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Thursday, 18 August 2011

Day 01-Your favourite book

This one is mostly hard, there's no easy about picking out a favourite anything. I have a lot of favourites, but I'll be nice and limit myself to just naming two. The first is Pride and Prejudice, I think I was somewhere between 11 and 12 when I read it for the first time. I wanted to be just as cutting to others as Elizabeth, and I hated and loved Mr Darcy with as much energy as one can at that age. Mostly it stays with me as a favourite because it's about how we love those that seem wrong for us, but end up being right for us. :)

My second favourite is Wide Sargasso Sea, it's a favourite because it was one of the first novels I read that really brought home the way women were/are othered. It also showed me that I wasn't the only one who thought that the way Bertha was dealt with in Jane Eyre was wrong on so many levels.

What are your favourites?

  7 comments:

  1. Oh I love Pride and Prejudice. Gosh I need to think - I used to have a list and my no 1 used to be "100 years of solitude" I think I might stick with it. It is just a classic.

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  2. I've not read that yet, it's on one of my to be read lists :) I'll make more of an effort to get my hands on a copy, given the place it has on your list :)

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  3. Pride and Prejudice is a great read, but its been over hyped with film and TV. Seeing someone playing a character almost uins the book for me.

    My favourite classic book is Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh...

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  4. elisecrets I agree, some of the film and tv versions are horrible, but none are bad enough to ruin what I associate with the book. Your favourite is another book on my to be read list :)

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  5. Favorite book of all time: Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett...follows the Master Builder and his family in the building of a medieval cathedral. I have to reread it every few years to find something new in the nearly 1000 pages...like examining an intricate tapestry....you find something new each time you look at it.

    Anna

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  6. My favourite book is "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" - loved it!

    Cant say I really enjoyed these classics - did love the movies though :-p

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  7. @Anna, I might just give it a look. At least then the board game will make more sense :)

    @Laura, the classics aren't for everyone, and yay another book for me to check out :)

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