1. Book/s that changed my life
Ooks now that’s difficult. To a certain extent every book’s perspective slightly changes your life and opens you up to the world, but OK if I have to go for life changing experiences: The Lonely Planet
2. Book you’ve read more than once
Well, like Marie I think I’ve read
3. Book you’d want on a desert island
Love in the Time of Cholera, Midnight’s Children and Where the Wild Things Are.
4. Book that made you laugh
The Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett, Julian Barnes, Nick Hornby and a silly scene in Manolita Gafottas (but I think that sticks in my head because I was reading it in Spanish and I actually understood it).
5. Book that made you cry
My last day in
6. Book that you wish you had written
Skellig by David Almond, every time I read it I think, bloody hell this is brilliant.
7. Book that you wish you had been never written
The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho. Grr... just don’t get me started on this one.
8. Book you are reading at the moment
The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (and Skellig for the umpteenth time).
9. Books you’ve been meaning to read
Skint’s books, Minx’s book, Debi Alper’s books
10. Book you read in one sitting
11. Book you didn’t quite “get”
Ehm, not that I’ve ever gone back and given this a try again, but Portrait of an Artist as Young Man. It wasn’t so much didn’t get, as just didn’t have the energy to read it.
12. Three authors whose books you will always buy or read, no questions asked
Julian Barnes, David Almond, Marquez ... I could go on...
13. Forget the book and just watch the movie
I think I’m quite a visual person, so I don’t usually say this. You know the characters never look the way I see them or there is always something just not quite right, but ... I read the Black Dahlia a few years back (I think he wrote LA Confidential) and I just kept thinking to myself, I don’t have the patience to read this, I want to know what is going on now, if only there was a movie... Well, now there is, et voila.
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