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Book meme - days 12-15

Oh well, almost made it halfway.....

Day 12 – A book you have been recommended by a friend or acquaintance.

One that is on my to read list, have not read it yet... It is apparently fabulous, and everyone I know who has read it, has loved it so....when I get a chance....

Day 13 – A book that makes you laugh.

OOOO this one was easy...one that is always guaranteed to make me laugh (and is therefore not suitable for reading while traveling to school, uni or work, as there may be snorting involved)....

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

Fabulous characters, nutty scenarios, snarky wonderful dialogue, and some of the weirdest and cleverest scenarios and jokes you will find. Hard to describe, it's basically Armageddon, with the characters ranging from angels and demons to withches with prophesy and normal people, and it's all done with biting, hysterical wonderful British humour, mischeif and at times pathos. It's *fantastic* and everyone should read it. *nods*

Day 14 – A book from your childhood.

I cheated *again* surprise, and have chosen a series. Anne of Green Gables. Oh how I wanted to Anne when I was little...although I seriously wanted Diana's long black curls rather than the titian hair, but I wanted to go to school on Prince Edward Island, and live in a farmhouse and wear pinafores...and...then again, pretty much every book I read made me want that.. even A Little Princess had me wanting to live in a London attic...

But the magic of Anne of Green Gables is that you grow up with Anne until you feel like she is one of your best friends. You know what she would say and how she would act, and she makes mistakes, learns and grows. The people in Avonlea are gorgeous as well...Gilbert, Dianna, Marilla, Matthew *sob*..all fabulous. Definitely a series that I will always remember and love. and re-read now and again :)

Coming soon...the next few days I missed....


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Jun. 20th, 2010 12:37 pm (UTC)
Though I think some parts of it are a bit too long, I do agree that Good Omens is hilarious. I love the relationship between the devil and the angel.

My favorite childhood series is Famous Five and Malory Towers by Enid Blyton. Malory Towers made me want to go to a boarding school in England, and this was way back before Harry Potter. I didn't get to read Anne of Green Gables and A Little Princess until I was older though -- just this last year, actually.
Jun. 20th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
yep, the devil and the angel...I love the scene where they realise exactly how they have stuffed things up, and get drunk together! Love it!

Oh yes Famous Five......I loved Famous Five. I think the fifth book was the one where they got to hire horse drawn caravans and go off for a holiday......I so wanted to do that! *laugh* And yep Mallory Towers and the Naughtiest Girl in the school...so made me think boarding school would be wonderful - buy my mother assures me it wasn't like that ;) Yep Harry Potter is another installment in the great english boarding school series....

It's weird how some series you miss until later - I read the Dark is Rising series when I was at uni, and loved it....
Jul. 18th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC)
Good Omens ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Jul. 18th, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC)
Good Omens is indeed love.

And I match your random with...oops forgot to finish that meme. Might look into that this week!
Jul. 18th, 2010 12:28 pm (UTC)
I love Pratchett-sama!!! Having the newest of his discworld novels around for reading atm XD" For a while I was reading Good Omens fics, Crowley/Aziraphael.... or the other way around... XD
Oct. 6th, 2010 09:43 am (UTC)
Thanks for your recommendations. Will be checking them out, hopefully soon.
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