Friday, December 13, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday: Book-selling time!

Hello loverzz!! I love this week's FFF. The instructions:

Go to your biggest bookcases. Go to the second shelf from the top and pick out the sixth book from the left. Hardsell that book to us -- even if you haven't read it or if you hated it. 

My book turned out to be the bold, the shocking, the heart-wrenching, the life-altering classic of classics: CYRANO DE BERGERAC by Edmond Rostrand!!


Cyrano de Bergerac is a French play written in the late 19th century. It is based on the real life figure of Cyrano de Bergerac, a brilliant poet, formidable soldier, and hopeless romantic who is madly in love with his distant cousin, the beautiful Roxanne, but suffers from debilitating insecurity on account of his enormous nose. This was assigned reading for me in the 9th grade and I actually did love it. The movie Roxanne with Steve Martin, which is based on the play, is fabulous and hilarious as well--though also gutting. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! There are a lot of themes that come up in YA novels in good ol' Cyrano actually, which could be why it's often assigned reading for high schoolers. Self doubt, romance, quirky humor, etc. Cyrano is one of the most endearing characters of all time and you are doing YOURSELF a disservice if you haven't read this play yet. IT'S A CLASSIC!

Thanks to Parajunkee & Alison Can Read for hosting Feature & Follow Friday :-)

14 comments:

  1. What a coincidence! Yesterday I was holding a copy of Cyrano de Bergerac at my local library and thinking I should read it - but i must confess I decided to borrow 1984 by George Orwell instead.
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    1. Oh noo you should still check out Cyrano one of these days, or at least watch the movie Roxanne. 1984 is such a downer!

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  2. I don't think I'd be able to read this one since I don't understand French. But thanks for sharing.

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    Charlotte @ Thoughts and Pens

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    1. Thanks for stoppin by - and no worries if you don't read French - this is an English translation! :-)

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  3. This was my fave Molière play we ever read in high school! I didn't know English schools had it as assigned reading as well! Awesome

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    1. Yay...yes, I think Cyrano is pretty commonly assigned as required reading for high schools in the U.S. Or at least it was 10+ yrs ago when I was in high school. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I went to the bookcases (just in cases) like you said. Second shelf from the top as per instructions. There are only five books there. So I popped Man of Lamancha into the DVD. It too is about a brilliant poet, formidable soldier (Victory. Victory? Victory!!) and hopeless romantic (hello, Dulcinea anyone?). Favorite scene involves a golden helmet. I could have used that in San Francisco a few months back.

    -- Capt. S. T. Wong

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  5. I haven't read a classic book for a long time. Thanks for suggestion. New GFC follower.

    Whiskey @ Unladylike Reviews

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  6. Should I be ashamed to admit that I haven't read any classics? xD
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    My FF: http://smartysmartie.blogspot.ie/2013/12/feature-and-follow-friday-1.html

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