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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 15

Day 15 – A Book That Was Published Before You Were Born

Well there were a lot of books published before I was born in 1997 but I get this idea. I’m going to pick a book I actually enjoyed form before I was born and that just happens to be one of the great classics of the twentieth century.

A book that was published before I was born is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald first published in 1925.

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Why Neil Gaiman Reading Fox in Sock is Everything You Needed to Hear Today

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I love when authors reach out to help others. In fact, I love when anyone takes the time to reach out a hand to help others. It doesn’t take much to show a simple act of kindness to someone and that is something that a lot of people seem to forget.

But Neil Gaiman and Sara J. Benincasa haven’t.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 14

Day 14 – Celebrate Hardbacks

Let’s celebrate the beauty of hardbacks because we all love beautiful books.

I just picked a few of my favourite hardback books that I own because I own a lot, not all of them as nice. I also haven’t included Pans Labyrinth in this because I’ve mentioned a few times in other posts but just know that it’s up there with the beautiful hardbacks.

So let’s celebrate hardback books!

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Alison’s Adventures in Underland (Harem of Hearts #1) – C.M. Stunich

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Before we start I would like to point out that I did not know what a harem was until I started writing this post. I had to Google it and I’ve decided that it’s not my favourite word and it does not change my opinion of this book.

So I saw a post in a group I’m in on Facebook asking for Alice in Wonderland retellings and, given how much I usually enjoy retellings, I jumped in for the most highly recommended one without thinking of what I was getting into. Oh. Dear. God.

Alison’s Adventures in Underland by C.M. Stunich was that book and I thought that I was in for a dark retelling of the story I know and love and I suppose in a way I was right. But in so many ways I was wrong. This book is not suitable for young readers and it is most definitely NSFW.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 12

Day 12 – A Book That Made You Happy

I’ve read hundreds of books I’ve enjoyed. They’ve made me feel a whole range of emotions but I wouldn’t say that they all made me happy per se. How many books have you finished and felt happy at the end without being overwhelmed by a well of other emotions? Pick out one that overall left you feeling happy. It’s tough.

But I found one. A Book that made me happy was Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 11

Day 11 – Favourite Non-Fiction Book

For someone who doesn’t really read non fiction this one wasn’t too hard for me. I’m really not too keen on reading non fiction because fiction is so much less terrifying than real life (as you are about to see). I do like reading informative books but books about real people make me rather depressed. I’ll stick to my fantasy works, thanks.

So my favourite non fiction novel is We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families by Philip Gourevitch.

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