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Top 5 Wednesday: Books as Event Themes

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hey Book People! It is another Top 5 Wednesday albeit the lateness (smiles). The books todays covers:

It’s party season, whether that is high school prom, weddings, or summer holiday events. What books would make a good party/event theme??

 

Let us dive into it:

.The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Glamour, glitz, glitter and all the other adjectives for throwing a massive ‘elegant’ party; just ask Jay Gatsby for all the 411 he did it mostly every night till daybreak.

.The Jane Austen Club by Karen J. Fowler
Very suitable for a book club event. You will get tips in how to break down the book in sections for reading, throwing quotes here and there to motivate and the social aspect of people gathering together. P.S Look out for some hook-ups/growing friendships and how to read the signs.

.Just This Once by Rosalind James
This could be a go to for a summer retreat to a tropical country or if you want to go bag-packing in nature. Snorkelling, swimming, hot springs, hiking, lovemaking, fishing, rugby etc. The sun is out bright and summer  never sets in this story.

.Emma by Jane Austen
Listen if you want dips for a ‘gentle’ tea party theme party- leaning more on the Regency era- check out Frank Churchill for the venue and arrangement. Emma  and Jane Fairfax will aid in the music and Miss Bates will teach you how to not let your ears fall pry to the most talkative person at the party.

 

Top 5 Wednesday/ Books You Felt Betrayed By

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hello book world, we are having another go at Top 5 Wednesday with:

March 15th- Books You Felt Betrayed By
–Beware the Ides of March! What books (or characters) did you feel betrayed by, for whatever reason…big or small

Let us dive into it?

1. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Is that it?” I said after finishing the story. How can a book which features on 98% of Classics books to read, fell so flat. I expected more, I needed more. I needed Gatsby to be more than a love-sick puppy and I needed Daisy to just be more than she is and for the love of narrator will  Nick grow a pair and stick up for himself.At least he had a shred of humanity in the end.

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The world’s oceans are storing up staggering amounts of heat — and it’s even more than we thought

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​I have focused over the years mostly on the effects of Climate Change/ Global Warming on humans and dreading Summer and the impending dome of drought. However, it is interesting and informative to consider the Ocean. My one thought on warmer years always turned to “my goodness, more intense hurricanes.” Yet, the effects on the ocean extend to marine life and the beauty of the environment. One may think so what  animals suffer, they will just migrate to a suited temperature. Or its only coral, let it bleach. It is important to note that we do not live a solo life as humans, we need the environment and animals; a fascinating yet daunting reality. If marine life dies through coral bleaching and warmer weather then it means that our body temperature is heating up. I do not know about you but I hate feeling hot and no AC vent will ever replace the natural cool air. You may be able to afford AC but what about hundreds around the world who will die because of heatwaves and thousands force to flee because of raising sea levels in the Pacific. Stop to think if the coral slowing starts decaying how it will impact Australia’ s Barrier Reef. The touristic appeal to these parts may subside because well, there will be nothing to see. A drop in tourism means a negative economic impact for the country.  I urge you to not only think of your piece of square block but think of the earth as yours. Read the article below (link provided) and enlightened yourself about the impact of heat on the ocean especially if you surrounded by the Atlantic and southern seas.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/the-world%e2%80%99s-oceans-are-storing-up-staggering-amounts-of-heat-%e2%80%94-and-it%e2%80%99s-even-more-than-we-thought/ar-AAo7kmE