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Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day
August 15, 2013

“I love to read. I wish I could advise more people to read. There’s a whole other world in books. If you can’t afford to travel, you travel mentally through reading. You can see anything and go any place you want to in reading.” What’s your favorite book?

 

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my favorite book was oh it's do hard cause''' all BOOKS are my favorite!
Michael! <3..

I agree. I love to read!

I totally agree with MJ.
On occasion, I read books about other countries to understand their cultures.
I often read some words in the dictionary to increase my vocabulary.

I agree, when I read I can go wherever you want. I love you MJ.

In fact, just finished reading a book last night called Fatal Error by J.A. Jance and am getting ready to start another one called Blood Vines by Erica Spindler, an author I haven't read before. We'll see...

Even the trailers for Mists of Avalon and Pillars of the Earth are epic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFpdJ0q1hj4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU3bUJroGNg

But as mentioned here, both of the above films were actually mini-series. The same would hold true of Katherine, just couldn't be given justice in a quickie 90 minute movie; it would need several hours to have the full effect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L86quRXY6zI

At first, I was going to say that is a tough question because I enjoy so many different books in so many different genres; but, the one book that is my all time favorite, the one I've read so many times in the last 40 years that I've lost count has to be "Katherine" by Anya Seton. Here's why:

This classic romance novel tells the true story of the love affair that changed history—that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family. Set in the vibrant 14th century of Chaucer and the Black Death, the story features knights fighting in battle, serfs struggling in poverty, and the magnificent Plantagenets—Edward III, the Black Prince, and Richard II—who ruled despotically over a court rotten with intrigue. Within this era of danger and romance, John of Gaunt, the king’s son, falls passionately in love with the already married Katherine. Their well-documented affair and love persist through decades of war, adultery, murder, loneliness, and redemption. This epic novel of conflict, cruelty, and untamable love has become a classic since its first publication in 1954.

Unfortunately, I've yet to see a movie made from this book. I'm still waiting....but it would have to be done with class and style in keeping with the story, itself. Something along the lines of either Mists of Avalon or Pillars of the Earth....both of these were novels that became movies.