Book a Day (Days 11-15)

Day 11: Secondhand bookshop gem

I initially bought An Evil Cradling from a book hawker and then it was sadly(and to my outrage) confiscated during a seminar in my uni auditorium. I did not get it back and I was  fascinated with the book and the style in which it was written in for the author is an Irish literature professor so you could see numerous lit references in the narrative. That is why I went ahead and bought it at a secondhand book shop, because I had to read it. And I’m glad I persevered in this regard.

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p.s The rotten teacher who’d confiscated it was a monster. To steal someone’s book is to steal someone’s soul!

Day 12: I pretend to have read it

I had The Importance of Being Earnest for my literature paper last year but never actually read the play, instead sufficing with the movie and some Cliff notes summaries. Yes, I know, I committed a terrible crime in the study of literature but I really did not like the play whatsoever and if that makes me uncultured then so be it.

Day 13: Makes me laugh

Although technically they aren’t considered ‘book’ books, they are still comic books so I must say the Archie comics. I especially love the Betty and Veronica ones!

Day 14: An old favourite

I have a few favourites from the same author, Kate DiCamillo and they are The Tiger Rising and The Tale of Despereaux. I’ve always admired her ability to tell a story in as little words as possible, leaving the reader to think and feel about the book for days and weeks and months and years to come. Her use of different points of views in The Tale of Despereaux deserves a big round of applause.

 

Day 15: Favourite fictional father

This must go to Mr. Weasley from Harry Potter. His fascination with Muggle contraptions and tinkering about behind Mrs. Weasley’s back brought about the flying car with the invisibility booster! He’s so endearing and such a warm father!

 

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