Friday, 27 January 2012

Booking Through Thursday & Theme Thursdays #1

What’s more important: Good writing? Or a good story?
(Of course, a book should have BOTH, but…)

Wow, That's a tough one. 
I guess I would go with story. While writing is extremely important and sometimes the voice, the beauty with which you construct the sentences can make or break a book, I definitely need a story that is worthwhile. What's the point of a stunning prose if there is no good plot. 
But that's just because I had to choose,  I think a book MUST have both. I want my cake and I want to eat it too.
Think, Ian McEwan or Margaret Atwood. 
Great plots and pretty prose. 

This week’s theme is


"The very complexity of her feelings confirmed Briony in her view that she was entering an arena of adult emotion and dissembling from which her writing was bound to benefit. "

"I'm very very sorry." 

Check out my new Read The Classics Challenge and let me know if you are interested!

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Read-The-Classics 2012 Challenge

   Since most of us are busy reading YA or contemporary all the time, I thought it would be a challenge and yet a delight to pick out some of our old favorites and also try out some new classics. I have quite a lot of literary books on my TBR that need taken care of and I also want to re-read some children's classics that I used to love. 

     Since the definition of a Classic is highly subjective, I figured we could just use our discretion and choose some books we always wanted to read instead of me putting up a list. It's pretty obvious I am thinking of books like Little Women, Jane Eyre, The Great Gatsby etc. 
However, here are The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list by Guardian Magazine and another list on Wikipedia that seems pretty concise. You can have a look if you wish.

    We could all choose a book a month, if we can all agree on it and then put up posts and reviews etc. Or we could just randomly choose a book to our liking. 
If anyone is interested please let me know, I could arrange something for this challenge with rules and fancy badges/buttons and such. Suggestions are welcome. Also, please spread the word if you can. 

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Follow Friday #9

Q: Many readers/bloggers are also big music fans. Tell us about a few of your favorite bands/singers that we should listen to in 2012.

  While I may not obsess over music like I do with books and TV Shows, there are quite a few bands I love.
Off the top of my head here are a few of them, 
Nirvana (Kurt Cobain *insert hearts*)
Death Cab for Cutie
David Bowie 
Marilyn Manson
Led Zeppelin
Bright Eyes
Bell X1
My Chemical Romance
The Rolling Stones 
The Doors 
The Ramones
The Shins
Frank Sinatra 
The Smiths
Bullet for My Valentine 
If you guys know any artists similar to these please recommend! And don't forget to link me to your list! 

Currently watching this week's TVD. Oh, How I missed Caroline!

2012 Must Reads: Which books are at the top of your list 
to be read this year (new or old releases)?

Graffiti Moon by 

Because I like art.

Lullaby by 

Honestly? Just because I love Fight Club, the movie. 

The Virgin Suicides by 

I stared reading this, got distracted, but I loved what I had read, so I need to read it again. 

Psych Major Syndrome by 

As usual, link me to your post.


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