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Book Tag

I was tagged by alandistro, sort of…

In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you.

Single books are hard so some of these will be series’ and I’m going to write a little about them

  1. Boy Meets Boy - David Levithan
    I read this book half in the shop and the other half at home and re-read it a few times before lending it to a friend and him moving away before returning it. Hazel then found another copy of it at a tabletop sale somewhere and remembered how sad I was over the loss of my first copy and bought me another. Not only is this a great book but it’s just linked to many memories of my old friend and my sister etc.
  2. The Illustrated Mum - Jacqueline Wilson
    As a young’un I would have said my favourite author was Jacqueline Wilson. It was hard to pin down just one book of hers to be honest.
  3. The Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett
    Despite JW being my favourite overall author this book was my childhood favourite. I don’t know what it was that made me like it so much but I re-read it enough that the spine is barely readable now due to cracks.
  4. Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier
    This book is nowhere near a favourite of mine but the arguments/discussions we had about it in Eng Lit classes will always stick with me. The odd audio book version and the full hour we dissected the title and the hours of context questions. 
  5. Holes - Louis Sachar
    Just a very good book that my best friend lent me and I loved. 
  6. Beauty Queens - Libba Bray
    I only read this a few weeks ago and it stands out as a great YA book that I would recommend heavily. 
  7. The Enemy (series) - Charlie Higson
    Just such a great approach to Distopia  
  8. Skin (and other short story compendiums) - Roald Dahl
    I read all RD’s short stories in quick succession once I realised they existed at about the age of 11. They’re so deliciously dark and a re-read of most of them as a teen was worthwhile. I mean, these stories were first published in Playboy, they’re nothing like his children’s books and yet equal in their brilliance.
  9. His Dark Materials (series) - Philip Pullman
    I have too much to say about these books, they were there for me to read before GoF and tOotP and I devoured them some point in the year 2000 and have gone back to them a few times over the last 14 years.
  10. Harry Potter (series) - J.K. Rowling 
    I can’t escape mentioning the books I grew up with. I read tPS and tCoS just after tCoS came out in 1998 and there is barely a day when I don’t dwell on some aspect of the books, films, philosophies, friends I made through them etc etc.

I am a book person.
I sometimes get caught up in all my other interests but I am a book person right deep down in my soul. There are so many other books I could talk about. My goodreads currently lists 571 books that I have finished and I know that that isn’t everything because the names of a lot of childhood books totally escape me. So, yeah. I couldn’t help but take the open invitation from Alan to take part in this.

I should tag some people! 

smithy-smith, hues-of-life, kirkcaldy wyl2km, magpiesandsparrows and lookingupeverydaythings

Do it if you want to! Don’t feel pressured. Also, if I didn’t tag you feel free to do it too :)

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Just made cookies and instead of chocolate chips designed for cookies I’ve chopped up mars bars and used giant chocolate buttons. :)

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hernamewastangerine:

frenchtoastandpancakes:

My daughter has chosen the Dark Side

I’m crying.

Every time I encounter this video, I hit replay so many times it’s ridiculous.

(Source: youtube.com, via liamdryden)

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Reminiscing again.
I built those shelves! I painted all those portraits!
I wore that dress and pulled that silly face.
This is over 2 years ago! 

Reminiscing again.

I built those shelves! I painted all those portraits!

I wore that dress and pulled that silly face.

This is over 2 years ago! 

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So, the meeting wasn’t all that helpful but what was helpful is that the office is right next to the Turnpike who also don’t have a job for me but do have plenty of opportunities for me to volunteer my time! The gallery really needs a lot of help because it changed hands around the start of 2014 and is still in flux. I’m really excited to help there and help in its growth!

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itiselizabeth:

My coffee paintings.

Remember when I used to make art every day? Let’s get back to that.

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I have to go to this national careers service interview this morning in Leigh which is fine but I’ve never been to Leigh before and so I’m setting off way early to make sure I can find the right place in plenty of time.

My nails are not in great condition today… I cleaned off the old nail varnish because I wanted to look less chipped for this interview but I didn’t have time to do anything new and they’re very fractured. I need something that will restore their health while I can still paint them to cover the damage?

I’m listening to the audio book of Orange Eats Creeps and it’s another of those ones that I don’t know if I’m enjoying or not. I’m going to listen through to the end anyway.

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Six selfies because I wanted to join in.

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milkforthecat:

Brand New Critter Shed Brief!

Open to anyone and everyone!

If you could help by re posting this I will give a free Critter Shed print to 2 lucky people!

milkforthecat:

Brand New Critter Shed Brief!

Open to anyone and everyone!

If you could help by re posting this I will give a free Critter Shed print to 2 lucky people!