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31 Days - 31 Books (days 25 & 26)

Whoops - missed out on writing the 25th's entry before midnight, so I postponed it until today. Decided to write it now since tonight is card night at Aunt Becky's and those usually run LATE.

Day25 - A book where the main character is almost like you

When rembrandt13 mentioned that she was looking forward to my answer to this one, I thought, "damn, is there a book with a main character like me?" And I've been thinking that question for awhile. And the fact is, there really aren't a lot out there. But there are two with traits that I see clearly in me. One is Hermione Granger from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - before she becomes cool (and before she was played by Emma Watson). The annoying know-it-all. Yeah, there's some of me in that. Another one is Matilda from the book of the same name by Roald Dahl. I was Matilda but in a good home (which was my excuse for never developing magic powers). But man, did I read a hell of a lot when I was a kid. So I was pleased when Dahl wrote a book with a female character who read lots.

Day26 - Book you would read to your children

So many to choose from... But two in particular stand out: Corduroy by Dan Freeman and Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Both of these books are very precious to my childhood. Corduroy is the anti-Velveteen Rabbit. He's a teddy bear who manages to find his perfect human (instead of being removed from his human). A great book about bonding with your teddy. :-)

When my great-grandma Elleman (a Dear Saint if ever there was one) was babysitting me one time, she told me that she'd read me a book before I went to sleep. So naturally, I brought my then-favorite book to her: Where the Wild Things Are. Being a loving great-grandma, she, of course, read me the book. But when my folks got home, her question to them was "Doesn't your daughter have any nice Christian books to read?" Heh. Sure enough, I received an Arch book from her not long after. (I actually wound up with a nice collection of Arch books and still enjoy them to this day. Fun stories. But Where the Wild Things Are is an even better one. "I'll eat you up I love you so!")

The rest of the 31 days:

Day1 - Book you are reading right now
Day2 - The book you want to read next
Day3 - Your favourite Book
Day4 - Book you hate
Day5 - A Book you can read again and again

Day6 - A book you can only read once (no matter you love or hate it)
Day7 - Book that reminds you of someone
Day8 - Book that reminds you on a certain place
Day9 - The first book you ever read
Day10 - Book from your favourite author
Day11 - Book you once loved and now hate
Day12 - Book that a friend recommended
Day13 - Book that makes you laugh

Day14 - Book from your childhood
Day15 - 4. book from the left on your shelf
Day16 - 9. book from the right on your shelf
Day17 - Close your eyes and get any book from your shelf
Day18 - Book with the most beautiful cover
Day19 - Book, that you ever wanted to read
Day20 - Book that you read at school
Day21 - most stupid book you read at school
Day22 - Book on your shelf with the most pages
Day23 - Book on your shelf with the least pages
Day24 - Book where nobody would expect you read/loved it
Day27 - A book where the main character is your idol
Day28 - Thanks God this book was made into a movie
Day29 - Darn, why did they make this book into a movie?
Day30 - First erotic book you ever read
Day31 - Book series you are collecting
Tags: 31days, books, meme
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