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review 2016-04-15 13:29
Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter
Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter Softcover - SunNeko Lee,Luke Mehall;Gaelen Engler;Drew Thayer;Ashley King;Stacy Bare;Chris Barlow;Erica Lineberry;Brendan Leonard;Teresa Bruffey;D. Scott Borden,Crystal Chan,Nathaniel Hawthorne

First things first: I received an ARC through NetGalley.

 

This is one of those classics that I always heard about but never got around to actually read it. So when I saw this in Manga format on NetGalley, I was like "Heck yes! I'm in.", cause I read Emma as a Manga before and I really enjoyed it.

 

Of course this Manga doesn't have the depths that the book may has but it still got the point across. I loved the story and I really liked the art work. I really need to buy these in the finished version, cause they are just so beautiful. I want them ALL!!!!

 

 

 

 

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review 2015-01-31 17:20
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlett Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

This book marks the 8th book read on my Classic's List for the Classic's Reading Challenge.

 

Reading this book for the first time I can honestly attest this popular classic completely lives up to its reputation.  An outstanding example of classic literature possessing both lasting value and timeless quality. 

 

It's 1642 in Puritan Boston, Hester Prynne is an adultress who becomes pregnant after her husband leaves for sea and thus wears "the scarlet letter" for all to see her shame.  Gossiped and scorned within the town she is morally condemned by a community whose ethics and values are paramount and unwavering.  When asked to name the father of her child she refuses, thus infuriating those condemning ever more so. 

 

The father of Hester's child, Pearl is none other than the town's minister, Arthur Dimmesdale who must now wrestle with his own moral conscience.  Committing a sin as well as keeping it secret.

 

While publicly humiliated Hester is required to stand on a scaffold in the town's square as part of her punishment. At this time she spots her husband in the crowd who was believed to be lost at sea.  He later visits the prison, wanting to seek revenge on the man, asks Hester who's the father of her child. Once again Hester refuses to name her lover but her husband vows to identify him.  Thus ensues the love triangle.

 

Reading this book was an absolute pleasure. Some might fight the language old fashioned and archaic, for me it was soothing and gratifying. I wish everyone would read this book.

 

How I acquired this book:  Gift from husband, Mother's Day visit to Moe's Books, Berkeley, CA

Shelf Life8 months

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review 2013-01-17 00:00
When She Woke by: Hillary Jordan
When She Woke - Hillary Jordan

Hannah Payne is used to a life devoted to God and her family. But a secret affair results in an unwanted pregnancy. Abortions are illegal in the state of Texas though that doesn’t stop Hannah. She’s caught and punished for her crime, forced to have her skin genetically altered to the color red, for murder. Disowned from her family and pushed to the fringes of society Hannah is determined to make a better life for herself. But at what cost? Jordan’s futuristic world is terrifying and eye opening all at once. Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Scarlett Letter will fall in love with Hannah Payne and understand just how important her story is to women everywhere.

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