Month: January 2014
Best Loved Fairy Tales is a book that contains 100 beautifully descripted fairy tails by Hans Christian Andersen including some of his most well known stories such as, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Ugly Duckling, and many more. It also has beautiful illustrations by Dugald Stewart Walker and Hans Tegner. I also want to point out that people of all ages have enjoyed his stories. Andersen’s stories always opened my mind and made me think of different kinds of morals. I don’t want to spoil the endings of any of his stories. But I will say that I liked every fairytale by him that I have read so far. And believe me, I’m not exaggerating. Im dead serious! Not only did his stories open my mind and were descripted beautifully like I said before. I also found the characters in his stories interesting as well. Wether it was the protagonist or the antagonist. If you like stories that have a lot of meanings, lessons or morals or stories that just open your mind, then you will definitely enjoy this book.
The first thing that would make a bad book is if the book is straight up boring. A book is more interesting when it has a unpredictable twists. You know a book is boring if everything in it is predictable or if the author doesn’t get in-depth enough with the characters personality. Or if the characters seem to straight up not have a personality. I personally like it when the reader can see different sides of the characters. Specifically the main character(s).The more the marrier. I also dislike when a character has no growth in the story. It also irritates me if one book series is too much like another book series by the same author. That can get annoying and make the new series more predictable. The last thing that buggs me is if it takes the story way too long to reach the climax. And if it does, I hope the climax is worth all of the reading that it took to get there. Otherwise I would feel like I wasted my time reading the story. What do you think would make a bad book? I would like to know your thoughts on the subject.
Carrie is a gory, horror and suspenseful well written book by Stephen King. It is about a teenage girl named Carrie White who gets bullied numerous times at school and has an over religious crazy mother who also treats her very cruelly. In the book Carrie discovers that she had telekinesis after she has her menstrual cycle for the first time. When she first discovered her menstruation she knew absolutely nothing about it and thought that she was bleading to death. First off, I want to let you know that most of the characters in this book are very cruel! I felt sorry for the main character throughout the book. But I must say that Stephen King has quite an imagination and while I did get the chills while reading certain scenes I still enjoyed the book very much! I would give this book 5 stars out of 5. It really made me think about revenge and consequences.
The Little Mermaid is a fairytale that was written in the 1700’s by a Danish man named Hans Christian Andersen. This story is filled with morals and sacrifice about a princess mermaid who is the youngest of her 5 sisters who longed to see the land and heard stories about it from her grandmother. She was not allowed above the surface until she was 15. After turning 15 and saving a young handsome prince’s life from a shipwreck she not only fell inlove with him but unlike the disney movie she also wanted an immortal soul because mermaids turn to foam when they die while humans were considered immortal cause they go to heaven when they die. She had to be human and marry the prince in order to obtain her wish for an immortal soul. I don’t want to spoil the ending but, I will say that once you read the original story and watch the disney version, they are almost two different stories. Reading this story really opened my mind and made me think about morals about life, sacrifice and romance. I really enjoyed reading it. I would give this story 4 stars out of 5.