I read this absolutely hilarious article from The Huffington Post today and I just had to share it with you all. The writer gives tips on how to make a relationship last when going through the many trials and tribulations a relationship goes through over time — the most tumultuous being combining one another’s books.
Guaranteed all you book readers out there are nodding your head, smiling, thinking how accurate this assessment is. And all you non-readers out there are shaking your head in disbelief, with incredulous expressions on your faces (at this point I ask you what the heck you’re doing on a book-lovers blog?)
If you’re living with a fellow bookworm, how do you sort out the bookshelves? Do Rebecca Schinsky’s tips make sense to you or not? I personally agree with the sorting with no pants — sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
This is just for kicks, because I honestly don’t know what the shortest “Adult” novel I’ve ever read is. So let’s just go with this chapter book. I read Gotta Dance in Grade 2, so you know how short it must be. The printing is large, the pictures larger. But still, I loved it. I grew up on The Berenstain Bears, so the books can do no wrong in my eyes. Guaranteed I’ll be raising my kids on this series.
What’s the shortest novel you’ve ever read?
I think it’s safe to say that the longest book I’ve ever read was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I mean, I could be wrong, but that one came into my mind first. I remember when I first bought it the night it came out, I couldn’t help marveling at the size of it. But I still got it finished within a few days. There are some books, like Jane Eyre that seemed like the longest, but upon Googling the length of it, I found out it’s considerably shorter than even the 5th installment of Harry Potter.
What was the longest book you’ve ever read?
Apparently these lines.
Entertainment Weekly compiled a list of the top 20 best last words. I agree with a lot of them, like The Great Gatsby, The Sun Also Rises, Animal Farm, Sula, A Tale of Two Cities, Rebecca, Gone With the Wind, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Goodnight Moon. One thing that I did notice that wasn’t mentioned was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. “All was well” is one of the most infamous three words now, and we’ve got J.K. Rowling to thank for that. I know I sound like a major Potterhead now, but I’m just pointing out an observation.
What are your favourite last words?
When I was really young, I remember my mom and dad used to read Charlotte’s Web to me before bed, and I knew the story so well that I ended up reciting the story. It was my first chapter book that I read as a child, and I still love this classic story. I loved the cartoon movie of it, but I was disappointed with the Dakota Fanning version of it.
What was your first chapter book?
This one is by far the easiest challenge. And the most repetitive. I would KILL to marry Harry Potter. He’s just the most amazing guy in the world. I love his book character more than his movie character (in the movies, I love Ron more). I would love to marry Kartik, too, from A Great and Terrible Beauty, but he’s not really a main character.
Which character would you love to marry?
I think most people will agree that I’m most like Anne from Anne of Green Gables. I mean, Belle is my first choice, but I can’t choose movie characters. Anne and I both have wild imaginations and have our noses constantly in a book (as you can tell from this blog). I absolutely love this story, too, which makes it even sweeter =) Now if only I could wear her outfits or meet my Gilbert Blythe.
Which main character are you most like?
Well, it’s January 27th. And in Canada, that means Family Literacy Day!
I may not have young kids, or even a family that loves to read a whole lot, but I still support this day. I support any day that encourages people to read more.
Family Literacy Day was created by ABC Canada in 1999, in hopes of raising (what else?) awareness of the importance of reading as a family. 1.5+ million Canadians have participated in this day since its debut, and the numbers are expected to increase with each passing year.
Do you participate in Family Literacy Day in your country?