It's Friday and it's snowing in many parts of Europe, but not here. It is freezing, but the sun is shining.
Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read.
Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kickass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?
My favourite books are all fiction (I know, big surprise there) and I think most of them are pretty strong on plot and description. Look at a book like 'The Shadow of the Wind'. It is terribly plot-driven, there are always new story lines and everything somehow comes together in the end in a baffling conclusion. I also absolutely fell in love with Carlos Ruiz Zafon's Barcelona and I will most likely be slightly disappointed when I go there this summer. Yes, I forced my friends into going to Barcelona with me so I can run through Barcelona, trying to find a bookstore that looks like 'Sempere & Sons'.
Book Beginnings is hosted by A Few More Pages.
'Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacle. We've got to live, no matter how many skies fall.'
That sounds really good if you ask me. Slightly tragic and deep, but I like a philosophic beginning.
Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.
'Their eyes met. His had a cold, ugly look of dislike and contempt, and indifference to what would happen. Hers were hot with rebuff. But her heart sank, she saw how utterly he disliked her, when she went against him. And she saw him in a sort of desperation. 'Good afternoon!''Afternoon, my Lady!' He saluted and turned abruptly away. She had wakened the sleeping dogs of old voracious anger in him, anger against the self-willed female. And he was powerless, powerless. He knew it!'
Love it. I know I probably quoted way too much, but I love how they have such opposing feelings for each other, even though obviously she interprets him wrong. I actually love this story and if you are a Sean Bean fan, you'll love the movie.
So, how about you? Post your link in the comment section and Ill return the visit :)