Because I’m a sucker for a time-wasting meme…

…and because I started a short story earlier and the main character is still suspended upside-down in midair over a roller coaster, trailing a vomit comet…and I’m not sure what happens next.

30 Day Book Meme: Day 1

Day 01 – The best book you read last year
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

Day 01 – The Best Book You Read Last Year –

That is a toughie. I read a lot of good books last year. I’m gonna go with The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater (it seems to be a very Maggie day here at “Brushes and Pens”). Here is my Amazon review, which was slightly more informative than what I posted here:

The Scorpio Races is far and away Maggie Stiefvater’s best book to date. Pitch perfect from beginning to end, it lacks for nothing. Like any Stiefvater novel it is savage, beautiful, subtle, and unpredictable. Not only are main characters Puck and Sean deftly characterized and fully realized, so are a dozen or more secondary and tertiary characters. This is a book for anyone whohas ever had a family, been in love with anything or anyone (romantic or otherwise), taken a great risk, or hoped to do any of the above. This novel will scare you, make you angry, make you ache…the reading experience becomes more intense with each turn of the page, but you will dread the end. I cannot wait to see what the author writes next.

Note: I am not saying this is a perfect book, but I loved it a lot. It was just the kind of book I like to read (and Maggie drew a horsie in my copy). Also, I may be alone on this, but I hate the cover. It makes me think of John Grisham novels.

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One response to “Because I’m a sucker for a time-wasting meme…

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