Day 15: A book character you want to know more about?
In Harry Potter:
Severus Snape. Period.
I want to know his backstory, his upbringing, his days in the Muggle world with Lily Potter. This also reminds me, I want to know more about Aunt Petunia as well. J.K. Rowling, if you are reading this, then please please please have a back story in Pottermore 😀
In Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants:
Bree’s mother. Without a doubt in the world. I wanted to know her perspective and what were her thoughts.
This is where the challenge gets challenging for me! Well, I will be honest with you. See, I have the time but not the energy to keep the eyes open after a full-time ‘staring at the screen’ job 😦 This affects my decision to read the books – light ones on weekdays and anything on weekends, when I can spare some of the energy.
So, no…there is no hard and fast rule as to how I decide what to read next. I make a queue of five books at a row and pick the one I am in the mood to read and go ahead. That explains my incomplete reading lists 😉
Well, we booklovers and readers never outgrow any book…do we? For me, it will be Harry Potter Series. Although a number of adults also love the book, for many parents it is a “kid’s book” and why are we so obsessed with it 😛 Sample this, I sent my bestie the three-book library set of Harry Potter books on her birthday!!
No. We will never outgrow the world of HP. EVER!!! 😀 😛
Day 11: A book that you have reread the most of the times?
A Gathering Light (also published as A Northern Light) by Jennifer Donnelly is one book that has been reread the maximum number of times. Even more than the Harry Potter series! I fall short of words when it comes to describing the brilliance that the book has. Give it a try, will you? 😀
Day 7: A book that you have bought the most number of times?
The Animal Farm is one of the books that I have bought a number of times, mainly for the purpose of gifting. The allegorical work by George Orwell is a must in every booklover’s as well as non-booklover’s collection 😀
I read it before the Kite Runner so it had a lot more impact on me. The book is beautifully written and from start to the end, you remain engrossed with the characters. This is what made me expect a lot from Khaled Hosseini’s And The Mountain Echoed…which disappointed me 😦
Share the book that has made you stop and think, even for a small while 🙂
Sci-fi. I have tried Thrillers and crime. But hardcore Sci-fi is something I am yet to explore. It is my weak spot because I am not that fond of science-related anything! I have read abridged versions of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Journey To The Center Of Earth and The Time Machine. But they are not sufficient, are they? I have been suggested the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy and I will start with it someday.
To begin with, I love The Shopaholic series that is full of funny moments. Even the Twenties Girl written by the same author has similar humor that makes me LOL 😀
The next has to be The Princess Diaries. The way Mia writes about people and incidences…way too funny. I also love the exchanges between her and her Grandmere 😉
Enid Blyton’s Mysteries serieswith Clear Orf and of course, her boarding school series were way too funny for a teenager me 🙂
Back home, it is Anuja Chauhan who has never disappointed with her witty lines in her books such as The Zoya Factor and Pricey Thakur Girls. The Hinglish makes it all the more merry 😀 😛
And….the Harry Potter series…(here begins me mentioning HP books at the drop of a hat…sigh…No escaping there! ). I love each and every part in the books that have humor involving the Weasleys. From Arthur to Ginny. Special mention – Gred and Forge ❤ 😉
Day 3: A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
I never thought I would like Sons Of Fortune by Jeffrey Archer! But the book was such unputdownable that I completed it within two days flat! 😛 Well, it was not THE ONLY book that I thought I wouldn’t like…but this one takes the cake. This is because….I was judging the book by its cover and also by its title 😉
Once upon a time, I had the superpower of reading anywhere I wanted. The environment didn’t matter at all. I have read with my legs up on the window sills, head dangling from my bed, under the bed (monsters were my buddies 😛 ) and even…in the bathroom because I needed to finish a novel during my exams!! I have taken my books to people’s homes and read while eating on the table, boxing of ears from parents notwithstanding. I have read in every climate imaginable and without any distractions.
With a 9 to 5 (add two more hours to it) job, which requires me glued to the screen doesn’t exactly help my cause. I can no more read sitting upright and have major distractions on the way. That explains my long pending book and reading lists…
Ideally, give me a quiet room with a cup of coffee and a bed with loads of cushions and a blanket, and I will happily tuck myself in and read pages after pages ❤ The other alternative is reading in the balcony post lunch. 😀
What is your favourite environment that gets you reading?
With the Game Of Thrones Challenge over (PHEW!), it is time for me to turn a new page and what better way to do so than taking up 30 Day Book challenge 😀 You heard me right! There will be books, books and more books in the challenge. After all, one of the best ways to read a book is to cozy up in a comforter with a beverage in hand on any winter day 😉
Day 1: The five books bought most recently by me
1. The Walled City
2. Marley and Me
3. The Path of the Swan
4. Tin Fish
5. The Purple Line
Out of these, I have managed to finish number 4 and 5. 🙂
An addition on Jan 13: I am half way through Marley and Me 😀
With this post…the series of Game of Thrones Challenge comes to a close. I thank Patrick (who has his own lovely blog on GOT), Santulan, Kanzensakura and everyone else who have been on exploring GOT and adding to my meagre knowledge 🙂 It was awesome sharing the same passion as you guys. Yeayy!!!! 😀
Day 30: One celebrity from the show you would love to meet IRL?
I would love to meet Arya Stark/Maisie Williams. When I was on Twitter, I used to follow her and she has a wacky sense of humor. She also has a pet tortoise and is cool in every which way. Yeay and yeay 😀 And because I am such a greedy person :P, I would also love to meet Peter Dinklage and Pedro Pascal 😀
Today, I will tell you a very weird thing. I don’t know…but ever since I have known that this man is pure evil walking free, I have hated him to the core. His sigil, his very personal sigil is that of a Mockingbird.
And know what? Everytime I see him, all I I can think of “To Kill A Mockingbird” and that is a book by Harper Lee 😛 It can be autobiography of the person who wipes this cunning little evil thing from the map of Westeros.
Day 28: If you were to be in Westeros, which profession would you like to take up?
I would be a Maester by profession. Why? Well, I have a certain thirst for knowing everything that exists in the world. The chain worn by a maester, with the links having special significance will be my badge of honour or rather, my “degrees” that I will proudly display. I would teach the kids of noble houses – another favorite occupation. Also, I would be able to heal people with injuries so, I can also be a medico!! Multitasking is indeed a fascinating thing and in Westeros, it becomes double the fun 😛