SPARKling Novels 101 (The Guardian): A Book Review

SPARKling Novels 101 (The Guardian)

“And don’t worry. From wherever I am I’ll watch out for you. I’ll be your guardian angel, sweetheart. You can count on me to keep you safe…” 

If you want a novel packed with jump-ride suspense and mystery, intensified with romance and tragedy, The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks is the best one for you!

(I never thought the prologue would match the epilogue. Two guys competed for one sweet lady. Honestly, I was confused at first of who really was the good guy here and who will win Julie’s heart. Richard was scoring 99 in the first few chapters and Mike’s gaining an average of 80. Yet, all along, Richard was an impostor…a murderer! The handsome and charming engineer who had a great talent and love for photography has the darkest side who made escapes from place-to-place to hide and runaway from his criminal records. His real name was Robert Bantam; he’s a real psychopath, who mistakenly exchanged or thought of Julie as his missing wife named Jessica, because they looked almost the same. Well, he always knew from the beginning that Julie and Jessica were two different persons. But because of his extreme depression and loss in his childhood days, his temper and view of life changed. And I never mentioned that this Robert Bantam killed numerous people, including his wife. There had been plenty of attempts to track down all his personal identity and bank accounts or records but this guy was so smart that he considered all the possibilities before he leaped. Just when Officer Jennifer Romanello, a newbie police of Swansboro, North Carolina, discovered the serial numbers from Richard’s expensive cameras to track his real identity. That was why the police, Julie and Mike were terrified when they found out the true color of Richard or Robert, whatsoever, as how his photographs were slowly being developed from colors to pictures.

Jim was Julie’s husband who died because of an illness. From the moment I first opened the book, I cried because of Jim’s letter to Julie when he left Singer for her along with the hopes that Singer, the dog, will guide her and will serve as her only family. In the end, I cried my heart out, again, because Singer was gone. There the letter that Jim wrote for Julie matched. Singer and Jim were her guardians forever! He was too strong to be Julie’s guardian. And a dog has never been this good! What a guardian. Now, I want a Great Dane so badly!)

by: Samantha C. De Guzman

(NO PLAGIARISM)

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Bookworms Don’t Lie…or Bite?

book·worm  (bkwûrm)

n.

1. One who spends much time reading or studying.

2. Any of various insects, especially book lice and silverfish, that infest books and feed on the paste in the bindings.

The last time I blogged, I talked about emptiness, didn’t I? Tonight, then, is full of avidity. June starts the rainy season and it opens up my mind to do a little more thinking. This is the best time to curl up in bed and read books we crave like an ice cream last summer!

Let me go straight to your shelves. We’ll be talking about books here!

1. When did you start reading a book? (fiction or non-fiction, it doesn’t matter)

2. When you finished one, was there an urge to read another one? (If there is none, don’t answer the next questions. Ha-Ha. Joke.)

3. Are there chances wherein you spend less time sleeping at night just to finish it?

4. How many hours a day do you spend reading? (magazines, newspapers, textbooks, novels, pamphlets, brochures, etc.)

5. Do you mind reading this blog post until the end? (winks)

(You can answer my questions below by dropping your comments below – that will be highly appreciated. But if it seems too confidential, you can still answer me. YES or YES?)

The title of this post tells a lot about me, as a reader, too. For two weeks, it has been stuck on my mind and I promised to write about this – “BOOKWORMS DON’T LIE…or BITE?”

Here are the novels that consume everything about me:

If you are much a VENTURER and you want some adventures to amuse your marbles, stories like The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins are off-peak!

Image They are available on hard covers and paperbacks! I want the Official Illustrated Movie Companion, too! =)
Image Teem Peeta or Team Gale? I’m Team Katniss! =D

In the same manner, a bloodsucking tale puts you in the mood. On rainy seasons like these, Stephenie Meyer’s The Twilight Saga Series will put you in a bandwagon of Love and Sacrifice. They have everything you need: “thrills, drills, chills.”

Image Fire or Ice? Team Edward forever! (I don’t sound obsessed, do I?)

On the other hand, for minimalists who eat one’s heart out of contemporary romance, go for the sparkling love stories of Nicholas Sparks! It is never a movie without his bestselling stories.

Image So, what’s your favorite Nicholas Sparks novel?
Image I’ve already read both The Last Song and The Guardian. Now, I’m finishing Message In A Bottle. More to come!

I believe there are other novels or stories out there that I missed but these are but just some of the obsessive ones I selected so I can share them with you. Once again, I want to ask you, “I don’t sound obsessed, do I? Ha-Ha.

There, I said it. Books spoil us! It is fascinating to watch movies with all that altered effects from the screen, but it is more enticing to sit alone and direct movies on your mind while reading. You are a director of your own movie! Crank up some brain cells there, homie! You’ll never be sorry, I am not lying.

Read and Fly.

Bookworms don’t die.

They soar high and fly up to the sky!

Photos taken at: National Book Store, CSI Lucao branch, Dagupan City

by: Samantha C. De Guzman

(NO PLAGIARISM)