One more pub-crawl goes past my window I’ll scream.
Day 28 - Favourite title
Day 27 - The most surprising plot twist or ending
I wouldn’t say that the plot twist in Noughts and Crosses is particularly surprising rather that is extremely clever in its simplicity and doubly effective for being so. I remember think that it was ingenious as a child and I even wrote my 6th year Advanced Higher English dissertation on the novel.
Day 26 - A book that changed your opinion about...
I have always enjoyed history, my family are big on the amateur historian front, but it was The Lottie Project that made me decide, at the tender age of eight, that history would be my life. The Victorians have also remained a favourite era of mine, and I think that may have something to do with The Lottie Project
Day 25 - A character who you can relate to the...
I think I’ve been avoiding this question. It’s quite difficult to answer, I mean that is the point of books, is it not? That you can connect with the characters and that you truly feel for them. I know the question is which character do you relate to the most but I still feel that it is a really hard question to answer. As I want to actually have an answer I will say Claire Fraser...
Day 24 - A book that you wish more people would’ve...
Although a similar plot, vastly superior to Pride and Prejudice.
Day 23 - A book you wanted to read for a long time...
Just never got ‘round to it
Day 22 – Favorite book you own
To avoid complicated discussions over what my favourite book is, my favourite book that I own is a first edition of Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon. It is an old and bashed book that has that ‘old book’ smell. It was my mother’s and she lent it to most of her friends to introduce them to the Outlander series. I first read it when I was about 16 and my mother gave me the book once...
Day 21 - Favourite book from your childhood
I tried to avoid picking something a bit clichéd like Harry Potter which was a considerable favourite of mine as a child. Oskar and the Ice-Pick was a great, occasionally scary, adventure story of a young boy attempting to reach his mother with her forgotten ice-pick accompanied by a gorillagram. It really was a great book that I still love and wish more people had read.
Day 20 - Favourite romance book
Despite claiming to not be a romance fan, per se, a few romance books appeared to have wormed their way into this challenge. Oh well. My favourite, traditional, ‘romance’ book is Kiss Chase by Fiona Walker. I think it is my favourite because it was the first book of my mother’s that she recommended to me and let me read when I was about 13. I felt so grown up reading my first...
fuckyeahhorriblehistories: New the aBook, from HH series 3.
Day 19 - Favourite book turned into a movie
The Lord of the Rings because I love both the books and the movies. Although the films aren’t strictly faithful representations I think they are as close as you could ever get to a faithful adaptation and they are simply great films with a great legacy.
Day 18 - A book that disappointed you
I remember being swept away when I was younger by Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses and being really excited for the the sequel, Knife Edge. I remember being really disappointing in it and not even bothering to read the third novel. I think this was the start of me being disappointed by book sequels. There are many other series where the second book doesn’t live up to the first (I just...
Day 17 - Favourite quote from your favourite book
“A story was a form of telepathy. By means of inking symbols onto a page, she was able to send thoughts and feelings from her mind to her reader’s. It was a magical process, so commonsplace that no one stopped to wonder at it.” Ian McEwan, Atonement
Day 16 - Favourite female character
I’m afraid it would have to be Claire Fraser, from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander (groan, I know, I know). I don’t like Claire because she is the female lead who ends up with the male lead, I don’t particularly like Claire because she is pretty, intelligent and witty (although these are plus points, but they can be found in almost any female character). I like Claire because...
Day 15 - Favourite male character
What, ever? This changes pretty much every week. There are some characters that I am overly attached to though. My favourite of the male persuasion is probably, Dilly (the dinosaur) from Tony Bradman’s Dilly the Dinosaur series. Ok, weird choice I know, but stick with me. I loved him as a child, I thought he was brilliant with his 150-mile-per-hour super-screams. Dilly might seem an...
Day 14 - Favourite book of your favourite writer
A book of short stories, each and everyone is brilliant.
All About Ami: Cup Cozy Tutorial →
allaboutami: After making these amigurumi cups, I thought I’d try my hand at making some actual cup cozies since I love drinking tea. These cup cozies will protect your fingers when your cups get too hot from your warm drinks :) Follow along with my tutorial to make your very own! Make a series of… I need to learn how to knit.
Well, this is just plain hilarious. →
Day 13 - Your favourite writer
Adore Ian McEwan and his books. Especially his short stories. A lot of people find him quite boring, I am aware of this, but I find him fascinating and intriguing and his short stories are, quite plainly, twisted and I love it. Also look out for On Chesil Beach his novella that is being turned into a film with Carey Mulligan
Day 12 - A book you used to love but don’t anymore...
This is quite a strange question to ask in my opinion, and I found it quite difficult to answer. I decided upon The Chronicles of Narnia (as a set) as I used to adore them when I was younger, as well as the t.v. series that my older sister had on video. However, while I still like them as books and the films are fairly enjoyable (I know, I’m a bit strange) re-reading them as an adult is a...
Day 11 - A book you hated
I loved the film when it came out, and I still have quite a soft spot for it, so I went straight out and bought the book. I hated it, I honestly did. So much that I took it back to the store for a refund. Never done that before or since.
Day 10 - Favourite classic book
Are we allowing modern classics? If so then I stick by my above, if not then my reserve is below. Tough, tough, question.