Beanie level: Wrongly accused fugitive

Just finished reading the webtoon “Shall we have dinner tonight?” and I loved it!

It’s a simple story about two persons that eat together, tell each other stories and start feeling comfortable and caring for each other. No plot twists or stalkers, it’s more like a relaxing slice of life webtoon.

There are the exes, but they are not annoying like in the drama. The drawings of the food are delicious.

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Here is my last post for this challenge (I made it!).
Thanks Isa for having proposed it.
Reading all your posts, Beanies, was interesting and fun, thank you.

30-Day Book Challenge

29 – A book everyone hated but you liked

” 1Q84 ” by Murakami Haruki.

I don’t know if “everyone” hated it, but I found only bad reviews when I read it. It was my first Murakami’s novel and I liked it very much.
It was so different from all the books I had read!

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30-Day Book Challenge

28 – Favorite title of a book

“The rain before it falls” by Jonathan Coe

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30-Day Book Challenge

27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending

“Never let me go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

Unfortunately the person that gave me this book told me what the twist was…
nonetheless, it was devastating!

For once, the movie was even better than the book.

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30-Day Book Challenge

26 – A book that changed your opinion about something

“The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales” by Bruno Bettelheim

I’ve always been very interested in all things related to fairytales. This book is really beautiful and it changed my opinion about the kind of stories to tell to children.

I thought the sugary/Disney versions were better for them, but this book taught me that children understand the original versions, aren’t afraid by the darkness in them and that learn more things from them than from their “softened” versions.

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30-Day Book Challenge

23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t

“The little prince” by Antoine de Saint-ExupΓ©ry

I have had this book on my bookcase for ages, and even more in my “want to read” list, but I have never started it.

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30-Day Book Challenge

22 – A book that makes you cry

“Maus” by Art Spiegelman

Even if I read this graphic novel lots of years ago, I still remember how much I was moved by it.

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30-Day Book Challenge

21 – The first novel you remember reading

“Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates” by Mary Mapes Dodge

This book was a gift and I was so happy to have received it! I reread it multiple times.

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30-Day Book Challenge

18 – A book that disappointed you

“The Kingkiller Chronicle #1” by Patrick Rothfuss

I have lots of books that disappointed me, but I’ve chosen this because I bought it with so much joy and anticipation that the disappointment was really huge.

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30-Day Book Challenge

I decided to make one post with several days in order not to repeat myself, since all posts would be related to “Persuasion”.

17 – Favorite quote from your favorite book:

“Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted. It was a perpetual estrangement.”

19 – Favorite book turned into a movie

20 – Favorite romance book

25 – A character who you can relate to the most

30 – Your favorite book of all time

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16 – Favorite female character

Emma from “Emma” by Jane Austen

Emma is a lively and sweet young girl. In the beginning she’s immature, but she’s a good person. Her growth is satisfying to read (the Box Hill episode is so painful!).

I think Romola Garai was perfect in BBC “Emma” 2009.

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30-Day Book Challenge

15 – Favorite male character

Captain Wentworth from “Persuasion”, the author of the most beautiful love letter ever.

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    I loved Mr. Darcy’s letter as well.

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    Persuasion is my fav among Jane Austen’s works and this letter by Captain Wentworth is THE moment of the book indeed.

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    Persuasion is my favorite, too! I love that it’s a “spinster’s” romance and that it’s so swoony.

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    Only a woman could write the words of love that a woman longs to hear from a man. Jane Austen rocks. Her writing never ages. How could she have been so astonishingly brilliant? Jane Austen (and the Brontes) for me.

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      I think the same about Jane Austen every time I reread a novel of her.

      About the Brontes, I love Jane Eyre and I liked Agnes Gray, while Wuthering Heights and Villette weren’t my cup of tea, and I had some problems with The professor (C.B. seems to despise so much all people that aren’t British).

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        I did love Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff was my first perfect romantic hero. There is a film version with Tom Hardy as Heathcliff and Charlotte Riley (his wife) as Catherine. IMO he is the only one who gets Heathcliff right. I love Jane Eyre too. Have you read it beside Wide Sargasso Sea, which is told from the “woman in the attic”, Antoinette’s point of view? I haven’t read Agnes Gray or Villette. Now you’ve mentioned them, I will.

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          I have watched only an Italian version of Wuthering Heights lots of years ago, I’ll try to find the movie you wrote about.
          Wide Sargasso Sea has been in my wish list for ages! I had almost forgotten about it!!
          I’d like to read your comments about Agnes Gray and Villette, this has pretty much the same vibe from The professor.

