Saturday, 7 August 2010

30 Day Blog Journal Day 4,5,6 and 7!

I'm playing catch up again!

Day 4: MY FAVOURITE BOOKS
I've read so, so many beautiful books, but these ones had a huge affect on me:

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Narnia Chronicles were recommended to me by my teacher in Year 5 when I was looking for a good book to read. What a thrill! Genius narration, and my first experience of a fantasy world. (Who has looked into a wardrobe and hoped it lead to Narnia??) I also read the whole set to my best friend when I was fifteen, and we cried and cried during the final scenes of the Last Battle. Brilliant!

Robin Hobb's Books





My Mum picked up the first one of these Liveship Traders books by Robin Hobb at our local newsagency. What a lucky find! I was completely blown away by the writing, the characters, and especially the idea of a ship quickening into a live ship that talks to people! Serpents, dragons, ships, pirates, ballgowns, islands, and tree top living. Love, love, love this series and all of Robin Hobb's other books. Best fantasy book writer of ALL TIME!

The Time-Traveller's Wife

This year's favourite read has been this one. I was so totally drawn into the story and its characters. I love anything to do with time-travel, parallel worlds, fantasy worlds, and this was just beautiful and awful at he same time. Gorgeous love story, and the movie was the perfect visual match. I treasure them both!

DAY 5: FAVOURITE QUOTE

There are many, but I keep coming back to this one:

image by pippiphooray


Day 6: 20 FAVOURITE THINGS

Family
Books
Films
Blogging
TV
Magazines
Paper
Drawing
Crafting
Colours
Rainbows
Balloons
Flowers
Notebooks
Children
Photos
Clothes
Cats
Decorating
Sleeping


Day 7: A PHOTO THAT MAKES ME HAPPY


Cherry Blossoms - I can never have enough of looking at them!

9 comments:

  1. thanks for the comment! i love those shoes...i have them in black with dark purple beads! AMAZING!!! I love the fav picture...beautiful!

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  2. i cant do it (maybe when they start building the house!!!)...i dont think i would have 30 days to blog about ...my life is boring and busy right now...

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  3. I love the Narnia books! And yes, The Last Battle is amazing. You've inspired me to look into the Time Traveler's Wife. I've heard of it. Which should I start with - the book or the movie?

    Jennifer
    www.thefarriswheel.blogspot.com

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  4. I figured anyone who's ever been a "fan" of a band could relate. ;) Thanks for your kind words. (And yeah, I was giddy for weeks after that Jordan hug...haha!)

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  5. love Robin Hobb... so does Sarah!

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  6. Hi Wendy
    thanks so much for popping over my way... I loved the movie Time Travellers Wife but haven't read the book.. must do that..

    thanks for the info re movie Half Light. I haven't heard of that one.. but it sounds like it would be visually appealing.. Whilst i was putting that post together I kept thinking about the movie .. The Butcher's Wife.. [demi moore also] maybe I should post on it.. been meaning to get back to that theme.. one day..

    Have a great week.. xxx Julie

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  8. I've not read Robin Hobb's books, but have often wondered about them. I shall hunt one out at the library after reading your post! I do enjoy a good fantasy book.

    Love the photo you shared, ah spring flowers - especially cherry blossoms, are so lovely.

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  9. Congratulations Wendy,

    you've won the necklace from Maneggi! Kindly email me your shipping address so i can forward it to nikki. thank you for supporting my blog. enjoy your necklace:)

    Have a great week,
    Rachel
    theshopbug.blogspot.com
    theshopbug@yahoo.com

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