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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 22

Day 22 – A Book That Reminds You of Home

Books invoke emotions in us. They invoke feelings and thoughts and imagination. That’s part of what we love about them, right? Because they allow us to be someplace we’re not and feel things we might otherwise not have felt.

They can make you think of home without even meaning to.

A book that makes me think of home is The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Wayfarer series, by Becky Chambers.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 21

Day 21 – A Book You Started But Didn’t Finish

I hate not finishing books. In fact it really takes a lot for me to DNF a book but I’ve done it just a few times.

A book J started but couldn’t finish was The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, book one of Chaos Walking.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 20

Day 20 – Best Book You Read Last Year

I hardly remember what I had for dinner last night, let alone remember what I did last year but books? Now they’re something I remember.

I read a lot of great books last year, and some bad ones, but there are a few that stand out in my memory. However, I can only pick one for this prompt.

The best book I read last year was The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 18

Day 18 – The First Novel You Remember Reading

I’ve always been an avid reader since I was really young. I had books full of short stories, and picture books full of animals, and I loved The Gruffalo and Where the Wild Things Are. I’ve always been surrounded by books and that made me me. Trying to remember the first novel that I read is a little harder but I think I figured it out.

The first novel I ever read (and finished) was The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 16

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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