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I hope this is alright for me to post. I didn't see anything in the rules saying we can't post reviews of books we've read about lolitas on here.
I just wanted to alert you all to a review I've written of the book, Gothic Lolita by Dakota Lane, over at the comm bookwins. Here is a link to the review.

http://community.livejournal.com/bookwins/35136.html

This has been cross-posted to a four or five comms, so sorry if you see it multiple times.

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June's Novel
A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare


          The nights and days of midsummer were clearly on the minds of all those voting, as A Midsummer Night's Dream won by a landslide~ This is a classic tale of mischief and romance, written by the master bard William Shakespeare. The comedic exploits of these characters have amused the world--this is one of Shakespeare's most popular works.

          This play is full of magic and nonsense, a good choice with the suggested fairy theme for June. The king and queen of the fairies are the source of most of the turmoil, as it is their tiff over the possession of a changeling that sets everything in motion. More information about the book can be found in the Wikipedia entry, link provided here for convenience: A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Read Online:
A Midsummer Night's Dream at Project Gutenburg.
A Midsummer Night's Dream at Google Books.

          If you have other relevant information to add to this entry, please leave it in a comment. All related discussion posts will be collected and a list archived here.

          And please, always let me know if you have suggestions for the community! ♥ Hope you enjoy~
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          June suggestions:

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser

Ash by Malinda Lo

La Princesse de Clèves by Madame de La Fayette

          Due to my delay in putting up the suggestion post, there isn't much to choose from this month! Next month let's all try to come up with something and suggest it~

          All titles are linked to their Wikipedia entries (when available), for those curious to learn more about the suggestions.

          Please leave a comment with your choice to vote. You may vote for up to two books. If you comment with more than two books, only the first two books in your comment will be totaled.

          Voting will be open for one week, totaling things up on Monday, May 31!
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          Please comment and leave your suggestions for June book selections. All books will be put up for voting one week before June--and that's coming up fast! I don't have a theme in mind for June...well, except for weddings. Maybe it's that whole "June bride" thing~

          Also, feel free to suggest a theme for July! :3

          The more suggestions, the better! Don't be shy~ If you suggested a book for a previous month and it wasn't selected, go ahead and nominate it again. Books that have already been chosen for previous months cannot be chosen again. But there's a lot of books out there!

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May's Novel
Alice I Have Been
by Melanie Benjamin


          Alice I Have Been is a fictional account of the life of Alice Liddel, the inspiration for Lewis Carrol's iconic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It takes elements of the actual life of the girl who inspired the story, while blending and highlighting more than any documented biography can confirm.

          Alice I Have Been was nearly the winner for April, so I selected it for May when I was reminded that we hadn't had a proper selection for this month. I hope no-one is upset, but it did seem that many people were interested in reading the book. Personally, I am quite interested in it because I haven't read it yet! Revisiting old favourites is always fun, but new stories have so much potential~

Read Online:
Not Available Online

          If you have other relevant information to add to this entry, please leave it in a comment. All related discussion posts will be collected and a list archived here.

          Don't worry about only being able to discuss the books we've read for one month! Feel free to share anything that you think the others might enjoy--there's no need to place such stringent limits. I know it might take past the end of the month for some people to acquire and finish this book; please don't feel rushed.

          And please, always let me know if you have suggestions for the community! ♥ Hope you enjoy~
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I finished rereading this book last week so I apologize for being so slow but I still wanted to ask what everyone thought of it? Can you ever remember an time where you fel like any of the characters in this book?
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April's Novel
The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett


          The Secret Garden is an iconic book about girlhood at the end of the Victorian era, but before the hardships of World War I. The central gardening theme is perfect for spring! This is one of those books that makes me reminisce--the musical adaptation of the novel was one of the first plays I ever saw.

          The Secret Garden tells the story of orphaned Mary Lennox adjusting to her reclusive uncle's English manor. It's hard to believe that this compelling tale was considered one of Burnett's least-popular works until far after her death! More information about the book can be found in the Wikipedia entry, link provided here for convenience: The Secret Garden.

Read Online:
The Secret Garden at Project Gutenburg.
The Secret Garden at Google Books.

          If you have other relevant information to add to this entry, please leave it in a comment. All related discussion posts will be collected and a list archived here at the end of the month.

Secret Garden Discussions?
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Has everyone finshed reading this yet? I confess I'm an bit slow and just got to the start of the 3rd volume.

What did you al lthink of it. those who have finished it of course?

And I thought this be an interesting question to ask since there were so many characters in this novel. so here goes... Which character reminds you of yourself the most? What character do oyu sympathize with the most?

Current Mood:
busy busy
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          April suggestions:

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

          All titles are linked to their Wikipedia entries (when available), for those curious to learn more about the suggestions.

          Please leave a comment with your choice to vote. You may vote for up to two books. If you comment with more than two books, only the first two books in your comment will be totaled.

          Voting will be open for one week, totaling things up on Wednesday, March 31!
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