Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. . . My first video book review & my 100th book!

Woo hoo! Β My 100th book was Frankenstein, and in honor of that (and also due to the fact that my dad’s been bugging me to try it) I made a video of my book review!

Check out my thoughts on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein!

Oh, and Frankenstein is my Classics Spin, even though I’m a little late with it!

So. . . what did you think of both my review and the book?

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44 thoughts on “Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. . . My first video book review & my 100th book!

  1. Your video is very cute!!! πŸ™‚ I’m proud of you for getting through the whole book. I’m one of those died in the wool, must finish a book type people and I had to put this one down. It wasn’t scary at all. It was depressing. Sooooooo depressing. And you knew it wasn’t going to end well! Congrats on reaching 100!!!!

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    • Thank you!!!!

      I try to make it through the ones I MUST read, like classics. And this one wasn’t terrible, just less “scary” and enjoyable than I expected. But it’s a classic so I still encourage people to read it.

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  2. I’m glad your dad talked you into this, I can’t believe how professional your blog looks! I had to read Frankenstein in college, and I agree 100% with your review. I couldn’t really enjoy the book at all.

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    • Thanks, Meri!!! That means a lot!!!!

      I always feel weird not enjoying a classic, since it’s kind of like what you’re supposed to enjoy, but it’s nice to know that people agree with me!

      I mean, what makes something a classic?

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  3. I have undestood everything, Rebecca!! πŸ˜€ I love this idea your dad had!
    About the book, I still haven’t read it, just a summarized version for kids when I was a child, but you know, I know it is a classic and I must read it, but I think I would feel the same as you: that I’m not going to love it.

    PS: every week I have to write an email to my English teacher explaining what I have done during the week, about studying English, and this week I will write:
    Listening: Rebecca’s review
    πŸ˜€

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  4. I have the book ( haven’t read it yet). I also seem to say this about every book people talk about, I should be embarassed (or ashamed!).

    Loved your video review!!! I don’t think I could ever do it πŸ™‚

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  5. Hahahhahaha! “He basically does a little bit of murdering…” Yes. Fabulous. Way to be brave and not fear the camera. You’re ADORABLE! (You and I are of the same mind on this book…)

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  6. I’m glad you did the video review! What a fun way to mix things up for your 100th post! I would be super nervous about putting up a video of myself, and I’m afraid talking to my computer camera would feel awkward πŸ˜› Good on ya for doing it!

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    • It was awkward at first. I had a bunch of “Hello, I’m Rebecca from Love at First ugh!!!!” But then I got it. It took a few takes and I’m not trying to make it all professional. I also took notes and as a teacher I speak in front of people ALLLLLL the time. But still, video-ing yourself is scary! I’m glad I did it, though.

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      • I was so excited that you did a video that I didn’t even mention the actual review! πŸ˜‰ I felt much the same as you. It wasn’t crazy scary because..well it’s old fashioned now. And the monster sure was well spoken, after only watching some cottage dwellers for a while. Hmm.

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        • Hahaha!!!

          I wasn’t scared at all, but I’m never scared of monsters or ghosts. If you want to scare me, all you need to do is talk about the robber that will break into my home while I’m in the shower or the robber that’s hiding in the closet. I’m totally scared of real things. I’m that person that will check behind the shower curtain in someone’s home before using their bathroom (just to make sure no one is hiding there). THAT’s the stuff that scares me!

          And yes, I mean, were those college dwellers PhD graduates in English? I didn’t buy that.

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  7. I cannot believe how many people didn’t like this book!! I loved this book, but then again, I went into it thinking it was a different book and had a HUGE aha moment halfway through it. I’m so glad that you finally did a video post, though, because it’s on your 50 Things to Do list!

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    • I try to be as real as possible. If I don’t enjoy it, I’ll let you know why.

      But at the same time, I try to understand the value of the book, why it might be a classic and the reasons why I disliked it. It bugs me when people just say “oh I hated that book. it’s dumb.” Well, what specifically did you dislike? That way others will know if it is a book for them.

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  8. Congratulations on reaching your goal of 100 books! I enjoyed the video and your “little murdering” comment made me smile. I read this years ago and didn’t enjoy it then because it was required reading for school. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. What’s next now that you read 100?

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  9. Great way to celebrate your 100th book, Rebecca! If I hadn’t known previously, I’d have thought you did this a lot πŸ™‚ I haven’t read the book, but from knowing the plot, yes, it is stupid that Frankenstein shuns the monster since he made him (I’m always forgetting Frankenstein isn’t the monster, too, I guess as everyone just refers to monster as him it become an assumption of sorts). I like your conclusion, the recommendation.

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    • I didn’t even know he wasn’t the monster! I don’t know, I mean, Victor Frankenstein should have named his monster. He spent soooo long creating him after all!! I actually watched an old SNL skit making fun of Twilight, and they called him Frankenstein (when really its his monster). It’s a common misconception for sure!

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  10. I love the video-congratulations! I am glad you gave it a try. I know it can seem a daunting book. I read it in college and I think it helped a lot! My son is reading it now-I think he has the same opinion as you of the book πŸ™‚

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    • Haha! I tried to like it, but the monster was just too well spoken! In movies and other times when he is portrayed he speaks like a monster. But he was REALLY eloquent in the book. Kind of threw me for a loop.

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  11. It’s always great to hear a fellow bloggers voice, great idea on your 100th book. I liked Frankenstein for its existential stuff but over all it wasn’t what I was expecting, great review though, I’m sure i’m not alone in demanding more.

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  12. Congratulations on making it through your 100th book in just under nine months! What a great accomplishment. I must say I love your first video book review, and I think it was perfect timing to do it on your 100th book. I would like to thank your dad for not giving up on encouraging to do one. I also appreciate your honest review of Frankenstein and of all of the other 99 books as well. Keep up the good work. I look forward to reading your future reviews.

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    • Aw, thanks Kendra!!!! I think that being honest is really important, especially with classics. Everyone says, “oh, it’s a classic” but it’s okay to dislike them, too. πŸ™‚

      BTW it was so good to see you the other day, even if it was for only 3 minutes!!!

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