Book A Day Challenge UK: Day 30 – Would save if my house burned down

MONDAY 30th JUNE 2014

Today’s #BookADayUK is the final one (sob!) – the book I would save if my house burned down.

For starters, I hope my house never burns down.

Secondly, I can’t choose.

This one is a bit of a cop-out  as I can’t decide which actual book I would save.

My Beloved Kindle

Therefore, I choose to rescue my beloved Kindle. It houses a lot of books that have featured on my blog over the past month – and so much more.

There you have it. Book A Day is now complete.

I have truly enjoyed this challenge; it’s re-enforced how much I do love books, re-ignited my love for forgotten treasures and created a re-read list.

I’ve made some lovely connections along the way and conversed with people who share my passion for reading.

Here’s to the next #BookADayUK

Love Missuswolf xxx 

Book A Day Challenge UK: Day 29 – The one I have reread most often – Roald Dahl

SUNDAY 29th JUNE 2014

Today’s #BookADayUK is one I have reread most often.

Roald Dahl.

Image from Amazon - go on - have a click - you know you want to

Image from Amazon – go on – have a click – you know you want to

I could say that it’s rather the author who I have reread most often rather than a particular book.

But I did read the majority of his books more than once; Matilda, James and The Giant Peach, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator, The Twits, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox and one of my old-time favourite’s – The BFG.

I remember the summer of 1992.

It was  a summer spent disco dancing on the front driveway.

It’s also more memorable as the summer I read a lot of Roald Dahl, tucked up in my sister’s room when I had made her swap room’s for the whole holiday.

(I was convinced that wasps lived in my bedroom. They didn’t. I’d just found a dead wasp at the end of my bed one morning and from then on I believed they were out to get me.  After my sister experienced an uneventful summer,  I sharp swapped back when a huge spider appeared on her East 17 poster.)

Hmmm. I think Mr Dahl’s books only fuelled my already overactive imagination …

Love Missuswolf xxx

 

 

Book A Day Challenge UK: Day 28 – Bought at my favourite independant bookstore – Barter Books

SATURDAY 28th JUNE 2014

Today’s #BookADayUK is one that was bought at my favourite independent bookstore.

Four Past Midnight by Stephen King.

Four past midnight

You may notice that this is a repeat from Day 11 – second-hand bookshop gem.

Barter Books 2

I purchased this from my Barter Books in Alnwick and, despite having only visited the once, it is most definitely my favourite independent bookstore.

Barter Books

 

Love Missuswolf xxx

 

 

Book A Day Challenge UK: Day 26 – Should Have Sold More Copies – A.J.Fikry

THURSDAY 26th JUNE 2014

Today’s #BookADayUK is a book that should have sold more copies.

The Collected Works of A.J.Fikry.

Image from Author Gabrielle Zevin website, please click to view more

Image from Author Gabrielle Zevin website, please click to view more

Here I go again, repeating myself like I do when I’m drunk.

I’m no book seller so in theory I have no idea how many copies this has sold.

But I think it should always sell more.

If you love books, you will love A.J. Fikry.

Love Missuswolf xxx

Book A Day Challenge UK: Day 23 – Made To Read At School – To Kill a Mockingbird

MONDAY 23rd JUNE 2014

Today’s #BookADayUK is one I was made to read at school.

To Kill A Mockingbird

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Image from Amazon – click here for your copy

I read this as part of my GCSE English coursework.

Half my lifetime ago *shudders*.

I did surprisingly well considering I was a typically distracted, hormonal teen.

I wish I could go back – or had the option (or the time!) to study English now instead.

I’m so much more focused in my mature years. I’ve developed an insatiable appetite to learn the older I have become.

No harm in re-reading this I suppose. Re-live those teen years …

Love Missuswolf xxx

 

Book A Day Challenge UK: Day 21 – Summer Read – The Shopaholic Series

 

SATURDAY 21st JUNE 2014

Today’s #BookADayUK is my summer read.

The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic.

Image from Author Sophie Kinsella website, please click to visit

Image from Author Sophie Kinsella website, please click to visit

I read these books back in the summer of 2003; on the sea-view balcony, lounging on the beach and by the pool.

That was the year hubby and I went to Portugal for two weeks.

It was also the holiday that I packed fourteen pairs of shoes to take with me.

How very apt.

Love Missuswolf xxx

 

 

 

Book A Day Challenge UK: Day 18 – Bought on a recommendation – The Accident

 

WEDNESDAY 18th JUNE 2014

Today’s #BookADayUK is one that was bought on a recommendation.

The Accident.

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Image from Amazon – click to download your copy …

There are so many I could have chosen from – The Hunger Games being one of them but it’s had its airtime (and may appear again! Shout out to Andy Wright for that recommendation).

My good friend Emma Buckton (shout out to Lady B!) downloaded The Accident and posted a lovely reading-my-kindle-in-the-garden pic to my FB page by way of suggestion.

After A.J. Fikry, there was the dark reading void, that follows upon completion of a good read, and that void needed to be filled.

The urge to read something else was satisfied by The Accident. Keep toot for a future blog post on this …

Love Missuswolf xxx

Book A Day Challenge UK: Day 17 – A Future Classic – The Collected Works of A.J.Fikry

TUESDAY 17th JUNE 2014

Today’s #BookADayUK is a future classic.

The Collected Work’s of A.J.Fikry.

Image from Author Gabrielle Zevin website, please click to view more

Image from Author Gabrielle Zevin website, please click to view more

I know this is the second mention of Gabrielle Zevin’s book in my #BookADayUK  – it’s just that this book has buried itself so deeply in my mind that it makes it impossible for me to get over.

A beautiful story that book lovers will adore and I will definitely be reading this for years to come.

A future classic.

Love Missuswolf xxx

Book A Day Challenge UK: Day 16 – Can’t Believe More People Haven’t Read – The Undomestic Goddess

 

MONDAY 16th JUNE 2015

Today’s #BookADayUK is a book that I can’t believe more people haven’t read …

The Undomestic Goddess

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Image from Amazon. Grab your copy here …

It’s another Sophie Kinsella classic – up there with her shopaholic series.

Another book that will make you laugh out loud – and make you feel less guilty for not doing your housework or baking a cake.

Love Missuswolf xxx

Book A Day Challenge UK: Day 15 – Favourite Fictional Father A.J. Fikry

SUNDAY 15th JUNE 2014

Today’s #BookADayUK is very apt with it being Father’s Day – favourite fictional father …

A.J. Fikry.

Image from Author Gabrielle Zevin website, please click to view more

Image from Author Gabrielle Zevin website, please click to view more

Not an obvious choice by most accounts but it’s a book I read only recently and one that really nuzzled deep inside my head – and my heart.

A.J. Fikry’s story is simply wonderful; his journey through fatherhood is a beautiful and heart warming one – sprinkled with collective stories and notes for his child.

It truly is a delight to observe his character transition and adaptation after he is catapulted into fatherhood without warning.

If you are a book lover, I can’t express how much you need to read this book (more on that in another blog post).

Love Missuswolf xxx