The Borough Press is doing a #bookaday celebration on Twitter:
I'm not going to attempt to answer them all in one post, but will list here the ones that come to mind first. The answer to #1 is all of them! I reread a lot of the books I read as a child.
#3 One with a blue cover:
Why, Outlander, of course!
#4 Least favourite book by favourite author
England, England by Julian Barnes.
#6 The one I always give as a gift
That's an easy one: I always give away Forumites' books! Diana Gabaldon, Jo Bourne, ZanMarie Steadham, Kristen Callihan...and many more wonderful authors!
#7 Forgot I owned it
I have an ongoing problem with Lynne Reid Banks' The Indian in the Cupboard. I've read the first one, and I have one of the others, which I think I've read, but I keep buying that one by accident at book fairs, instead of the one I'm missing, which comes in between that one and the first book. So silly!
#19 Still can't stop talking about it and #29 The one I have reread most often
Both the same: The Lord of the Rings -- nearly 25 years of rereads and still going strong!
Speaking of reading, I've fallen behind again in A Round of Words in 80 Days.
I have a good excuse though: I've been busy with beta reads. I'm hoping to participate in the June exercise on the Forum, which is all about how to ensure your characters behave in unpredictable ways.
Today is Insecure Writer's Support Group Day!
Again speaking of reading, I'm thinking that as writers, one of the greatest things we can do is support literacy.
There's an awesome Kickstarter going on right now:
Bring Reading Rainbow back!
The details are all on the project page, but essentially it's all about helping to lower the 1 in 4 illiteracy rate in the United States by making Reading Rainbow available (in many cases for free) to classrooms and various media platforms across the country. And there are lots of fun rewards!
A couple of weeks ago I read the first book in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series for the first time. The planet in these books is balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle.
And then I walked past the Woodrow Wilson monument at work...
...and suddenly noticed a detail I hadn't seen before:
I can't resist sharing more sunshine-y photos:
Local produce on display at the 19th Century market held
to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Geneva's joining the Swiss Confederation
19th Century Empress of Austria (again sideways! but I swear I rotated the photo!)
Here is where the Empress was assassinated (she was on a boat)
Smelled lovely too
Lakeside on a sunny day
Hope you're having a sunshine-y week!
What books would you choose for the BookADay meme?