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« on: April 07, 2008, 02:23:22 PM »
For purposes of reader sharing, lets share our favorite excerpts from books that we've read in the past.

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1. Name the book
2. Post the excerpt
3. Give out a personal interpretation of the posted excerpt




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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 07:32:50 AM »
1. Tuesdays With Morrie
2. Indulge yourself to it without limits then know how to detach  (something like it)
3. this thought me how to easily let go of a thing or person.. :)
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 12:28:06 PM »
1. Paradise Lost by John Milton

2. To mortal men, he with his horrid crew
Lay vanquisht, rowling in the fiery Gulfe
Confounded though immortal: But his doom
Reserv'd him to more wrath; for now the thought
Both of lost happiness and lasting pain
Torments him; round he throws his baleful eyes
That witness'd huge affliction and dismay
Mixt with obdurate pride and stedfast hate:
At once as far as Angels kenn he views
The dismal Situation waste and wilde,
A Dungeon horrible, on all sides round
As one great Furnace flam'd, yet from those flames
No light, but rather darkness visible
Serv'd onely to discover sights of woe,
Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace
And rest can never dwell, hope never comes
That comes to all; but torture without end
Still urges, and a fiery Deluge, fed
With ever-burning Sulphur unconsum'd:
Such place Eternal Justice had prepar'd


3. This text places a parallel between the judgment of God to cast out Man from Paradise as well as Lucifer and his legions out of heaven after their failed attempt to usurp the throne of God. In what Lucifer declared to his followers, "I will raise my throne above the stars of God." The legions were cast out of heaven and this particular excerpt describes their torment, their eternal fate and those that follow them. There is strong symbolism in their anguish, as they linger in pain, their hatred increases, instead of humbling themselves after their defeat, they refuse to accept the fact of their fate. Milton, indirectly describes their fate as , "stubbornly inivetible." This particular excerpt illustrates the power and magnificence of God. That he was able to renounce and humble even the greatest of his creations, he explains it perfectly, "Confounded though immortal", the situation Lucifer and his fallen angels were in.

They deny their own fate. In their pride, they still believe they can usurp the throne, that they can still ruin the plans of the Almighty. Alas, but they are wrong. And it is their burning hatred of the Almighty and all of his creations that prevents them from seeing the Truth.

That their existence is but limited, that even immortal Angels, great and small will be punished and judged according to their crimes.

In the End of Times.



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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 12:44:14 PM »
1.  For One More Day by Mitch Albom

2.  It's a story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that lasts a lifetime and beyond.  It explores the questions:  What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one? If you had the chance, just one chance, to go back and fix what you did wrong in life, would you take it?

The main character, as a child, Charley Benetto is told by his father, "You can be a mama's boy or you can be a daddy's boy, but you can't be both."  Through this book, reader will newly appreciate those whom they love - and may have thought they'd lost in their own lives.

3.  I hope that one day, I won't have regrets that I have wronged the people I loved so dearly, especially my parents.  I wish I don't need a chance to fix any wrongdoings.  I aspire to live each day hoping and praying that I will be a good person not just for my family and friends but more so to be pleasing to God.
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 01:11:59 PM »
OT Response: This book sounds like an emotional type, Ate Ging. I'll have to try to add this to my long list of "to read" :P


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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008, 01:19:16 PM »
Oh, you would love this book, Dong.  Easy reading too.  Charley, the main character was a football player.  Through this book, I appreciate more my mother and all her sacrifices for us. 

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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2008, 09:45:02 PM »
charley is the typical son.. hehe..not affectionate to his mom when he grew up..ika uwow gamay iya mom.until it was too late..

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2008, 01:47:11 AM »
1. Death of Artemio Cruz, written by Carlos Fuentes

2. When the lieutenant colonel and the priest said goodbye at the portals of the church, Paez folded his hands over his stomach and watched his visitor walk away. The clear blue morning sharpened and seemed to draw closer the lines of the two volcanoes: the couple consisting of the sleeping woman and her solitary guardian. He squinted: he couldnt stand that bright light. He gave thanks as he observed the black clouds that would soon moisten the valley and extinguish the sun, as they did every afternoon with a punctual gray storm. He turned his back on the valley and returned to the shade of the convent.

