Wednesday, January 23, 2013

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 29

Last year I found this book challenge (since then I have seen many variations of it, but I like this one best!), and have been intrigued about how I would answer the questions posed. Feel free to comment with your own answer or post the challenge to your own blog.

I assume you know the following is chock full of spoilers...

Saddest character death OR best/most satisfying character death (or both!)

Saddest character death
I have never been more surprised than when Emma Morley dies in One Day. Frankly, I was a little surprised at myself for crying at the end of the book when I read Love Story; I mean I already knew what was going to happen and, yet, there I was bawling and really getting into it. Frankly, Love Story is the only book that I've purposely read knowing someone I fall in love with is going to die. I truly avoid those kinds of books like the plague. I'll leave that kind of escapism to those who like their romances tragic.

Best/most satisfying character death
There aren't any books where I'm glad that characters die...that's kind of morbid really. I mean here's an example...Voldemort finally dies in this epic battle with Harry. All the same old rot that we see in all books of this know good vs. evil and light vs. dark and the hero must go it alone et cetera comes in to play. And, all I can think about at the end, after his death, is about all the characters that had to die to make his death possible and about how it's not really triumphant at all, is it? I mean not really...if we start from Harry's parents and end with the death of the Weasley twin (a death I am still pissed off about, actually, so much so that I don't know if I can ever watch the movies), Voldemort's death does not in any way feel satisfying at all; actually it feels very weak in comparison to all the other feelings I was having up to that point.

Day 01 – A book series you wish had gone on longer OR a book series you wish would just freaking end already (or both!)
Day 02 – A book or series you wish more people were reading and talking about
Day 03 – The best book you've read in the last 12 months
Day 04 – Your favorite book or series ever
Day 05 – A book or series you hate
Day 06 – Favorite book of your favorite series
Day 07 – Least favorite plot device employed by way too many books you actually enjoyed otherwise
Day 08 – A book everyone should read at least once
Day 09 – Best scene ever
Day 10 – A book you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 11– A book that disappointed you
Day 12 – A book or series of books you’ve read more than five times
Day 13 – Favorite childhood book OR current favorite YA book (or both!)
Day 14 – Favorite character in a book
Day 15 – Your “comfort” book
Day 16 – Favorite poem or collection of poetry
Day 17 – Favorite story or collection of stories (short stories, novellas, novelettes, etc.)
Day 18 – Favorite beginning scene in a book 

Day 19 – Favorite book cover (bonus points for posting an image!)
Day 20 – Favorite kiss

Day 21 – Favorite romantic/sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships)
Day 22 – Favorite non-sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships)
Day 23 – Most annoying character ever 

Day 24 – Best Quote from a Novel 
Day 25 – Any five books from your "to be read" stack 
Day 26 – OMG WTF? OR most irritating/awful/annoying book ending
Day 27 – If a book contains ______, you will always read it (and a book or books that contain it)!
Day 28 – First favorite book or series obsession
Day 29 – Saddest character death OR best/most satisfying character death (or both!)
Day 30 – What book are you reading right now?

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