Friday, 29 June 2012

BLOG EXTRA Harper Collins Book A Day Answers PART TWO

16) I can't believe more people haven't read
The first, best, and longest detective story in the world. 

17)Future Classic  I couldn't think of anything for this answer.

18)Bought on a recommendation

19) Still can't stop talking about it.
The source of much heated discussion at chez Traher/Leigh

20)Favourite Cover
I think it speaks for itself.

21)Summer Read
Best crime trilogy ever! Set in Saudi, the descriptions of the heat was amamamazing

22)Out of Print - I don't own anything out of print. 

23)Made to Read at School 
I didn't mind this book, but now after revisiting it. I hate it. 

24)Hooked me into Reading
A brilliant book full of fantastic illustrations by the author. When ever I am on an adventure, I smell cinnamon on the wind and I know it's Captain Bluebear.

25)Never Finished it
Impossible. but great to dip in and out of.

26)Should have sold more copies 

27)Want to be one of the characters 
I loved all of these stories. But looking back at them now, I think they were very simple books. but a beautiful little story and I love that idea of getting back to the simple life. 

28)Bought at my fave independent bookshop 

I loved this book, I think it is due for a new read. 

29)The one I have reread most often 
The Switchers series. I could read these again now. a fantastic children's series that will keep kids busy for a while. 

30) Would save if my house burned down. 
My copy of the first Outlander book. The spine has broken 

Friday, 15 June 2012

BLOG EXTRA Harper Collins UK's Book A Day PART ONE

My Answers to #bookaday

1) Favourite book from childhood
I may not have had her powers. But Matilda made me see that all reader's are special. 

2) Best Bargain
I have a beautiful hardback edition from Bloomsbury which I got for free! Definitely the best bargain. 

3) One with a blue cover 
I read this in a day! I absolutely loved it so much I have handed it off as a gift for a friend. 

4) Least favourite book by a favourite author (Istanbul, Orhan Pamuk)
I quite enjoyed Snow and Red but this wasn't my cup of tea, maybe I'll try again....

5) Doesn't belong to me 
I stole this from my fifth form common room. #noguilt

6)The one I always give as a gift
I loved this memoir and it is perfect for all my university friends in the same boat. 

7)Forgot I owned it
I found this when I was reorganising my bookshelves. Very interesting book. I never finished it but I think I will now! TBR.

8)Jane Eyre
I actually have three copies of this. Because uni demanded that I have the right edition. so then I had two, but I got the wrong edition again. ISBN fail. 

9) Film or TV tie in. 
I absolutely love the book and the TV series of this book. But if I'm honest, I prefer the TV series.

10) Reminds me of someone I love
I met my boyfriend 6 years ago this month. Diana Gabaldon helped me find my Jamie Fraser. #happyanniversary

11) Second hand bookshop Gem
£2 from a bookshop in Hammersmith. I love Will Self's writing after hearing him multiple times on the radio and at readings. Also, it is totally mental. I might read this again actually. 

12) Book I pretend I have read
This book literally weighs a kilo and is impossible to read. Still my best essay mark at Uni...

13) One that makes me laugh
A must read, as a child and as an adult. 

14) An old favourite
This is a Debut Novel! amazing story, recently made into a very disturbing but well executed film. 

15) Favourite fictional father
Very cliched and everyone chose this or Atticus Finch. But come there a better dad?