School is out! What is your favorite Summer Reading book?
I wish school was out, I still have exams I am revising for, which is severely limiting me branching out into my favourite books. I have really loved reading Carlos Ruiz Zafon's books such as 'The Shadow of the Wind' and 'The Angel's Game'. I think I will try to get 'The Prisoner of Heaven' before I leave for France, because France is where I love to read his books, despite him being Spanish.
I also like to try new books in the summer, so I think I might work on getting my Classics list down a bit. 'Watership Down' is waiting for me, as is 'The Book of Laughter and Forgetting' by Milan Kundera.
For Book Beginnings by Rose City Reader and Friday 56 by Freda's Voice, I'm using 'The Great Gatsby' by Fitzgerald. I sort of want to start reading it now because of the movie and because I've always wanted to, but exams are killing me.
'In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.‘Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.’I think that's quite good advice to remember because, especially if you've grown up in Europe like me, there are certain advantages you've simply had since birth.
'The familiar expression held no more familiarity than the hand which reassuringly brushed my shoulder.'I like this line even though it is very short. When parents give you a smile saying everything's alright and you can just see them freak out internally.
So, let's close this off with an idea. I have already bothered some of you with this (SORRY)!
I'm helping out a friend, Thomas Sailer, author of 'Confessions of a Harry Potter Fan', by trying to organise a blog tour for his book from the 22nd of July to the 5th of August. I am still looking for people from the 28th of July to the 4th. If you'd like to help, tell me so in your comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, what were your answers for this week's question?