My friend Darren (a.k.a. The Arty Plantsman) has nominated me for this tag. I’m glad he did. I normally don’t do these things, but this time I just couldn’t resist. I am thrill to take part in this Harry Potter Book Tag as I am a huge J. K. Rowling fan and an eclectic reader.
The Harry Potter Book Tag was created by Trang and Lashaan at Bookidote (who also made these wonderful graphics for us to use). Important rule: you can’t use any of the HP books in the answer. *smirk*
A book you found the theme interesting, but you’d like to rewrite it.
Beauty and the Beast. What if the beast was the woman? We’d probably have a different ending.
The first book in a series that got you hooked.
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Epic. World Without End is also remarkable. Beautiful characters, romance and intrigue makes for a full experience.
A book you wish you could have right now.
Perfume: the story of a murderer by Patrick Süskind. I recently order it for a friend and I can’t wait to give it to him. I read this novel when I was a teenager and that got me thinking a lot about social isolation. This is a story about not belonging in the world and the negative effects this can have on one’s mind. It’s also a story about obsession, a singular pursuit of an ideal regardless of the costs.
A killer book. Both senses. Take it as you like.
Agatha Christie’s novels introduced me to the joy of fashion at a very young age. Christie brings characters to life through her descriptions of deco fashions from the 20s & 30s – dainty dresses, beaded frocks and glamorous evening gowns. I got hooked, both on fashion and the Queen of crimes. Pick any Christie book and I’m happy. Here’s Christie’s first novel.
By the way, did you know that Agatha Christie and her first husband Archie called their house Styles after The Mysterious Affair at Styles.
A book that you found really confusing.
Illuminatus. None of it made sense!
And since I am feeling a bit rebellious…
I shall name another really confusing book but still worth the read:
How to talk about books you haven’t read by Pierre Bayard. The author’s premise is, “Why waste time reading Joyce and Proust when you can skim the work of others?” Definitely not in my wheelhouse, but some of Bayard’s arguments are interesting.
Your spirit animal book.
My spirit animal is a fox – emblematic of intelligence! Maybe I should actually own some books with a fox in them. Wait! I have Fox in Sox by Dr Seuss. I also have yet to read The Fantastic Mr Fox by Ronald Dahl. Ok – I’m not a very good fox!
A dark twisted book.
You pick one for me! My dark and twisted may be your sunshine and rainbows.
A book that surprised you in a great way, reveals more than it is.
Every good book reveals something more upon multiple reads – too many to count! But if I have to pick one that really surprised me I’d say Wonder by R.J. Palacio. I’m not a ‘tragedy – struggle to fit in’ type of reader, but I thought maybe I’d better read this one book because so many loved it… It moved me tremendously. It’s all about acceptance and the courage it sometimes takes to be a friend.
Thank you Darren for giving me the opportunity to talk about one of life’s simplest but most satisfying pleasures: books –this was fun. Now, I fell light as a feather!
And anyone else who wants to take part too! 🙂
Much love to you all!
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