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            I hope you can get it. He also does a beautiful Robert Dudley to Queen Elizabeth I. I wholeheartedly approve of his acting in both these roles because his interpretation aligns with my view of what they would have been like (Heathcliff and Robert Dudley). LOL I’ll get back to you on Agnes Gray and Vilette.

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      I totally agree with you! I have always said that Mr. Darcy is so perfect that he could only be the figment of a woman’s imagination. Jane Austen gets us.

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30-Day Book Challenge

14 – Book turned into a movie and completely desecrated

Jane Eyre

One of the first movie from this novel is “Jane Eyre” released in 1943. I liked the first part, but then my enthusiasm diminished because of the two leads.

Jane (Joan Fontaine) is languid and lingering, Rochester (Orson Wells) is too harsh. Their relationship is not fascinating.
A very young Elizabeth Taylor played the role of Helen.

About the BBC miniseries (2006), I didn’t like the cast except for Rachel Bilson, but it was watchable.

The 2011 movie has a great cinematography and direction, Judi Dench as Mrs Fairfax, but again, Mia Wasikowska’s Jane is not Jane Eyre.

I should rewatch Zeffirelli’s movie, but if I remember well, it was the best adaptation.

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    Have you seen the 1983 series? It’s been a while since I’ve seen it, but I can still only picture Zelah Clarke as Jane Eyre. Timothy Dalton as Mr Rochester was both magnetic and terrifying, like the character himself.

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    It’s hard to adapt Jane Eyre. But I loved the BBC’s Mr. Rochester. I think Jane Campion would make the movie or series the most accurate.

    Mr. Rochester is an interesting character. I didn’t fully understand him until the two last times I reread the book again. He’s such a good manipulator! He wanted to secure this innocent young girls feelings for himself and at the end he pays really high for his game although in the end it’s a happy ending. Charlotte incorporated her life experience from Belgium very well and she gave lot of herself and her brother to Edward’s character. Jane was herself mixed with her younger sisters.

    There’s a great book The BrontΓ«s by Juliet Barker where you can read all of the poems that weren’t published as well Branwell’s pieces. They even discovered that their mom’s dad was involved in smuggling, it could explain Branwell’s behaviour.

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      You’re right about Mr Rochester. I read Jane Eyre when I was very young, and everytime I reread it now that I’m an adult, I understand things and characters better.

      Thank for the suggestion about the book!

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        You’re welcome 😄 It’s a long read but it helps you understand better all sisters. I was mad about Charlotte that she burnt some other no published things from her sisters. I’ve read for the first time Jane Eyre when I was 11 I think, maybe sooner and I loved more her childhood story back than but myself I was still a young girl so it’s understandable.

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A Drama a Day
(Two-week Challenge)

14. Variety show

Master in the house

I only watched the first episodes of this show, but I hope to have enough time to watch all the others. It’s fun and full of heart.

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30-Day Book Challenge

13 – Your favorite writer

Actually I don’t have one.

I had the Isabel Allende period (I found her book charming and interesting), the Alessandro Baricco period (he can create a world within a sentence), the Nicole Trope period (her prose is beautiful).

And of course I like Jane Austen.

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A Drama a Day
(Two-week Challenge)

13. Arts

Her private life

Is this too stretched? Probably. But the FL works for an art gallery and the ML is an artist, so… (and I haven’t watched another drama that fits better…)

This drama has its flaws, but I liked Kim Jae-wook as a romantic ML, and loved the healthy couple.

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30-Day Book Challenge

12 – A book you love but hate at the same time

“Fairytales” by H.C. Andersen

My aunt gave me this book when I was very young. I loved reading and it was my treasure, but some stories were really sad, and “Red shoes” scared me so much, that I couldn’t move after having read it (I was very, very young).

Some years ago I reread the book and I liked it more, above all the writing.

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A Drama a Day
(Two-week Challenge)

12. Family

It’s okay to not be okay

I’ve never watched a family drama, but THIS family is in my heart.

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30-Day Book Challenge

11 – A book you hated

“The left hand of God” by Paul Hoffman

A boy I was giving private lessons to, wanted to lend me this book. He wasn’t a reader, and was so enthusiastic about this story, that I had no heart to say no or to drop the novel whan I found out I didn’t like it.
And then he lent me the other two books. Because of course it was a trilogy…

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A Drama a Day
(Two-week Challenge)

11. Comedy

My fellow citizens

This drama was very fun, and Kim Min-jung as Park Hoo-ja was the best villain ever. I loved her.

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