Thursday, 2 May 2013

book challenge day 2 | reading and reading and reading

I am bored (shh), so to prevent myself from falling face-first on top of my desk, I will write day 2 of this book challenge!

Day 02 - A book that you’ve read more than 3 times

Man, I got stumped again! The truth is, I was a big re-reader when I was younger for the very simple reason that I didn't have enough books! Books were a luxury to me. I had tons of hand-me-down books from my uncle, but once I finished all of them, I had to wait for special occasions before I could buy a new book. Of course, when I got older I blew all my savings in books, no occasion needed. So I had a bit of a hard time coming up with just one book. 

Which is why I'm writing down three! Mwahahaha!

1. Dance Dance Dance - Haruki Murakami

This was my first Murakami book, and for a long time, my only Murakami book. That's one reason I read it over and over: because I couldn't wait until I got another Murakami (I think my second is Norwegian Wood). Also, as most Murakami books are, the plot was totally out of my head and I didn't feel like I read it right the first time. So I read it again. And again. And again. 

To this day, I don't think I still have it completely correct -- but with Murakami, nobody's going to be anyway. Hehe.

2. Dancing Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

As mentioned above, when I was younger I re-read by bookshelf from top to bottom, cover to cover, so technically I could write about at least 50 books on this list, from the likes of Beverly Cleary to E.L. Konigsburg. But for some reason, whenever I felt like I had to pick up a book and read, this book is the one I got out of my bookshelf.

I think the appeal of this book to me was that it had multiple storylines as part of the Wintle Wonder journey, so I felt like I was marathoning a series. Also, I was really attached to Rachel because she reminded me of myself, and I was rooting for her to find her niche and finally be happy with something. 

It's a nice novel on growing up and it was by my side when I was in the process. 

3. Kitchen and Goodbye, Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto

As I have mentioned in my booklist page, I have an affinity for first person novels written by East Asian novelists. Banana Yoshimoto is the culprit. I really liked Kitchen because I loved the super subtle but very touching interactions of the characters, and I love reliving that moment of slowly connecting with a stranger. In Goodbye, I was super drawn to the seaside setting and shaking my head at that god-forsaken brat, Tsugumi. Man, now I'm getting nostalgic. I think I'll be reading the books again, if I ever find them in the dump called "my room".

By the way, I cheated. I wrote down four instead of three. Teehee!

And that's it for Day 2! Think I can keep up with this challenge? I sure hope I do!


Day 03 - Your favorite series
Day 04 - Favorite book of your favorite series
Day 05 - A book that makes you happy
Day 06 - A book that makes you sad
Day 07 - Most underrated book
Day 08 - Most overrated book
Day 09 - A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 10 - Favorite classic book
Day 11 - A book you hated
Day 12 - A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 13 - Your favorite writer
Day 14 - Favorite book of your favorite writer
Day 15 - Favorite male character
Day 16 - Favorite female character
Day 17 - Favorite quote from your favorite book
Day 18 - A book that disappointed you
Day 19 - Favorite book turned into a movie
Day 20 - Favorite romance book
Day 21 - Favorite book from your childhood
Day 22 - Favorite book you own
Day 23 - A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
Day 24 - A book that you wish more people would’ve read
Day 25 - A character who you can relate to the most
Day 26 - A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 - The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 - Favorite title
Day 29 - A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 - Your favorite book of all time

1 comment:

  1. I read Memoirs of a Geisha 3 times! Ze first non-YA novel I finished evaaaar.