Saturday, 8 October 2016
#Blogtober16 Day 8 - What Is Your Favourite Book?
I've been a bit naughty here. This isn't actually the prompt for today but the actual prompt for today coincided with something that is going up later in the month. Also, there's a couple of prompts I won't be joining in on so I've made my own up for today and it's something close to my heart - my favourite book.
Actually, by making this prompt I manage to give myself yet another hard task. Because it would be hard for me to say what my absolute favourite book is! I love to read, and I enjoy a wide range of genre, from Georgette Heyer's Regency novels to Suzanne Collins Hunger Games, via Kathy Reichs.
It also depends what mood I'm in. If I'm in a thoughtful, writer mood and need a good cry, I will read Little Women and Good Wives (Beth, sob!). For something lighthearted that I've read a dozen times before but is like pulling up a cozy blanket, I'll read Georgette Heyer's Bath Tangle. To stretch 'ze leetle grey cells', a nice murder mystery from Kathy Reichs or Agatha Christie. Or if I fancy really blowing my mind I will pick up something SciFi - Asimov is always a favourite, as is Michael Crichton and Ben Bova.
So it's really difficult to say what my favourite book is. I think the one book that has stayed with me despite me only reading it once, and that I have yet to re-read and yet remember so clearly, was a book called The Mummyfesto by Linda Greene. It touched my heart, it made me laugh, and it made me cry so much I had to go and hide. It is one of the best written 'mummy' books I have ever come across and I highly recommend it.
Oh and if you missed all the hype I can highly recommend The Martian by Andy Weir. A hilarious, well written SciFi read. The film is good but doesn't cover half of the depth of the book.
Again I am joining in with Blogtober16, hosted by Mandi at Hexmum - please follow the bat to find the other posts!
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