Book Merchandise - show off some of you stuff - posters, t-shirts. Whatever you got!
I actually don't think I have that much book merchandise apart from my actual books. I don't think this actually counts, but I use some of the bookflaps as decoration for my massive (it's genuinely too big, I don't have enough clothes to fill it) wardrobe.
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Billy over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. And it's the Halloween edition! This week's question is:
What is the scariest book title you have either read or heard about?
Although perhaps this book isn't the scariest around, it did give me one of my scariest book experiences! I finished reading The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and when I went to bed that night I had the creepiest dream about being in a cave with the bad guy from the book and there was a lot of other creepy things I don't want to say in case I spoil the book. And then I woke up and thought I was still in the dream! I wasn't wearing my glasses, obviously, and all I could feel was the cold wall and somehow, in my mind, this equated to me still being in the cave! I was so scared until I practically fell out of the bed and realized I was in the room. Yes, definitely scary!
Book Beginnings and Friday 56 are hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader and Freda over at Freda's Voice. This week I'm using a book I've been studying for the last two weeks: Le Morte Darthur by Sir Thomas Malory. I'm keeping the Middle English spelling, but it shouldn't be too much of a challenge. Read it out loud if it is, that really helped me
'It befel in the dayes of Uther Pendragon, when he was Kynge of all Englond and so regnes, that there was a myghty duke in Cornewaill that helde warre ageynst hym long tyme, and the duke was called the Duke of Tyntagil.' p.1So, here we have Uther, father of Arthur. In the first chapter Arthur is born and becomes King and it's all very quick yet interesting.
'So whan Balyn saw the spere, he gate hit in hys honde, and turned to Kynge Pellam and felde hym and smote hym passyngly sore with that spere, that Kynge Pellam felle downe in a sowghe.' p.56Summary, Balyn just slew King Pellam and it's quite tragic but because Balyn is the protagonist of sorts in this particular tale, we feel more sorry for him. The action is quite detailed and repetitive in Morte Darthur and at times I just have to skip certain passages because I just can't.
So, what about you? Have any cool merchandise? And what's your scariest read ever?