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Last chance


Tomorrow is the last day for entries to my giveaway for The Scarlet Letter, if you haven’t already time to add yourself to the list.

I will pick the winner at random on Thursday evening, so stay tuned!

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Literary Blog Hop GIVEAWAY!


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Oh my goodness my first giveaway! This is exciting.

I will be giving away a copy of The Scarlet Letter plus either a copy of Easy A (which is loosely based on The Scarlet Letter) or The Scarlet Letter on DVD. If you don’t want either I will donate £5 to the charity of your choice.

The book is pre-loved but in good condition. The DVD will be brand new and sent from Amazon (so will arrive separately from the book).

Entries are simple fill in the form!

Open to Europeans only
(sorry!) Entries close 29th June 11:59pm GMT

Lots of other blogs are also joining in with the literary blog hop, why not hop over and have a look?

List with all the Participants:

  1. Leeswammes (Int)
  2. The Book Whisperer (Int)
  3. Kristi Loves Books (Int)
  4. Teadevotee (Int)
  5. Bookworm with a View (Int)
  6. Bibliosue (Int)
  7. Sarah Reads Too Much (Int)
  8. write meg! (USA)
  9. My Love Affair With Books (Int)
  10. Seaside Book Nook (Int)
  11. Uniflame Creates (Int)
  12. Always Cooking Up Something (Int)
  13. Book Journey (Int)
  14. ThirtyCreativeStudio (Int)
  15. Col Reads (Int)
  16. The Book Diva’s Reads (Int)
  17. The Scarlet Letter (USA)
  18. The Parrish Lantern (Int)
  19. Lizzy’s Literary Life (Int)
  20. Read, Write & Live (Int)
  21. Book’d Out (Int)
  22. The Readers’ Suite (Int)
  23. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (USA)
  24. Ephemeral Digest (Int)
  25. Miel et lait (Int)
  26. Bibliophile By the Sea (Int)
  27. Polychrome Interest (Int)
  28. Book World In My Head (Int)
  29. In Spring it is the Dawn (Int)
  30. everybookhasasoul (Int)
  31. Nishita’s Rants and Raves (Int)
  32. Fresh Ink Books (Int)
  33. Teach with Picture Books (USA)
  34. How to Teach a Novel (USA)
  35. The Blue Bookcase (Int)
  36. Gaskella (Int)
  37. Reflections from the Hinterland (USA)
  38. chasing bawa (Int)
  39. 51stories (Int)
  40. No Page Left Behind (USA)
  1. Silver’s Reviews (USA)
  2. Nose in a book (Int)
  3. Lit in the Last Frontier (Int)
  4. The Book Club Blog (Int)
  5. Under My Apple Tree (Int)
  6. Caribousmom (USA)
  7. breienineking (Netherlands)
  8. Let’s Go on a Picnic! (Int)
  9. Rikki’s Teleidoscope (Int)
  10. De Boekblogger (Netherlands)
  11. Knitting and Sundries (Int)
  12. Elle Lit (USA)
  13. Indie Reader Houston (Int)
  14. The Book Stop (Int)
  15. Eliza Does Very Little (Int)
  16. Joy’s Book Blog (Int)
  17. Lit Endeavors (USA)
  18. Roof Beam Reader (Int)
  19. The House of the Seven Tails (Int)
  20. Tony’s Reading List (Int)
  21. Sabrina @ Thinking About Loud! (Int)
  22. Rebecca Reads (Int)
  23. Kinna Reads (Int)
  24. In One Eye, Out the Other (USA)
  25. Books in the City (Int)
  26. Lucybird’s Book Blog (Europe)
  27. Book Clutter (USA)
  28. Exurbanis (Int)
  29. Lu’s Raves and Rants (USA & Canada)
  30. Sam Still Reading (Int)
  31. Dolce Bellezza (Int)
  32. Lena Sledge’s Blog…Books, Reviews and Interviews (Int)
  33. a Thousand Books with Quotes (Int)

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Film influenced by a book: Easy A


Easy A is a film that’s very loosely based on The Scarlet Letter. A sort of modernised version.

Review.

Well comparing this to The Scarlet Letter is pretty difficult as the only real similarity is the key theme- that is how someones err… indiscretions affect how others see them- and how that effects them. I guess I could say that it’s a modern take on the story, but that’s not strictly true, it’s too disimilar really- in fact you would barely think of The Scarlet Letter if the main character didn’t keep mentioning it. It is certainly more accesible though- and seeing as I had certain problems with The Scarlet Letter as a book that’s probably a good thing- at least for me.

As for the film as a film itself I did enjoy it quite a lot. I wouldn’t call it a favourite but I could watch it again. It was amusing, and sometimes quite clever. Maybe a little predictable but I guess chick-flicks tend to be, and it was must less teenage than I expected. I liked the main character- which is good seeing as the film is from her view point. It’s an easy film to watch, not exactly a future classic or cult film but still enjoyable.

4/5

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The Scarlet Letter- Nathaniel Hawthorne


This review was written 9/3/09

Synopsis

I was going to copy the synopsis from Amazon but it had a spoiler, so I will try to write my own.
The Scarlet Letter is the story of Hester. A woman who is being punished for her adultary by being forced to wear a scarlet letter A on her clothes, so that all will know her crime. Along with her daughter Pearl we see how this effects Hester’s life and the lives of those around her.

Review

Plot wise this story has great potential, there is intrigue, love (romantic and otherwise), and elements of both psychology and morality. However I thought that the story dragged, the basics of the plot were interesting enough to keep me reading, but there seemed to be much which was unnecessary and which made the story drag. To hear more about how the letter effected Hester’s life would have made the story better I feel, or maybe to hear more about how she felt about the letter. I also found the style of writing difficult to read- maybe I’m just not cut out for classics, and occasionally lost track of what was happening because of the way it was written- and only realised later when what I thought was happening no longer made sense.
If you have the energy, or the concentration it’s probably worth the read, if just for the fact that the ending sums up everything so well and makes you think it was worthwhile. If you want something easy though, don’t bother.

2.5/5

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