Today on Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and the Bookish we share which characters we would most like to change places with for twenty-four hours.
I thought this would be easy as pie – turns out not! I realised that I read a LOT of messed up and dark books. For example, awesome as little Rue is… I don’t want to change places with her. In no particular order, my Top Ten:
This year I rather bravely attempted a bookish challenge, consisting of reading many different genres.
For the Modern Fiction category I read 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.
I’m not going to enjoy writing this review. Because, to be clear from the get-go, I did not enjoy this book. The 1108 pages (ebook version) went by painfully slowly. It took me more than a month to finish.
Two weeks ago The Broke and the Bookish hosted a Top Ten Tuesday asking for read-alikes to certain authors. This week they ask for read-alikes for a specific book.
I was sixteen and sick in bed when Mom bought me The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult. I loved it. There was something easy, but intense about it. Despite my feverish state, I couldn’t put it down.
I quickly moved on to more of her books. I loved them all, I noticed a common thread. She addresses pressing issues, she focuses a lot on relationships; she forces the reader to consider multiple viewpoints.
I think one of the biggest reasons I read is because it inspires me. It inspires me to live, to love, to be bigger than I am, to exceed life’s expectations.
I guess you could say I collect quotes – so today’s Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and the Bookish is making me very happy. These are my memes, which I thoroughly enjoyed creating:
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish is a little counter-intuitive for me. My first love was, and will always be, books. I always watch movies based on books, but I am more often than not disappointed. It’s great that non-readers get to enjoy these stories too, but often they don’t get the deeper meaning of the characters or the storyline. But it is an honour for the author, so here goes my top ten books I’d like to see made into a movie.
People that don’t read often express confusion as to the attraction of the hobby. Why read? Why not be social and have friends?
First-off, bookworms have friends. They do tend to be more picky though, in my experience. But here’s part of the real attraction in books: they introduce you to a wide array of characters you might never have met in real life. Yeah, we know they’re not REALLY real (sort-of), but that doesn’t make their quirks any less enjoyable, or their lessons any less valuable.