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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Book Challenge 30.

Day 01 – The best book you read this year
Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times
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

Day 30.

Last day!

I think this is changing. I am poor at picking absolutes. I am very polyamorous about art. I am very reactionary. I have two favorite films, one exacerbates my adoration and distress about the other, Lynch's "Mulholland Drive" and Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut." These are my boyfriend's least favorite films by each director to the point of disinclination. I don't really do this with books. I have favorite sentences and characters and passages and plots.

Hold on.

Fiction

1. Ada, or Ardor by Vladimir Nabokov
2. Asylum Piece by Anna Kavan
3. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
4. Great Granny Webster by Caroline Blackwood
5. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke

Nonfiction

1. Sweet Days of Discipline by Fleur Jaeggy
2. Role Models by John Waters
3. Wasted by Marya Hornbacher
4. the Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch
5. Edie by Jean Stein

Poetry

1. Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath
2. Glass, Irony & God by Anne Carson
3. Collected Poems by Theodore Roethke
4. Collected Poems by Dorothy Parker
5. Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire

There, all of them. One because of the other.

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