Dear Whoever…, #68

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Dear Whoever Likes To Read As Much As I Do,                                                                       May 29th, 2012

~”A room without books is like a body without a soul.” -Marcus Tullius Cicero

~”The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not had the pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” -Jane Austen

~”Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” -Lemony Snicket

~”Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscious: this is the ideal life.” -Mark Twain

~”It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” -Oscar Wilde

~”Fairytales are more than true; not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” -G.K. Chesterton

~”Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” -Groucho Marx

  “So many books, so little time.” -Frank Zappa

              Sorry about the many many quotes I used today. So many were good. I didn’t even have to scroll at all. I couldn’t let myself or else there’d be a whole post on quotes. Anywho onto what my main topic is about. Well it’s on literary stuff: writing, books, why our world is corrupt….wait okay, maybe only a little bit of my thoughts on that last one.

              I know, for those of us who like to read, a lot of us make summer reading lists, where we make a list of all the books we will hopefully have the pleasure of reading over the course of our summers. I’ve been accumulating rough lists of books I’d like to read, then clean my room, and lose my list. -30minutes later- I just found my list. Because without it, this post would be pointless. Anywho, I know there’s no way I’m going to get through absolutely all of the ones on my list this summer but I can try. I’m usually into vampires, and werewolves, and Young Adult books, most of them having strong heroines who reach victory after a long struggle of some sort. But this year/summer I’m trying to open my mind to different genres and become more rounded in my reading so you’ll notice some classics in there as well. I’d love to hear what are your favorite classics? And which ones I need to add to my list? And in any genre, what are some books I should add?

MY LIST:

Two-way Street- Lauren Barnholdt           Little Women(reread)-Louisa May Alcott             David Copperfield-Charles Dickens

LittleWomen

Oliver Twist-Charles Dickens                                A Tale Of Two Cities-Charles Dickens                            Divergent-Veroniva Roth

OliverTwist

Diveregent

ATaleOf2Cities

Red Badge Of Courage-Stephen Crane            Pride And Prejudice-Jane Austen             Sense And Senisibility-Jane Austen

RedBadgeOfCourage

Sense&Sensibility

Pride&Prejudice

AnneFrank

The Summer I Turned Pretty-Jenny Han                                     Defiance-Lili St. Crow                                Reckoning-Lili St. Crow  

Reckoning

Now because I am lazy and tired and have already spent enough time on this one post I will now just list the rest of the titles in which I want to read and not the book covers:

The first 5 books I’ll read this summer are: The Scarlet Letter, Red Badge of Courage, The Princess Bride, The Summer I Turned Pretty, and Defiance.

                                                               
                                                             

Vampire Academy fans get ready for the release of the second Bloodlines book in June- The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead.

The Golden Lily, book 2 of Bloodlines

                “There is a fine line between bravery and stupidity.” What book is that from? ……….Divergent! By Veronica Roth

                 Anywho, I didn’t say all that I wanted to but this post is long enough and I don’t want to bore my readers any longer. I’ll be posting at least once a week now that I’m on summer vacation. Stay tuned to my blog for posts about: a cooking challenge, fairytale contest, YouTube review, Hunger Games synopsis, Improper Justice-a short story, and many many more things. Well thanks for taking the time to read this post. I hope you enjoyed it. I am super sorry if all the pictures and titles don’t line up or the formatting gets all messed up like it tends to when I use a ton of pictures. I still haven’t learned how to correct it but thanks for bearing with me through it.                                                                                                          -Love, a bookworm, eshy,

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Dear Whoever…, #50

December 3, 2011

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Dear Whoever Is Reading eshysletters Now,                                                                                           12-3-2011

“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”                                  -C.S. Lewis

“About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.” -Josh Billings

       I’ll get to my breakdown of the chosen quotes in a minute. As for now chill out, eat your tough cookies, and now you have to do a poll! Ha! -Or you could just scroll down…No! Please do the poll, they help. Whatdya wanna get outta eshysletters? I haven’t blogged much but it is Novemeber and I am trying to write a 50K+ word novel, my first 50,000 word novel. But enough about that because isn’t that what everyone else is blogging about? Or was blogging about since it’s over now. Anyways, once again I’ll remind you how eshysletters is different then other blogs, I (normally) don’t talk about me or my life. It’s a lot easier to write/type blog posts when you’re writing for yourself to read but when you’re writing for someone else to read and enjoy, well it’s a helluva lot easier. The writing quotes are to celebrate the end of November and the beginning of December, even though the first quote kinda applies to what I was talking about eshysletters being original. I don’t know, I’m tired and still reeling from NaNo gimme a break.

     Speaking of celebrating the end of Nov. and the beginning of Dec., isn’t that how I tricked myself into the horrible mess of having a contenst this time of the month every month, in the first place? Yeah, so that sentence might be confusing but do you’re best cause I ain’t explaining. This is a rather casual post for me isn’t it? It is, it’s kinda bugging me. Anyways, it’s time for a contest! Yeah, how fun right! I know, I’m like half asleep while typing this and showing like no emotion whatsoever but……….since it’s off the top of my head, here’s what you’re competing for.

  1. a handwritten eshysletters letter written by me, eshy
  2. a set of backslapper(BackSlapper?) stickers which are ridiculously funny and you’re supposed to peel them and slap ’em on someone’s back and they say stuff on them like “I failed my IQ test” or stuff like that.

There’s to be 1 winner that’s it. So here’s what to do to enter, which even if you don’t want to claim prizes, you should still enter.

How To Win:

        -I’ll randomly select a comment on December 10th that meets all 3 criteria, whoever I choose will be the winner. Even if you don’t win, I’m going to be reading all the comments and I’d love some feedback so E-N-T-E-R! (that was me as a cheerleader)

Compliments/Questions/Comments/Concerns:

       -send an email over to eshydog2@gmail.com and I’ll reply ASAP. Be sure to write “eshysletters contest” in the subject line.

 

                 Thanks for hanging out this week. I’d apperciate if you DIDN’T comment on this post unless to enter the contest. Any questions should be sent to the email above. Thanks again for tuning in and reading this post! See ya next time(Dec. 12th)!                                                                                                                                        -love your favorite blogger, eshy,

 

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