Monday, May 16, 2011

30 Days of Books - Day 18

Apparently it was -7 degrees in Canberra overnight. That may not seem like much to my Canadian readers, but that's completely insane, even by Canberra standards. The office was totally freezing after the weekend - I had the heater on under my desk all day, and still had to fight the urge to put my coat on at regular intervals. I've been home from work for about an hour and a half now, and I'm JUST starting to thaw out.

At least Leah's brought in yesterday's leftover chocolate truffles. There's nothing quite like delicious chocolatey goodness to make dying of hypothermia seem less painful!

Day 18 - A book that disappointed you

Oh Mexico by Lucy Neville. I bought this at the airport in March when I went home for Em and Matt's wedding. I'm not quite sure what I was expecting from it, but I do know that I finished it and went "meh". I don't think it helps that the author was born the same year as I was, and I'm pretty sure I can write more engagingly than she can. And yet, she's the one who's a published author... *sigh* I know when it comes to a travel memoir, it can't be all action packed hilarity (okay, it kind of can. Bill Bryson proves it). But it kind of felt like I was reading someone's mass emails to their friends during their year abroad... And to be honest? I can get that without paying $28 for the privilege...

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

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