Saturday, 22 October 2011

1. Favourite book. Explain why you like it?

Wow, this is insanely hard. I really can't choose between the Hobbit and Pride and Prejudice. Two books that are literally worlds apart and I think that's why I can't honestly choose.

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I'm a huge fantasy fan and I think The Hobbit was the first fantasy book I ever read at the young age of 10 years old. I fell in love with Middle Earth and all of its mysteries and I honestly haven't looked back. Next came Lord of the Rings, which I can hold my hands up and say I haven't yet read :( I've got through book one but found it all so intense I just couldn't manage to get through the rest YET ;) What's strange is that I found The Hobbit SO easy to read, I devoured the whole book in no time.

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I'm also a complete hopeless romantic, so it sort of goes without saying that I'm going to pick a classic. I remember studying this book for GCSE English Literature - we read the book, dissected it into tiny pieces, watched the film (the awesome BBC one with Colin Firth not the poop Hollywood version!), lived and breathed the story. Not surprisingly everyone in class came out absolutely hating it, but not me! I was in LOVE with the story, I can still recite the parts of the movie that match the book word for word (how sad!)

What's your favourite book and why? ♥

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3 comments:

  1. Victoria Prattley22 October 2011 at 01:16

    LOTR is good and definitely something that you need to read!!! I found some of the 2nd book quite tedious and confusing though. It's got 3 plot lines all running simultaneously and you keep going between them. The entmoot is also incredibly boring, which it's supposed to be but I have a feeling that I actually fell asleep reading it. As in I was literally using the book as a pillow. I love the story of LOTR but boy is some of it boring! Also bare in mind that the hobbit and LOTR are Tolkien's best works so unless you're a hardcore fan I wouldn't suggest delving into anything like the Silmarillion.

    But yay for Pride and Prejudice!!!! Was I in your english class? I remember studying it too... Still love it! :)
    (Sorry for the long comment...)

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  2. Yeah it took me so long to get through book one I just kind of gave up because I had a mountain of other things piling up just crying out to be read :D

    I think you might of been in the same class as me? We had crazy Mrs MacDonald who talked about sex ALL THE TIME, and we acted out scenes from Blood Brothers when we studied that? xxx

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  3. Victoria Prattley29 October 2011 at 13:08

    Ooooh no I had Miss Bird when we read Pride and Prejudice. Although I did have the pleasure of having Mrs MacDonald teach us about Hamlet for AS level. When we watched the Kenneth Branagh film she actually paused it on the sex scene and just kind of left it there in the background! She was a funny woman... x

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