14 June 2014

Book-a-Day Challenge: 10 - 14

Moving on with the book challenge!

10 - Reminds Me of Someone I Love - Black Beauty by Anna Sewell



This one I got from my Grandad after a day out at a museum when I was about six years old. I remember that day every time I pick it up.

11 - Second-hand Bookshop Gem - Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding


It was only through reading this that I realised how closely adapted from Pride and Prejudice the story is. It's one of those that I had always been meaning to read but had never sought it out. Spotted it in a second hand shop for less than a quid so couldn't not pick it up.

12 - Pretend to Have Read It - 1984 by George Orwell


 It's sort of not pretending... I mean, I read SOME of it. It's something I definitely want to go back to, it just wasn't something that totally hooked me at the time so I got distracted with other books. But it's one of those 'classics' I feel guilty admitting to have not read in front of other book nerds, so... little white lie.

13 - Makes Me Laugh - I Left My Tend in San Fransisco by Emma Kennedy


It's hillarious. Like laugh-out-loud-look-like-an-idiot-on-the-bus hillarious. I'd say the title says it all, but leaving the tent in San Fransisco is the tip of the iceberg. A lot of it is in the 'you couldn't make it up' territoriy it's that bizzarely funny, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a laugh.

14 - An Old Favourite - Vernon Bright and the Magnetic Banana by Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore


One from when I was a kid, and shamelessly still enjoy now. I picked this up from a classroom bookshelf when I was ten and read the thing about six times in a row. This version is actually signed by the authors, they did a visit to my sister's school and she picked me up a copy. It says "To Rebecca, may all your fruit be magnetic." Best signing ever.




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