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Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

30 Day Book Challenge: Day Six, Seven & Eight

I‘ve gotten a bit behind in the book challenge, (there was a involved that took some thinking about; that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it) so I’ve clumped together three days worth to catch up.

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Day Six: Favourite Young Adult Book
Harry Potter or Twilight? Hang on. *Scans list of other days’ questions to see if one of them could be used again…ahhh* Ok, Harry Potter it is. J.K. Rowling gets a lot of flack but according to Wikipedia, As of June 2008, the book series has sold more than 400 million copies and has been translated into 67 languages, and the last four books have consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history. Knock her all you like, the woman can write books that sell. I bought ‘em and loved ‘em.

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Day Seven: A Book You Can Quote/Recite
I’d like to recite something profound here that makes me seem worldly and intelligent.

“Here’s a little baby, one two three, stands in his cot and what does he see?”

Ok, perhaps not. Still, Peepo by Janet and Allan Ahlbeg is a fab book and DD loves it.

Day Eight: A Book That Scares You

When I was about seven or eight I crept out of my bed and tiptoed to the door of the living room where my parents were watching the opening scenes of “Jaws”. That music, those images. I couldn’t look away. And I didn’t sleep a wink that night. My poor parents. When I was old enough to be interested in reading adult fiction I plucked Peter Benchley’s novel from their bookshelf to read it for myself. It couldn’t be as scary on paper surely? 
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At first the woman thought she had snagged her leg on a rock or a piece of floating wood. There was no initial pain, only one violent tug on her right leg. She reached down to touch her foot, treading water with her left leg to keep her head up, feeling in the blackness with her left hand. She could not find her foot.

Yep, it could. Still gives me chills now. Brrrrrrr…..
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  • glenda

    Well Harry Potter books leave me cold but I know youngsters like them. Jaws the film was great but now I have seen the film, wouldn’t want to read the book. The Ahlberg book is great, grandparents love it because of the nostalgic pictures.

  • Caroline

    Ooh, Lord – I’m still reeling from that Jaws quote. Hideous. Don’t think I’ve ever seen the film, must add it to my ‘to watch’ list.

  • CaroleHeidi

    I’ve not seen Jaws but I think I’d quite like to read it – I prefer being scared on paper!!