Day 21: The first novel you remember reading Um...I have no memory. There are too many...but one of the first was... I remember even before being able to read, I would look at the pictures inside this book and my mother would read it to my sister and I (well, at least mostly to my … Continue reading 30-Day Book Challenge: Day 21
Day 20: Favorite romance book I'm not a huge fan of the romance genre, though I do enjoy classic romances. There are a few I've already mentioned on my blog, like Memoirs of the Geisha by Arthur Golden, but I'm picking something different... This technically is more of a fantasy than a romance, but the main story … Continue reading 30-Day Book Challenge: Day 20
“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.” ― Henry Beston
Day 19: Favorite book turned into a movie The one book-to-move adaptation I've probably watched the most is... It is by far the best adaption of Jane Austen's beloved classic. The acting is impeccable and it is beautiful to watch! Though, technically, it's a miniseries, not a movie, but I'm counting it!
I read this book for two reasons. First, the cover is absolutely beautiful. Second, I am easily convinced to read any fairytale retelling even though more often than not I am disappointed with them. This book was…not at all what I was expecting…but I’ll get into that in a minute. Release: November, 2015 Synopsis: The … Continue reading Book Review: The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson (a.k.a., another Rapunzel Retelling)
Day 18: A book that disappointed you Usually most sequels to great books disappointed me, but the first that comes to mind is... This is the sequel to The Silence of the Lambs, which is an amazing book, so I was certain even if this book wasn't as great it would be pretty good. But it … Continue reading 30-Day Book Challenge: Day 18
Day 17: Favorite quote from your favorite book I don't have a favorite book, but one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books is... "“I would always rather be happy than dignified.” ― Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte I could not agree with this quote more!
It seems like an eternity ago that I actually talked about writing, as opposed to reading. Perhaps it’s because I haven’t had an idea for a compelling topic, or simply because the more I learn about writing the more I realize how little I actually know. However, in the nearly two years I have been … Continue reading How Blogging Helped My Writing
Day 16: Favorite female character Again, a hard choice. I love characters like Lizzie from Pride and Prejudice and Skeeter from The Help by Kathryn Stockett, but I'll settle on... Harriot Vane from the Lord Peter Wimsey series by Dorothy L. Sayers She's only featured in a few books of this series (four books and a few … Continue reading 30-Day Challenge: Day 16
Day 15: Favorite male character There are so many amazing male characters...it's hard to choose! Oddly enough, the first who comes to mind first is... Sydney Carton - The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens What I love about Sydney Carton is that he is imperfect, bordering on a villain. And yet, in the end, he … Continue reading 30-Day Book Challenge: Day 15