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Most Read/Owned Authors

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Normally, I use Goodreads to keep track of the books that I remember reading. When I store such information on the best book media on earth, the system gives me in return statistics with little effort. An example is the most read authors from my list. I realize from that stat, I do not normally read more than one book from many authors. The only authors I have read more than three/four books is Jane Austen, that would make sense because she is my favourite author.

In addition, my most read authors corresponds with my most owned authors. Now I have a small physical library of not more than 100 books (not counting the borrowed never returned- my heart still cries for especially one copy), so it is easy to keep track of the authors. Some usually stay on my mind even if I read only one book for example Harper Lee but other times authors names are not on the tip of my tongue. It is only just a few years back, I made an effort to remember authors. It may sound stupid but my aim is always to recall the story and perhaps the book title. I guess this is why many of the books I read before I cannot recollect the author or title but mere fragments of the story.

Some of my most read/owned authors:

Jane Austen

Philippa Gregory

Debra White Smith

James Patterson


Who are your most read authors? let me know below in the comments section.

Books: Help Me Remember

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Have you ever experienced that feeling of remembering some details for a book that you read some ages ago but the memory stops there. Sometimes you cannot recall the characters names but you can give tidbits of the places they visited and some of their family background. Even more of a challenge is absolutely zero recollection of the author or even the name of the book.

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Republishing Hiltler’s Mein Kampf/Ben Brumfield CNN

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Mein KampfThere may be no taboo greater in Germany than to republish Adolf Hitler manifesto’s, “Mein Kampf.” But historians in Munich are about to break it.

The Institute for Contemporary History is reprinting the murderous dictator’s book and will sell it in bookstores for 59 euros ($63) a copy, starting in January.

It will not appear in its original form but will be heavily annotated to expose the “lies, half-truths and vicious tirades,” the institute says, behind a Nazi vision of hostility that ended in the deaths of tens of millions of people in World War II.”

The above excerpt is part of a CNN article,you should read more here.

Charles Dickens’s Mr. Micawber

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“As illustrated in a 1912 edition of the book” via en.wikipedia.org

Did You Know?

Many posit the view that one of the character of the book David Copperfield   written by Charles Dickens is a portrayal of his father, John Dickens. As a boy Charles father became a ward at a debtors prison and the character  Mr. Micawber suffers the same fate. In addition, they both fit are good-hearted people but not capable to handle the ups and downs of the world. Hence,  John Dickens seems like an inspiration for Mr. Micawber.

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Works Cited

BBC. (2014). Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Retrieved November 17, 2015, from BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/dickens_charles.shtml

Info, C. D. (n.d.). David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Retrieved November 17, 2015, from Charles Dickens Info: http://www.charlesdickensinfo.com/novels/david-copperfield/

Kehe, M. ( 2012 , February 7). Charles Dickens: His 10 most memorable characters. Retrieved November 17, 2015, from The Christian Science Monitor: http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/2012/0207/Charles-Dickens-His-10-most-memorable-characters/Mr.-Micawber-of-David-Copperfield

Wikipedia. ( 2015, September 15). Wilkins Micawber. Retrieved November 17, 2015, from Wikipedia : The Free Encyclopedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilkins_Micawber

 

 

Unfinished Books/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday

Happy Wednesday my dear readers and welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. This time we journey to the land of Unfinished Reads and I share with you my reasons for having 5 books unfinished on my virtual and physical shelf.

Let is dive into it:

1.Romance of Lust by Anonymous

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This is my review of the book:

***Incomplete Reading***

It is not a romance book with a plot entangled with a few scenes, it is just a boastful romp and basically book porn version. If you are thinking that you would be unaffected after reading a few pages of the text then you are wrong. Well unless you are into people using their mental vices to sexually exploit family and friends….

 

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Series TBR: Get To It!

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I am a standalone reading girl because I like knowing the complete story by the end of the book. For this reason, I do not normally gravitate deliberately towards book series. However, there are some first or second in some series stories which captured my interest and I really do want to complete the entire set.

The Price of Privilege Trilogy by Jessica Dotta

I read the first book in the series and it is so good, a historical fiction about a supposedly atheist girl, man of the cloth who loves her and other men in her life who pawn her in their dangerous game.

The Ebola K Trilogy of Terrorism Thrillers by Bobby Adair<

The first book left me with the mother load of cliffhanger when I was so into the story. I need to know if Austin survives the Ebola and if it spreads outside Uganda. I need to know more about Austin’s friend brother, this dude has the major case of Eastern deep purse with hatred for the West.

Marriage Mart by Amanda Forester

I want to finish the series because I need to know play by-play of what happens between The Marchford and Penelope, I suspect a wonderful tale of wit and humour awaits. I enjoyed the first part A Wedding In Springtime with Genie, William, Penelope and Marchford. It is my sought of romance tea: historical (titles, manners etc.) with a spin on serious day issues.

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Comic Versus Graphic Novel| Christopher Murray

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Top 5 Wednesday: Graphic Novels

This week’s Top 5 Wednesday journeys into the realm of Graphic Novels. I grew up reading some periodical comic in the newspaper such as Dick Tracy and Garfield and a few Archie books I found around the house. From since then and jumping into  adulthood, I do not think I have read any graphic novels.

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It Warms My Heart #3

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Source: Girl Reading (1889), by Fritz von Uhde. Oil paint on canvas via wikipedia.org

One of my happiest moments is when I am in a comfortable place wrapped up in a lovely story. Reading helped create my ever spinning imagination, my imagination is where I am, me, in peace. I  am thankful for my parents especially my mother,who always encouraged my siblings and I to read. I still  remember the square small editions of children stories, now lost because of moves and playing library.

As an adult, I pass on the need for reading by encouraging my little sister and niece to read their required school material and to read for pleasure. I have always made it a practise to buy them books even before they could talk. It warms my heart that my girls like reading, they will pick up a book for their relaxation.

 

I love when parents read to their children or read with them, they are not only nurturing the love for reading but spending time together. Bedtime reading is absolutely cool and no matter what route reading material goes, reading is here to stay.


Read stories to the little ones in your family this weekend and help them grow an imagination which is essential for diversity. Did you grow up reading? If yes, did it play any role with your reading habits now? If you did not grow up reading, what got you into reading? Let me know in the comment section below.


 

 

Books With Mental Health/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 is a weekly bookish assessment by Gingerreadslainey and today’s feedback is 5  books with mental illness or health. You can also access the topics on the Goodreads Group. In addition, if you would like to read first hand experience concerning mental health, go over to Randoms by a Random every Friday. Now let us dive into it.

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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Mr. Rochester has an eye on Jane  even to marry her but he has a secret: his wife Bertha, yes wife is hidden in a chamber upstairs. She is hidden because she is not entirely of sound mind, you may even call her mad. Although Grace Poole, the servant, cares for her, Bertha escapes a few times disturbing the air with her shrieking laughter. In addition, doing damage to a well intended dress, setting a certain someone on fire and attacking a guest at Thornfield Hall. Bertha stricks for the last time by burning Thornfield Hall and committing suicide [I hope this is not a severe spoiler for anyone who has not read the book].

 

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