Nov. 18th, 2014

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I'm glad I read this book now. I read Great Expectations in senior year of high school and I remember being so long and confusing and I was just reading it to prepare for AP lit test, which I ended up doing just ok, couldn't even get college credit though. I did read through the sparknotes for ToTC book just to make sure I wasn't falling asleep when I was reading/listening with the audiobook. But this time, I read this novel just for my own pleasure and I can relate so much to it.

It's been 4 yrs and now I'm a senior in college, and there's so much uncertainty in my life that I thought reading some dark-themed novel might be interesting. I guess I can always read depressing news around the world to remind myself that my life is great compared to that, but reading a long novel gives me so much emotional attachment to characters that I can't easily get with hard fact news.

I don't know enough about the whole European history so I wasn't that into French Revolution but reading this was a good cultural overview about it. I should read more historical fiction.

The main theme of the book is resurrection and love and all that cool thing I need in my life right now. I cried at the end and thought it was so sad but very beautiful. I want to be like Sydney Carton. I need to read the bible for some Christian references too.

I think I'll keep writing book reviews whenever I finish one.


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