Friday, March 23, 2012

Fun Meme Friday

What is the longest book you've read? What are your favorite 600+ page reads.

Gone with the wind is one of my favorite books, I've read it numerous times. It clocks in at 1011 pages. To me, it doesn't seem that long because it is so well written. Other long favorites of mine are the last few Harry Potter books (I'm sure everyone will have that answer.) I just finished A Dance with Dragons, the fifth Game of Thrones/Song of Fire and Ice book and it was 1041 pages. It was my least favorite of all the Game of Thrones books. They're all over 1000 pages, but they are all really good. I never want them to stop. DO YOU HEAR ME GEORGE?! The Lord of The Rings are awesome, but technically those are three 400 page books. Anything by Alexandre Dumas is amazing, like The Count of Monte Cristo (1200 pages, wtf?) and The Three Musketeers (which depends on your edition but is almost exactly 600 pages).

1. If you were free to just hop in a car or a plane and go, where would you go?
I would go to Colorado to visit my aunt. I missez her. 
2. What's your most recently read favorite book?
I finished A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin a few nights ago, and it was awesome. Obviously. George is still evil. My favorite characters are still alive. For now. (I'm not keeping my hopes up that this will continue.) One did actually end the book being stabbed, so he might be a goner.
3. What's your favorite Spring break memory?
I never did anything fancy for Spring break, so nothing much.
4. What do you put in your child's Easter basket?
My grandmother always made our baskets herself, instead of buying the ready-made wrapped in plastic ones. She didn't make the actual basket herself, she just filled it herself. So I'm going to do the same with CJ. I'll probably buy a basket, then go to Target and the dollar store and fill it up with goodies. I'm also going to fill eggs (with something besides chocolate since that will kill him) and hide them. Can't wait!
5. Do you get a summer haircut?
Usually, but my goal this year is to go an entire year without cutting my hair. I'm probably going to have it permed around my birthday (in June), so we shall see. 
What are some bookish trends you are noticing in the literature world today? Are there any that you'd like to see more of?

Sooooooooooooooooo much YA. Almost too much. It is fine if they are well-written and good stories, but it seems like everyone wants to be the next Harry Potter or the next Twilight. Which brings me to the next trend. Too much paranormal romance. If well-written, they can be awesome. If not, they are just horrible. I can't even read paranormal romance anymore. I think had I been a teenager when this trend started, I would've been all over it. But now it just annoys me. A trend I really like, are books for kids that adults can enjoy. Harry Potter is the best example obviously, but then there's Hugo Cabret and some others. So I'd be ok with more of that.

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  1. Hope you get to see your Aunt soon and i love Gone with the of favs and yep..i've read all of Potter lol

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm pretty sure everyone has Harry Potter on their list. :)

  2. Hopping through. I really want to read the Game of Thrones books. I've heard great things about them.
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    1. I highly recommend them. I'm obsessed. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Hi there :) just hopping through...I also should really pick up Game iof Thrones!

    I'm a new follower :)

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    1. Yes, yes you should. :) Thanks for following!

  4. GwtW is one of my favorites, too. I've read it several times, yet I never realized it was over 1,000 pages. I guess I was too invested in Rhett and Scarlett to care about the page count, lol!

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    1. Oh Rhett. <3 Be still my heart. He is the sexiest. The original bad boy. :)

  5. I love The Count of Monte Cristo. So good :)

  6. I feel the same way about Paranormal Romance. I'm so over it! Every time I find a books and it's like "she's inexplicably drawn to the mysterious Blah McBlahster and he's got a dark secret" I outwardly groan. In the middle of Barnes and Noble.

    1. Haha! Exactly. I'm sure there are some great ones out there, but I'm not willing to read a ton of horrible ones just to get to the good ones. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Gone With the Wind for me too! Only read it once. Have watched movie multiple times. (Clark Gable as Rhett--le sigh)

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  8. HAHAHA that wasn't my follow friday. I'd forgotten I'd copied a different link.

    THIS is actually my follow friday

  9. If you consider the fact that the version of The Lord of The Rings I read was the one that’s one book with the 3 parts inside (1202 pages in the brazilian version), that would be the longest book I’ve ever read. But if you consider series to favorite 600+ page reads, hands down, Harry Potter. Not so much for the story, but for the feeling it brings me every time I think about it.

    I'm a new follower, btw!

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