The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy is a cheeky, fun-loving novel about a man who dedicates his life to saving the French nobility during the French Revolution.
Masquerading as a dandy, upper-class, spoiled Englishman, Sir Percy Blakeney is driving Citizen Chauvelin absolutely bonkers by aiding the French aristocracy in their escape from madame la guillotine [the guillotine, not an actual lady]. Leaving nothing but a note signed with a Scarlet Pimpernel blossom behind after his escapades, Blakeney is being pursued by the unknowing Chauvelin. The story has a few cutesie twists here and there and Sir Percy Blakeney turns out to be a foppish hero!
SO MUCH FUN TO READ. It’s cute and really fast paced. I was not bored for a moment of this novel. I actually wished for it to be longer, as I was truly enjoying the character of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Blakeney is so dashing and cunning!
-Trying on bathing suits when you are a busty gal. UGH UGH UGH.
-Making a last minute trip to see my half-brother Joel & his family for my niece’s 1st birthday!! I’ve never met her, so I really, really can’t wait to spend the weekend celebrating with them.
-Losing 4 lbs since I started eating healthier. =) Thank goodness the weight is starting to come off!
-Taking the iron pills has really helped me feel less exhausted lately. YAY for fixing anemia!
-RELAY FOR LIFE OF GREENE COUNTY!!!! =) I LOVED IT!!
was my first experience with Kurt Vonnegut
and I was not disappointed.His chapters are like short gusts of wind, concise and powerful. I never knew where his story was going to take me next. He’s not a terribly descriptive writer, but he gives just enough to keep you reading.
I had no idea that Vonnegut was from Indiana and his references to Hoosiers really gave me an added joy while reading. I’m a Hoosier myself! =) It was a fast read and definitely intriguing! I feel like everyone should experience Vonnegut at least once!
Made in memory of my grandmother.
I had such an incredible time participating in Relay for Life! =) It was such a moving, thought-provoking, and happy event spent celebrating MORE BIRTHDAYS! I feel so proud of how much money our work team earned for the Relay. I would definitely suggest participating in a Relay for Life in your own towns. <3 Down with cancer!!
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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green is just plain fun to read!
John Green does a great job with his characters and drawing a reader into the novel; Colin, a child prodigy now in his teens, could easily have been a stuck-up smartie pants unable to be truly accepted and understood by readers.
The novel follows Colin at the end of his relationship with the 19th Katherine he’s ever dated. Uninspired and struggling, Colin’s best friend Hassan suggests a road trip and the boys set off. They end up in Gutshot, Tennessee at the Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s burial site and the story really takes off from there.
Using his experience with Katherines, Colin is attempting to write a theorum to predict the length of any relationship! With a comedic best friend and a new friend & coworker Lindsey, Colin sets off on healing his broken heart.
This was an endearing YA novel that really had me laughing and smiling along the whole way through. I’m looking forward to reading more John Green. I would definitely suggest this book to others!