by Nicolas Sparks
This book is a the most popular romance novel in the world, which happened to be based on a true story, and eventually turned into a movie as well. It has been #1 for years now. To those of you who haven’t read this novel, you are crazy and you need to go purchase it like right now.
This novel was about an old man, Noah, who read to his wife, named Allie, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and does not recognize him at all. He read to her every single day the notebook that she had written, trying to get her memory back, from how they fell in love, to their whole life together. As well as her career, their children, growing old, and so on.
At one point in her life, which happens to be such a blur, she had moved away to go to university, met a handsome young fellow named Lon, and got engaged. Long story short, she had to choose between Lon and Noah.. She couldn’t remember not one bit of it all.
Towards the end of the story, she starts to remember bits and pieces… And when the end of the story has been reached, she remembers who Noah is and says she loves him. They kiss and falls asleep beside each other holding hands, believing that the love they had will take them away together.
Here are some reviews by the girls placed below:
Holly: “I don’t read books that often, but this book was so amazing…! I’ve read it probably five times!”
Brittany: “To those of you who have no idea what the story is about, you need to go purchase this book right this second! It’s like a fairy tale!!”
Tanya: “This book made me have a little bit of tears! But so worth it! I will read it over and over and over again, and never get sick of it!”
Megan: “The Notebook is one of my favorite books of all time! It’s a classic love story that will catch your attention instantly all the way through till the end of the book.”
Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables, has been considered a children’s novel since the mid 20th century, but any age can read it, and love it.
It’s a children’s literature (or mysterious) novel that’s about a young Canadian girl who’s bright, talkative, imaginative, (around 11 years of age), that was an orphan. She has spent her childhood in orphanages, as well as the homes of strangers. There was a brother and a sister, named Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who resides in Nova Scotia that decided to adopt a boy from the orphanage, but through a misunderstanding, the orphanage sends Anne.
They wanted to send her back to the orphanage, but decided to let her stay. Marilla feels that she could teach and be a great influence on Anne, but eventually learned that a cruel woman in town wanted to take Anne instead. Marilla and Matthew fell in love with the girl, and they never wanted to give her up.
For a little review, the book overall (from what I read…) was pretty fascinating! It doesn’t matter how old you are, this book will always touch the soft spot in your heart. The writing is wonderful, and I found the story captivating and very easy to read. There is a realness to Anne’s youth and uniqueness and the life she creates for herself in the beginning in the story, I can’t imagine how the rest of it would be like..!
Movie Icon – Marilyn Monroe
by Taschen and Paul Duncan
This book is a biography which explains every detail in Marilyn Monroe’s life. From her childhood, to her teenage years; from her adulthood, to how she became famous; as well as a information on how she became a symbol of glamour and eroticism for an entire generation. In this book, there are also many high quality extravagant posters, portraits (which previously have not been published), lobby cards, and rare film stills. It includes filmography, chronology, and bibliography, and is sprinkled with famous quotes from her life.
I never knew who Marilyn Monroe was until I read this book. It all started about two years ago when I was in the mall, walking past a big book store that had a huge tall shelf filled with hundreds of these books. I wondered who that beautiful woman was on the front cover. Is she an actress? A singer? How come I never heard of her?
I had to purchase the book, went home and read some of it. It was the best investment I have ever made. The pictures were just flawless, I hung them up on all my walls. I really fell in love with her. I needed to go on the search for this girl and marry her.
A couple days after, I saw her on a TV commercial, saying she was going to make an appearance at the Edmonton Events Center next weekend so people can get her autograph. Of course I purchased tickets, I would be stupid not to. The weekend came, I arrived at the Events Center, and got in line. The line was soooo long I waited for about three to four hours, no lie. But I would do anything for the person I love.
Finally, it was my turn. She signed the book, then got up, stood beside me and the photographer took our picture. I did not want to leave her side. I got down on one knee, and asked her to marry me with no response. I kept trying to hold her hand and shove my tongue down her throat. She giggled at first, but then I guess I started to get too aggressive. She had to yell for security and have 8 of them unlatch me from hanging onto her for dear life.
Yes, I spent some time in prison for harassment, but at least it was to Marilyn Monroe. And I am still to this day, not ashamed for what I did.