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    I am now confused I do not know any what is my preference when it comes to booksWhen I was a kid I wanted to read only books with pictures like the illustrated Alice in the Wonderland or Rip Van Winkle Until I read Silas Marner with no pictures and I said wow books with no pictures are also great When I was a teenager I said I don't like to read books that are hard to understand and read by adults until I read Lolita by Vladimir

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    Love love loveAlso counting this as my first BookTubeAThon read even if I read only 2 pages during the actual readathon I NEED ALL THE BOOKS I CAN GET

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    The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden is a children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published

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    Book 16 of 30 for my 30 day reading challenge

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    “Two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way or always to have it” As a child I read this book at least four or five times along with Frances Hodgson Burnett's other childhood stories about Sarah Crewe Little Prin

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    Two sickly arrogant lonely neglected little children from wealthy families both ten cousins live continents apart Mary Len

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    I first read this wonderful and evocative absolute and utter gem of a story at around the age of twelve and it was likely one of the first long

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    I know this book seems out of place among the fare I usually read but hey all I can say is that I like what I like

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    Genre Fiction ClassicPublication Date 1911Ofcourse there must be lots of Magic in this world he said wisely one day but people don't know what it is Begins as a slow story of an unwanted and ugly child who grew

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    This was an absolute joy ride and like my friend Karin put it it was 'lovely and heartwarming' 😊

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FREE DOWNLOAD Ø eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¶ Frances Hodgson Burnett

One of the most delightful and enduring classics of children's literature The Secret Garden by Victorian author Frances Hodgson Burnett has remained a firm favorite with The Secret MOBI #180 children the world over ever since it made its first appearance Initially published as a serial story in in The American Magazine it was brought out in novel form in The plot centers round Mary Lennox a young English girl who returns to England from India having suffered the immense trauma by losing both her parents in a cholera epidemic However her memories of her parents are not pleasant as they were a selfish neglectful and pleasure seeking couple Mary is given to the care of her uncle Archibald Craven whom she has never met She travels to his home Miss I am now confused I do not know any what is my preference when it comes to booksWhen I was a kid I wanted to read only books with pictures like the illustrated Alice in the Wonderland or Rip Van Winkle Until I read Silas Marner with no pictures and I said wow books with no pictures are also great When I was a teenager I said I don t like to read books that are hard to understand and read by adults until I read Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and I said wow I did not know that there are authors who write this way When I was a young man I said I do not want thick books because I do not have time for them until I read War and Peace and The Fountainhead and I said wow thick books can be really engaging and finishing them can give you a different high When I became a husband my sex life became busy I stopped heavy reading and concentrated on my job not on copulating you silly so I just grabbed some easy read bestsellers like The Da Vinci Code The Kite Runner until my daughter came and I had to read some children s books to her and she loved them but I secretly hated them until I read to her The Little Prince and said wow there are still children s books that can speak to me even if I am a grown up manWhen I became a middle aged man I discovered Goodreads There is an option to screen members who apply to become your friend by asking the applicant a uestion I thought then that the choice of genre was important so I chose this uestion What is your favorite literary genre and from then on I have been accepting and ignoring invites based on hisher answer I generally don t accept invites from people who say they don t have any preference I thought that that kind of answer is wishy washy or indecisive that reflects his or her not being a serious readerPrior to last year I said I don t want to read fantasy books I am too old for that Until I read the whole series of JRRTolkien s The Lord of the Rings and I say wow wow wow I did not know that I could still be amazed by a fantasy book about wizards trolls flying horse monsters and little creatures This book The Secret Garden is a kind of book that I would not even consider reading It is neither a 501 nor a 1001 book The reason why I read this is that it is one of the Top 100 Favorite Books of The Filipino Group here at Goodreads We challenged ourselves to read all the chosen books so I gave this a tryStory wise it is too sweeet Saccharine corny Predictable Inappropriate for a middle age man like me Almost insulting to intelligence feisty girl turns sweet girl Sickly unwanted boy turns healthy Then the boy and father embrace each other and profess love for one another Hu hu hu Books can just hit you without any warning I was sad yet happy when I closed this book this morning I think I am going crazy reading different books and experience all the different emotions while reading them So I don t know any I don t know what I like in books No preferences Ask me now what is my favorite genre I don t know But the writing in this book is flawless I have attended a novel writing workshop last year and all the ingredients of a good novel are here well developed characters each of them has hisher own distinct voice and transforming towards the end milieu the garden is clearly described and very significant in the story the internal and external conflicts are arranged like small to tall majorettes in a parade the hooks at the end of each chapter the climax the falling action the denouement ties up the loose ends from the conflicts The theme is solid The lessons though corny are school textbook kind of reminders that love is important to make this world a better place and nature is beautiful so we have to take care of itI guess my realization is this yes at some points in our lives we tend to prefer some literary genres over the others However the genre is secondary to the writing If the writer is good no matter in which genre the book belongs heshe should be read It is not the genre it is the writing

REVIEW The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Elthwaite Manor located in the gloomy Yorkshire a vast change from the sunny and warm climate she was used to When she arrives she is a rude stubborn and given to stormy temper tantrums However her nature undergoes a gradual transformation when she learns of the tragedies that have befallen her strict and disciplinarian uncle whom she earlier feared and despised Once when he's away from home Mary discovers a charming walled garden which is always kept locked The mystery deepens when she hears sounds of sobbing from somewhere within her uncle's vast mansion The kindly servants ignore her ueries or pretend they haven't heard spiking Mary's curiosity The Secret Garden appeals to both young and old alike It has wonderful elements of mystery spirit Book 16 of 30 for my 30 day reading challenge

FREE DOWNLOAD Ø eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¶ Frances Hodgson Burnett

Uality charming characters and an authentic rendering of childhood emotions and experiences Commonsense truth and kindness compassion and a belief in the essential goodness of human beings lie at the heart of this unforgettable story It is the best known of Frances Hodgson Burnett's works though most of us have definitely heard of if not read her other novel Little Lord Fauntleroy The book has been adapted extensively on stage film and television and translated into all the world's major languages In a Japanese anime version was launched for television in Japan It remains a popular and beloved story of a child's journey into maturity and a must read for every child parent teacher and anyone who would enjoy this fascinating glimpse of childhood I know this book seems out of place among the fare I usually read but hey all I can say is that I like what I like There is some intangible uality to this book that really strikes a chord in me The whole idea of that sickly child being healed with love attention and forgive me an LDS joke wholesome recreational activities just somehow speaks Truth to me I think this book has strong application to today s problems with the rising generation I really believe that kids these days are getting fatter less healthy and less disciplined I think that a good romp on the heather and a breath of fresh air would do kids a lot of goodOn another level I really believe that some people are only as sick as they think they are Working in the healthcare field it s obvious to me that some people find it uite easy to take the role of a victim Again this book speaks Truth concerning the value of attitude and perspective in overcoming perceived problems and finding out that they weren t as bad as you thought they were