So this is one I’ve been meaning to talk about for a while. I had a few rants to friends just after I read it from the sheer shock and horror that I experienced from reading this book but the themes and plot of the book have finally settled enough in my mind that I can write about it.
*I will make a point to warn you, dear readers, that there are some dark themes present in this book that may be mentioned in this post (abuse, sexual assault) so do be aware and read further at your own discretion.*
Do you ever judge a book by its title or cover? Yep, me too and that is exactly what I did when purchasing this book on my kindle. The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen was a book that was on sale on my Kindle a few months ago and I got a little notification on my phone for it. I thought, “why not?”, bought it for myself and I settled in for a nice read. Wow, was I naive? (Honestly, I saw “fireflies” in the title and thought it would be a nice, feel-good kind of book. Have you ever seen Grave of the Fireflies? That should have been my first insight that usually fireflies in titles means you’re in for an emotional rollercoaster).
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Day 17 – Favourite Non-Human Character
I was unsure how to interpret this prompt. Did include human-like characters or did I go for beasts and creatures.
Then I thought screw it and decided to go for both.
My favourite non-human character is the Bone Carver from A Court of Thorns of Roses.
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Day 16 – Celebrate Paperbacks
Another day to celebrate books but today let’s celebrate paperback books! I love and much prefer a paperback book to any other although it’s so much harder to read without damaging them.
The books I’ve chosen are my favourite because of their colouring mostly and how lovely they all work together as part of a series.
(This post almost didn’t happen today because our little girl got her first set of vaccinations today and she’s poorly and just wants cuddles. But I’ve managed to grab 30 minutes to myself because I’m determined not to fail this challenge!)
So let’s celebrate paperbacks!
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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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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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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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Day 13 – A Book That Made You Sad
I love a sad book, especially the kind that has you sobbing uncontrollably while you read through your tears. I’ve read a few good ones like that.
If I had to just choose one, I would choose Me Before You by Jojo Moyes for the book that made me sad.
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