my patronus is a basilisk (jeliza) wrote,
my patronus is a basilisk

Book Meme day 1

(memes! It's like 2004 all over again! (Wow, in May of 2004 I posted in this LJ almost every day. Dude.))

I have no idea where it originated, but I saw it on garpu and sirriamnis this morning.

Day 1: Best book you read within the last year:

Best is such a strange word to use with books. I'm going to assume instructional books don't count for this :)

I was going to say Hiromi Goto's Half World, but Goodreads says I read that 15 months ago. I don't really get to read enough long-form fiction these days.  I think my best, most immersive reading experience in the past 12 months was Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus. It's a lushly described, magical world I didn't want to leave, but if you like books that are all about Action! I wouldn't recommend it. It's set in the 20th/21st century, but I would happily shelve it next to most of Patricia McKillip. When I wrote the review on goodreads, I said it should be animated by a French studio that uses an old-fashioned art style like faux linocut or ink and brush, and I'm sticking by it. It is stunningly visual.

rest of days:
Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times
Day 03 – Your favorite series
Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite series
Day 05 – A book that makes you happy
Day 06 – A book that makes you sad
Day 07 – Most underrated book
Day 08 – Most overrated book
Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 10 – Favorite classic book
Day 11 – A book you hated
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore
Day 13 – Your favorite writer
Day 14 – Favorite book of your favorite writer
Day 15 – Favorite male character
Day 16 – Favorite female character
Day 17 – Favorite quote from your favorite book
Day 18 – A book that disappointed you
Day 19 – Favorite book turned into a movie
Day 20 – Favorite romance book
Day 21 – Favorite book from your childhood
Day 22 – Favorite book you own
Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
Day 24 – A book that you wish more people would’ve read
Day 25 – A character who you can relate to the most
Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 – Favorite title
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 – Your favorite book of all time
Tags: book reviews

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