Falling in Love….with reading

There’s something just plain magical about finding a genuinely fantastic book. The book you can’t put down, the one you stay up half the night reading, the book experience you can’t wait to talk about with your friend who is hopefully as equally obsessed with the story and characters as you are. The one that, once you finish, leaves you devastated (in the best way, of course).

Once you know true book love, your whole life changes. Because immediately after you finish one spectacular book, you’ll want more. More books, more genres, more authors to discover. You’ll wonder why you haven’t been reading your entire life. Your bookshelves will start to overflow and groan under the weight of other people’s stories. Your library card will become worn down and faded with use. You will spend hours and hours reading alright-but-kind-of-mediocre books your sister recommended, only to find them lacking. But once you find the next amazing book, the one that makes you want to skip work or school so you can read one more chapter, it’s so, so worth it.

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These are some of my favorites!!

 Tree Grows in Brooklyn

The Bell Jar

The Woman in White

Into the wild

The Kite Runner

Memoirs of a Geisha

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

 

Happy Reading!

 

Day 3 – 30 Day Book Challenge – A Book that completely surprised you (bad/good)

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 3

A book that completely surprised you (bad/good)

This is a tough one….all books surprise me, I’m not one to choose a book because I have a favorite author, or because I read book reviews, I often choose a book because of its title and the cover, so every time I start to read a book its a surprise

That’s what I love about reading it’s like opening a  gift everytime I turn the page. 🙂

So to choose one it would have to be

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

My daughter brought the book home from school when the book first came out and I picked it up one night and couldn’t put it down.  I’d read the book in 3 days!!!  Twilight was not a book I would have chosen myself and I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

Cover of "Twilight (Twilight, Book 1)"

Cover of Twilight (Twilight, Book 1)

Check out my original post

https://angiesgrapevine.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/30-day-book-challenge/

Day 1 – 30 Day Book Challenge – Favorite Book

30 Day Book Challenge

Check out my original post

https://angiesgrapevine.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/30-day-book-challenge/

1. What is your favorite book

My Favorite book so far and by far has been Alias Grace by Margret Atwood

In Alias Grace, bestselling author Margaret Atwood has written her most captivating, disturbing, and ultimately satisfying work since The Handmaid’s Tale. She takes us back in time and into the life of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century.

˜Review taken from Goodreads˜

30 Day Book Challenge

The aim of the 30 Day Book Challenge is to to try and post everyday for 30 days.

On each of these days you answer one of the book related questions below.

Why not try it ? Also check out the fb page “30 Day Book Challenge”

Ready, Set, Go 🙂

Day 01-Your favorite Book

Day 02-Least Favorite Book

Day 03-A Book that completely surprised you (bad/good)

Day 04- A Book that reminds you of home

Day 05- A Non-fiction book that you actually enjoyed

Day 06- A Book that makes you cry

Day 07- A Book that’s hard to read

Day 08- An unpopular book you believe should be a Best-Seller

Day 09- A Book you’ve read more than once

Day 10- The first novel  you remember reading

Day 11- The Book that made you fall in love with reading

Day 12- A book so emotionally draining you couldn’t complete it or had to set aside for a bit

Day 13- Favorite childhood book

Day 14- Book that should be on hs/college required reading list

Day 15- Favorite book dealing with foreign culture

Day 16- Favorite book turned movie

Day 17- Book turned movie and completely desecrated

Day 18- A Book You can’t find on shelves anymore that you love

Day 19- A Book that changed your mind about a particular subject (non-fiction)

Day 20-A Book you would recommend to an ignorant/racist/closed minded person

Day 21-A guilty pleasure book

Day 22-Favorite Series (Edit)

Day 23- Favorite Romance Novel

Day 24 – A Book you later found out the Author lied about

Day 25-Favorite Autobiographical/Biographical book

Day 26-A Book you wish would be written

Day 27- A Book you would write if you had all the resources

Day 28- A Book you wish you never read

Day 29- An Author that you completely avoid/hate wont read

Day 30 – An Author that you will read whatever they put out

I did not create this list myself, I wish I had.  This list has been passed along through numerous Tumblr and WordPress and many other blogs by an unknown source. I do not own the rights wish I did to this list or idea, and I’m just doing the challenge for fun.