4 June 2014

Book-a-Day Challenge: 1 - 4

Yes I know, I have discovered this three days late. I'm not so much jumping on this bandwagon as running along behind it, screaming profanities and begging the driver to slow down for a second.

So let's play catch up....

1st - Favourite Book from Childhood - Gerry the Giraffe

I pulled this book of the shelf to take this picture, and ended up getting the 'I don't know if I'm worried or scared for you' look from my flatmate. I had to sit and read through it again, with a big goofy smile on my face. A short Ladybird book of two Gerry the Giraffe stories, which I would make my mother read to me again and again until it was way past my bedtime.

2nd - Best Bargin - The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

I picked this up on a whim in a second hand shop for about 90p. And look, I don't care what my university tutor says; I loved this book. I thought it was really entertaining. It always bugs me when something popular automatically has to be trashy; can we not just enjoy the story? Is that not what books are for?

3rd - One With a Blue Cover - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

What else? I absolutely love this cover, but not half as much as I love the story. Extremely excited for the film to come out this month, seeing John Green's enthusiasm for the cast and crew makes me very hopeful.

4th - Least Favourite Book by Favourite Author - Paper Towns by John Green

Another by John Green, one of my many favourite authors. I didn't exactly dislike this book... I just really, really, really hated Margo Roth Spiegelman. A lot. I think that was maybe the point, as she illustrates the not-so-dreamy reality of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, but still... when I hate a character that much, it dampens my enjoyment of the book as a whole. Sorry John.

So that's me up to date for the minute! I think these tags are pretty interesting, different from the "favourite book, least favourite book" etc ones I've seen about. Hopefully can keep it up!

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