I’ve been trying to read so much more this year. Not only was it one of my new years resolutions to finish reading a particular book – more on that later – but also part of my Day Zero Project was to finish reading all the books on my bookshelf – the one’s that have been sitting in plain view for many months and that I look at each evening before I turn my attention back to the TV. Yup, those books.
Now that I’ve rekindled my love for reading I wanted to do the world book day tag which I saw on Bex’s blog ‘Futures‘ and thought it had some great questions to answer.
1. If you were stranded on a desert island with one book to last you the rest of your life, what would it be?
I really want to say the dictionary here because I am so changeable and don’t think one story would keep me satisfied so I could learn new words and make my own story up!
2. Which book changed your life?
Love in the Present Tense by Catherine Ryan Hyde. It altered my perception on the dynamics of human behaviour.
3. What was the first book that made you cry?
I honestly can’t remember, it would probably have been over something terribly important at the time like the babysitters club or sweet valley high. More recently it was The Nanny Diaries.
4. What was the last book you read that completely baffled you?
I’m currently working my way through The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett and it’s super confusing. There are so many characters and time seems to skip back and forth really easily. I’m trying to persevere and I aim to finish it sometime this year!
5. What’s your favourite novel?
Love in the Present Tense by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Although I do love both Sister and Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton, it would be a tough call.
6. What’s your favourite non-fiction book?
I’m not really into reading non-fiction so for me it has to be a cookery book! My go-to cooking bible is The Cooking Book by Victoria Blashford-Snell – particularly for the guides on cooking techniques.
7. Have you ever read a book you loved so much that you refused to watch the film?
I refused to watch the Harry Potter films for a long time as I loved the books and always find films rarely match up to your own expectations or imagination. When the last film came out I caved and watched them all but I still don’t like them very much.
8. What is your favourite way to read a book?
In bed, with a cup of tea or a hot chocolate. In summer, on a sun lounger with a cocktail, preferably on a beach or by the pool on holiday!
9. What’s at the top of your ‘to-read’ list?
I’m currently reading The Portable Door by Tom Holt but after that my next choice is Fractured by Karin Slaughter. I’m in the mood for mysteries.
10. Finally: if you had to dress up as a character for World Book Day, who would you choose?
I remember dressing up as Little Red Riding Hood at primary school for World Book Day. As an adult I’d probably choose Miss Honey from Matilda or Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic Books by Sophie Kinsella. That way I’d get to spend the day shopping and looking fab!
I tag everyone that reads this to do the World Book Day tag! What books would you recommend?