Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and the Qst is:
What's the craziest thing you've ever done to get your hands on any particular book?
This is not exactly crazy, but for the fifth Harry Potter I went to one of those all night events. There would be Harry Potter activities, drinks would be served from a big cauldron, there were magic beans and the muffins had a magic surprise. And then at 12 'o clock they would read from the 5th book.
The craziest thing I ever did was pay £70 for a book I really wanted. It is a sort of vocabulary/dictionary for Egyptian Hieroglyphs, translated into Latin and German. I had been passing this book for over a year and no one else had bought it in that time, so I figured it was destiny.
TGIF is hosted by GReads and this week's Qst. is:
Recommend It: Which book from the last 10 you've read would you recommend to a friend?
There are soo many books I would like to recommend to people. But here are the 3 that immediately came to mind:
- All the 'Harry Potter' books, because they are simply great stories.
- 'The Lord of the Rings' is simply a brilliant epic story that anyone interested in literature should now.
- 'The Shadow of the Wind' and 'The Angel's Game' are brilliant books and anyone who loves intricate, slightly Gothic stories should now these.
'I am a man you can trust, is how my customers view me. Or at least, I'm guessing it is. Why else would they hand me their house keys before they leave for vacation?'
'Or Mr. Shank, a lonesome and pathetic type, who took advantage of our no-task-too-small, no-hour-too-late policy to phone us in the middle of the night and ask for someone to come right away for some trifling, trumped-up job like securing a bedroom shutter that was flapping in the wild.'
And this is what I did last week: Poe-Week, with reviews of 'The Tell-Tale Heart', 'The Fall of the House of Usher', 'The Cask of Amontillado', 'The Raven' and 'The Mask of Red Death'.
So how about your answers? And what have you been up to this week?