North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
“All this gladness in life, all honest pride in doing my work in the world, all this keen sense of being, I owe to her!” And it doubles the gladness, it makes the pride glow, it sharpens the sense of existence till I hardly know if it is pain or pleasure, to think that I owe it to one – nay, you must, you shall hear” – said he, stepping forwards with stern determination – “to one whom I love, as I do not believe man ever loved woman before.”
Give this book a chance if you love Jane Austen and want an adventure with it. It is truly one of my favorites read in my later years.
by Edmond Rostand
“She is a mortal danger to all men. She is beautiful without knowing it, and possesses charms that she’s not even aware of. She is like a trap set by nature – a sweet perfumed rose in whose petals Cupid lurks in ambush! Anyone who has seen her smile has known perfection. She instills grace in every common thing and divinity in every careless gesture. Venus in her shell was never so lovely, and Diana in the forest never so graceful as my Lady when she strides through Paris!”
“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you.”
Persuasion by Austen
“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” -Gone With the Wind
This is for the ladies, and advice to be taken by the men. Trust me, it works. My man believes in this and that was before I learned of Mr. Butler. P.S. This book to movie was made way, way before my time but my mother drools at the sight of him. It’s the moves he makes that count.
Oh! and today is my birthday. So this post is in honor of my wonderful mom!
Alright! To me the book series seems adventurous. The storyline is great with a few dead spots in between that as a girl were catered to the guy readers, but I loved the themes behind it and the intricate plot ( the big idea behind the whole–for which I’m not spoiling). The reader is completely entranced in book three trying to figure out how America got in this mess and what they are doing to get out.
Now the movie. Fabulous “scary movie”. I say this because it seems the book series is more of an adventure and the movie more a horror flick with a better plot twist than others. I absolutely love both and will read and watch again if not to pick apart why I like both for different reasons.
Sum it up—
Book- adventurous, Dystopian earth trying to save itself!
Movie-scary horror with a better plot twist than an other !