Feb. 20th, 2013

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Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving

It has to be Daniel Mendelsohn 's The Lost. A Search for Six Of Six Millions. I remember that I was wary as it was advertised, in bookshops, as the new Les Bienveillantes, and I was not a fan of Les Bienveillantes. It also won one of the Literature awards in France (Prix Medicis, that goes to non-French books) in 2007 and I thought it was just a trendy book. Actually I thought it was going to be one of those Holocaust books (what we call in French "littérature des camps"). I was so wrong. I adored the book and fell in love with Mendelsohn. It was as if I had found a living soul mate! Since then I have read everything he's written.

Day 10 – Favorite classic book

Oh this is difficult. I'm tempted to say The Aeneid because it made me fall in love with Virgil – I know it sounds weird and nerdish but I had a blast translating pices from The Aeneid for my Latin class when I was in highschool!–, but I have a soft spot for Sophocles' Antigone as well, and some parts of The Odyssey are just soooo wonderful...

I just love my Classics.
Day 11 – A book you hated

I remember disliking Madame Bovary by Flaubert, when I had to read it in school.
Day 12 – A book you used to love but don’t anymore

Probably something I was very fond of when I was a pre-teen or a young teenager...

Maybe Marion Zimmer Bradley's Mists of Avalon or Pauline Gedge's Child of The Morning.
Day 13 – Your favorite writer

This one is almost easy.

Among the dead writers, Jorge Luis Borges.

Among the living ones, Richard Powers.

I know, it's weird , I'm a European and my two choices are men from the New World...

Day 14 – Favorite book of your favorite writer

I love many books of his (the short stories from El Aleph are brilliant and I adore his Inquisiciones) but Fictions probably encapsulates what is the best about Borges' writing.

As for Richard Powers, it's his Galatea 2.2.
Rest of the days )
Day 17 – Favorite quote from your favorite book
Day 18 – A book that disappointed yo
Day 19 – Favorite book turned into a movie
Day 20 – Favorite romance book
Day 21 – Favorite book from your childhood
Day 22 – Favorite book you ow
Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
Day 24 – A book that you wish more people have read
Day 25 – A character who you can relate to the most
Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something
Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending
Day 28 – Favorite title
Day 29 – A book everyone hated but you liked
Day 30 – Your favorite book of all time


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