30 Day Book Challenge: Week 4

Day 23: Book you tell people you’ve read, but haven’t (or haven’t actually finished) -The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – JRR Tolkien

Goodreads Summary:
Having vanquished Sauron’s troops and killed the Lord of the Dark Riders, heroic hobbit Frodo Baggins and his band of soldiers now face another, bloodier battle outside Mordor’s Black Gate. The concluding volume of Tolkien’s masterful trilogy.”

OK so, own up time… I haven’t actually finished the entire trilogy. I have read the Hobbit and The Fellowshp of the Ring in their entirity, however I only got halfway through The Two Towers and I didnt even start The Return of the King… Here’s the shocking part; I even did a Tolkein module at university AND wrote an essay comparing aspects of the films and books… I even passed that module (just)… I’m ashamed! 

Day 24: Book that contains your favourite scene – Thirteen Treasures – Michelle Harrison

Goodreads Summary:

No one else can see the evil fairies that rouse Tanya from her sleep, torturing her at the slightest mention of their existence, but they are as real to the 13-year-old as anything she’s ever known. She cannot rid herself of them, nor can she ignore them. But it is her insistence on responding to them that has her banished to her grandmother’s secluded countryside manor. 

There is much to explore and even more to fear in the woods surrounding the estate. But, the forest isn’t the only source of dark secrets, and Tanya soon finds herself entangled in a mystery that could trap her in the fairy realm forever

Do I only have one scene to pick?! awww man! I loved this book… I think my favourite scene has to be one of the ones with the goblins… I cant choose which though. But I did love most of the scenes! So dont make me choose! 

Day 25: Favourite book you read in school – Taming of the Shrew – William Shakespeare

Goodreads Summary:

The Taming of the Shrew is the tale of two young men, the hopeful Lucentio and the worldly Petruchio, and the two sisters they meet in Padua.

Lucentio falls in love with Bianca, the apparently ideal younger daughter of the wealthy Baptista Minola. But before they can marry, Bianca’s formidable elder sister, Katherine, must be wed. Petruchio, interested only in the huge dowry, arranges to marry Katherine -against her will- and enters into a battle of the sexes that has endured as one of Shakespeare’s most enjoyable works.”

Really this was in college… I can barely remember any of the books I read in school other than Of Mice and Men which was awful. But college counts right?! I love this play… It is bloody awsome! It is and will always be my favourite Shakespeare play! And also, Ten Things I Hate About You is SO my favourite movie of all time too! 😉

Day 26: Favourite nonfiction book – Mother Tongue – Bill Bryson

Goodreads Summary: 

The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways, why four has a u in it but forty doesn’t, plus bizarre and enlightening facts about some of the patriarchs of this peculiar language.”

I loved this book so much when I first read it. I always went back to it during uni… and I really want to read more from Bill Bryson…. when I get round to it! 

Day 27: Favourite Poem – The Jumblies by Edward Leer 

I believe the actual question was your favourite fiction book but as this question has already been asked (silly list!) I’ve changed it to my favourite poem! 

A brilliant poem of little men who have green heads and blue hands who went to sea in a sieve! I LOVED this poem when I was little. I used to make my sister read it to me all the time! I cant wait to read it to my children – using the same book of poems of course! 😀 

Day 28: Last book you read – Jessie <3’s NYC by Keris Stainton

Goodreads Summary: 

“Jessie’s just arrived in New York, hoping to forget about her awful ex. 

New Yorker Finn is in love with his best friend’s girlfriend. 

They might be perfect together, but in a city of eight million people, will they ever find each other?”

I’m treating this one as Mondays day cos it’s too hard to know what I’ll be reading in the future! So my last book was the amazingly wonderful Keris Stainton’s Jessie <3’s NYC! I am so lucky to have had Keris surprise me with this book. I loved Della Says! 😀 look out for my review coming soon 😉

Day 29: Book you’re currently reading – Die For Me – Amy Plum 

Goodreads Summary: 

My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything.

Suddenly, my sister, Georgia, and I were orphans. We put our lives into storage and moved to Paris to live with my grandparents. And I knew my shattered heart, my shattered life, would never feel normal again. Then I met Vincent.
Mysterious, sexy, and unnervingly charming, Vincent Delacroix appeared out of nowhere and swept me off my feet. Just like that, I was in danger of losing my heart all over again. But I was ready to let it happen.
Of course, nothing is ever that easy. Because Vincent is no normal human. He has a terrifying destiny, one that puts his life at risk every day. He also has enemies . . . immortal, murderous enemies who are determined to destroy him and all of his kind.
While I’m fighting to piece together the remnants of my life, can I risk putting my heart—as well as my life and my family’s—in jeopardy for a chance at love?”

Again I’m treating this as Monday. I am currently reading Die For Me, which was sent to me by the wonderful Keris Stainton. I have been lusting after this book since like January. Don’t miss it, it comes out next month as you can see from the countdown  there. —> 

Day 30: Favorite coffee table book – How to do Just About Everything – Ehow

Goodreads Summary: 

Whatever you need to do, you’ll now know where to look for complete, authoritative instructions. How to Do (Just About) Everything is packed with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, plus helpful checklists and calendars. A thorough keyword index makes it simple to find what you need. Keep this essential reference volume around the house and soon you’ll wonder how you ever got anything done without it.”

I’m unsure of what a coffee table book is.. *googles* Oh ok, According to wikipedia its a boredom buster book… the only thing like this I really have its How to do Just About Everything by ehow.  It’s a great book, and totally useful! 

One Comment

  • Vivienne

    Isn’t Die For Me – totally awesome. Hoping to finish it tonight. Fingers crossed. I can own up to never having read any of the Lord of The Rings books!

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