Category Archives: Thirty Day Book Challenge

Thirty Day Book Challenge #30: Favorite coffee table book

I don’t really look at many coffee table books or remember what their titles are. How to answer this question?

I think there’s a sort of coffee table book at my cabin about the history of the area. Lake Vermilion is beautiful, and the history is pretty interesting. It’s full of old photographs, too. I guess we can just call that my favorite, but I don’t know the title.

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Thirty Day Book Challenge #29: Book you’re currently reading

Douglas Adams’The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. I love it. I was reading it the other day, and I was a little surprised at just how often I laughed out loud.

It’s full of satire and outlandish situations. I am really happy I finally got around to reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy at the beginning of 2012 and even happier that I’ve continued reading the series.

I am also reading Candide. I started it quite some time ago, but have paused a lot. I haven’t been reading as much as usual in the last month. Too much time for leisurely thought like that afforded by reading a book can be bad if you inevitably think about something really sad.

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Thirty Day Book Challenge #28: Last book you read

That is a very good question. I think the last book I finished was Persuasion by Jane Austen.

I used to really love that book. I guess to my 16-year-old mind the thought of being separated from the one you love, pining for them for 8 years, and ending up together again seemed romantic. Now it just seems idiotic and wasteful, but I still love the book, if in a more detached way.

Austen’s characters in Persuasion are wonderful. There is a biting humor behind several of them. It’s a very enjoyable book, even if the love story isn’t as fantastic as some others. It gets better upon rereading.

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Thirty Day Book Challenge #27: Favorite fiction book

I feel like these questions get redundant, but maybe that’s because most of my answers for favorites are from a select group of books.

Favorite fiction book. What could I say is my favorite fiction book? By this point any of you that read my blog regularly will realize that I mostly read fiction. This question may as well ask what my favorite book is.

As I stated in my first post, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The Golden Compass, Pride and Prejudice, and The Thin Man are all favorites of mine. And all fiction. I guess I’m done with this question.

 

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