Book Review,Far From The Madding Crowd: Author Thomas Hardy

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Today I put the finishing touches to the book titled “Far From The Madding Crowd,”I was reading, after The Da Vinci Code. Like the latter it had some interesting episodes but they were different. It kept me interested, as I could not tell how the story will end.

Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy is very different from Tess in, Tess of the d’Urburvilles by the same author. Unlike Tess, Bathsheba the main character in “Far From The Madding Crowd”,had a much stronger personality. She took care of her farm which she inherited from her uncle without much problem. The men in the area respected and feared her.

The appearance of one Sergeant Troy changed the whole scenario. One would never think Bathsheba would fall for a character like Troy, which is what exactly happened, after a  lot of twists and turns, Bathsheba was able to make the  right choice.

It’s made into a movie, I haven’t watched it yet.

The main characters are: Bathsheba a female farmer

Gabriel Oak : a male farmer

Boldwood: another male farmer

Sergeant Troy: A Stranger

The book has 434 pages and has a  soft cover.

I found the book entertaining and interesting. I think it will be well received by the  readers.

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Book Review: The Da Vinci Code

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Book Review: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

I finished reading this book on February 7th. I do not want to say too much, I rather not spoil the fun of reading it by writing any part of the novel. I say this much I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

There are many twists and turns, just when you think you know what’ll happen, a completely different thing happens. There are characters in it who  give the reader a good feeling for a little while, but  turns out they are not so good after all.

What I’ve learned from it is I must be careful who I trust.

I found out about the characters after reading the whole book. It’s full of suspense and mystery. It’s the first time I read a book where I couldn’t tell what will happen or how it will end.

Author ,Dan Brown was remarkable.

The book with illustrations helps.

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Book Review: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged is a book I finished reading yesterday. I started reading it more than a week ago. I entered the challenge of reading 25 books this year.

The above was my second book. It has 1168 pages, there are more than 588 words on each side. The spaces between the lines are very narrow, as a result I read the same line twice. You could say it’s my mistake and not the author’s .

I found there was a lot of repetition and there were long speeches in the book which were almost more than ten pages.  No one recommended this book to me I heard about the writer and was curious. I bought the book and felt the only way I’ll make myself read it was  if I enter a challenge.

Now that I’ve finally read the book, I’d be honest and admit I will never read a book which took so much of my time, in return I learned very little from it.

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DP Daily Prompt: BFFS

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When I think of “BFFS”, I see my mother in my mind’s eye. She has taught me a lot of lessons. I talk about them,think, and write whenever the opportunity presents itself.

One of the lessons she taught me and wanted me to follow strictly was never say anything bad about any one. If you don’t like someone whatever the reason may be strike those names off your head. Do not think about them at all. You can achieve a lot with your mind. read a book .Think of the characters. Write about them. Pick one you liked most. Write a short paragraph explaining ,what was special about him/her.

When you’ve done that. Write a book review,your review may or may not help your reader, but you’ve used your time well. You will forget about people who rub you the wrong way.

You can also help your siblings with their homework. They can certainly use it.

Keep your brain occupied with things that can help you and others.

When I’d listened to her, I’d think “what a neat way to occupy my brain.”

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