Thursday, April 28, 2011

30 Days of Books - Day 12

Courtesy of my unintentional hiatus, I've been slacking off a bit on the whole 30 Days of Books thing. So I think it's about time to get it started again - Part 2 of Kirsti-mas can wait!

Day 12 - A book you use to love but don't any more

When I was a kid and we lived in Canada, I was completely obsessed with this:
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I got the complete box set for a birthday or Christmas - I think I was probably six at the time.
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I'm honestly surprised that any of my books have pages left in them the spines are so broken. I remember Farmer Boy put me off cheese for a couple of days because there was something in there about them killing a calf and using its stomach lining to make cheese, and that's not really something you want to know about EVER, let alone at the age of six or seven. But apparently the love affair between me and cheese is far too strong, because I didn't boycott it for too long.

Anyway, I'm not quite sure when it happened, but eventually I got over my infatuation with Laura Ingalls Wilder. I haven't read any of the books in years. And I suspect if I did, Adult Kirsti would be somewhat horrified at the racism and the gross illnesses and the whole rennet for cheese making thing. Sorry childhood obsession. I'm not sure I can deal with you any more...

K xx

Day 01 - The best book you read last year
Day 02 - A book you've read more than 3 times
Day 03 - Your favourite series
Day 04 - Your favourite book of your favourite 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 - Favourite classic book
Day 11 - A book you hated
Day 12 - A book you used to love but don't any more
Day 13 - Your favourite writer
Day 14 - Favourite book of your favourite writer
Day 15 - Favourite male character
Day 16 - Favourite female character
Day 17 - Favourite quote from your favourite book
Day 18 - A book that disappointed you
Day 19 - Favourite book turned into a movie
Day 20 - Favourite romance book
Day 21 - Favourite book from your childhood
Day 22 - Favourite book you own
Day 23 - A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven't
Day 24 - A book you wish more people would've read
Day 25 - A character 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 - Favourite title
Day 29 - A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 - Your favourite book of all time

2 comments:

  1. I used to love those books too! I didn't read all of them, but most, an I had the box set as well. It's been a long time since I've read those...

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  2. I never read the books but I had a bit of a crush on the dad in the TV series, whose name escapes me.

    I'm actually quite fond of older books that are now deemed to be racist or otherwise inappropriate. It reminds me that people weren't always terrified to say what they thought, less they upset someone. The dumb thing is, most "racist" comments in older books were, rightly or wrongly, an accurate reflection of society at the time they were written. They weren't written with even a hint of malice.

    My favourite example is about the third book in the Billabong series by Mary Grant Bruce. It says some quite unflattering things about Aboriginals in the first edition and possibly in a few print runs following it, but in the 2 or 3 most recent print runs, there are entire slabs of text missing, despite the fact that the things that were mentioned still hold true in the communities in the Nothern Territory.

    It's pretty scary that such a level of nannying exists, actually, especially at the expense of literature. Whoever edits these things seriously underestimates our intelligence. Then again, it could also be a reflection on how little supervision and one-on-one time kids get with their parents today...

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