• #bookreview
    Any Austen fans in the hizzouse?
    Pride and Prejudice. Great book. My favourite best friend/co-author, whom many of you on here may know as ladyharmony17, has been trying to get me to read this for AGES. Of course, I’m not normally a fan of romances or chick books or anything even slightly lovey-dovey like that. But I was pleasantly…[Read more]

    • ahhhhhhh liz!!!! i love you so much!!

    • I loved pride and prejudice, I haven’t read any other books by her though

    • atw18 replied 6 years ago

      Hey lizzie its katy’s bro alex. Haven’t read the book and probably wont because im a dude but thanks for the recommendation.

      • ’Ey. There’s nothing un-manly about reading Austen. If nothing else, you can use it to gather insight into why people like that book.

        Or use it as a primer so that you can understand some of Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series.

      • And that’s what I thought! I thought it was too mushy gushy romantic for me. But there’s not too much romance at all–it’s all about marryig for money and such.

    • haha started reading it (again) this morning! I LOVE MR DARCY!!!! truly :P

  • #musicreview
    Weird Al is an extraordinary musician who parodies famous songs and gives them an entirely new meaning to society. It takes skill to create satire so eloquently. Stay weird, Al.

  • #animalinspired
    The Tiger, by William Blake

    • Can you tell us a little about The Tiger? Check out the requirement… ”#animalinspired
      Find an animal-inspired story, poem, or photograph and share your thoughts about it in a post.”

  • #instruments
    The Duduk is an instrument found in Middle Eastern countries. It’s a double reed instrument played with a good, firm embouchure and has a very distinctive sound similar to that of the oboe.

  • bettieblu posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    In reply to: bettieblu posted an update #bookreview Any Austen fans in the hizzouse? Pride and Prejudice. Great book. My favourite best friend/co-author, whom many of you on here may know as ladyharmony17, has been trying to […] View

    And that’s what I thought! I thought it was too mushy gushy romantic for me. But there’s not too much romance at all–it’s all about marryig for money and such.

  • #animals
    The book White Fang by Jack London is a well-known classic about a wolf who is taken from his home in the North and winds up in California. It emphasizes the importance of the roles in society (dog to master, the native village to the city) and the survival of the fittest. London’s use of animal characters to convey his purpose isn’t…[Read more]

    • I love that book, White Fang, it was my favorite for awile before i read the Redwall Series.

  • #bookreview
    Mmh, Book 2 of the Hunger Games series! Catching Fire!
    Catching Fire was probably my favourite out of the trilogy, with a far more engaging and complex plot than the others. The Capitol’s plot to punish Katniss for humiliating them gave the book a far more concrete cause for conflict, rather than the impersonal-to-the-main-character…[Read more]

    • atw18 replied 6 years ago

      Yeah i just finished that about a month ago, it was really good! Nice twist at the end, right?

  • bettieblu posted an update 6 years ago

    #gardens
    Keukenhof gardens in the Netherlands, Jardim Botânico de Curitiba in Brazil, Butchart gardens in BC, Canada, Versailles, Ryoan-ji in Nihon
    Out of these five, I prefer the Keukenhof gardens. The scenery reminds me of an enchanted forest with its lovely ponds, trees, and colourful flowers.

  • bettieblu posted an update 6 years ago

    #edible
    The Kumquat! It’s a small member of the citrus family, and I always thought it looked rather ridiculous and disgusting, but it’s actually delicious and high in vitamin c!

  • bettieblu posted an update 6 years ago

    #castrecording
    I listened to The Phantom of the Opera and I found myself attached to Christine, even though she’s sort of a weak and helpless heroine. It’s intriguing that she was so accepting of Erik’s kidnap, especially because anyone else in their right mind would freak out and whoop some Fantome de l’Opera tushy.

  • bettieblu posted a new activity comment 6 years ago

    In reply to: ladyharmony17 posted an update yesterday was Independence Day and I was outside from dawn til dusk enjoying a parade, street fair, street dancing, and fireworks. Did anyone else do anything fun yesterday? #outside View

    I texted you.

  • bettieblu posted an update 6 years ago

    #bookreview
    And the third! Hunger Games, Mockingjay!
    Collins truly hit her peak with Catching Fire, and really afterwards she was only left with the ashes. The plot of Mockingjay was basically that of any other half-baked book about the people’s rebellion, It moved much too slow, and Katniss lost most of her character, specifically her drive to…[Read more]

  • #bookreview
    Hunger Games, book 1
    Huh. When my mumsie first tossed this book to me, I thought it would be something along the lines of a Russian novelist (dark, heavy, depressing) but I was sadly disappointed. It’s a feel-good book with a happy ending and far too much romance. When your life’s in danger like that, you don’t go about worrying…[Read more]

    • Heh. I don’t know many people who’ve described that book as ”feel-good.” Interested to see what you think of the other two books, please do write a review once you read them.

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