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Dumbledore

Morning all,

 

I’ve recently picked up the Poldark series while watching the tv show.

 

However, since series 5 doesn’t actually follow the books I thought I’d make a start on the rest. I believe there’re around 12 books? I maybe wrong. Similar to the Harry Potter books in a sense that it’s been adapted to the screen, the books go into so much more detail about other characters which makes a lot more sense than the TV show.

 

 

Plot:

Into the 1780s and 1790s, Capt. Ross Vennor Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his home Nampara in Cornwallafter three years in the army. Upon his return home, he discovers his father Joshua has died, his estate is in ruins and in considerable debt, and his childhood sweetheart Elizabeth is engaged to his cousin Francis. 

 

In town, Ross encounters a young woman named Demelza Carne, dressed in one of her brother's clothes. After learning that her father repeatedly abuses her, Poldark offers her lodging and work as a kitchen maid. He then strives to help his father's tenants and the people of the village while attempting to run the copper mines he inherited, sought after by his rival, the greedy and arrogant George Warleggan. 

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xEmmaberryx

I've been reading a lot lately, but currently I'm reading Boy Erased by Garrard Conley. I'm only about half way through it, but it's such a heavy read, so I'm struggling to read it all in one go. I wanted to read it before I watched the film adaptation of it. I'll just post the full blurb as it doesn't give too much away. 

 

The son of a Baptist pastor in a small-town Arkansas, Garrard Conley was outed to his parents at nineteen and forced to attend a church-supported conversion therapy programme that promised to 'cure' him of his homosexuality. 

Through an institutionalised Twelve-Step programme heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness. At times heartbreaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds. 

 

So far I'm enjoying reading this, but it's also horrifying to realise that the troubles Garrard went through are still prevalent in American society, particularly within the Bible belt. But it's still also educational, honest and raw, which is something I love but struggle with in books. 

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Rain

I Love JK Rowling and her books. I also love Cornelia Funke and her Ghost Knight and Inkheart. I was awed by those and I like the plots of the stories.

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PinkDeadly12

I picked up many books this month.

 

Books like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe and Grimms Fairy Tale.

Bram Stoker's Dracula and H. P. Lovecraft's Complete Cthulu mythos tales.

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking glass and what Alice found there and other stories.

 

Also have ordered a box set of the Harry Potter books by J. K Rowling.

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2ndamigo

Ooh, I absolutely love Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, I practically grew up reading those collections! I have a soft spot for the the Adventure of the Speckled Band, but I love all of them. Dracula wasn't really my thing, when it comes to classics I think Pride and Prejudice and Frankenstein are my favourites. As for books I've read lately, I was actually gifted a historical biography on Alexander Hamilton recently that turned out to be a somewhat interesting read, if a little dry at times. It's also very long, so it kept me occupied for a good while!

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