3. This is the beginning of the internal tension of Don Artemio Cruz, and his eventual clash with Spanish loyalists in early 19th century Nueva Espana. This is the part where Artemio decides to follow the Acapulco ships into the distant shores of 'Filipinas Orientales .

I love how the book portrays the innocence of the Filipino, and accurate interpretation of Spanish officials, religious men and soldiers. You see the bad, the good, the neutral. One can immediately recognizes Don Artemio's sympathic view for the Filipino nativo, who is a Spanish Creole of present day Mexico, as he links the sufferings of the Filipino indios with the indios of Neuva Espana.

But he points out that there is a clear distinction between the two Indios. The Filipino is fierce, and does not submit so easily. That and the fact that Don Artemio falls for a native Filipina for a brief time.

There is this romantic tension between Artemio and the Filipina, almost a symbolic connection of Spain and Philippines. Artemio, wants the Filipina, just as Spain wants the Philippines. But in the end, the Filipina breaks away from the passions of Don Artemio.

The book, somehow, foreshadows historical discourse.


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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2008, 07:20:57 AM »
1. Taken from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass,

2.
Quote
"I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own,
And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own,
And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters and lovers,
And that a kelson of the creation is love. "

Another,

Quote
What do you think has become of the young and old men?
And what do you think has become of the women and children?
They are alive and well somewhere,
The smallest sprout shows there is really no death,
And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not wait at the end to arrest it,
And ceas'd the moment life appear'd.
All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.

3. There is such strong religious reference to these excerpts. There is a transcendence attitude that the book portrays; of life being a cycle. Through life, there is death and through death there is life. One of the few books that can reduce me to tears.

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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2008, 07:53:09 AM »
The rules are as follows:

1.  The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery

2.  When the Fox was asked by the Little Prince what tame means, the fox answered:

"To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world . . ."

3.  The Fox and the Little Prince eventually became friends and yes, tamed.  And when it was time for the Little Prince to continue his journey of finding the meaning of life, the Fox shared his secret:  "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
 

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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2008, 09:30:19 AM »
^ What a beautiful excerpt. How was this book, 'te?

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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2008, 09:55:39 AM »
Dong, this book is my most favorite book and my favorite book to give to friends as keepsake.  I also have the movie and it's as good as the book. 

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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2009, 11:31:00 AM »
1. The Lord of the Rings-The Fellowship of the Ring

2. Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.


The importance of this excerpt is that it establishes the sense of plot, the essential character in the novel by Tolkien. The power of Sauron and his reign as the Dark Lord, and the binding power of Sauron to the beings of Middle Earth. It establishes the protagonist and the antagonist--the antagonist being the Dark Lord, himself, Sauron, and the protagonists--the Alliance of Middle Earth. The last alliance of men and elves in the 2nd age--and in the closing of the last age when even Men, Elves, and Dwarves of Dale were united against the power of Mordor and Isengard.


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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2009, 05:55:29 PM »
(serious rapud kaayu mo ate ging ug lorz!!) hehe


1. Confessions of a Shopaholic

2. That instant when your fingers curl round the handles of a shiny, uncreased bag-and all the gorgeous new things inside it becomes yours. What's it like? It's like the better moments of sex. Everything else is blocked out of your mind. It's pure, selfish pleasure.

3. The feeling is really nice when you're able to buy a thing that you've worked and saved for.

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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2009, 04:32:10 AM »
^ Interesting choice of excerpt, Kiams.

"What's it like? It's like the better moments of sex."

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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2010, 02:38:10 AM »

Bem, this book is a tear jerker. I could not help myself from crying when I finished the book.  :'(



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