If there are two things I am good at when it comes to talking about books, it’s gushing about books that I adore and ranting about books I hate. So, today’s challenge is going to be one that I am going to have a lot to say about.
I feel like the point of day ten’s challenge may be to provoke the mob, get a bunch of die-hard fans to sharpen their pitchforks in defence of their favourite book. I don’t really like that stance because everyone should be open to their own opinions, but this planet isn’t that simple. There have always been people who will get overly defensive over things they care about and not listen to any critiques about it, and there always will be.
For day nine, the challenge says that you have to talk about a book that you’ve been meaning to read. For me, there a lot of books on my shelves that I have been meaning to read. I will often pick up a book from Amazon or Asda or Waterstones, thinking it sounds cool, but then not read it for a good few years.
The challenge for day eight is something that I am really happy about because it means that I get to gush about one of my favourite things in the world – design. I won’t claim to be an expert or anything of the sort; I just really love good designs, great pieces of artwork.
Day seven should be fairly easy in the sense that I know what book I’m going to pick, but I don’t really know what to say about it. There isn’t really all that much to say.
The theme for this day is to pick out your favourite book title. The rules weren’t very specific – it doesn’t say whether it has to be a book that you’ve read or just a name that you’ve heard and liked the sound of.
Day six of the challenge took a bit of thought because there are a lot of books that I have read that I would like more people to read – however there are also a lot more books that I’ve read that everyone else seems to have read as well.
Five days into the challenge and I’ve finally come across another one that I’m not quite sure what to write about. The thing about this challenge is you have to pick out your favourite book series – and I pretty much did that yesterday. However, my interests are always fluctuating.
Day four of the thirty-day challenge is definitely my favourite so far because it’s giving me the opportunity to gush about my favourite book series of all time – albeit through a singular book in the series.
The theme this time is “The Book You’ve Reread Most Often”, and in recent years, simply because of the astounding amount of books I’ve come to own, I don’t regularly reread books. When I was a kid and depended on my mother or father to get me books, I didn’t really have all that many. I remember a time when I was fourteen and only got £2 a week for pocket money from my grandmother begging my Dad to give me the extra £2 I was missing to be able to get this book I wanted. So, because I was so limited, I would reread what books I did have before venturing out to the local libraries to get more.
Day three of the challenge, I suppose, is supposed to be a little more difficult than day two. You have to look back over into 2016 and pick out the best book you read. I guess for some people, and probably me in a year’s time, this would be pretty difficult if you read a lot of good books. Don’t get me wrong, there were a lot of books that did stand out to me last year and got me thinking and feeling things that I never thought I would. But there is one book in particular that stood out amongst all the others… and I’ve talked about it a fair amount already…
By far, this has to be the easiest of the challenges. Just talk about the book that you are currently reading; thoughts, feelings, general opinion on what you have read so far, whether you’re liking it or not. All that jazz.