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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to buy books. This opportunity is seldom not to mention I had to travel at least 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the nearest bookstore, excluding traffic.  I got interested reading last Christmas and I want to continue reading this summer. In total, I bought 9 books. This is already a big number for me since this is the first time I’m buying books, willingly.

So what is this post all about? Well, I’m going to list the books I got and why I chose them. My reasons are silly but I’m going to show you anyway, for the purpose of a blog post.  Here are they, in no particular order:

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Ma is kidnapped by Old Nick and was concealed in a secluded room. After two years, she gave birth to Jack. Despite the despair, Ma created a lovely world for Jack. In result, Jack regarded the room as a safe house rather than a prison. Room by Emma Donoghue is a story of a parent and child relationship amidst captivity and their adaptation to the environment.

The quirky voice of the exuberant Jack rings in the novel. The narration makes the novel funny and lively despite the dreadful reality. Emma retains this voice concrete and unified throughout the novel. The innocence is not stained with lust, pride and greed. This makes the novel completely pure.

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The Bad Beginning is full of unfortunate events, as the series says. Even if there is a glimpse of happiness, it is rob immediately and replace with sorrow. The events start when Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire lost their parents. They are now orphans. They can’t acquire they’re fortune until Violet is of the right age. They are adopted by Count Olaf. Later he is found out to be a wicked man, who wants nothing for the Baudelaires but their money.

So far in my Summer Reading List, this is I enjoyed the most. I didn’t hold back while reading. The reason why I am engrossed on the story was the author’s writing style. I know it’s aimed for children but I find it effective. There was also a work of authenticity. Like when a word was a bit confusing, he will explain it elaborately:

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I have always wondered about circus. How life has been for the performers, for the workers and for the animals. Though our circus doesn’t travel by train and I haven’t also, I enjoyed how the book portrayed it. But be informed, this is not about circus. It is about a love story.

The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show On Earth is at the brink of indefinite loss until Jacob appeared. He is an undergrad veterinarian at Cornell who was lost, both literally and figuratively, on his predicament. Jacob tames Rose, an Elephant, letting her perform tricks and obey commands. But on Jacob’s stay he falls in love with Marlena, the head animal trainer’s wife. Jacob is about to cross authority beyond his feelings.

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hunger games

Twenty-four tributes are thrown to an arena. They have to kill or they die.

I was reluctant to read this book. It was in the first person point of view and it had a female protagonist for a bloody adventure which made me believe that the book was filled with dramatic and whimsical scenes. However, the book reminded me, again, to shed my prejudice.

Katniss’, the protagonist, personality is firm like man. She is also capable of hunting long before the event began. She narrates mildly but will seize your eyes open within the first several pages. The narration was done effortlessly and seamlessly. For a moment you are in the past and you travel back without feeling disturb.

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the five people you meet in heaven.I don’t know if I would feel sorry or happy when Eddie died. He was a soldier. He was a maintenance worker. He neither led a good way life or a miserable one. He went to heaven and met five people. These persons explained something about his life that needed clarification and recognition. The book had really no deep conflict. But the reason that I turned its pages was the curiosity of who would he meet and what lesson would he learn.

I liked the author’s idea of heaven, though I beg to differ that mine is still better. In the book, you can choose any place to be heaven. You can look younger or older as you please. You can also watch memories back and forth. When you arrived you can’t talk for the purpose that you should first listen.

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