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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?


  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.

  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 :)

  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...

  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 :)

  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.


  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

  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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