Sunday, 29 May 2011

30 Day Book Challenge - Days 12 - 18

It's been a while! We went to Wales for a holiday last week and then Blogger wouldn't let me in, so I've got some catching up to do. At some point I'll have to write about the couple of books I've read, but I'm exam marking so I'll have to work around that as well. That does mean there won't be much reading going on over the next few weeks, other than exam scripts and markschemes, that is.

I have some catching up to do in the 30 day challenge, so here are days 12 - 18:


Day 12: Book that is most like your life

10 years ago it'd be something like Bridget Jones' Diary, but now it's more like the Attachment Parenting Book by William and Martha Sears. My life is currently all about slinging, co-sleeping and breastfeeding. Or at least that's what it feels like at the moment.

Day 13: Book whose main character is most like you

This may be the hardest of all, I have no idea. I don't often reads books that I strongly relate to. I think I'll have to come back to this one.

Day 14: Book whose main character you want to marry

Anne of Green Gables again for this one. I want to marry Gilbert Blythe. I couldn't understand why Anne didn't succumb to his charms earlier. Or maybe Aragorn.

Day 15: First “chapter book” you can remember reading as a child

I'm not quite sure what a chapter book is, is it a book with chapters? If so, the first I remember is The Secret of the Mansion, which was the first Trixie Belden book. I loved these books and freely plagiarised them in my creative writing at primary school. Between 1982 and 1986 I read most of these. I'm not sure whether I read them all, but I'm sure I read at least the first 30. There are synopses for all the books here. I was really shocked to learn that the first book was published in 1948. I had no idea at all that the books weren't modern when I read them. I wish I still had my originals, don't know what happened to them.

Day 16: Longest book you’ve read

I'm not exactly sure, but The Shadow Rising, from The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, has over 1000 pages, so that has to be a contender. The series as a whole certainly is the longest I've read!

Unless The Lord of the Rings counts as one book.

Day 17: Shortest book you’ve read

Again, I can't be certain, but The Pearl, by John Steinbeck only has 90 pages, so it's one of the shortest.

Day 18: Book you’re most embarrassed to say you like

Twilight. I know it's badly written and essentially about a 100+ year old stalking a teenage girl, but I don't care, I love it.

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