Book Notes: Camino Island

Camino IslandCamino Island by John Grisham
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Read this one because I missed reading Grisham. This book’s quite slow for me, and it’s rather unexciting and more laid-back. (I don’t know why some books marketed under the Mystery/Thriller genre cram all the mystery and action towards the end. What’s up with that? I just don’t get it.)

What I liked, though was that this book was about books, and celebrated the love for books. Also, references to writers like Fitzgerald and Hemingway. Plus, I am fond of smart, calculating, ambitious, and magnetically charming characters, like Mr. Bruce Cable.

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Book Notes: We are Still Tornadoes

We Are Still TornadoesWe Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cath and Scott. Theirs is the kind of friendship I could only wish I have.

Scott Agee is so hilarious! I wish he was real, and that we were friends, then perhaps he could also write me a letter? I also wish there was a real soundtrack that went together with this book because right now, I’m only imagining Crush perform their songs. I would have loved to listen to their music.

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Book Notes: All Laced Up

All Laced Up (Breakaway, #1)All Laced Up by Erin Fletcher

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Cute! Absolutely no drama, so it was perfect for a chill out time.
Chose to read this book just because I like hockey-related love stories (yikes! I know right, please don’t judge me), such as The Cutting Edge and this also cute read (way back in high school and rented at our local book rental), Who Do You Love?

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Book Notes: Tales of the Peculiar

Tales of the Peculiar (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #0.5)Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I really like the idea that it was Millard Nullings who edited and compiled these stories. It seemed appropriate because he was the knowledgeable one and the regular go-to-guy for references to these tales during their adventures in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children trilogy.

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Book Notes: Ten Quotes from Pride and Prejudice

I finally read Pride and Prejudice last year, and only recovered my notebook for quotes today. So, here it is. Sharing ten quotes from Pride and Prejudice.

Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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I.

Pride is a very common failing, I believe. There are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the scoreย of some quality or the other, real or imaginary. Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.

II.

The distance is nothing when one has a motive.

III.

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes, indirect boast.

IV.

The power of doing anything with quickness is always much prized by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.

V.

Pride—where there is a real superiority of minds, pride will always be under good regulation.

VI.

We must not be so ready to fancy ourselves intentionally injured. We must not expect a lively young man to be always so guarded and circumspect. It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us.

VII.

You must not let your fancy run away with you. You have sense, and we all expect you to use it.

VIII.

Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours, whenever she was alone, she gave way to it as the greatest relief; and not a day went by without a solitary walk, in which she might indulge in all the delight of unpleasant recollections.

IX.

Do not give way to useless alarm, though it is right to be prepared for the worst, there is no occasion to look on it as certain.

X.

To expose the former faults of any person without knowing what their present feelings were, seemed unjustifiable.