book again.

 

I loved to read when I was young, but it wasn't until Watership Down during a rough time in High School that books became part of me.

 

No talking rabbit jokes. This one's personal.

 

Just kidding.

 

Make all the talking rabbit jokes you want!

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