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10 day book challenge

Here I am with another challenge I saw on Jean's blog. This one is about books. Since i like reading, I thought it was a must :)

1. Name your favorite book. Explain why you like it.

It's hard to choose my favorite. I like Anne Rice as a writer and because of this I'm tempted to choose one of her books. I read "The Witching Hour" a few years ago and also, I read a bit of "The Vampire Cronicles". I love Rice's writing style and the fact that her books combine supernatural with a good amount of reality.
In the same category I would put Oscar Wilde - The portret of Dorian Grey. That novel has an amount of supernatural blended with the reality. You can even learn something from it. When you read their novels, you know that all is fiction, but somehow seems real.

2. Name the worst book you ever read. Explain why it's worst.

There are a few novels I couldn't read, maybe because of the writing style. First there is Camil Petrescu - Last night of love, first night of war. The subject of the book was captivating enough, but the main characters were annoying and also, his writing style didn't appeal to me. I couldn't read more than 2 pages at a time and just thinking I had to read it and take an exam from it was enough to make me cry.
Secondly, there is another category of novels I tried to read and couldn't - sea adventures, like Jules Verne's Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen. Sure, discovering treasures and battling monsters does seem interesting, but when I start reading it, I get bored fast.

3. A book you are willing to read and why.

Any recommended book is a possible candidate. A condition would be an interesting plot. I want to read an interesting story to take me in places i've never been before, to challange my imagination and make me fall for the characters. Right now I have many books I want to read. Those that Dee bought for herself, maybe, Harry Potter or something similar and from my own, huge bookcase maybe Victor Hugo - Les miserables or Alexandre Dumas - The Three Musketeers for starters.

4. Your favorite quote of any books you've read.

"The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play."
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray Ch. 1
"Consequently, if you believe God made Satan, you must realize that all Satan's power comes from God and so that Satan is simply God's child, and that we are God's children also. There are no children of Satan, really."
— Anne Rice (Interview with the Vampire) 
"In the very depths of Hell, do not demons love one another?"
— Anne Rice
"Goddamn it, do it yourself. You’re five hundred years old and you can’t use a telephone? Read the directions. What are you, an immortal idiot?"
— Anne Rice (The Queen of the Damned) 
5. Which book you want/need to make into a movie.

Aside those that were made, I think the entire "Shopaholic" series by Sophie Kinsella is worth it because it's extremely funny. They only made a movie after the 1st book.

6. Favorite character of any book.

Nooo! I can't choose :(( Well...from the Witching Hour I liked Lasher, from Vampire Chronicles i liked Claudia, Lestat, Armand, Marius, Akasha [too many] and of course Harry and Dorian Grey from Oscar Wilde's novel.

7. Favorite and worst book you had to read for school.

Favorite books would be Mircea Eliade - La tiganci, Liviu Rebreanu - Ion and George Calinescu - Enigma Otiliei. Worst would be Camil Petrescu - Last night of love, first night of war, of course. xD

8. Favorite type of book.

I like fiction/supernatural because it challanges your imagination, but in general, a book that has a very interesting plot.

9. A book you recommend and why.

I recommend all my favorite books lol :)) because i believe they're worth your time.

10. Make a little resume of your favorite book.

Oscar Wilde - The portret of Dorian Gray

The story focuses on an extremely handsome young man, who at the beginning is naively not aware of the power this brings. Through his friend Basil, the artist who is to blame for the exquisite portrait of Dorian, he meets Lord Henry, the fun loving, dangerously influential gentleman who takes a liking to Dorian and makes him a sort of protégé of his. It is Lord Henry that takes Dorian's innocence and teaches him the way of the world, or British society, and sparks the light of vanity and pride in Dorian.
I'm lazy, so I will let you search the resume for my other favorite books. :) This is all for my second challenge. Hope you liked it.

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Jean said...

i see...you're into books about supernatural stuff...actually, i never read something like that x]

Jean said...

i see, you like reading books that mix supernatural with natural...
honestly, i never read something like that...x]

Jean said...

i think i sent a comment twice... my pc turned off unexpectedly and i thought i didn't send my comment

Andra said...

yeah, it's ok :)) i published all of them. :P

you should try and see if you like them ^^

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