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31 August 2010 @ 09:42 pm
When the going gets tough...  
Day 08 - A book everyone should read at least once

Oh God, I don't know. There are many books out there everyone needs to read at least once, it's hard to recommend just one. I think I'll have to say to two that immediately came to mind was Matilda by Roald Dahl and The Giver by Lois Lowry, mostly because I think everyone can benefit from both books. Matilda is that story everyone should read because it's about the positive empowerment for young girls, and The Giver was one book that I read in junior high that had a very interesting concept that makes one think. It also has relations to the theme that Nineteen Eighty-Four had, if that's helpful.

Yeah, this is really not my area of recommending one book for everyone to read at least once, since I can recommend my entire bookshelf or all my favorites, lol.

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On another matter, unfortunately my cousin didn't win the competition. Thanks to everyone who voted anyway, it means a lot that you guys participated when you didn't have to. And the dealio with my sister's car accident thing, apparently the insurance people deemed her 100% responsible for the accident even though she was the one who'd gotten hit, which led her to having her car totaled indefinitely. My sister called her insurance to see what happened and how that was determined and if that can get straightened up, but the likelihood that it will seems very slim. Life currently is being unfair, and I'm not happy with it. It's such a strange thing when you're upset when bad things happen to other people, especially when it's your family. I feel kinda helpless.

And now I feel like I'm spamming you guys today, heh.
 
 
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goldenusagigoldenusagi on September 1st, 2010 05:13 am (UTC)
I read The Giver so much growing up!
Renée: BTVS. Buffy Summers.rogueslayer452 on September 1st, 2010 06:43 am (UTC)
It's such a good book. I remember first reading it as assigned reading and it wasn't one of those boring books they forced you to read, but the story itself was intriguing.
cheerful_earl: bad romancecheerful_earl on September 1st, 2010 09:58 am (UTC)
I have never read the Giver, nor Matilda. I feel deprived. :(

I'm sorry she didn't win! :( I'm sorry too about your sister's car accident settlement (or whatever you call it...) not going her way. Sounds very not cool.
Renée: Blair Waldorf.rogueslayer452 on September 1st, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
GURL YOU BETTER GET ON THAT! lol, seriously though, both books were huge books for me growing up and they're both fantastic. I think you'd enjoy them.

It seems like the universe is out to get us or something. I just don't know, I was pissed with my cousin situation because I sent out links, I made sure I voted 100 times a day (seriously, I did, every day because I am a good older cousin like that and if I had the ability of computer hacking I would have made sure she would have won by default...) but the other team won. How, I don't know, they're not giving the statistics. And then the letter from the insurance came for my sister, and that was just another downer.

Why so much fail, life? :/
the infraggable crunkblualbino on September 1st, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
I love Matilda! I read both of them, but Matilda is one of my favorites.

:( I'm sorry about your cousin and your sister.
Renéerogueslayer452 on September 1st, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
Matilda is certainly a childhood classic for me, really. There's something so wonderful with revisiting that book. ♥

Yeah, I'm sorry too. :( I wish things could be different, like I could alter the outcomes of both situations so they can be happy.