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Hello, so this is my first post like this, so bear with me.

Okay so on a book blog, I saw a post entitled with this title (I can’t be bothered to type it out again) and I thought it would be both fun and interesting to partake in the “trend”. Oh, and by the way this isn’t in the right order.

  1. My battered Oxfamed copy of Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte– I love not only the book but the tea-stained, old version, with a lovely drawing of an 18? year old Jane on the cover. It’s got folded pages and creased spine, but it’s mine and it has stories. I wonder where it was read before I bought it.
  2. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt. Seriously, AMAZING. Full of life and hope, even when there is so much sadness. If you aren’t happy with your life, then read this and you’ll feel a lot better. ?If you don’t know what this is, then check it out, set in Ireland in the around the forties, it follows Frank and his family as they struggle to survive, is dad often drinks the money away and leaves them hungry at night.
  3. How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran – full of inspirational femenism and ideas and utterly hilarious. Seriously everyone should read this.
  4. Running For the Hills by Horatio Clare Lovely autobiography about a boy growing up in Wales, which is my favourite place in the world. 
  5. The Wind Singer– I’ve never actually read it, but it was my favourite tape in my childhood and I used to love listening to the story, altough some bits gave me nightmares….
  6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Brilliant, thrilling and engaging with realistic characters, all of whom you can relate to somewhat. Even Effie Trinket.
  7. Hamlet by William Shakespeare. “Alas poor Yorrick I knew him, Horatio” The play is just full of such wonderful beautiful language.
  8. Narnia Chronicles: The Lion the Witch and the wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  9. The Diary of a Nobody by Weedon and George Grossmith
  10. And finally, Harry potter and the ….. Can I take all of them? Please! It’s impossible to choose….. Maybe I’d bring the third (Prisoner of Azkaban) the fifth (Order of the Phoenix) and the seventh (The Deathly Hallows) just because it holds all the answers, well almost.. oh and if you live under a LARGE rock then, Harry Potter was written by J.K. Rowling…. And she has written another book! : )

That’s it from me for now, if you decide to create a list like mine tell me in the comments so I can see your favourite books. : )

Oh and on a side note, found this lovely fashion blog called K is for Kani , check it: http://www.kisforkani.com/

Here’s a recent outfit of hers:

www.kisforkani.com

Have lovely weeks! : )

Anna-Marie xx

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Hi, so although I recently posted, I didn’t update you all on the books I read when I was away, and I read quite a few….. : )

#1

I re-read Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, in preparation for the upcoming film release. However I’m not sure if that was the best idea as I got really annoyed because they changed a LOT in the film.

#2

I finished Emily of New Moon. It was sweet but I’m not going to read the rest of the series, anyway I prefer Anne Of Green Gables.

#3

Reading Lolita in Tehran. This was very interesting. And it opened up a huge range of books that I still want to read. It’s about this female professor of English Literature in Tehran, Iran and her struggles with daily life (because women were forced to wear the Chador in public). As well as discussing the connections between life in Tehran and, say Daisy Miller by Henry James, and the similiarities and differences of the West. Really thought-provoking.

#4

Othello. Well, I had to read this for my English coursework, however… I loved it! And I think that Shakespeare is just incredibly lovely and it’s a great pleasure reading his brilliant plays…. Sorry about that. : )

#5

How To Be a Woman. Hilarious and brilliant. Written by Caitlan Moran, a journalist who is very funny. It really made me feel good about myself and I would recommend it to everyone. Men included. The book helped me form my own ideas on Feminism, Abortion, Marriage and Children.

# 6

Death and The Penguin, was another funny book although in a completely different way. Darkly humourus; about a man who has a pet penguin called Misha. Who writes obituaries for newspapers before the subjects are dead. I’d already read A matter of Death and Life by Andrey Kurkov and liked it so I decided to read this one as well.

I think that that is it. I’m quite proud of the list. Oh I also brought Alice In Wonderland to read to my mum, but I never got round to it…

I still have a humumgus list of books to read, but I will read ALL!! Anna-Marie shall reign supreme over books!! : ) (Sorry… : )) I think I may post a list up on my blog, if I have time. Or I could create a WHOLE NEW PAGE where I put all the books I have read and will read and slowly cross them off as I do.

Have a lovely weekend,

A-M xx

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